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Those statements just seem contradictory to me. You are a technophobe with an HDTV and a player for Hi Def movies (and in fact have 74 of them). You're not a very good technophobe if you ask me :D

I'm not a very good saver either. :angry:

Nah, the fact of the matter is I frittered away the meagre savings I had. Never meant to buy as many movies, but this whole high-def malarky does things to your common sense.

Case in point: plumped for the Harry Potter boxset (allfive movies in high-def, along with various doodads in the LE tin chest) just before Christmas but haven't even opened it yet. Should mention I'm an Aussie nutter to boot, so all this talk about tit-matching-tech in what - Euros? - leaves me confused.

Anyway, seem to have a penchant for pre-ordering the latest movies... there's a nice little indie store in Queensland that does me right (well, should do, given the thousands I've already spent). Pre-ordered I Am Legend, and picked up The Omega Man on a whim (well, you know, for archival purposes).

Heh, the dialogue is older than I am - kinda sorta - but the 2.35:1 transfer is sublime. And shiver me timbers, you even get 2-channel Dolby Stereo as well! And one of my all-time favourite movies - The Warriors (circa '79) - literally looks and sounds PERFECT!!

Ah, now where have I heard that before? :P

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You must have bought some utter shite to manage to buy 74 HD-DVD. Saying you bought Harry Potter pretty much confirms this though!

If people are keeping (and expanding) their HD-DVD collections, have they considered what will happen when their drives finally break down? Surely they're not going to be able to replace them (cheaply) and will effectively be left with a large collection of HD coasters.

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Betamax isn't "dead" because someone I know has one that works in his loft but you'd be a fucking idiot to use one. If you're happy keeping and buying titles on HD-DVD then fair enough but don't be surprised when people think you're either being stubborn or idiotic. Buying 74 HD-DVDs and using the internet on a Dreamcast probably puts you in the latter category though.

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Betamax isn't "dead" because someone I know has one that works in his loft but you'd be a fucking idiot to use one. If you're happy keeping and buying titles on HD-DVD then fair enough but don't be surprised when people think you're either being stubborn or idiotic. Buying 74 HD-DVDs and using the internet on a Dreamcast probably puts you in the latter category though.

I'd have thought there was another obvious category.

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You must have bought some utter shite to manage to buy 74 HD-DVD. Saying you bought Harry Potter pretty much confirms this though!

As much as I'd like to list everything I've bought for the purposes of community merriment, must say I've got better things to do. Why, even as we type, my faithful 360 is waiting in the wings - purring away (yes, I leave the old grrl to run while I surf the net on my Dreamcast... not very good as conserving leccy either) - but your denigration or otherwise of Potter is surely lip-service? I mean, seriously, it's good fanciful shite, no?

If people are keeping (and expanding) their HD-DVD collections, have they considered what will happen when their drives finally break down? Surely they're not going to be able to replace them (cheaply) and will effectively be left with a large collection of HD coasters.

I should think, at least in the case of 360's add-on, tat would be Microsoft's concern? Regardless, as a punter, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Betamax isn't "dead" because someone I know has one that works in his loft but you'd be a fucking idiot to use one. If you're happy keeping and buying titles on HD-DVD then fair enough but don't be surprised when people think you're either being stubborn or idiotic. Buying 74 HD-DVDs and using the internet on a Dreamcast probably puts you in the latter category though.

well, im happy keeping and buying hd dvds, but certainly do not class myself as stubborn or idiotic! there are too many great films on hd dvd to simply just stop and give up because blu ray has won. my 360 hd dvd drive will quite happily sit alongside my 360 and ps3 for the forseeable future, and even if it was to break down, i really dont think sourcing a cheap replacement would be a issue.

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Stick an * beside the ones you've got then!

