Do I buy HD-DVD/Blu ray player or wait?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by steeleez, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. steeleez

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    Hello everyone

    As the title suggets I'm just about to purchase a plasma tv, sky hd and a dvd player, so what's the best dvd player to buy hd or blu ray or am I better off waiting?

    Thanks

    Gary
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    Do you have r1 discs?
     
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    Just buy it an enjoy it. If you are really really unsure - get consoles and use them for hd playback.
     
  4. steeleez

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    I'm a bit of a neewbie, what are r1 discs?
     
  5. Ruby Eyed Owl

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    r1 = Region 1 = Discs from USA
     
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    steeleez, the HD DVD/BluRay markets are very new at present - the players are not very refined and the list of titles available on each format is relatively small. If your happy with that then the new formats offer picture and sound quality far in excess of what DVD offers and will push a HDTV plasma to it's limits.

    What sort of budget are you looking at for your purchases? You're obviously buying a screen so that should be your major concern at present (IMHO). I would suggest seeking advice on the Plasma Forum. I would say HD DVD and/or BluRay are purchases post that. Just state when asking what panels to go for that you intend to use high def sources and look for HDMI connectivity (preferrably at least two sockets).
     
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    HD DVD, everyone buy it, I want it to win. :p
     
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    My heart says to Buy both and my Mind says to Wait !!!
    Sony PS3 for Blu-ray and the one and only Toshiba HD-XA2/XF-2 for HD-DVD would be the ideal choice.
     
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    I plan to buy a PS3 for blu-ray and a Toshiba HD-EX1 for HD-DVD.
     
  10. kourosh

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    to be honest what ever format you go for,it will be good:thumbsup:
    just remember HD-DVD has no region coding but some BLU-RAY titles do:smashin:
     
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    Or you could buy a reasonably priced upscaling DVD player and wait till the 'war' is won.
     

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