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Old 02-25-2008, 04:31 AM   #21
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I prefer the term "High Definition Blu-ray Disc".
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:09 AM   #22
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i type BD but i say blu ray disc. i have to add the disc part because i hate hearing people saying bluray DVD. its just one of those things that just kills me to hear. so its kind of a thing to try to educate the public. in a few years when people stop calling them bluray dvds ill be used to saying blu ray disc.
I hate when people say or write Blu-ray DVDs too. bugs me so much. I also hated when people shortened HD-DVD to just HD as that is a bit confusing too since Blu-ray is also HD.

Anyway, I agree with a previous poster and don't think we'll ever say BD, but people are lazy when typing, and when I shorten, I shorten to Blu. I think Blu sounds cooler and is more recognizable than BD
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:15 AM   #23
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BD sounds like a STD.....that is why I just say or type Blu-ray.....
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:17 AM   #24
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I hate when people say or write Blu-ray DVDs too.
Can't really fault these people. (don't get me wrong I hate hearing blu-ray dvd), but most people are used to DVD and lots of people think that DVD stands for digital video disc...so while sounding dumb, it technically is a blu-ray digital video disc.

I only ever refer to them as Blu-rays.

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though i must point out that saying just Blu-ray would lead to the acronym BR not BD. So it is easier to say BD than Blu-ray Disc.
I must point out that saying Blu-ray would actually just lead to the acronym of B, consider the fact that Blu-ray is one word.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:33 PM   #25
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I look at it this way:

Blu-ray is the media format

BD is the media

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:45 PM   #26
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bd
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #27
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People I know still consider Blu-ray a form of DVD... So using BD as a replacement for DVD is going to be tough...

"Hey, you wanna go shopping for BDs tonight" - Doesn't work for me...and many of my friends would ask me what I meant, forcing me to define BD, taking up even more time than if I just used the word itself...

"Hey, you wanna go shopping for DVDs tonight? There's a new Blu-ray release I'd like to check out" - Works for me, and is very clear with no need for any extra explanation...Unless people don't know what Blu-ray is...and in that case, BD would even be worse...

Like someone else on this thread has mentioned, I am not likely to use BD when speaking, but may use it is a short way to reference it in typing...

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:53 PM   #28
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They way i see it... We will always say Blu-ray cause it's easy to say... but we will type BD cause it's short and is the official abbreviation.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:18 PM   #29
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BD is the correct abbreviation term for the blu-ray discs
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:40 PM   #30
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We will always refer to them as blu-ray. It's even easier than saying D V D. Blu-ray it is and will always be!



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They way i see it... We will always say Blu-ray cause it's easy to say... but we will type BD cause it's short and is the official abbreviation.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:48 PM   #31
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For some reason 'BD' just doesn't sound right. I'm thinking 'Blu-ray' or 'Blu' will win out.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:40 PM   #32
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How about this.

We say:

"Im just going out to get a DVD"
or
"Im just going out to get a Video"

Will we say:

"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray"
"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray disc"
"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray movie"
"Im just going out to get a BRD"

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:02 PM   #33
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I prefer the term "High Definition Blu-ray Disc".
We just killed the tongue-tying "HD-DVD". Don't go out now and start saying "HD-BRD".

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Will we say:

"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray"
"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray disc"
"Im just going out to get a Blu-ray movie"
"Im just going out to get a BRD"
I'd say, "I'm just going out to get a Blu-ray."

Also, Blu-ray advertising hasn't used "BD" one iota, so nobody's going to know what you mean when you ask, "Where are your BDs?" I think "Blu-ray" has already become the de facto standard.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:33 PM   #34
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Its BD of course...
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:34 PM   #35
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Not that it matters AT ALL, but I usually just say "Blu"

I.E. "is this available on Blu?" or "is it coming out on Blu?"
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:53 PM   #36
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Doesn't BD Sound Stupid tho?
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #37
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BRD and it's pronounced "birdie"
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:05 PM   #38
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Can't really fault these people. (don't get me wrong I hate hearing blu-ray dvd), but most people are used to DVD and lots of people think that DVD stands for digital video disc...so while sounding dumb, it technically is a blu-ray digital video disc.

I only ever refer to them as Blu-rays.



I must point out that saying Blu-ray would actually just lead to the acronym of B, consider the fact that Blu-ray is one word.
lol, i guess you're right...
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #39
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Ahh, something else to think about: Once recordable media falls out of the rape-and-pillage price range and becomes commonplace, I'm sure we'll be talking about "BD-R's" and "BD-RE's". "Blu-ray recordable" is clunky, and "Blu-ray-R" doesn't roll off the tongue, either.

We can thank the BDA for having the foresight not to saddle us with the abbreviations "BRD-R" and "BRD-RE".
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:52 PM   #40
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BD for sure. That's why they're called BD-ROMs and not BRD-ROMs.
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