Directors Format Wars! Blu-Ray vs, HD-DVD Who do you think is winning now?

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  1. DanielKellmii

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    It is Jan. 22nd 2005. Who looks to be winning the format war right now, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD? Or can you tell yet?

    Please keep commentary short. Three sentences at the most. I just want to get a snapshot so at the end of the month, I will ignore thread. Maybe I will start a new one in six months.
    Here are the choice again:

    HD-DVD
    Blu-Ray
    Too Early




    Thanks
     
  2. Jim_K

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    Until the titles start rolling out for everyone to judge I'd have to say there is only one real answer right now...........

    Too Early
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Way too early
     
  4. Rob Gardiner

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    It won't be released for another 8 months, but I'm already excited about owning HD-DVD copies of the Harry Potter films.

    Blu-Ray discs aren't even at the point of being considered vaporware yet.

    Also, standard DVD plants can be easily re-tooled to support HD-DVD production, which means product shortages are less likely to be a problem than with Blu Ray. So at this point I would give HD-DVD the edge.
     
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    When the studios can stop competing and settle on ONE format, that's when WE win.

    I'm not going to support HD-DVD so that I can miss out on movies like Lawrence of Arabia (Columbia) and Fantasia (Buena Vista). I'm not going to support BluRay so I can miss out on 2001: A Space Odyssey (Warner) and The Elephant Man (Paramount).
     
  7. DanielKellmii

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    Patrick, you have expressed the situation very well. I am going to ask that this thread be closed for now. I think I have a good snapshot of what is happening. I have a good starting point for following this now. I will revisit this in 6 months or if something significant happens.
     
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    Its too early but I think HDDVD will have a advantage simply because of the name.

    People already now what DVD is - while BluRay may cause them to go .. "huh?"
     

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