1. 12 Monkeys [HD] $20.99

2. 16 Blocks [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

3. 2 Fast 2 Furious [HD] $20.99

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey [HD] $19.99

5. 300 [HD] $30.99

6. 40-Year-Old Virgin [HD] $20.99

7. Accepted [HD] $30.99

8. Action: The Best of HD DVD [HD] $56.99

9. Adventures of Robin Hood [HD] $19.99

10. Aeon Flux [HD] $20.99

11. Alexander: Revisited - The Final Cut [HD] $19.99

12. Alice Cooper: Live at Montreux, 2005 [HD] $18.99

13. Alpha Dog [HD] $27.99

14. Amateurs [HD] $21.99

15. American Me [HD] $20.99

16. American Werewolf in London [HD] $27.99

17. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy [HD] $20.99

18. Animal House [HD/DVD Hybrid] $25.99

19. Ant Bully [HD/DVD Hybrid] $31.99

20. Ant Bully [HD] $25.99

21. Antarctica Dreaming [HD] $14.99

22. Apollo 13 [HD] $20.99

23. Appleseed Ex Machina [HD] $22.99

24. Aquarium Impressions [HD] $10.99

25. Arctic Tale [HD] $28.99

26. Army of Darkness [HD/DVD Hybrid] $25.99

27. Army of Darkness [HD] $20.99

28. Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [HD] $27.99

29. Assault on Precinct 13 [HD] $20.99

30. ATL [HD] $30.99

31. Aviator [HD] $19.99

32. Backdraft [HD] $25.99

33. Balls of Fury [HD] $27.99

34. Barry Manilow: Manilow Live! [HD] $16.99

35. Batman Begins [HD] $19.99

36. Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Season One [HD] $69.99

37. BEE MOVIE (HD DVD) (WS) (2DISCS) $28.99

38. Being John Malkovich [HD] $20.99

39. Beowulf [HD] $28.99

40. Best of HD DVD, Vol. 1 [HD] $56.99

41. Best of HD DVD, Vol. 2 [HD] $56.99

42. Best of HD DVD, Vol. 3 [HD] $56.99

43. Big Lebowski [HD] $20.99

44. Billy Madison [HD] $20.99

45. Black Christmas [HD] $20.99

46. Black Rain [HD] $20.99

47. Black Snake Moan [HD] $27.99

48. Blade Runner [HD] [5 Discs] [Complete Collector's Edition] $30.99

49. Blazing Saddles [HD] $19.99

50. Blood Diamond [HD] $19.99

51. Blue Planet [HD] $19.99

52. BOB HOPE COLLECTION-MY FAV BRUNETTE & SON OF PALEFACE (HD DVD) $11.99

53. Bob Hope Double Feature [HD] $11.99

54. Bone Collector [HD] $20.99

55. BONNIE & CLYDE (HD-DVD/ENG-SP-FR SUB) $25.99

56. Born on the Fourth of July [HD] $20.99

57. Bourne Identity [HD] $20.99

58. Bourne Supremacy [HD] $21.99

59. Brave One [HD] $27.99

60. Breach [HD] $27.99

61. Break-Up [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

62. Breakfast Club [HD] $25.99

63. Brokeback Mountain [HD] $25.99

64. Bruce Almighty [HD] $20.99

65. Bulletproof [HD] $20.99

66. Caddyshack [HD] $19.99

67. Carlito's Way [HD] $20.99

68. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power [HD] $20.99

69. Casablanca [HD] $19.99

70. Casino [HD] $21.99

71. Cat People [HD] $20.99

72. CHANNELS (HD-DVD) $20.99

73. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory [HD] $19.99

74. Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire: Live at the Greek Theatre [HD] $16.99

