1. SPS Accounts:
    Do you find yourself coming back time after time? Do you appreciate the ongoing hard work to keep this community focused and successful in its mission? Please consider supporting us by upgrading to an SPS Account. Besides the warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting a good cause, you'll also get a significant number of ever-expanding perks and benefits on the site and the forums. Click here to find out more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
You are currently viewing Boards o' Magick as a guest, but you can register an account here. Registration is fast, easy and free. Once registered you will have access to search the forums, create and respond to threads, PM other members, upload screenshots and access many other features unavailable to guests.

BoM cultivates a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We have been aiming for quality over quantity with our forums from their inception, and believe that this distinction is truly tangible and valued by our members. We'd love to have you join us today!

(If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you've forgotten your username or password, click here.)

I think Blu-ray just won

Discussion in 'Techno-Magic' started by Stu, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Messages:
    7,899
    Media:
    74
    Likes Received:
    96
    Gender:
    Male
    Hmmm...

    I just looked at the configuration options for an HP laptop that I've been considering, and while they still offer HD-DVD drives, they are priced at 50% off. I don't know why they even bother offering a defunct technology...do they expect that people will still buy these drives even though BD won? :hmm: :rolling:
     
  2. Montresor

    Montresor Mostly Harmless Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    3,103
    Media:
    127
    Likes Received:
    183
    Gender:
    Male
    They still have a lot of HD-DVD drives they want to get rid of, and they figure that some people have HD-DVD disks they want to use, or that not everyone has found out Blu-Ray won. Trying to sell somd drives and getting 50% for some of them is better than throwing all their drives on the junkpile.
     
  3. Munchkin Blender Gems: 22/31
    Latest gem: Sphene


    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,413
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Looking back two years ago almost, I realize that BR was the right choice. I purchased a PS3 knowing the advantages and disadvantages of both formats and had a good feeling HD-DVD would loose format battle to BR because at the time one of the cheapest unit for HD Movies was the PS3. In fact, most of the people I talked in late 2006 purchased PS3 as their blu-ray player vs. a stand alone unit for over a grand.

    At Walmart you can now pick up a BR player four a little over $250.
     
  4. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2005
    Messages:
    7,024
    Likes Received:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    I'm still waiting to see if Sony will pull out a Sony and resurrect the rootkit scheme.
     
  5. Munchkin Blender Gems: 22/31
    Latest gem: Sphene


    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,413
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    LOL.

    What I disliked about most HD-DVD players is that they were actual setup to display a 720p or up scale to 1080i image, not 1080p like a BR player. Owning a 1080p TV that didn't sit well with me. The same holds true for the Xbox 360. That is why I purchased the PS3. The games are 720p or 1080p and you can disable the 1080i upscale if you wish, which is what I did. All of my BR moves, I own more than dozen, look and sound so much better than their DVD counter parts. I only buy BR that are $20 or less and I like do to a compare and contrast as much as possible.
     
  6. Erod Gems: 14/31
    Latest gem: Chrysoberyl


    Veteran

    Joined:
    May 21, 2005
    Messages:
    652
    Likes Received:
    3
    I would say that the improvement in sound is what really hit me. Uncompressed or lossless 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 sound on BR is simply a lot better than the heavily compressed counterpart on DVD. Of course you need to have the necessary equipment to take advantage of it. And not to forget the picture quality, which is also great.
     
  7. martaug Gems: 23/31
    Latest gem: Black Opal


    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Messages:
    1,710
    Likes Received:
    59
  8. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2000
    Messages:
    23,474
    Media:
    494
    Likes Received:
    536
    Gender:
    Male
    There were always far better storage mediums in terms of capacity around... the real problem was invariably just their mass production price and the gargantuan expense of making them a standard. So I wouldn't expect any major changes at least for the next 10 years now that the world has adopted BD and there are so many BD-capable players in the hands of the consumers.
     
  9. Merlanni

    Merlanni Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    2,445
    Media:
    23
    Likes Received:
    53
    Gender:
    Male
    Do comsumers want to put so much of their data on a flimsy disk? Are our movies and other stuff not far better protected on a HDD?

    I think that the blu ray is the last disk.
     
  10. Kitrax

    Kitrax Pantaloons are supposed to go where!?!?

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2002
    Messages:
    7,899
    Media:
    74
    Likes Received:
    96
    Gender:
    Male
    I agree with that assessment.

    By year's end, SanDisk will be shipping a 32GB SD-Micro card. That's only 18GB away from a DL-BD disk...all on a card that's smaller than my thumbnail.

    Give flash memory technology 5-10 more years, and it will have progressed to the point where they can make a 500GB-1TB+ memory card the size of today's SD card for cheap. I wouldn't mind having every movie we own on ROM cards the size of a postage stamp. Maybe by then our TV's will be Ultra High Definition (7680 × 4320) :bigeyes:
     
Sorcerer's Place is a project run entirely by fans and for fans. Maintaining Sorcerer's Place and a stable environment for all our hosted sites requires a substantial amount of our time and funds on a regular basis, so please consider supporting us to keep the site up & running smoothly. Thank you!

Sorcerers.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to products on amazon.com, amazon.ca and amazon.co.uk. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.