Will you upgrade to Blu-Ray/HD-DVD?

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  1. spawningblue

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    I think a worse example is the Army of Darkness HD-DVD. Picture and Sound are same as DVD, but the worst part is the extras. With all the DVDs released, you'd think they'd include something. But nothing, not even the Director's Cut!!

    Just like DVDs, all the first releases are shit. And you know there will be re-releases years from now if any of the formats last.

    http://www.dvdtown.com/review/armyofdarknesshd-dvddvdcombo/19807/4018/
     
  2. X-human

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    I don't see this as a negative, it's an extra expense for something I'd probably never use. If I went HD-DVD I'd probably lay off all the combo discs and wait for eventual stand alone re-releases, it's just a waste of space and money.

    What's most disapointing is that there still is no isolated score, which was included on the original non-anamorphic SD-DVD.
     
  3. marcx

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    1. no combo+better as the proce is lower...

    2. While there in no Tru HD track the dolby tracks are dolby digital plus which is still much higher quality than dvd and NOT the same as the old dolby track....

    3. the review aqlso says things like "Lastly, detail and depth are also very good. Perhaps a bit soft by modern standards, 'The Thing' still looks sharp enough. Many scenes in the film boast a sense of three-dimensionality superior to what I've seen before, such as when the crew first travels to the Norwegian compound. The level of depth and increased detail in these sequences was a treat for a longtime fan of the film like me"

    4. I agree on the new extras but I am much more interested in the picture/sound and we are not losing any of the old extras...

    plus I never had an anamorphic versions so I am excited....
     
  4. Cenobite

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    Is the Xbox HD-DVD add on out in the US yet? Its due out here in the UK in November and I was wondering if anyone knows what its like as a HD player compared to the standard Toshiba one. Its only going to be £130 which isnt bad.
     
  5. Damed

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    You can't blame the new technology for the look of old masters.

    "The Thing" was mastered in HD a LONG time ago. So yes, it looks better on HD-DVD, but if they would go back and remaster it NOW with today's technology, it would look that much better.

    Can't blame the format for a studio's use of old transfers.
     
  6. X-human

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    Not THAT long ago was it? The new anamorphic DVD came out in late 2004, which I'd assume is the same master. The only DVDs people have really complained about poor masters were like Full Metal Jacket which were done for the 2000(ish?) SD-DVD releases.
     
  7. marcx

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    no the x box add on is not out here hyet--next month i believe...
     
  8. NIN

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    Well, of course there will be some HD-DVD releases that are not much better than the DVD. Hell, there are many hundred LD that looks better than the DVD version, so are DVD format crap also then?
     
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    ok, I'm not going to go into this long response about all of this.

    1. if you owned HD-DVD I'm sure you'd much rather pay less for a non combo.

    2. no TrueHD. big deal. have you ever heard DD+?

    3. the HD-DVD will be sharper than SD-DVD. not every release will be a 100% flawless print.

    4. how many other HD-DVDs or even BDs have exclusive HD exclusives? atleast HD-DVDs give you the same features as their SD-DVD counterparts unlike Blu-Ray.
     
  10. DVD Connoisseur

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    I'm sticking with SD DVD for the time being. Although my current 56" Sagem upscales quite effectively, my next large purchase will be a decent upscaling player. While the results won't be up to HD DVD standards, I prefer the variety of movies on the current format (not to mention the prices!).
     
  11. LivingDeadMafia

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    I going to wait till there is only one format, and besides by then we will have double dips of the ones out now (and if anchorbay starts releasing HD nowm by the time we have only one there will be the 5 version of an HD evil dead out);)
     
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    this makes no sense since pretty much the best upscaling player you can get is the Toshiba Hd-player...whay not have it all?
     
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    I picked up the Toshiba HD-A1 at ABT Electronics for 398 yesterday after they price matched Amazon.com. Can't wait to hook it all up and try it out. Just need an HDMI to DVI adapter and i'm good to go
     
  14. Cenobite

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    Anyone in the UK thats interested, Amazon are doing the Toshiba for £350 which is the cheapest I've seen. But it says delivery time is 4 to 6 weeks.
     
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    How many of you guys regularly listen to iPods or other MP3 players?

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    I've never felt any desire to own one.
     
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    Odd. Because they probably out-number SACD and DVD-A players by about 1,000 to 1.

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    I wouldn't doubt that. That's two other "competing" formats that never interested me much, yet were supposed to revolutionize the audio world. I even own a SACD capable DVD player, which I've never used for SACD. :eek1:
     

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