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#1 of 13 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted October 09 2006 - 05:59 AM

According to a Warner SVP.

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Next year will see the release of the first Blu-ray/HD DVD combo player, he said.


#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Austan

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Posted October 09 2006 - 06:30 AM

There have been many rumors posted on the internet of a combo player but all have been refuted by the manufacturer that was suppose to release one. Without a manufacturer coming out and stating they have a combo player, I'll take these reports a just rumors.

#3 of 13 OFFLINE   ppltd

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Posted October 09 2006 - 06:56 AM

The first manufacturer to make a reasonably priced dual format player will own the market. Functionally, it should be easier to do than the LD/DVD players produced by Pioneer.

What a thought, to be able to buy the best version of a film without a worry of the format.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   JonZ

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Posted October 09 2006 - 07:12 AM

Wasnt LG planning a combo player but put it on hold?

#5 of 13 OFFLINE   Austan

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Posted October 09 2006 - 08:36 AM

Both LG and Samsung had rumors of a dual player... and both companies denied the rumors.

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Travis Hedger

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Posted October 09 2006 - 09:47 AM

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There have been many rumors posted on the internet of a combo player but all have been refuted by the manufacturer that was suppose to release one. Without a manufacturer coming out and stating they have a combo player, I'll take these reports a just rumors.

LG actually had a press release on their plans for some time. An actual press release hosted on THEIR servers. Then decided against a combo unit. So it was in the works for some time. One will eventually happen though.
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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Ron-P

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Posted October 09 2006 - 03:53 PM

I'm holding off on a Blu-ray player due to the price, so, if a combo player comes out, that'd be great, but, I highly doubt we'll see one as early as next year.
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#8 of 13 OFFLINE   Dave H

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Posted October 10 2006 - 03:53 AM

Combo or not, I wouldn't want to buy an LG, Sharp, or Samsung player unless it was dirt, dirt cheap (which will probably not be the case).

#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Jerome Grate

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Posted October 10 2006 - 05:53 AM

Though it would be nice if a Universal Player shows up with in the next year, I just don't see it. Way too early, BD is just starting to flex some muscles and produce quality software. Universal players if they ever surface will the attempt to save one of the dying formats and the format I see looking into it will be BD since it has so many supporters. IMHO.
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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 10 2006 - 07:53 AM

well, that'd still suck because that means everytime consumers want to buy a movie... he's gotta ask. let's see... do i want HD-DVD or BR. then he's gotta do a lotta research on which copy is better or mpeg4 vs. mpeg2, etc. =(. man... this is never going to end is it?

#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Vader

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Posted October 10 2006 - 08:26 AM

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...then he's gotta do a lotta research on which copy is better or mpeg4 vs. mpeg2, etc.

My dad once asked me where the days went where you just had to plug your TV in and it would work fine (we were talking about not running a new set in the torch mode it shipped in). My reply: Looooonnng gone. Unfortunately for J6P, the days of a free ride where you don't have to do some homework first are no more....

Of course, they could always just ask one of us.... Posted Image
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#12 of 13 OFFLINE   jim.vaccaro

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Posted October 11 2006 - 09:48 AM

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My dad once asked me where the days went where you just had to plug your TV in and it would work fine (we were talking about not running a new set in the torch mode it shipped in). My reply: Looooonnng gone. Unfortunately for J6P, the days of a free ride where you don't have to do some homework first are no more....

Of course, they could always just ask one of us.... Posted Image


Actually, the first TV sets in the 40's were delivered and set up by qualified calibration specialists. So things really haven't changed so much as they have come full circle. Posted Image

#13 of 13 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 11 2006 - 10:59 AM

well... the homeowner has become the qualified calibration specialist! =). i know there's ISF's, etc. but still ultimately the it's homeowner doing the fine tweaking.


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