75. Children of Men [HD] $30.99

76. Christmas Story [HD] $19.99

77. Chronicles of Riddick [HD] $20.99

78. Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black [HD] $20.99

79. Chronos [special Edition] [HD] $15.99

80. Cinderella Man [HD] $21.99

81. Clerks 2 [HD] $20.99

82. Clockwork Orange [HD] $19.99

83. Coming to America [HD] $20.99

84. Complete Matrix Trilogy [HD] $63.99

85. Constantine [HD] $19.99

86. Contract [HD] $20.99

87. Cowboys [HD] $19.99

88. Cream: Royal Albert Hall, London - May 2-3-5-6, 2005 [HD] $19.99

89. Dante's Peak [HD] $20.99

90. Darkman [HD] $20.99

91. Dawn of the Dead [HD] $20.99

92. Daylight [HD] $20.99

93. Dazed and Confused [HD DVD/DVD] $25.99

94. Dead Silence [HD] $27.99

95. Deep Purple: They All Came Down to Montreux - Live at Montreux 2006 [HD] $17.99

96. Deer Hunter [HD] $20.99

97. Deliverance [HD] $19.99

98. Departed [HD] $25.99

99. Derailed [HD] [unrated] $20.99

100. Digital Video Essentials [HD] $19.99

101. Digital Video Essentials: HD Basics [HD] $16.99

102. Dirty Dozen [HD] $19.99

103. DISCO PIGS (HD DVD) $20.99

104. Discovery Atlas: Australia Revealed [HD] $16.99

105. Discovery Atlas: Brazil Revealed [HD] $16.99

106. Discovery Atlas: China Revealed [HD] $16.99

107. Discovery Atlas: Italy Revealed [HD] $16.99

108. Dispatch: Zimbabwe - Live at Madison Square Garden [HD] $19.99

109. District B13 [HD] $20.99

110. Disturbia [HD] $28.99

111. Dog Day Afternoon [HD] $19.99

112. Doom [HD] $20.99

113. Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas - Combo Format [HD] $27.99

