Blu-ray Vs HD DVD

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  1. Yoda

    Yoda Member

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    Hello guys,
    This is an article about the Battle of Next Generation DVD Technology. Download the PDF file from the below link and see for yourself which Technology suites you.

    From my opinion it will take minimum of 2 or 3 more years to know which Technology will win the Battle.

    But what about the prices?

    A player priced approx. Rs.38,000/-
    A Media priced approx. Rs.900/-
    A Media Writer priced approx. Rs.38,000/-

    It might be less or even more.... Really Expensive...

    we will have to wait for the Prices to come down and that might take a few more years.

    No Idea when these Players will become affordable and when will they hit the Indian Market ?????

    As far as the Technology is concerned its still in the construction phase (Both Blu-ray and HD DVD).

    So, a lot of improvements and changes had to take place before people can really think of buying it. Till then we have to stick with DVD.

    Rumours say that there might be Players in the future that can Play both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

    But, I will wait for a Player which can play my CD, DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD (including the Re-Writable Media).

    I'm ready to wait patiently.

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    http://rapidshare.de/files/33542248/Battle_of_the_New_DVDs.pdf.html

    By the way I support Blu-ray and that will be the future and will eventually win the Battle.
     
  2. rakeshishere

    rakeshishere HELP AND SUPPORT

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    there will even more advancement than blu-ray as soon as blu-ray prices come down and its available in india...b/w that article was nice
     
  3. W i d e S c r e e N

    W i d e S c r e e N New Member

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    crossed my fingers...
     
  4. Tanmay

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    I suppose HD DvD will win because of it's low manufacturing costs.But Blu-Ray also will be used as PS3's gonna be Blu-Ray and many companies supporting it.
    I guess we'll have to wait n' watch.
     
  5. n2casey

    n2casey Super Hero - Super Powers

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    Ya!
    We'll have to wait & watch.
     
  6. sourav

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    i stand for bd
     
  8. xenkatesh

    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    Dude... i too remember those days when the DVD writer was first launched in India.. it was about 18,000.. right now... phew.. its only 3500 or less.. what do you think abt it... any new electronic product will be a high on the first and then it will come down.. thats what is happening all over.. my opnion on this will be HD DVD - HD Movies, BD - for storage purpose.. no matter every one can have their hands on both a year later with a resonable price... :p
     
  9. SE><IE

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    well. I suppose the pronographers will be the ones to decide the fate.
     
  10. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    if pornos will decide then i think hd-dvd will win . btw Samsung HD-DVD player is available for 7k .
     
  11. SE><IE

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    and sony has launched a VAIO with BLD-burner
     
  12. Zeeshan Quireshi

    Zeeshan Quireshi C# Be Sharp !

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    yup , but vaio is priced way too high but nyone buying a new DVD player can buy samsung HD-DVD player .
     
  13. Simple_Graduate

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    Here is a timely article in Businessworld:

    HD-DVD is less expensive, but Blu-Ray has greater support from industry

    There’s something about video that’s more about stirring trouble than about moving pictures. First, there was the VHS versus Betamax, then PAL vs NTSC, VCDs vs DVDs, DVDs vs DVDs, and now, Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD. As video formats change, evolve and collide faster than one can keep pace with, it is the consumer who is left to wonder how exactly to go about watching his movie in peace.

    In the Blu-Ray and HD-DVD stand-off, the blues camp certainly seems to have it for now — it has been the first to bring out the players and the drives. But I am getting ahead of myself. Here’s a little background.

    As the DVD format wars were showing no signs of letting up, consumer electronics majors were busy working on the next generation of video storage formats. Apple, Dell, Hitachi, HP, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, TDK and Thomson all made up one faction — that of Blu-Ray. Available in single layer (25 GB, two hours of HD video or 13 hours of regular video) and double layer (50 GB, nine hours of HD video or 23 hours of standard video), Blu-Ray lets you connect to the Internet. For movie content, it has the support of Sony Pictures, Disney, Fox, Paramount, Warner and Lions Gate. For video games, it is compatible with PlayStation 3.

    HD-DVD, on the other hand, is a standard largely propped up by Toshiba, with support from NEC and Microsoft (to an extent). It is available in 15 GB (single layer) and 30 GB (dual layer) flavours. In content, there is support from Paramount, Studio Canal, Universal, Warner and the Weinstein Company. Because Microsoft is in its camp, the video game console support is for Xbox.

