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bwodie
26th March 2007, 09:56 PM
Starting to see some of the first few bluray scene releases
Casino Royale USA Blu Ray 1080p AVC LPCM 5 1
44.05 gig lol
what you reckon :)

sneek
26th March 2007, 10:04 PM
:lol Yeah i noticed that... i don't even see the point of the duel layer releases let alone a stupid oversized release like that.

stu
26th March 2007, 11:31 PM
Ice.Age.2.The.Meltdown.1080p.BluRay.DTS.x264-ESiR.mkv
Underworld.Evolution.1080p.BluRay.x264-ESiR.mkv


Got a few 720p rips also.

Fits on a dual layer DVD, 8 gig ish.....

I can't possibly see how it can look any better than this. Seriously, the rip looks A.

Would be great if there was a hard disk based player out there that could play these files at 1080p. Ahhh xbox 360 in the future.......

My desktop native res is 1920x1200, it's weird opening a video file and it natively takes up the whole screen.

XiTaU
27th March 2007, 12:00 AM
I think it is a bit extreme but if you 1. cbf 2. have the bandwidth 3. have the hdd space i guess why not.

stu
27th March 2007, 12:18 AM
Adsl2 + i can bf + i have the HDD space

Seriously though, it is much much better to watch high res stuff than normal res stuff, makes the purchase of a high def tellie totally worth it.

My stupid ****ing **** of a video card wont display on my tellie though, im guessing tits that new DRM tech shit :( 77800gtx can ggf

Ric
27th March 2007, 08:44 AM
but the movies they are releasing on BLue Ray are crap

Underworld evolution - that is the best they can tempt us with?

or is the market aimed at idiots with too much money ?

stu
27th March 2007, 10:17 AM
Not all are crap, there are some good ones out there. They neec to catch up to speed with dvd releases though....that will be good then.

They better release transformers on HDDVD dammit........and not 4 years after the dvd release

elvis
27th March 2007, 10:52 AM
or is the market aimed at idiots with too much money ?

BING BING BING BING BING !!! We have a winner, Bob!

@lien_Zed
27th March 2007, 08:19 PM
BING BING BING BING BING !!! We have a winner, Bob!

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

ZXR
28th March 2007, 11:13 AM
I was watching the X-Men movie on a Blu-Ray player that was hooked up to a $18000 65" plasma and all I can say is WOW! Even standing about a meter away it didn't look bad or blocky. Totally blown away by the quality but still can't justify spending the cash on a player or PS3 at the moment.

-ZXR

Mickey Juice
25th April 2007, 12:31 PM
Wal-Mart Names HD DVD the Winner
http://news.digitaltrends.com/talkback184.html

Why early high-def disc adoption rates don't really matter
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070423-why-early-high-def-disc-adoption-rates-dont-really-matter.html

radirgyman
25th April 2007, 12:46 PM
Wal-Mart Names HD DVD the Winner
http://news.digitaltrends.com/talkback184.html

Why early high-def disc adoption rates don't really matter
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070423-why-early-high-def-disc-adoption-rates-dont-really-matter.html

Combined disc sales for the two formats neared the 1.2 million mark for the first quarter, breaking out into 832,530 Blu-ray titles and 359,300 HD DVD titles.

elvis
25th April 2007, 04:14 PM
I can't see either dethroning good old DVD for the next 5 years at least.

Heck, DVD took 10 years to put a dent in VHS!

Mickey Juice
7th January 2008, 01:54 PM
Looks like +1 to Blu Ray. Warner is now supporting Blu-Ray.

http://www.engadgethd.com/2008/01/04/hd-dvd-group-cancels-ces-press-conference-in-wake-of-warner-anno/

http://www.engadget.com/2007/12/07/warner-could-join-blu-ray/

and New Line has followed

http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/05/new-line-confirms-itll-follow-in-warners-blu-footsteps/

@lien_Zed
7th January 2008, 07:43 PM
Starting to see some of the first few bluray scene releases
Casino Royale USA Blu Ray 1080p AVC LPCM 5 1
44.05 gig lol
what you reckon :)


i will stick with the diva rips of 700meg or a cd rip of about 4 gig. both still look and sounds great on my 80cm tv. my panasonic surround sound stereo wont fit in my new stereo cabinet in the lounge room that santa delivered.
bloody stupid santa. think he would have measured it up first before he dropped it off.inconsiderate fat bastard.just you wait till i see him again at the stores in december. ill give that bastard ****ing ho,ho,ho.