114. Dragon Tiger Gate [HD] $19.99

115. Dragonheart [HD] $21.99

116. Dreamgirls [HD] $28.99

117. Dukes of Hazzard [HD] $19.99

118. Dune [HD] $20.99

119. Eagles: Farewell Tour - Live From Melbourne [HD] $19.99

120. Eastern Promises [HD] $27.99

121. Elizabeth [HD] $20.99

122. Elizabeth: The Golden Age [HD] $27.99

123. End of Days [HD] $20.99

124. Enter the Dragon [HD] $19.99

125. Erin Brockovich [HD] $20.99

126. Evan Almighty [HD] $27.99

127. Evening [HD] $27.99

128. Excalibur [HD] $20.99

129. Eyes Wide Shut [HD] $19.99

130. Face Off [HD] $24.99

131. Failure to Launch [HD] $20.99

132. Family: The Best of HD DVD [HD] $56.99

133. Fast and the Furious [HD] $20.99

134. Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

135. Fast Times at Ridgemont High [HD] $25.99

136. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas [HD] $21.99

137. Feast [HD] $20.99

138. Field of Dreams [HD] $21.99

139. Fireplace HD [HD] $14.99

140. Fireplace Impressions [HD] $10.99

141. Firewall [DVD/HD] $30.99

142. Flags of Our Fathers [HD] $28.99

143. Fledermaus [HD] $28.99

144. For Love of the Game [HD] $20.99

145. Forbidden Planet [HD] $19.99

146. Forbidden Planet [HD] $39.99

147. Fountain [HD] $31.99

148. Fountain [HD] $25.99

149. Four Brothers [HD] $20.99

150. Freedom Writers [HD] $27.99

151. Freedom, Vol. 1 $24.99

152. Friday Night Lights [HD] $20.99

153. Frighteners [HD] $20.99

154. Fugitive [HD] $19.99

155. Full Metal Jacket [HD] $19.99

156. Full Metal Jacket [HD] $19.99

157. Galapagos [HD] $19.99

158. Galaxina [26th Anniversary Special Edition] [HD] $11.99

159. Getaway [HD] $20.99

160. Girls Gone Wild: Baby Bash Live and Uncensored $14.99

161. Gods and Generals [HD] $19.99

162. Golgo 13: Kowloon Assignment $14.99

163. Good Night and Good Luck [HD] $19.99

164. Good Night, and Good Luck [HD] $31.99

165. Good Shepherd [HD] $27.99

166. GoodFellas [HD] $19.99

167. Gothika [HD] $19.99

168. Grand Prix [HD] $19.99

169. Half Baked [Fully Baked Edition] [HD] $27.99

170. Happy Feet [HD] $25.99

171. Happy Gilmore [HD] $20.99

172. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [HD] $20.99

173. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [HD] $20.99

174. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [HD] $27.99

175. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [HD] $20.99

176. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [HD] $20.99

177. Harsh Times [HD] $20.99

178. HD Window: Great Southwest [HD] $16.99

179. HD Window: Hawaii [HD] $14.99

180. HDscape Sampler [HD] $4.99

181. Heart: Alive in Seattle [HD] $16.99

182. Heartbreak Kid [HD] $28.99

183. Heroes: Season 1 [HD] [7 Discs] $69.99

184. Hitcher [HD] $27.99

185. Hollywoodland [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

186. Host [HD] $23.99

187. Hot Fuzz [HD/DVD Combo] $27.99

188. House of Wax [HD] $19.99

189. Hulk [WS] $20.99

190. Hurricane [HD] $20.99

191. Hustle and Flow [HD] $20.99

192. In Good Company [HD] $20.99

193. In the Valley of Elah [HD] $27.99

194. Inside Man [HD] $20.99

195. Interpreter [HD] $20.99

196. Into the Wild [HD] $28.99

197. Invasion [HD] $27.99

198. Italian Job [HD] $20.99

199. Jailhouse Rock [HD] $19.99

200. Jarhead [HD] $20.99

201. JAZZ STANDARDS-MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN 3-DIMENSIONAL SOUND REALITY (HD) $16.99

202. Jerk [HD] $21.99

203. Jet Li's Fearless [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

204. JUSTICE LEAGUE-NEW FRONTIER (HD-DVD/SPECIAL EDITION) $19.99

205. King Kong $28.99

206. King of California [HD] $21.99

207. Kingdom [HD] $27.99

208. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [HD/DVD Hybrid] $31.99

209. Knocked Up [HD] $27.99

210. Kukahi: Live in Concert [HD] $19.99

211. Lady in the Water [HD] $31.99

212. Lady in the Water [HD] $25.99

213. Lake House [HD] $25.99

214. Lake House [HD] $31.99

215. Land of the Dead [HD/DVD Hybrid] $25.99

216. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider [HD] $20.99

217. Last Samurai [HD] $19.99

218. Last Starfighter [HD] $20.99

219. Lethal Weapon 2 [HD] $19.99

220. Lethal Weapon [HD] $19.99

221. Letters from Iwo Jima [HD] $31.99

222. Letters from Iwo Jima [HD] $25.99

223. Liar Liar [HD] $20.99

224. License to Wed [HD] $30.99

225. Living Landscapes: The World's Most Beautiful Places [HD] $14.99

226. Lost City [HD] $20.99

227. Lost in Translation [HD] $20.99

228. Low Life [HD] $20.99

229. Lucky Number Slevin [HD] $20.99

230. Mallrats [HD] $20.99

231. Manchurian Candidate [HD] $20.99

232. Matador [HD] $20.99

233. Meet Joe Black [HD] $20.99

234. Meet the Fockers [HD] $20.99

235. Meet the Parents [HD] $20.99

236. Method Man: Live from the Sunset Strip [HD] $12.99