    Both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray were developed to handle HD video. Even though we in India are struggling to get sharp HDTV (the direct-to-home TV companies are working on it), high-definition is a big deal in the US and Europe. And while DVDs have been good at recording high quality video, they really can’t handle HD. Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, on account of their high capacities, don’t balk at recording videos that can be played at 720p, 1080i and 1080p resolutions. Since copyright issues are a concern of movie makers, both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD promise that they make it difficult to lift copyrighted content using their recorders. Other similarities include the cost of discs ($20-$28). Both say they can play DVDs, and support the best audio standards.

    Let’s come to the differences. Blu-Ray has the upper hand in terms of capacity, but it is also the more expensive format. The players cost almost double the price of HD-DVD players. Blu-Ray also region-codes its players and discs.

    The issue in the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD battle is that of industry support. In this, Blu-Ray has an upper hand. It has the weight of the PC players, consumer electronics players and movie studios (although this last category is hedging its stakes and playing it safe by bringing out movies in both formats). The companies that support HD-DVD are very few. It is because of this that more Blu-Ray players and drives are out in the market. There are still companies jumping camps. Universal Studio, which started out supporting Blu-Ray, is now a part of the HD-DVD gang.

    Any hope of either of the factions relenting on compatibility with each other is slim. Earlier this year, LG said it would come out with a player that could play both, but that was soon retracted, with LG saying that the idea hadn’t been properly fleshed out yet. LG already has Blu-Ray drives out in the market.

    Here in India, though, we can relax for a while. The DVD is not going anywhere anytime soon — not till 2010, say experts. The choice in Blu-Ray and HD-DVD drives and players will be available to us in 2007. The battle is raging on for now. The movies are gradually coming out, as are the players and the drives. While HD-DVD touts the cost advantage, Blu-Ray shows its edge in muscle power. The DVD, meanwhile, is busy raking it in.
     
  14. SE><IE

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    you could have quoted that.
     
  15. tarey_g

    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    Very wrong dude , samsung HD DVD player is not what you think , and you can sue that company for this . By HD DVD player they mean 'High Definition DVD player' this means it plays standard dvd's and upscales it to resolutions of 1080p/1080i . Total fraud , they cannot use the term HD DVD player for such product , this player can't play HD DVD's. totally misleading.

    The current price of a real 'HD DVD' player will be around 26,000 INR.
     
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  16. SE><IE

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    @zeehan: Just because a company (SS) has launched a product("HD-DVD" player) for the new technology(HD-DVD), the technology which bas being backed up by the company ; doesn't mean the product is gonna rule the world.
    Isn't it that DVD-s and DVD+s are both available but DVD-s are used by most.

    I said pornos will decide because they will be the one to make full use of the disc. You know the fate of VHS don't you.
     
  17. freshseasons

    freshseasons King of my own Castle

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    I think its Blu-ray all the way from here. Simply because though it Expensive .."NOW" i dont think it will always be. Cause in pursuit of Mass appeal Quality has first appeal and then Price.
    As the Quality is good then people choose than as a benchmark. Then after mass appeal technology always takes care of the pricing.
    Sony being the pioneer and supporter of Blu-ray maximum companies are supporting them too.
    Really just the formalities are left. Blu-ray is the winner!!!
     
  18. tarey_g

    tarey_g Hanging, since 2004..

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    Sony is going thru bad time , HD DVD is backed many studios too and not to forget the Software giant Microsoft. its very obvious that HD DVd will be cheaper than the Blu ray disc, now if a movie fits into the HD DVD in its full glory then why does consumer need to spend more on a media(and the high cost players) like blu-ray. Until the capacity and the price of blu-ray is fully justified in the current market its going to be hard for sony to top.
     
  19. SE><IE

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    at 10 extra GBs per layer per side the BLD will definitely will hands down over HD-DVD if space is all we need. It may be good for the corporates and their backups.
    Lets wait n watch, afterall the biggest movie industry has a major role in the war of the giants.
     
  20. xenkatesh

    xenkatesh Bewitched!

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    according to me anything is fine while you get it @ resonable price or cheap :p
     
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