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Buy "Corpse Bride" on Blu-ray or HD-DVD???


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#1 of 25 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted September 19 2006 - 07:02 AM

Here is where this war gets tricky.

Having both HD-DVD and Blu-ray capability, and not caring who wins, as long as the one with superior picture quality gets my money, which way should I go?

At first it was easy, because I would always buy the disc that had the best encoding.

But now, both of the the "Corpse Bride" discs will have the 1080p/VC1 Codec.Posted Image

What a dilemma!Posted Image

I think in this case, since it is already pre-ordered and the movie will come out first on blu-ray, I will go with it, but what about future announcements?Posted Image

When you have a choice, it would be nice to know which format to invest in most for the future.Posted Image

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#2 of 25 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted September 19 2006 - 07:19 AM

I don't have a choice for either of them, however based on the reviews floating around here from other sites, it looks like a win win situation in regards to which ever one you choose. My concern would be the Dolby True HD. If it's available on the HD-DVD only and you can take advantage of that then may be a switch-a-roo here is in order, but if it's not an issue well don't sweat the choice you made. My guess both formats will be around for a good while before one becomes a winner and the other a loser.
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#3 of 25 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted September 19 2006 - 08:03 AM

That is a dilemma. Based on them being equal, I would go with the format that had more studio support and/or the format that carries more of the movies that I liked.
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#4 of 25 OFFLINE   Larry Sutliff

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Posted September 19 2006 - 08:08 AM

I'm buying CORPSE BRIDE on BD because I want to see how VC-1 titles look on the Samsung. Whether that will be a good decision in the long run is anybody's guess.

#5 of 25 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted September 19 2006 - 08:14 AM

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#6 of 25 OFFLINE   Dave Mack

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Posted September 19 2006 - 09:19 AM

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#7 of 25 OFFLINE   Roger Mathus

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Posted September 19 2006 - 09:50 AM

I plan to buy Corpse Bride on Blu-ray. This also includes future titles where quality is equal with both formats offered. I have both HD DVD and Blu-ray players and the more complete support for Blu-ray (both hardware and studios) is a key factor. This Blu-ray advantage should become very apparent by early to mid 2007. As a safety factor, however, I will limit purchases to "must haves" and top quality films with superior transfers plus a few for demo quality.

#8 of 25 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted September 19 2006 - 09:58 AM

Why not just wait for the reviews for each one?

#9 of 25 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted September 19 2006 - 10:41 AM

I'm buying the HD-DVD version since that is the only HD player I own, and plan to own during the next year or so. I'm sure they will be virtually indistinguishable (is that spelled right Posted Image)....

Both versions should be quite impressive.

#10 of 25 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted September 19 2006 - 02:33 PM

Buy the cheaper one?
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#11 of 25 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted September 19 2006 - 03:49 PM

Corpse Bride - both Blu-ray & HD DVD: List Price: $28.99
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#12 of 25 OFFLINE   Mike_G

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Posted September 20 2006 - 12:20 AM

Wasn't the BR version $34.99?

#13 of 25 OFFLINE   Paul Hillenbrand

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Posted September 20 2006 - 02:06 AM

It's posted @ $28.99 on the High-Def Digest Corpse Bride (Blu-ray) review.

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#14 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 20 2006 - 02:20 AM

Roger, I'm thinking along the same plane as you. Crawdaddy

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#15 of 25 OFFLINE   dkny75

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:04 AM

Corpse Bride will be identical on both HD DVD and BD except for one thing. The HD DVD will offer the IME (in movie experience) and the BD will not. Otherwise exact same video and audio codecs. I would assume the picture will look exactly the same also just like the Warner BDs that used VC-1.

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:39 AM

HD-DVD for me. I do not and will not own a BD player...yet. Too risky of a purchase right now and way over priced for the same thing that HD-DVD gives you.
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#17 of 25 OFFLINE   Dennis Maricic

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:41 AM

I'll be buying the HD DVD of corpse Bride. Main reason is that it has the IME feature which the Blu Ray will not. Dennis

#18 of 25 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted September 20 2006 - 07:45 AM

To clarify, I'm not buying this title because I didn't care for the film. However, I agree with Roger regarding his disc purchasing strategy with both of us owning a player from these two competing formats. Crawdaddy

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#19 of 25 OFFLINE   MarekM

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Posted September 20 2006 - 09:30 AM

too risky ? like all companies backing up Blu-ray will jump to hd-dvd ? or what ?

#20 of 25 OFFLINE   Dennis Maricic

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Posted September 20 2006 - 09:49 AM

I think what Ron-P means by risky is that the spec of the future Blu Ray players is a little unclear. We don't know what we're getting. Things like advanced codec support and decoding in the players. I'm sure all the issues will be worked out. But right now the dollar for value ratio in Blu Ray is not great. HD DVD has Blu Ray bet there. It's not attractive enough for the general public to buy in yet. These issues are keeping me from buying Blu Ray at the moment.




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