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Worth the hd-dvd

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by sahiljit, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. sahiljit

    sahiljit Regular member

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    i have a 60inch projector tv HD in 1080i is it worth buying the hd addon? will i see a drifference because in games i dont see that much in 1080i but in my friends i see a huge difference in 720p
     
  2. Domreis

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    the HD-DVD drive is only for HD-DVDs you don't use it to play your games! If you want it for HD-DVDs I would say no! I feel that HD-DVD is the next BetaMax! I feel that Blu-Ray kicks HD-DVDs ass! The question! NO it is not worth it!
     
  3. skater685

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    i'd say,it depends on how rich your are.see either format could win,or they could both stay in place for a while,so if you wanna take a gamble get hd-dvd add-on,but personally i'd go and buy they LG HD-DVD/BLU-RAY combo player,it comes out in a couple of weeks,now it's $1100,but it seems worth it if you must absolutely have one now...so to round that off,you could get the add-on,but u might get dissapointed,or you can wait till either format wins,which might take a while,so if you have teh cash,get lg combo player... :)
     
  4. Domreis

    Domreis Regular member

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    I can already tell you that Blu-Ray is going to take it!
    Just look at the comparisons!

    Capacity-
    Blu-Ray-

    ROM single layer:23.3 / 25GB
    ROM dual layer:46.6 / 50GB
    RW single layer:23.3 / 25 / 27GB
    RW dual layer:46.6 / 50 / 54GB
    Highest test:100GB
    Theoretical limit:250GB

    HD-DVD-
    Single layer:15GB
    Dual layer:30GB
    Highest test:45GB
    Theoretical limit:60GB
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    Studios (movie and game) listed as supporting members-
    Blu-Ray-

    20th Century Fox
    Buena Vista Home Entertainment
    Electronic Arts
    MGM Studios
    Paramount Pictures
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    The Walt Disney Company
    Vivendi Universal Games
    Warner Bros.

    HD-DVD-
    Buena Vista Home Entertainment
    New Line Cinema
    Paramount Pictures
    The Walt Disney Company
    Universal Studios
    Warner Bros.
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    Companies listed as Members of the Board or Managing Members-
    Blu-Ray-

    Apple Computer Corp.
    Dell, Inc.
    Hewlett Packard Company
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    LG Electronics Inc.
    Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Panasonic (Matsushita Electric)
    Pioneer Corporation
    Royal Philips Electronics
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Sharp Corporation
    Sony Corporation
    TDK Corporation
    Thomson
    Twentieth Century Fox
    Walt Disney Pictures and Television

    HD-DVD-
    Memory-Tech Corporation
    NEC Corporation
    Sanyo Electric Co.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Companies listed as Members, Associate Members, or Contributors
    Blu-Ray-

    3oh!5 Creative, Inc.
    Adobe Systems
    Almedio Inc.
    Alpine Electronics Inc.
    AMC Co. Ltd.
    Anwell Technologies USA
    Aplix Corporation
    ArcSoft Inc.
    Asahi Kasei Microsystems Co.
    ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG
    ATI Technologies Inc.
    AudioDev AB
    B.H.A. Corporation
    Bandai Visual Co. Ltd.
    BASF AG
    BenQ Corporation
    Broadcom Corporation
    Canon Inc.
    Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc.
    CMC Magnetics Corporation
    Coding Technologies GmbH
    Conexant Systems Inc.
    Cryptography Research Inc.
    CyberLink Corp.
    D&M holdings, Inc.
    Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Daikin Industries
    DATARIUS Technologies GmbH
    Degussa
    Deluxe Media Services Inc.
    Digital Theater Systems Inc.
    Dolby Laboratories Inc.
    Eclipse Data Technologies
    Electronic Arts Inc.
    Elpida Memory, Inc.
    ESS Technology Inc.
    Expert Magnetics Corp.
    Fuji Photo Film Co.
    Funai Electric Co.
    Horizon Semiconductor
    IMAGICA Corp.
    Imation Corp.
    Infomedia Inc.
    Intersil Corporation
    InterVideo Inc.
    Kadokawa Holdings Inc.
    Kaleidescape, Inc.
    Kenwood Corporation
    Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Laser Pacific Media Corp.
    Lead Data Inc.
    LEADER ELECTRONICS CORP
    Linn Products Ltd.
    LINTEC Corporation
    LITE-ON IT Corporation
    LSI Logic
    M2 Engineering AB
    Maxim Integrated Products
    MediaTek Inc.
    Memorex Products Inc.
    Meridian Audio Ltd.
    Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. / Verbatim
    Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
    Mitsumi Electric Co.
    Moser Baer India Limited
    MX Entertainment
    Nan Ya Plastics Corporation
    Nero
    Newtech Infosystems Inc.
    NEXAPM Systems Technology Inc.
    Nightjar LLC
    Nikkatsu Corporation
    NTT Electronics Corporation
    nVidia Corporation
    Onkyo Corporation
    Ono Sokki Co.
    OPT Corporation
    Optodisc Technology Corporation
    Pixela Corporation
    PoINT Software & Systems GmbH
    PowerFile
    Prodisc Technology Inc.
    Pulstec Industrial Co.
    Ricoh Co.
    Ritek Corporation
    Sanyo Electric Co.
    SDI Media America
    ShibaSoku Co. Ltd.
    Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd.
    Sigma Designs Inc.
    Singulus Technologies
    Sonic Solutions
    Sonopress
    Sony BMG Music Entertainment
    ST Microelectronics
    STEAG ETA-OPTIK GmbH
    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
    Sunext
    Taiyo Yuden Co.,
    Tao Group Limited
    Targray Technology International Inc.
    Teac Corporation
    Teijin Chemicals Ltd.
    Toei Video Company Ltd.
    Toho Company
    Toppan Printing Co.
    TOPTICA Photonics AG
    Ulead Systems Inc.
    UmeDisc Ltd.
    Unaxis Balzer AG
    Universal (inc. Music , Vivendi Games, Pictures)
    VDL-ODMS
    Victor Company of Japan (JVC)
    Vidiom Systems Corporation
    Visionare Corporation
    Yamaha Corporation
    Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    ZOOtech Ltd.
    Zoran Corporation

