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Old 02-02-2015, 10:44 PM   #61
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God, I feel so nostalgic. *sniff*
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Old 02-03-2015, 12:20 AM   #62
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Wot? Gladiator came out on bd only, and the fault lay at Universal's door
DOH! I stand corrected. Must have been thinking bout a diff tittle.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:33 AM   #63
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Must have been thinking bout a diff tittle.
Maybe APOLLO 13? The screencaps for the HD-DVD look much better than the BD in current release.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:49 PM   #64
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I do have to disagree a little about HTF. While it was more of a middle ground, there were some obvious bias with the moderators for HD DVD. Then I heard they were given free HD DVD players by Toshiba. lol
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Well, it was more balanced than AVS at any rate.
I remember all the forums (except this one of course) having a majority of members (I would guess 60/40) who were pro-HD DVD. It was rather odd and ironic since Blu-ray had most of the industry support (and of course the PS3 which was the real difference).


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Yes, AVS was terrible! It's funny how dead their software forum is now.
All the software forums are relatively dead compared to this one. AVS more than others (HTF and DVDTalk get some activity still because they have such a strong group of regulars who have been around since the early DVD days).
People just gravitated to this one, I think partly due to the name and also because it has such an amazing database for everything BLu-ray. It created a snowball effect, IMO.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:50 PM   #65
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Maybe APOLLO 13? The screencaps for the HD-DVD look much better than the BD in current release.
There were a few HD-DVD releases that reported to look superior to blu. Another one is The Thing.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:54 PM   #66
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A coworker had purchased a HD-DVD Player, at the exact time when Blu-ray prevailed. The poor thing didn't even know, there was a war going on between HD-DVD and blu-ray. So he ended up with a brand new, obsolete HD-DVD player! He couldn't return it because, the 30 day return/ exchange policy had exceeded.

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Old 02-03-2015, 03:25 PM   #67
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I officially became a member of this site last year, but I've been visiting it since 2007. I don't know why I didn't sign up back then. Anyway, I was around during the format war and like so many as first, purchased an HD-DVD player. Stand alone players were cheaper and they were always offering free titles. I believe I got 5 just for purchasing a player. I ended up going purple like 4 months later when I bought a PS3. That was my first blu-ray player. I remember I got Spider-Man 3 for free with it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:13 PM   #68
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I’m informed by others that it is a new era , as apparently this article was even posted on their Home page….http://www.avsforum.com/forum/39-net...hed-cloud.html
Ha, yep, that's imagic. This is their "newswriter" who said he wants Blu-ray to die and claims there is virtually no difference between Blu and streaming, and no difference between lossless vs lossy.

He also said last year UHD Blu would never happen - and amirm jumped in to support that prediction not surprisingly.

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Old 02-03-2015, 04:45 PM   #69
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What, amir's still around?
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Old 02-03-2015, 04:46 PM   #70
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What, amir's still around?
He popped up there last year.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:11 PM   #71
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Hey - wasn't planning on getting an HD or Blu player at all back in the 200X's since I wasn't convinced the format was that much better than regular DVD (and it wasn't really, on the old CRT I had at the time) - though, I finally caved & bought my first Blu player in late 2012 - and it's one of my all-time best & favorite purchases.

However, I do remember the HD/Blu format war to some extent - I used to frequent the Digitalbits.com site, and that was a big topic of discussion back in the late 200X's. I remember reading that some HD supporters were actually getting so passionate about the format that they posted a lot of negative comments about people who were supporting Blu-ray (and possibly vice-versa) - note this was anecdotal, since I didn't actually see evidence of this....
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:27 PM   #72
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He popped up there last year.
From the grave?
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...952#post626952
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:33 PM   #73
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Yes...and ironically, he's posting in the thread entitled, "Dishonesty of Sighted Listening Tests - by Sean Olive".

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/91-aud...-olive-17.html
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:29 PM   #74
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I was a HD DVD supporter during the format wars. I wasn't particularly too impressed with the first wave of Blu-ray releases. Many of them were 25GB Single Layer discs, compared to HD DVD 30GB. Videos on Blu-ray were encoded in rubbish MPEG-2 and Audio was just a measly Dolby Digital 640kbps.

HD DVD, at some point, did everything better. Videos were encoded in VC-1 and Audio were at least encoded in Dolby Digital Plus, if not Dolby TrueHD.

I remember Transformers was a very important release. Blu-ray owners were eagerly anticipating the Blu-ray release when Paramount drops this bomb that they were going to be HD DVD exclusive. I could feel the sinking feeling right after that.

Of course, after Toshiba gave up the fight, Blu-ray was much better after that.
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #75
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There were a few HD-DVD releases that reported to look superior to blu. Another one is The Thing.
As well as U-571, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, and Downfall.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:43 PM   #76
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Has anyone burned a HD-DVD movie to a blank Blu-ay disc?
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:26 AM   #77
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Yes. No, I'm not gonna explain how because it's 1:25am here and I'm off to bed.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:36 AM   #78
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Has anyone burned a HD-DVD movie to a blank Blu-ay disc?
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Yes. No, I'm not gonna explain how because it's 1:25am here and I'm off to bed.
And we are not even going there for it will magically disappear real fast
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:37 AM   #79
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Ha, yep, that's imagic. This is their "newswriter" who said he wants Blu-ray to die and claims there is virtually no difference between Blu and streaming, and no difference between lossless vs lossy.

He also said last year UHD Blu would never happen
I visited their forum about two years ago to check out what was up. He, or the other guy (the one with the white beard), attempted to school me in D-Cinema and DCPs. Then one of the other guys from yet another red forum showed up (whom I'm told allegedly like some other mods, received one of those *complimentary* HD DVD players back in-the-day) to bug me.

It was amusing …I mean, I think it’s evident I have a limited background, compared to them, in regards to theatrical deliverables…see this page - https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...ma#post9575271

So I guess, I really should have known my place….compared to reporters, and just stuck with easier topics like color encoding systems and color grading…https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread...m#post10239360 <-to elaborate a bit more, after the automated process, the P3 color ->709 trim involves tweaking the brightness, hue saturation and angle….and I think I can mentally handle those lesser concepts.

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As well as...Downfall.


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