Arcade King
7th January 2008, 07:46 PM
Everybody "HAS" to have the latest and greatest stuff, its just the way society is these days. Too much me me me and I must have that or ill die.

Berty
7th January 2008, 07:53 PM
Everybody "HAS" to have the latest and greatest stuff, its just the way society is these days. Too much me me me and I must have that or ill die.

Hey not me, i just bought a Laserdisc player :lol

Arcade King
7th January 2008, 08:01 PM
Hey not me, i just bought a Laserdisc player :lol

whats the capacity on those?

Berty
7th January 2008, 08:02 PM
they aren't digital unfortunately, still analogue. They fit about 45mins of video per side though if thats any indication.

Arcade King
7th January 2008, 08:04 PM
they aren't digital unfortunately, still analogue. They fit about 45mins of video per side though if thats any indication.

Hi def? :badgrin

Berty
7th January 2008, 08:05 PM
Better than VHS, worse than DVD, however the sound shits all over DVD... mmm uncompressed PCM!

The Pinny Parlour
7th January 2008, 08:33 PM
Better than VHS, worse than DVD, however the sound shits all over DVD... mmm uncompressed PCM!

Are laser disc those big ass silver discs that look like silver LP records? I remember those bastards from the 80's.

Berty
7th January 2008, 08:34 PM
Are laser disc those big ass silver discs that look like silver LP records? I remember those bastards from the 80's.

Yup :D

Mickey Juice
7th January 2008, 08:54 PM
I''ve got a copy of Scream on laser disc... the only uncut version available.... Too bad I don't have a player! lol

bwodie
7th January 2008, 09:22 PM
I got a shitload of laserdiscs and a few players with the mad dog mcree cab
Last bounty hunter
mad dog mcree 1 & 2
Crime patrol 1 & 2
anyone know what these are worth? I have like 8 copies of a few of them.

Mickey Juice
10th January 2008, 01:31 PM
From Bill Hunt:


"Well... we've had SOME confirmation this morning of the details of the Financial Times story from last night. While the studio isn't yet commenting, reliable industry sources are telling us that Paramount is indeed preparing to end their HD-DVD support and announce a return to the Blu-ray fold. Details are currently being finalized, and an announcement is expected as soon as they're complete. Paramount's first new Blu-rays will almost certainly include many of those titles that were cancelled last year, but that were already packaged and ready for shipping, so you could see them in stores very quickly once the studio announces.

Meanwhile, sources are telling us that Universal has also been talking with the BDA, and is looking to follow Paramount and Warner's lead as soon as possible.

On a related note, Times Online in the U.K. is now reporting that as many as 20 additional firms currently backing HD-DVD are also considering defection in the wake of Warner's Friday announcement, including Fujitsu, Lenovo, Kenwood and Pony Canyon (which is a major Japanese film and music studio).

What's more, word is starting to circulate at CES that major big box retailers will begin winding down in-store support for HD-DVD as soon as these studios go public with their decisions. We're told that the industry's major retail partners are already pressuring Paramount, DreamWorks and Universal to go Blu following Warner's decision.

Rumors are also beginning to circulate here that Apple's Steve Jobs may announce the addition of Blu-ray Disc drives to their Mac desktop lineup at next week's Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

We would caution you to keep in mind that all of this should be considered unofficial until the studios make their actual announcements. Things are moving very fast, and the situation is highly fluid. Still, it really looks like this is the end for HD-DVD, and the end of the format war overall. We'll keep you up to date with new developments as they break."

