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#1 of 63 Yumbo

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Posted January 15 2007 - 11:34 AM

Is it on? No one in room?

#2 of 63 Dave Moritz

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Posted January 15 2007 - 11:40 AM

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#3 of 63 Yumbo

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Posted January 15 2007 - 12:01 PM

Adrian!

#4 of 63 George_W_K

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Posted January 15 2007 - 02:43 PM

For some reason I wasn't able to get in the room. Is it safe to assume that there'll be a transcript of what took place?

#5 of 63 Yumbo

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Posted January 15 2007 - 02:49 PM

It was good! HD DVD good! Transcript is normally up by tomorrow.

#6 of 63 Cees Alons

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Posted January 15 2007 - 06:40 PM

Some excellent information there!
Usually, Ron will post a transcript in about 8 or 10 (working) hours.


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#7 of 63 Dave Mack

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Posted January 15 2007 - 08:07 PM

what's this rumor (on AVS) of the TREK films coming "exclusively" to HDdvd this year...?

#8 of 63 Yumbo

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Posted January 15 2007 - 09:42 PM

No rumour - straight from HD DVD camp.

#9 of 63 Luis Cruz

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Posted January 15 2007 - 09:44 PM

Sounds good. I have only seen the Trek films once or twice but I will definitely check it out again on HD. Also looking forward to what else was said in the chat whenever the transcript is up.
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#10 of 63 Yumbo

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Posted January 15 2007 - 10:04 PM

Universal has big slate that is unannounced.
Deals made at CES with hardware manufacturers and software suppliers.
xBox update to address VGA issue, and HDMI being discussed.
1080i and 1080p same on a 1080p display.
AACS secure for existing disc owners.
Region coding not planned.
600 total titles by end of year.
THD will encourage cheaper HD players to sell.

#11 of 63 Daniel-M

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Posted January 15 2007 - 10:11 PM

The no region coding approach really won me over. Blu-Ray can go and die now

#12 of 63 Jaxon's Dad

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Posted January 15 2007 - 10:25 PM

Looking forward to the transcript. I couldn't get in to the chatroom. Socket errors out the wazoo. Glad to read some of the details.
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#13 of 63 Paul_Stachniak

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Posted January 16 2007 - 03:11 AM

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#14 of 63 Cees Alons

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Posted January 16 2007 - 04:05 AM

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Looking forward to the transcript.

HD DVD Chat Transcript.


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#15 of 63 Peter Overduin

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Posted January 16 2007 - 05:33 AM

While I was generally pleased with waht came out of the chat, one topic that seemed to have totally sidestepped was the substantial number of A titles that will be exclusive to BD only, THD notwithstanding.

It's true that a THD player will address the issue, however, it necessesitates yet again another hardware expenditure, which makes me wanna just say..."ARRGGHH."
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#16 of 63 JohnPhi

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Posted January 16 2007 - 05:44 AM

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No rumour - straight from HD DVD camp.


yes but who cares. It will come to bd. There is only ONE exclusive studio to HD DVD.

Also 600 titles? Where are the announcements. At CES, it was announced for 300, now doubled?

Sounds like vaporware to me

#17 of 63 Marko Berg

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Posted January 16 2007 - 05:47 AM

600 titles total, I understand this includes the ones that have been released already -- more than a hundred.

#18 of 63 Cees Alons

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Posted January 16 2007 - 05:56 AM

Yes, the number of new releases mentioned at CES was 300 indeed. The total number of 600 is fully consistent with numbers mentioned before.

What we will see of it all in real life - that's something to wait for and watch.


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#19 of 63 Jeff Adkins

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Posted January 16 2007 - 05:59 AM

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For instance one might have second thoughts with a MPEG-2
encoded title over an AVC or VC-1 encoded title.

That's insane. There are several MPEG-2 BD that are as good as anything HD-DVD has on the market. Read the reviews at Hidefdigest.

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I also think that the studios wound up using an advanced
video codec for HD DVD, vs MPEG-2 and that really helped cement that
HD DVD has great picture quality. I know my first experience with
Fifth Element was very disheartening vs great picture quality titles
like Casablanca, Batman Begins, and The Hulk.

The problem with The Fifth Element has ZERO to do with MPEG-2 and everything to do with using a crappy master. These kind of statements are totally misleading.

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Also, don't forget that HD DVD does NOT have region
control, so you can get really good titles from Japan and Europe
and play them on your HD DVD player in the US.

Japan is irrelevant anyway since it is technically the same region as the U.S. Besides that, many BD discs are region-free anyway.

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SPE has been the primary BD company doing
uncompressed audio.

This also isn't true. Every Disney title I've looked at has uncompressed PCM.

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For instance, if you have a THD disc in your hand
and have not bought a player yet, wouldn't you get the one that is $499
vs the one that is $999?

Considering the PS3 is $499, the above statement is totally misleading. It could have been better stated as:

"For instance, if you have a THD disc in your hand and have not bought a player yet, wouldn't you rather get the one that is $499 that outputs 1080p, does SACD, has titles from 5 of the "big 6" studios and plays games vs the one that is $499 and only ouputs 1080i, only has titles from 3 of the "big 6" studios, and does not do games?"

The $999 price tag thrown around by HD-DVD supporters was correct about 6 months ago, but they're still using it as an argument. Anyone who follows this stuff at all knows the PS3 is $499 and standalones have been sold for less than $600 within the last month.

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Posted January 16 2007 - 06:09 AM

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That's insane. There are several MPEG-2 BD that are as good as anything HD-DVD has on the market. Read the reviews at Hidefdigest.

Yes, but the space requirements are limiting.

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The problem with The Fifth Element has ZERO to do with MPEG-2 and everything to do with using a crappy master. These kind of statements are totally misleading.

It had to do with both the old Master and the use of MPEG2 on a 25GB disk.

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Japan is irrelevant anyway since it is technically the same region as the U.S. Besides that, many BD discs are region-free anyway.

And your point is?

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I'm not sure exactly what the story is for this, but Meridian never announced anything about HD-DVD at CES. The HD-DVD press conference did mention them but Meridian never made any such announcement.

Meridian will not be releasing an HD DVD player anytime soon. So says brand spokesman John Bamford, who claims that he was surprised to read that the company had been announced as a hardware partner by the HD DVD Promotion Group during its Las Vegas CES press event.

Last I read was that the statement you quote was refuted and that Meridian will be supporting HD-DVD.
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