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HD DVD is dead now. WTF...

 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18561
Registered: Oct-05
i want my money back for the hd dvd player i got.

http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/80109/with-hd-dvd-dead-will-blu-ray-prices-begi n-to-fall
 

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Username: Adddisorder

Palm Beach, Florida

Post Number: 5962
Registered: Jan-06
technology for you, once you buy something its already outdated

but ill take that hd dvd player off your hands when you but a blue ray
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 13983
Registered: Jun-06
That's why I haven't bought a plasma or flat screen yet. I'll wait till they're perfect, last for 15 years and cheap as hell.



I'm kicking myself for spending hundreds of $$ on my dvd recorder.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18593
Registered: Oct-05
lol paul.

mat ima keep my hd dvd player. lol.
 

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Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego

Post Number: 3479
Registered: Dec-06
That time is pretty much now Paul. The photons in the latest plasma sets have a half-life span of 60,000 hours. Thats almost seven years, 24 hours a day. You're looking at around twenty years of normal use. And they have also nearly eliminated burn-in issues (which are critical mostly in the first 100 hours of display use anyway) with auto switching and other technologies. Top notch 50" 1080P models by the leaders like Panasonic and Samsung can now be had for under $2000. And LCD's, which are still the way to go in rooms where room lighting and reflections can't be controlled, are coming down fast too and new screen technologies have all but eliminated the blurring and motion artifacts issues.

And speaking of DVD recorders... I was at my buddies house the other day and he was showing me this Magnavox unit he bought for $150 at Costco. Normally I frown at the low/mid level brands, but Magnavox has always been decent stuff for the cash and this was not only a DVD recorder but also a hi-fi stereo VCR. I was amazed at how they are selling them so cheap now. Wasn't more than a year or two ago when a DVD recorder of any kind was $1000+. Same thing is happening with Blu Ray now. The players are evolving each revision and are coming down in price very sharply.

I thought I told you to buy Blu-Ray Chad.
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

The kids love my rhyme...

Post Number: 4283
Registered: Feb-06
ps3 ftw.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 13988
Registered: Jun-06
Nice post Brad. Yeah they have come down in price. Just not quite low enough for me yet. I drop 2 Gs on a tv and 1 1/2 years from now it will be $650. I'm ok with my 48" Mitsubishi for now, but I'm also looking forward to freeing up all that floor space.
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

The kids love my rhyme...

Post Number: 4288
Registered: Feb-06
Q under expensive TV =

You probably shouldn;t go that route, Paul. Haha!
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18598
Registered: Oct-05
i'll listen more next time. its all good though. i'm getting a ps3 anyways.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18602
Registered: Oct-05
wtf i paid $300+ for this unit like 6 or 7 months ago.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Toshiba-HDA3-Upconversion-DVD-HD-DVD-Player-HDA3/ sem/rpsm/oid/191903/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 13994
Registered: Jun-06
You young guns probably don't remember but back in my day when VCRs came out they were $1000. My parents used to rent them to watch rented movies!



Today they are $30, (if you can find them). Not to mention the format is soooo obsolete.




I hate walking past my VHS movie collection thinking "what a waste".



Someday soon I'll be saying that about my DVD collection.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18604
Registered: Oct-05
you guys know if tivo can store blu ray?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 13998
Registered: Jun-06
I don't have either.



My guess is no, but that is just a guess lolo.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

COD4 Addict

Post Number: 2225
Registered: Jan-06
^not sure... but hurry up and get a ps3 so i can school you in COD4

Reece, whats your ps3 handle?
 

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Username: Wolf_hound

Phoenix, AZ

Post Number: 560
Registered: Sep-05
lol paul vhs players are 5 bucks here at the pawn shop. I also have about 30 vhs tapes that i dont even watch they just sit there, i think i might sell them for like a buck or 2 each.
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

The kids love my rhyme...

Post Number: 4299
Registered: Feb-06
t3n4k3ysf1n3st i think
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Northwest PA

Post Number: 6409
Registered: Jul-06
360 > ps3


Compare the amount of games available, no contest
 

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Username: Th3pwn3r

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Post Number: 6983
Registered: Jul-06
"You young guns probably don't remember but back in my day when VCRs came out they were $1000. My parents used to rent them to watch rented movies! "

That's nothing. My uncle paid $1200 bucks for one of the first calculators, rofl.
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15157
Registered: Dec-03
I'm not an early adopter specially when it comes to new technology. I like to observe first.

I was specially cautious when it came to the new DVD format wars. And BAM! it is finally drawing to a close....I think!

I remember when CD players first came out...$1200 for a single disc player and CDs were $22.00.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

A pic is worth 1000 posts!!

Post Number: 14011
Registered: Jun-06
Yeah I remember the first cd player I had. It was an LXI model from Sears. It had like 6 functions lol. Play, stop, ffw, frw, pause and random.



My friends were all like: That's the coolest thing ever!
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18657
Registered: Oct-05
its funny how things drop in prices so fast.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

COD4 Addict

Post Number: 2229
Registered: Jan-06
"360 > ps3


Compare the amount of games available, no contest"

i like both systems. xbox has more games, yes, but its also been out like a year longer. wait until ps3 flourishes; MGS4, Gran Turismo HD, Twisted Metal ps3, etc. this is definitely the year for ps3. it also has a web browser, has the ability to have an OS installed, and of course has free online play :-)
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Los Angeles, CA

Post Number: 18666
Registered: Oct-05
i want a 360 bad though. i want to play halo 3 so badly right now.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

COD4 Addict

Post Number: 2235
Registered: Jan-06
halo is fun no doubt, but people make a bigger deal of it than they should. its not the end all be all of FPS games like its made out to be. JMO!
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 8144
Registered: Jun-04
just a follow up on the topic...

Microsoft pulls plug on HD DVD players for Xbox 360

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080224/ap_on_hi_te/microsoft_hd_dvd
 

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Username: Denali_on_22s

The kids love my rhyme...

Post Number: 4360
Registered: Feb-06
360 is becoming obsolete... b1tches.
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15204
Registered: Dec-03
Suckas...LOL!
 

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Username: Somedonniedude

Illinois United States

Post Number: 1048
Registered: May-07
I think the only reason I would buy a 360 over a ps3 is for halo 3 (and maybe gears of war). And that is a good enough reason imo. I don't think halo 3 is as fun as halo 1 or 2 were, but it is still my favorite FPS on the next gen consoles. I think I can honestly say Halo has changed my life, and that is a sad thing. Just from typing this right now and thinking about it, I realize it was an addiction.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

Post Number: 8160
Registered: Jun-04
all I can say is im glad I waited to buy either machine this time...I own a regular xbox and a ps2...I was very close to buying a xbox360 once but the price of new games selling at 60 bucks ticked me off so I said forget it...I want the ps3 mostly for the blueray player but figured why when I dont have a high res tv
 

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Username: Bnd_rulez

Phoenix, AZ USA

Post Number: 1590
Registered: Mar-05
Aww sweet sweet Halo, those were good times. Have a big lan set up and party and play Halo. Brings a tear to my eye.
 

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Username: Livin_loud

COD4 Addict

Post Number: 2241
Registered: Jan-06
apparently, LG and Samsung (and whoever else i don't know of) have blu-ray/hddvd combo players out. saw them flippin through the latest crutchfield
 

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Username: Project6

Post Number: 15220
Registered: Dec-03
The ultimate tool for the undecided!

Ya gotta watch out for South Korea, they will be the next economic giant.
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