237. Miami Vice [WS] [unrated and Rated Versions] $30.99

238. Midnight Run [HD] $20.99

239. Mighty Heart [HD] $28.99

240. Million Dollar Baby [HD] $19.99

241. Mission: Impossible - Ultimate Missions Collection [HD] $58.99

242. Mission: Impossible 2 [HD] $20.99

243. Mission: Impossible III [HD] [2 Discs] $27.99

244. Mission: Impossible [HD] $20.99

245. Mobsters [HD] $20.99

246. Monty Python's the Meaning of Life [HD] $20.99

247. Moody Blues: Lovely to See You - Live [HD] $16.99

248. Mr. Bean's Holiday [HD] $27.99

249. Mummy Returns [HD] $20.99

250. Mummy [HD] $21.99

251. Muriel Anderson: A Guitarscape Planet [HD] $19.99

252. Music and Lyrics [HD] $30.99

253. MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute Honoring James Taylor [HD] $13.99

254. Mutiny on the Bounty [HD] $19.99

255. Mystery Men [HD] $20.99

256. Mystic Forest [HD] $10.99

257. Nacho Libre [HD] $26.99

258. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation [HD] $19.99

259. Nature's Journey [HD] $16.99

260. New Orleans Concert: The Music of America's Soul [HD] $22.99

261. Next [HD] $28.99

262. Nip/Tuck: The Complete Fourth Season [HD] $53.99

263. No Reservations [HD] $27.99

264. Norbit [HD] $27.99

265. Notting Hill [HD] $20.99

266. Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry [HD] $27.99

267. Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps [HD] $20.99

268. Nutty Professor [HD] $20.99

269. Ocean's Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen [HD] $53.99

270. Ocean's Thirteen [HD] $27.99

271. Old School [HD] $20.99

272. Omega Man [HD] $19.99

273. Out for Justice [HD] $19.99

274. Out of Sight [HD] $20.99

275. Pan's Labyrinth [HD] $27.99

276. Pat Metheny Group: The Way Up-Live [HD] $18.99

277. Patch Adams [HD] $20.99

278. Perfect Storm [HD] $19.99

279. Phantom of the Opera [HD] $19.99

280. Pianist [HD] $20.99

281. Polar Express [HD] $20.99

282. Poseidon [HD] $19.99

283. Pride and Prejudice [HD] $20.99

284. Pulse [HD] $20.99

285. Purple Rain [HD] $19.99

286. R. Kelly: Live - The Light It Up Tour [HD] $16.99

287. RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS (HD-DVD) $20.99

288. Rattle and Hum [HD] $20.99

289. Ray [HD] $20.99

290. Reaping [HD] $30.99

291. Rebelion de Las Muertas [HD] $14.99

292. Red Dragon [HD] $20.99

293. Reds [HD] $24.99

294. Requiem $20.99

295. Retorno del Hombre Lobo [HD] $14.99

296. Return to House on Haunted Hill [HD] $25.99

297. Rio Bravo [HD] $19.99

298. River [HD] $20.99

299. Road Warrior [HD] $19.99

300. Room with a View [HD] $19.99

301. Roy Orbison: Black & White Night [HD] $16.99

302. Rumor Has It [HD] $25.99

303. Rumor Has It... [HD/DVD Hybrid] $31.99

304. Rundown [HD] $20.99

305. Sahara [HD] $20.99

306. Scanner Darkly [HD] $19.99

307. Scary Movie 4 [HD] $20.99

308. Scent of a Woman [HD] $20.99

309. School for Scoundrels [HD] $20.99

310. Scooby-Doo [HD] $19.99

311. Scorpion King [HD] $25.99

312. Sea of Love [HD] $20.99

313. Seabiscuit [HD] $20.99

314. Searchers [HD] $19.99

315. Seed of Chucky [HD] $20.99

316. Serenity [HD] $20.99

317. Serenity: Southern Seas [HD] $14.99

318. Shaun of the Dead [HD] $20.99

319. Shining [HD] $19.99

320. Shooter [HD] $28.99

321. Shrek the Third [HD] $28.99

322. Sister Street Fighter [HD] $14.99

323. Skeleton Key [HD] $20.99

324. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [HD] $20.99

325. Sleepy Hollow [HD] $20.99

326. Slither [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

327. Smallville: The Complete Fifth Season [HD] $53.99

328. Smallville: The Complete Sixth Season [HD] $53.99

329. Smokey and the Bandit [HD] $20.99

330. Smokin' Aces [HD] $27.99

331. Sneakers [HD] $20.99

332. Sopranos: Season Six, Part 1 [HD] [4 Discs] $85.99

333. Sopranos: Season Six, Part 2 [HD] $85.99

334. Space Cowboys [HD] $19.99

335. Spartacus [HD] $20.99

336. Spy Game [HD] $20.99

337. Stained Glass Christmas With Heavenly Carols [DVD/HD] $20.99

338. Stardust [HD] $28.99

339. Sting [HD] $20.99

340. Streets of Fire [HD] $20.99

341. Superman II [The Richard Donner Cut] [HD] $19.99

342. Superman Returns [HD] $25.99

343. Superman Returns [WS] [HD DVD/DVD] $31.99

344. Superman: The Movie [HD] $19.99

345. Swan Lake [HD] $28.99

346. Swordfish [HD] $19.99

347. Syriana [HD/DVD Hybrid] $25.99

348. Talk to Me [HD] $27.99

349. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [HD] $19.99

350. That's Entertainment Trilogy [HD] $53.99

351. That's the Way of the World [HD] $14.99

352. Thing [HD] $21.99

353. Things We Lost in the Fire [HD] $28.99

354. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride [HD] $19.99

355. Timecop [HD] $20.99

356. TMNT [HD] $30.99

357. Top Gun [HD] $20.99

358. Toto: 25th Anniversary - Live in Amsterdam [HD] $18.99