Prof
11th January 2008, 01:04 PM
I think I'll sit back and see what format the porn industry will use. That's how BETA and VHS was sorted out

dmworking247
11th January 2008, 01:09 PM
Good lord, does porn really need THAT high resolution?

Comeon folks if you want to see that much detail get yourself an actual woman. :lol

Prof
11th January 2008, 04:36 PM
Well, it's who sorted out the last war

intigod
11th January 2008, 08:31 PM
i agree... wait to see how it turns out.....

apparently warner bros studio has switched to blue ray.... check this pic to see which movie studios are with which format....

http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/01/05/warner_300.png

Mickey Juice
18th February 2008, 09:08 AM
Start stockpiling your HD-DVD's... The war is over

Toshiba to Withdraw HD DVD Format
http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSL1627196120080216


TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is planning to stop production of equipment compatible with the HD DVD format for high-definition video, allowing the competing Blu-Ray camp a free run, public broadcaster NHK reported on Saturday.

Toshiba is expected to suffer losses amounting to tens of billions of yen (hundreds of millions of dollars) to scrap production of HD DVD players and recorders and other steps to exit the business, Japan's NHK said on its website.

No one at Toshiba could be reached for comment.

The format war between the Toshiba-backed HD DVD and Sony Corp's Blu-Ray, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has slowed the development of what is expected to be a multibillion dollar high-definition DVD industry.

Toshiba was dealt a blow on Friday when Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it would abandon the HD DVD format, becoming the latest in a series of top retailers and movie studios to rally behind Blu-ray technology for high definition DVDs.

Toshiba plans to continue selling HD DVD equipment at stores for the time being but will not put resources into developing new devices, NHK said.

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Toshiba_to_Withdraw_HD_DVD_Format/551-86875-581.html

http://www.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/dailynews7.html

dmworking247
18th February 2008, 09:13 AM
I had a feeling Sony would win this one... but frankly I had hoped they didn't.... nothing to do with the format itself, but these days I hope for a crushing blow to any big company trying to make a new monopoly vs actually encouraging some collaboration and standards.

Crafty
18th February 2008, 09:31 AM
I think the PS3 swayed the vote in Sony's favor. People who bought the console figured they may as well get a movie or 2 to watch on it as well...

Mickey Juice
18th February 2008, 09:32 AM
I had a feeling Sony would win this one... but frankly I had hoped they didn't.... nothing to do with the format itself, but these days I hope for a crushing blow to any big company trying to make a new monopoly vs actually encouraging some collaboration and standards.

True. I'm not a fan of Blu-ray being unfinished out of the gate. At least HD-DVD was ready to go from the outset...

oh well, at least it now makes HD buying decisions easier.

I don't think standard def DVD is going anywhere soon... HD is only about 3% of the market anyways. Heck most of my movie watching these days is Xvid!


I think the PS3 swayed the vote in Sony's favor. People who bought the console figured they may as well get a movie or 2 to watch on it as well...

Not to mention Warner jumping ship and Wal-mart going blu-ray exclusive last Friday.

dmworking247
18th February 2008, 11:46 AM
I think the PS3 swayed the vote in Sony's favor. People who bought the console figured they may as well get a movie or 2 to watch on it as well...

Yep, that was their gamble, I guess it paid off. Bundling free PS3's with Sony LCD's was a smart move too. We're all suckers for "if I just pay a bit more I can get..........."


I don't think standard def DVD is going anywhere soon... HD is only about 3% of the market anyways. Heck most of my movie watching these days is Xvid!

Well thats the irony isn't it ... there seems to be a divide forming between people who are all about quality (HD) and those (like myself) who want convenient 'media center' boxes where they store all of their movies in space-concious formats for viewing on standard CRTs etc.

I think companies would be well advised to create a product that plays blue-ray as well as functioning as a media center with a bloody big (yet upgradeable) HDD, and can record to standard DVD. Better yet, stop making us chip the consoles and allow such media-centre functionality out of the gate.

The Pinny Parlour
18th February 2008, 12:46 PM
Do blu-ray players still come with a piece of paper informing the customer that they will need to pay for a new license to enable playback of new blu-ray titles, in the future?