    HD-DVD
    Acer Inc.
    Almedio Inc.
    Alpine Electronics, Inc.
    Altech Ads Co.
    Arcsoft, Inc
    B.H.A Corporation
    Bandai Visual Co.
    Canon Inc.
    Cyberlink Corp.
    D&M Holdings Inc.
    Daikin Industries
    Daiko.Co,Ltd.
    Digion, Inc.
    Digital Site Corporation
    Digital Theater Systems
    Disc Labo Corp.
    Diskware Co.
    Ebistrade,Inc.
    Enteractive Gmbh
    Entertainment Network Inc.
    Expert Magnetics Corp.
    Finepack . Co.,Ltd
    Fuji Photo Film Co.
    Fuji Seiki Co.
    Funai Electric Co.
    The High-Defition Marketing Company
    Hitachi Corp.
    Hitachi Maxell
    Hoei Sangyo Co.
    Imagica Corp.
    Imation Corp.
    Interchannel
    Intervideo, Inc.
    Itri
    Jp Co., Ltd
    Justsystem Corporation
    Kadokawa Holdings, Inc.
    Kaleidescape, Inc.
    Kenwood Corporation
    Kinyosha Printing Co.
    Kitano Co.
    Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    M2 Engineering
    Mcray Corporation
    Memory-Tech Corporation
    Mitomo Co., Ltd
    Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. / Verbatim
    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
    Moser Baer India Ltd
    Nec Corporation
    Nec Electronics Corporation
    Nec Fielding
    Nero
    Nichia Corporation
    Nihonvtr Inc.
    Nikkatsu Corporation
    Omnibus Japan
    Onken Corporation
    Onkyo Corporation
    Paramount Home Entertainment
    Pico House Co.,Ltd
    Pixela Corporation
    Pony Canyon Inc.
    Ponycanyon Enterprise Inc.
    Prodisc Technology Inc.
    Pryaid Records Inc.
    Pulstec Industrial Co.
    Q-Tec,Inc.
    Ricoh Co.
    Ritek Corporation
    Sanken Media Product Co.
    Sanyo Electric Co.
    Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation
    Sonic Solutions
    Sumitomo Heavy Industries. Ltd
    Super Vision, Inc.
    Taiyo Yuden Co.
    Teac Corporation
    Teijin Chemicals Ltd.
    Toei Video Co.
    Toho Company, Limited.
    Tokyo Laboratory Ltd.
    Toppan Printing Co.
    Toshiba Corporation
    Toshiba Digital Frontiers Inc.
    Toshiba Entertainment Inc.
    Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation
    Toshiba-Emi Limited
    Toyo Recording Co.
    Transmix Co.
    Trendy Corporation
    Tri-M, Inc.
    Ulead Systems, Inc.
    Unaxis Balzers Ltd.
    Universal (inc. Music , Vivendi Games, Pictures)
    U-Tech Media Corp.
    Vap Inc.
    Video Tech Co.,Ltd.
    Visionare Corporation
    Warner Home Video Inc.
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    As you can see Blu-Ray has the huge guns compaired to HD-DVD! But if you don't want to take the change get the combo from LG next mounth!

