Releases on BluRay/HD-DVD

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Is it true that some film studios are basically choosing either format and only releasing their films on that?

Isn't this just going to fuel piracy and aggravate consumers?

To be honest, the sooner one format dies the better and I hope it's HD-DVD.
 
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Format: Blu-Ray HD-DVD
Week: 60.39% 39.61%
Month: 60.39% 39.61%
Year: 62.08% 37.92%

Titles: 276 257
Studios: 23 26

That's the breakdown of sales according to a online site.

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Well from what I've seen I have been more impressed with Blu-Ray and it seems like the technology is more stable. So much so I've even ordered a laptop with a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI out port.

I still think it is the studio's own loss if they decide to release their films on only one of the formats.
 
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Andybtsn said:
I couldn't tell a difference between blu-ray and HD-DVD to be honest, I owned both formats before. Now I have a PS3 so I just use that to concentrate on blu-ray DVDs.

So is the HD-DVD quality the same as the Blu-Ray quality or almost identical? What are the differences?
 
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Jokester said:
They both use the same codec now as far as I'm aware so they should be identical in quality.

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Doesn't Blu-ray use MPEG2 while HD-DVD uses MPEG4 or has blu-ray changed now?
Also I heard that HD-DVDs were cheaper to make because of being able to use the current DVD factories?
 
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My laptop is arriving next week. Can anyone suggest some awesome HD titles to get on Blu-Ray for it?

Blood Diamond would probably be a good bet, although I'm not sure whether it was filmed in film or HD?
 
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Tommy B said:
My laptop is arriving next week. Can anyone suggest some awesome HD titles to get on Blu-Ray for it?

Blood Diamond would probably be a good bet, although I'm not sure whether it was filmed in film or HD?
Casino Royale looks excellent on Blu-Ray, it's also a superb film if you've yet to see it.

Can't really recommend anything else as I've only watched a couple of Blu-Ray films so far. There is a site around that ranks the quality of many HD movies, ranging from barely any improvement over standard dvd, right through to full HD picture.
 
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wedgie said:
Casino Royale looks excellent on Blu-Ray, it's also a superb film if you've yet to see it.

Can't really recommend anything else as I've only watched a couple of Blu-Ray films so far. There is a site around that ranks the quality of many HD movies, ranging from barely any improvement over standard dvd, right through to full HD picture.

Funny you say that as it comes free with the laptop! :D I wouldn't mind giving it another viewing since the cinema.

Do you know what that site is it sounds very useful?

All films are filmed in HD.

Most of the new ones are but it's not true in all cases. A Lot of directors prefer film because it's not as flawless and has a different appearance. For example, Lost In Translation was shot on film rather than in HD because the director felt film was more romantic.
 
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Tommy B said:
Most of the new ones are but it's not true in all cases. A Lot of directors prefer film because it's not as flawless and has a different appearance. For example, Lost In Translation was shot on film rather than in HD because the director felt film was more romantic.

Film is high definition. Celluloid is pretty much HD quality.
 
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