Hd Dvd Titles Announced!

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  1. Vince M

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    Due late summer it seems to coincide with the WORLDWIDE release of HD DVD.
    Here's the COMPLETE list of titles announced today:

    Paramount HD-DVD

    New Titles - The Manchurian Candidate, Spongebob Squarepants, Elizabethtown, Coach Carter, The Italian Job, School of Rock, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Catalog Titles - Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Ghost, Grease, Mission Impossible 2, Black Rain, Save the Last Dance, Sleepy Hollow, U2: Rattle and Hum, Vanilla Sky, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Star Trek: First Contact, We Were Soldiers

    Universal HD-DVD

    New Titles - The Bourne Supremacy, The Chronicles of Riddick, Van Helsing

    Catalog Titles - Apollo 13, U-571, 12 Monkeys, Dune, The Thing, End of Days, Backdraft, Waterworld, The Bone Collector, Spy Game, Pitch Black, Conan the Barbarian, Dante's Peak

    Warner Bros/HBO/New Line HD-DVD

    New & Catalog Titles - Above the Law, Alexander, Angels in America (HBO), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (New Line), Batman Begins, Blade (New Line), Catwoman, Contact, Constantine, Charley and the Chocolate Factory, Dark City (New Line), The Dukes of Hazzard, Eraser, Executive Decision, Final Destination (New Line), Friday (New Line), From the Earth to the Moon (HBO), The Fugitive, Gothika, Hard to Kill, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, House of Wax (2005), The Last Samurai, The Mask (New Line), The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Maverick, Million Dollar Baby, The Music Man, Mystic River, Next of Kin, North by Northwest, Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve, Passenger 57, The Perfect Storm, The Phantom of the Opera (2004), The Player (New Line), The Polar Express, Red Planet, Rush Hour (New Line), Se7en (New Line), Soldier, The Sopranos (HBO), Spawn (New Line), Swordfish, Troy, Under Siege, U.S. Marshals, Wild Wild West.

    This isnt a bad kick off! HD DVD players will be compatible with existing dvd`s which is a bonus. :) :)
     
  2. Tejstar

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    I wonder when they will be released?
     
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    So, if all these are backing HD DVD, who the hell apart from Sony is backing BluRay ?
     
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    The agreements aren't exclusive so i imagine you'll see a lot of these on Blu-Ray too!
     
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    Spongebob Squarepants HD! Yippy!

    When are any HD-DVD players meant to be due in the UK?
     
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    Are these in addition to the 89 dvds that were announced at the CES, or are these new? just Sopranos was one of the 89 listed 2 weeks or so ago. Release dates being qtr 4 2005/qtr 1 2006.
     
  7. Vince M

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    Blue Ray will be predominantly Disney and Columbia Tristar..
     
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    ..Thats It for me though-no more outlay on dvd..Ill wait patiently :)
     
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    Rob, those are the titles anounced at CES.

    Steve
     
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    Just what can you play any of the HD-DVD disks on at the moment?

    The standalone players don't seem to be due until the end of this year. Is there a disk unit for a PC that will allow them to work?

    Whatever, makes me glad that I only blew £110 on a 575a and not £500 on a 2910 as it looks like I'll need a new player early next year.
     
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    Thought so, just the guy stated that they had just been announced. Which is obviously incorrect. As for the format, it's unlikely we'll see HD-DVD players in the UK til mid/late 2006. Players will probably launch at a premium near £1,000 if the launch of dvd is anything to go by. Who knows how expensive the first discs will be? Most likely they'll be priced higher than dvd so £25/30 for single/dual disc sets. There are various factors that would suggest take up will be far slower than dvd, meaning dvd prices are unlikely to fall as quickly, special offers etc taking longer to appear in stores.

    The only way I'll be watching HD-DVD or Blu-Ray discs in the next few years is if I buy either the PS3, (Blu-Ray), or XBox 2, (rumoured to have a HD-DVD drive). Otherwise it'll be 3-5 years before I buy a hi-def player. Not looking to pay more than £500 for a recorder.
     
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    Uptake will be very slow i'm sure. You have to splash out on a new TV before anything am i right?
    Will there be such players that can handle both blu-ray and HD discs? I suppose the difference in quality will be minimal if anything.
     
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    You can't play these non-existing discs on any non-existing players at the moment - players should be out late this year as should suitable PC drives.

    Steve
     
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    i agree with Rob its going to at least 2/3 years before they really take off. Theres no way im going to pay £1000+ next year! i suppose if u have the money then go for it.

    mark
     
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    Late Summer???? The only date mentioned 3 weeks ago at the CES was 4th Quarter 2005.
     

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