    ~Domries
     
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  5. ferrytran

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    i would say dont buy it. 200 bucks for a player that you would need an xbox 360 for is too much. the xbox 360 shouldve of just came with a hd-dvd player like the ps3 has a blu ray which is way better. dont waste your money.
     
  6. wabashman

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    i dont know about that whole list there Dom.....the adult business did decide to go with HD-dvd from what ive read on here. so that could greatly boost the HD sales.....just my two cents here.
     
  7. Domreis

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    Do you have a source? As in adult bussinuss do you mean porn? I haven't heard that!
     
  8. sahiljit

    sahiljit Regular member

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    i ment will i see a difference in 1080i with hd? since 1080i is the lowest hd right?
     
  9. Domreis

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    I doubt it, I can't even see a difference watch a HD-DVD in 1080p at best buy! I can see a difference watching a Blu-Ray movie though!
     
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    i seen it on the main page here at AD a few weeks ago under the news stuff. and im assuming it ment porn, i cant remember if it actually said porn, but thats the only adult business i can think of.....

    found the article....

    http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/8420.cfm
     
  11. EzyDuzIt

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    I'm currently studying film studies, and the thing which determined the Betamax/Vhs battle, was which one had more major studios behind it. The five major studios being Paramount, Universal, FOX, MGM, and Warner Bros. At the moment each format has 3 behind it, so it will probably be decided on which format Paramount choose to support(they currently support both).
     
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    I feel that Blu-Ray has it because they have 20th Fox and HD-DVD dosen't, they aslo have MGM behind them! Another thing loook at how many makers of Blu-Ray make the players compaired to HD-DVD!
     
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    sahiljit Regular member

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    Okay what about blue ray on 1080i will i see a difference p.s i have no hdmi only component and dvi.
     
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    ok i am so tired of the fanboys flaming this or that. here is the truth about hd-dvd and blu ray. as of right now eventhough this company or that company is in this camp or that camp right now most of them are producing in both formats. not all but most. now as for which one is better..... when something is said to be 1080i 720p 1080p 480p 540p... whatever the number is, is a set spec that has to be followed and it pertaning to the pixal count. so 1080i is 1080i no matter what! now on to which is better 1080i 720p 1080p if and i mean if you sit real close and have a tv bigger than 65 inches you will see a slight improvement from p to i and that is only because of the fact that i means interlaced which shows small black lines in the picture.at normal viewing distance the HUMAN EYE CANNOT SEE THEM! proven fact!
    now then on to size differnace. have you ever heard "its not the size of the ship, but the motion of the ocean!"? well its true here as well. yes it is a fact that bluray has bigger storage size but it is also a fact that bluray uses ancient video encoding mpeg-2 which has long been surpased. hd-dvd uses newer more robust video encoding which as far fewer artifacts in the picture and takes up alot less room on the disc. that is why most peoples OPINION that really takes video viewing to the exstreame right now prefer HD-DVD for the picture quality and the sound quality. wait what was that did i say sound quality? yes thats right sound right now hd-dvd is packing better sound and more sound options right out of the box than bluray because they have more room on the disc thanks to their better video encoding. so to answer the orginal posts question. right now just to watch movies on and you dont have $1100 but want true 1080i or 1080p or 720p or whatever then for $200 if you want it then you have a choice, and go buy the add on. oh and one last thing the porn industry is now publishing in HD-DVD only right now. and hd-dvd has sold alot more true players (not players pretending to be gamesystems) and has out sold week to week bluray in movie sales
     
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    sahiljit Regular member

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    simple question will i see a differnce from normal dvd on 420p compared to blue ray or hddvd on 1080i? jeez
     
  16. Auslander

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    yes.

    and amen, h8breed.
     
  17. h8breed

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    thx auslander. i just get tired of it day in and dayout. and to the orginal poster any hd source any time will always look better than standard def. so run dont walk to the store and buy it and enjoy!
     
  18. Domreis

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    I have tladaga Nights in both Blu-Ray and DVD, and I qued them up at the same time and I swiched between the 2 players on the same TV and I saw a diference, Blu-Ray was alot brighter...
     
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    don't forget the popcorn, either. it's going to be beautiful. :)
     
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    No,even after reading that,i'd have to say that certain people's opinions don't really affect the fact that either format could win...it's far from over,and as consumers you have a difficult choice to make.if i had it my way,there would only be one format,but that's not gonna happen,so i'd just get the combo player so to get teh best of both worlds.think about it,if you go an buy a hd-dvd add on,you'll never get to see casino royale in 1080p HD,and vica versa...so i say,either get the combo player,or wait a couple of years till a format wins.unless your rich and have money to blow.Then you should just go and buy everything.LOL...
     

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