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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by Rasczak, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Rasczak

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    ...BluRay. According to this press release they will release commercial content on BluRay discs.

    This puts the cat among the pigeons IMHO. Up until now HD DVD has had promise of all the good titles with BluRay just offering decent recording capacities and Disney titles. Now Fox has declared means there are going to be good titles on both formats! Two £1000 players to buy then! :(
     
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    £1000 players ?

    For how long?

    I bought a dvd recorder for £1200 at launch, never again.£120 now.

    todays news , tomorrows chips.......................
     
  3. Rasczak

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    I suppose the early models might be less than that. But as no AV receivers have DD+, MLP Lossless, DTS-HD we will require players that have 5.1 analogue outputs which will mean they will have to have high quality onboard sound which won't exactly bring the price crashing down.
     
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    It will all catch up in the fullness of time..................

    Remember how DVD was so expensive?

    Its a marketing ploy as dvd is now so cheap,HD will be great when the novelty wears off and prices get sensible :)
     
  5. Rasczak

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    I have no doubt - players will fall to very cheap prices - probably quite quickly as well. Doesn't really help us early adopters though!
     
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    I have always been too keen on early adoption, now i apply the grandparent

    method, no commitment and you give them back :)
     
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    This is really bad news.

    HD-DVD had the studio support advantage, but now they are pretty much equal.

    Looks like i'll be buying a HD-DVD player and a PS3 then.
     
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    Will DTS-HD not also support encrypted digital audio via HDMI though - requiring a new receiver as well!?!
     
  9. Rasczak

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    Hopefully noy - the studios are quite happy for DVD-Audio to be used in this fashion without protection - but then TBH it wouldn't surprise me if this did turn out to be the case. AFAIK though standards for DTS-HD haven't been finalised yet though so it's wait and see.
     
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    PS3 will use BluRay, and will I'm sure allow you to watch BluRay movies (whenever they start to appear). I suspect it'll cost 400 quid tops in the UK, and will appear next year. That I think will do for me unless BluRay does become the next DVD, in whch case the PS3 will tide me over until there are loads of movies available.

    Dr. D.
     
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    All players will be able to decode DTS-HD and DD+, but it remains to be seen whether 5.1 analogue outputs will be included.

    A DTS-HD bitstream is a standard DTS soundtrack plus extension data which makes it backwards compatible with current DTS receivers. DD+ is not directly backwards compatible with DD, but transcodes DD+ to DD.

    Obviously to hear the benefits of the DTS-HD or DD+ you need either an AV receiver with HDMI or a player with 5.1 analogue outputs, but I don't think the latter will be included due to copyright concerns.
     
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    I thought DD+ was backwards compatible, sort of like MP3-Pro? I thought it was the whole point of it, it's just more open for expansion.
     
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    ...but they include 5.1 audio outputs on DVD-Audio players and that format is also tightly controlled. Whatever if they want people to use the new audio formats they HAVE to have 5.1 analogue outputs as no amp/receiver can use the new formats (other than in the SD form) - and no new receivers/amps will support these formats for some considerable time by the sounds of it!
     

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