359. Trading Places [HD] $20.99

360. Traffic [HD] $20.99

361. Training Day [HD] $19.99

362. Transformers [HD] $28.99

363. Tremors [HD] $20.99

364. Troy [HD] $20.99

365. Troy [WS] [unrated Director's Cut] [HD] $25.99

366. Twilight Zone: The Movie [HD] $19.99

367. Twister [HD] $19.99

368. U-571 [HD] $20.99

369. Ultimate Fighting Championship: The Best of 2007 [HD] $18.99

370. Ultimate Matrix Collection [HD] $74.99

371. UNCOMMON BACH-MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN 3-DIMENSIONAL SOUND REALITY (HD) $16.99

372. Under Siege [HD] $19.99

373. Unforgiven [HD] $19.99

374. Unleashed [HD/DVD Hybrid] $27.99

375. Unleashed [HD] $20.99

376. Untouchables [HD] $20.99

377. V for Vendetta [HD] $19.99

378. Van Helsing [HD] $20.99

379. View from Space with Heavenly Music [HD] $19.99

380. Visions of the Sea: Explorations [HD] $14.99

381. Viva Las Vegas [HD] $19.99

382. Waist Deep [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

383. War [HD] $20.99

384. Warriors [HD] $20.99

385. Watcher [HD] $20.99

386. Waterworld [HD] $21.99

387. WAY TO PARADISE-MUSIC EXPERIENCE IN 3-DIMENSIONAL SOUND REALITY (HD) $16.99

388. We Are Marshall [HD] $30.99

389. We Were Soldiers [HD] $20.99

390. Wedding Date [HD] $20.99

391. What Dreams May Come [HD] $20.99

392. White Noise 2 [HD] $27.99

393. White Noise [HD] $20.99

394. Wild Bunch [HD] $19.99

395. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [HD] $19.99

396. Wolf Creek [HD] [unrated] $20.99

397. World Trade Center [HD] $27.99

398. Wyatt Earp [HD] $19.99

399. You, Me and Dupree [HD/DVD Hybrid] $30.99

400. Zodiac [HD]

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Betamax isn't "dead" because someone I know has one that works in his loft but you'd be a fucking idiot to use one. If you're happy keeping and buying titles on HD-DVD then fair enough but don't be surprised when people think you're either being stubborn or idiotic. Buying 74 HD-DVDs and using the internet on a Dreamcast probably puts you in the latter category though.

You've pretty much summed up A/V in three sentences.

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Well it's not over for HD-DVD according to the guy out on the smoking break who talks rubbish! He just said although Toshiba have dropped HD-DVD, Samsung have gone to HD-DVD and are releasing HD-DVD players exclusively!

I have no idea why he says the stuff he says.

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Apparently, shops can't give HD DVD players away in Japan. Certain models have been cut 50% and been stuck in dark corners of shops. Add to that, blank HD DVD discs are really hard to get hold of because they are sold out and going up in price in Japan.

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I bought a EP-35 just a month ago. despite knowing full well that the format was about to fall over, but wouldn't class myself as isiotic. I have a decent stack of HD-DVD's which were being marred by the 360 playback so felt the relatively small outlay was more than justifiable. As others have said, I'll still have the discs despite the format dissapearing so might as well watch them in a way that shows them at their best.

I've had a PS3 since the US launch too and that was bought mostly for the Blu-Ray playback which is still what it is predominantly used for. I can't actually remember the last time I played a game on it.

As someone mentioned earlier, the dual format did at least help to bring down the cost of hardware (and to a lesser extewnt, software) to very affordable levels, very quickly which, for all the confusion and frustration of the last 18 months, has got to be counted as a pretty big (possibly the only) benefit for the rival standards.

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What, you think it's not down to the PS3? Blu-ray disc sales have been outselling HD-DVD pretty much since the releas of the PS3. Nothing to do with the PS3 though, right?

No, that you used the word "gamble".

That there was any risk involved that meant that Sony might NOT have use blu-ray in the PS3.

That was the whole fucking point. Get bluray into peoples homes anyway they could. There's no risk, so it's not a gamble.

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No, that you used the word "gamble".

That there was any risk involved that meant that Sony might NOT have use blu-ray in the PS3.

That was the whole fucking point. Get bluray into peoples homes anyway they could. There's no risk, so it's not a gamble.

Of course there was a risk. By the end of this gen they could end up being last and costing $600 at launch will be the reason for that.

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