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Old 08-24-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Interesting.

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Old 08-24-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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How clutch would it be if the "key partner" announcement was Universal? In all probability I don't think it will be, but that would definitely be clutch.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'm very interested in seeing the titles that Fox is going to launch... I also want to know who this new 'partner' is. And I know this is a far fetched one, but maybe Apple will announce that they are going to start shipping BD drives in their newer computers.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:16 PM   #4
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Default I'll try to get my contact at Sony to talk !!!

This evening, I'll contact my insider at Sony and find what I can about this "key partner announcement" We'll see. I let you know what I'll know !

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Old 08-24-2006, 05:37 PM   #5
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This evening, I'll contact my insider at Sony and find what I can about this "key partner announcement" We'll see. I let you know what I'll know !

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Thanks. The sooner we can put the speculation down and get concrete facts, the better.
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Old 08-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #6
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Looking forwawrd to Fox titles. I hope they deliver by year end.

If there are more BD titles by year end than HD DVD, it will certainly show a trend that will be disturbing to the HD DVD fanboys.

Heh

It is so weird, I have an HD DVD player and it is fine. But this rabid support of HD DVD over Bluray still confounds me
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Old 08-24-2006, 06:38 PM   #7
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This is exciting! Let us know what you find out if you can Jim
 
Old 08-24-2006, 06:46 PM   #8
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If there are more BD titles by year end than HD DVD, it will certainly show a trend that will be disturbing to the HD DVD fanboys.
yeah, except if they continue producing crappy BD titles like it's been untill now, then it's a lot more disturbing to all of us, BD supporters.
 
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yeah, except if they continue producing crappy BD titles like it's been untill now, then it's a lot more disturbing to all of us, BD supporters.
Exactly. Quantity would be nice but let's start with quality.
 
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yeah, except if they continue producing crappy BD titles like it's been untill now, then it's a lot more disturbing to all of us, BD supporters.
Indeed. Though the more we here the more it seems that VC-1 or H.264 will be used on Disney, Warner and probably Paramount releases. So the image quality fiasco will stay with the Sony encoded discs with any luck.
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I'm very interested in seeing the titles that Fox is going to launch... I also want to know who this new 'partner' is. And I know this is a far fetched one, but maybe Apple will announce that they are going to start shipping BD drives in their newer computers.
Hmm, that would be pretty freakin sweet. What you have me thinking even more about Apple, is what if they announce software for easy H.264/MPEG4 encodes for movies? Hmmmm. It's plausible, heh, seeing how they want to push their highly adopted H.264/MPEG4 format.
 
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SONY is being tight lipped about who the "key partner" is. My contact as well as other SONY staff will not be priveleged to that information until after the Press Conference, then it will be Public. The conference is being held in Germany. my contact will 'try' to squeeze out who it is. This person believes it might be a partnership with Universal Studios, which negoitiations have been underway for the past few weeks. Well see soon !!!

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Old 08-24-2006, 07:59 PM   #13
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Indeed. Though the more we here the more it seems that VC-1 or H.264 will be used on Disney, Warner and probably Paramount releases. So the image quality fiasco will stay with the Sony encoded discs with any luck.
Agree. Except the fact that Sony, theoretically THE MOST interested party, is stubbornly using MPEG2 on SL is disturbing as well. They can't be that ignorant not to know MPEG2 on SL (espeically with PCM eating lots of space) is vastly inferior to VC-1 or MPEG4 or H.264. What gives?

Do they really think consumers and espcially early adopters will swallow anything they throw at them(us)? Are they dumb enough to continue dong that? I mean, something is seriously wrong with this picture, pun intended

Has Sony grown so big and burocratic that it can't handle its own products and left hand doesn't know what the right one is doing?
Who let the RoboCop out like that? Or Fifth Element? Who was the genious behind the idea of using uncompressed sound on 25GB discs with mpeg2 codec? Someone who couldn't to the simple math or thought BD buyers wouldn't tell the difference? Come on, releasing movie in HD, and screwing up PQ for sound, for god's sake it's a movie! Not that scratchy and dirty masters help there either.

Pardon for the rant, I am really pissed off on this whole mess. I've waited so long for HiDef dvds
 
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Jim you're going to give people heart attacks.
 
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Jim you're going to give people heart attacks.
LOL!
 
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Universal would really be one of the biggest bombshells against HD-DVD to date. It really is about the only remaining big thing out there that Blu-ray hasn't been able to get. Yes, there are some technical and pricing hurdles to overcome, but they are things that will need to be worked through. The addition of the last holdout major studio would be very significant for those who are considering buying into Blu-ray as it would offer (basically) 100% studio support for Blu-ray.

"Gee, I can get ANY major studio movie on Blu-ray and no Disney (read: Pixar) on HD-DVD? I'll take Blu-ray!"

No solid word yet - guess we play the Blu-ray game... otherwise known as waiting.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 11:08 PM   #17
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Indeed. Though the more we here the more it seems that VC-1 or H.264 will be used on Disney, Warner and probably Paramount releases. So the image quality fiasco will stay with the Sony encoded discs with any luck.
But Sony discs have been getting better, right? That's at least the trend I saw with most recent reviews.
 
Old 08-24-2006, 11:31 PM   #18
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I doubt the partner is Universal

However either way you slice it if the studios are the ones the decide the what the consumers have access to then in my eyes they have no foundation in which to stand on if/when people begin to bootleg their films.

Frankly the studios have been the most disappointing facet of this format battle with their partisanship. If a format is superior then it should win even with a level playing field for content. If Blu-Ray wins because of the studio politicking then it is WE that have lost.
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:13 AM   #19
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But Sony discs have been getting better, right? That's at least the trend I saw with most recent reviews.
Yeah, they are geting better, but I find comments about mpeg2's "potential which isn't fully used" rather alarming That Codec is what, 10 years old?
Anyway, what's more important is that despite of getting beter, at twice the hardware price, they're still no match for HD DVD... Sux
 
Old 08-25-2006, 01:48 AM   #20
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