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Anyone into collecting Blu-ray discs yet?


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Rashkae

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Yeah, just like Beta-max :confused:
Actually no... Betamax is the story of a superior format failing due to Sony's refusal to license the tech.

Blu-Ray is where Sony got it right. And Blu-Ray is technically superior to HD-DVD.
 

CYRN

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No they are not. For the XBOX360 you need to buy an ADD-ON to allow for HD-DVD playback; on the PS3 it's built-in, which is why Blu-Ray won the war.

Microsoft is entirely dependent on Toshiba to manufacture the drives. And they themselves have announced it's dead:

http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2008/02/23/557671.aspx


Sony wins.
that's why I say M$ to buy over the rights mah... any taiwan manufacturer can do it liao.
 

Rashkae

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that's why I say M$ to buy over the rights mah... any taiwan manufacturer can do it liao.
MS can't buy the rights as it's a consortium. Any manufacturer can STILL prosude them, but why would they? It's not profitable for them to do so. The market is too small and Blu-Ray won. It's more likely that MS will buy BR drives.
 

jimbok

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Sad to say HD DVD is already gone, no studios are going to support that format except Dreamworks, so no use supporting it already. But for those already have a collection, can keep it to watch.
Microsoft is even considering having Blu-ray as an add-on drive.
Xbox 360 Blu-ray player

Well, all these war is over, benefits us consumer, no need to worry which format to buy being afraid it will be phased out. :)
 

CYRN

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MS can't buy the rights as it's a consortium. Any manufacturer can STILL prosude them, but why would they? It's not profitable for them to do so. The market is too small and Blu-Ray won. It's more likely that MS will buy BR drives.
if no one wants to produce it, the rights is as good as junk without support.

m$ have sorta issue with existing xbox support.. cuz it's still relative new.
 

Ansel

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But I'm totally non gamer
Dont worry, you will become one. :devil:

Neither was I. The Hi-def games on PS3 simply rock!! Just about the only kinds of games I play are the driving and flying ones. The realism is eye-popping. I hate shooter games.
 

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