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Old 24-10-2006, 22:55   #61
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Just to clear up for any comments I may make.
I don't think people are stupid. It's just cos they don't know, and perhaps don't want to know.
Yeah, I should perhaps add that disclaimer to mine. Lots of people who came in my shop just didnt want to know about new formats, they just wanted to rent **** films to watch on a friday night. More power to them for not caring about 5.1 etc. The odd people who rented DVD's and returned them because they were CD's had just read something in some tabloid supplement about DVD videos being better than plain ol' videos. Its kind of understandable. And you'll never in a million years get them to be interested in HD whatever the format and like it or not, it was those people that got DVD to be as established as it was.
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Old 25-10-2006, 12:05   #62
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Loco Xbox360 HD DVD add-on

Released 24th november, confirmed from Amazon, but only those who preordered it when it was open for preorders a few weeks ago. New batch 8th december... Confirmed from their supplier.

UK HD DVD launch shaky no more (lets hope so)!
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Old 25-10-2006, 12:10   #63
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Released 24th november, confirmed from Amazon, but only those who preordered it when it was open for preorders a few weeks ago. New batch 8th december... Confirmed from their supplier.

UK HD DVD launch shaky no more (lets hope so)!
Time will tell. In the meantime I'm stocking up on the "best" (at least according to various review sites) since the seven UK titles hold zero interest.

I can see the whole world rushing to do the same thing once the hardware actually ships and people realise how poor the UK titles are, but am not convinced the American suppliers are geared up for any kind of demand plus the post at Christmas is always a nightmare.
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Old 25-10-2006, 14:12   #64
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Time will tell. In the meantime I'm stocking up on the "best" (at least according to various review sites) since the seven UK titles hold zero interest.
Which ones are the "best"?
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Old 25-10-2006, 19:23   #65
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Which ones are the "best"?
Well I'm using a combination of the HD-DVD picture quality ratings over at www.dvdtown.com and www.dvdreview.com and the film ratings at imdb.com

"Batman Begins", "Serenity" and "The Searchers" have certainly been mentioned on several sites as being outstanding, as have "Polar Express" and "Corpse Bride". Some of the other titles are getting a distinctly "luke warm" reception indicating there's little improvement over the standard DVD.
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Old 26-10-2006, 11:49   #66
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Not sure if this has been posted but is certainly interesting. Play.com is saying that people are buying HD DVD players over BD ones by a factor of 3:1.

While this doesn't take into account PS3, software sales are interesting too - 3:1 in favour of HD DVD.

Source: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/10...more_on_hddvd/

I'm wondering whether the momentum building up around HD DVD will simply die off next March when PS3 appears, or whether the underdog really is going to come out on top.
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A lot of people are looking at this from a purely console point of view. But a lot of people don't play games and wouldn't want to buy a PS3, or a 360 with external drive. I think these are the people who will be deciding what "wins" and not us Geeks. The smallest and most importantly cheapest player on the market will win the "war"
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I can see the whole world rushing to do the same thing once the hardware actually ships and people realise how poor the UK titles are.
Yes once the hardware actually ships which surprisingly is when the software starts to be released.

UK HD-DVD
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Now that list looks a lot healthier Especially nice to see some titles that in the US were those hideous HD-DVD/DVD combo things selling at inflated prices for the pleasure.

But I still think they're releasing too many of those titles too late in the day to make hay for the CHristmas market which is the one they were shooting for.

Surprised no announcement on these new titles over at DVD Times.
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Interesting that you can get Mission: Impossible 3 for £24, but the 1, 2 and 3 boxset for £36

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Exotic Saltwater Aquarium - only £7.99!

Presumably this is some sort of continuously running underwater film - that could be pretty neat, like having a high def aquarium in your living room
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Exotic Saltwater Aquarium - only £7.99!

Presumably this is some sort of continuously running underwater film - that could be pretty neat, like having a high def aquarium in your living room
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Must say this whole BluRay disc pricing has been blown out of the water.

Even HMV

have got the titles at £13.99 delivered - and a couple I would actually genuinely want to buy too.

The HD-DVD lot will certainly have to address the amount of titles available in the UK as there were plenty in the US.


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Old 29-10-2006, 20:48   #75
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Must say this whole BluRay disc pricing has been blown out of the water.

Even HMV

have got the titles at £13.99 delivered - and a couple I would actually genuinely want to buy too.

The HD-DVD lot will certainly have to address the amount of titles available in the UK as there were plenty in the US.

Well, at the end of the day, perhaps this is the one GOOD thing (for consumers) that's going to come out of this dam silly two formats coming out.

A Price War
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Ye apparently they are "end of line" sales
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