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Blu-ray VS HD DVD: A Beginner's guide, please!


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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Matthew Prince

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Posted June 20 2005 - 06:46 AM

Excuse me, after enjoying the glories of DVD, and building a good collection, now I hear the studios and hardware manufacturers want to come up with TWO other formats??

So far I know that Blu-ray is being promoted by Sony and HD DVD may be made by Toshiba, but other than that I don't know anything else. Tell me:

Will the new players play existing DVDs?
What better quality can they provide?
Are they being made to work with Hi Definition TVs?

And does ANYONE have ANY pictures of protype discs or players so I can even see what they may look like. I mean how much will they cost, I bet they'll be twice the price of current players... Posted Image

And when will they launch in America? This Autumn 05 or Spring 2006?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Daniel-M

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Posted June 20 2005 - 07:18 AM

Will the new players play existing DVDs? yes What better quality can they provide? audio and visual Are they being made to work with Hi Definition TVs well they won't work on standard definiton tv's

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted June 20 2005 - 08:40 AM

Wikipedia - Blu-ray Disc

Wikipedia - HD-DVD

Sony will include Blu-ray support with the PlayStation 3, scheduled for release in 2006. Pictures available at the bottom of the following page: Wikipedia - PlayStation 3

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Matthew Prince

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Posted June 21 2005 - 09:02 AM

Thanks! And the Wikipedia website is brilliant!




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