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[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 06:17:52 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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By saying DVD and Bluray, they're indicating that they are releasing the movie for both Bluray players, and the older DVD players that cannot play Bluray disks.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 07:23:45 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Dec 22 2008 6:17am from fleeb @uncnsrd
By saying DVD and Bluray, they're indicating that they are releasing the

movie for both Bluray players, and the older DVD players that cannot play

Bluray disks.

I know but it's redundant. :P

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 07:42:13 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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so's "built on NT technology"

 



[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 07:45:13 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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It isn't redundant.

You may find some movies released on Bluray and not for the older DVD players.

But I know how you are. You'll try to make an argument where none exists.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 07:46:19 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh.. should have been 'built on empty technology'...

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 07:58:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Are they already doing BluRay-only releases? I do *not* need a Blu-Ray for my 32" CRT and I suspect most of the world doesn't either. I'm not buying another player until my current one breaks, and I'm only replacing it with Blu-Ray if it's under $50.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 08:00:53 EST from triLcat @ Uncensored

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Mon Dec 22 2008 07:46:19 EST from fleeb@uncnsrd


Heh.. should have been 'built on empty technology'...
But then it wouldn't have eaten up half a hard disk.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 08:29:37 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Empty, as in 'empty-calories'. Still fills you up, but provides no nourishment.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 08:30:14 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I may be wrong about Bluray-only releases, but it's only a matter of time before that starts to happen, as Bluray catches on.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 09:16:21 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I can't imagine Blu-Ray(tm) catching on as fast as DVD did. DVD was a clear win over VHS, and consumers immediately saw the value, just like CD was a clear win over vinyl (as a distribution medium -- I've heard all of the arguments about audio quality and I agree with some of them). Blu-Ray(tm) is an incremental step, you need an HD screen and surround sound to get any benefit from the upgrade, and most consumers are pretty happy with what they've already got.

Sure, someday conventional DVD distribution will be as common as VHS is today, but I think that's a long way off. What I'd really like to see is a disc with DVD format on one side and Blu-Ray(tm) on the other. Is that theoretically possible?

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 09:34:27 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Mon Dec 22 2008 07:23:45 AM EST from Nite*Star@uncnsrd (Uncensored)

Dec 22 2008 6:17am from fleeb @uncnsrd
By saying DVD and Bluray, they're indicating that they are releasing the

movie for both Bluray players, and the older DVD players that cannot
play
Bluray disks.

I know but it's redundant. :P

It's only redundant if you own only Blu-ray players.  If you only have a DVD player (and not a Blu-Ray player), then you'll want to know that the title is available in DVD, as well as Blu-Ray, since Blu-Ray can play DVD and Blu-Ray discs, but DVD players can not play Blu-Ray discs.

It only becomes redundant once DVD players and discs are no longer manufactured/supported.



[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 11:16:29 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmm... Bluray may take longer, but as the players become less expensive, and the incentive to purchase DVD players diminish, we may found them obsoleted out of existence.

But, we'll see. Maybe not.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 18:21:22 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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You can still buy philips tape recorders, though they're really cheap and do many things, and you can still by vcrs.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 18:51:35 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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I think that, for recording television shows, VCRs are going to be around for a while longer. DVD-recordable hasn't really caught on in terms of the home theatre audience (or the television-viewing public, for that matter) and DVR generally comes with a catch (e.g., provided by cable company and equipment is returned when cable service ends, size limitation of storable library, monthly fees, etc.). With a VCR, you pop in a blank tape and hit record. What could be more simple than that?

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 22:22:38 EST from flynnfx @ Uncensored

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I think Blu-Ray will kill DVD once the sub-200 or sub-100 player becomes widely available. Once that happens, I think DVD's days will be numbered.

Although, havingsaid that - just HOW clear do we need to see the picture. What's next, the actors come to our door to perform in front of us? 



[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 22:34:24 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Although, havingsaid that - just HOW clear do we need to see the picture.

What's next, the actors come to our door to perform in front of us?

Nah, it's going to be 3D holographic projection television, just like in the Jetsons.

[#] Mon Dec 22 2008 23:39:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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you pop in a blank tape and hit record. What could be more simple than

that?

Pressing the "Record" button on my TiVo. No changing tapes, no storing tapes, No cleaning peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out of the tape slot. TiVo for time shifting, DVD for prerecorded, computers for home video.

When we rearranged our living room a little less than a year ago, we moved the A/V stuff into a much smaller cabinet. All that's left is the surround sound amplifier, the DirecTV+TiVo box, and a DVD player. The VCR had already been broken for about six months and we realized that we never missed it, and the audio cassette deck hadn't been used for even longer. We still don't miss any of it.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 01:53:40 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Pressing the "Record" button on my TiVo. No changing tapes, no
storing tapes, No cleaning peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out of
the tape slot. TiVo for time shifting, DVD for prerecorded, computers

for home video.

There are two problems with TiVo and other DVR systems: monthly subscription fees and limited storage. Most people aren't going to hack their DVR to install a larger HD, or pop the HD out nad burn DVDs out of the movies stored on it, etc. With a VCR, you can re-use the tapes that you record to, or just go out and buy more tapes, which are pretty damned cheap these days. I can't tell you how many of my friends (who are far from technical) still have their VCR and use it for recording their shows and what not on tv.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 06:14:53 EST from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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I bought a lifetime subscription for my TiVo.

[#] Wed Dec 24 2008 06:47:40 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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how much does a lifetime subscription for TiVo go for, how long does that last for, and what will you do when they go out of business?

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