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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by SLIM, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. SLIM

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    Ok guy's wear would i look to find some for sale any info thank's :smashin:
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Have a look in the High Definition forum - you'll find links/discussion of High Def Windows Media Video discs you can order. Hopefully by Christmas HD DVD will have launched in the US with an impressive range of titles:

    ...myself and a few others are planning to import HD DVD players given that the UK high def market is likely to take a few more years to launch/get established and that we are unlikely to see any UK specific content for quite awhile. Note though you might need a Plasma/LCD screen with HDMI or DVI (HDCP) inputs depending upon whether the machines allow High Def output via component. You might also be able to use a PC as well but nobody knows one way or the other yet.
     
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    I think I'll wait until there's news of some more titles I'd like.

    The only 3 on the list I'd like: North by Northwest, Star Trek: First Contact and Apollo 13, whilst good, simply aren't enough to justify me paying a premium to become an early adopter.
     
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    From my personal perspective I don't think I could have hoped for a better launch range: I will be buying Apollo 13, Spy Game, The Bourne Supremacy, Waterworld, Braveheart, Ghost, Italian Job, Star Trek: First Contact, We Were Soldiers, Alexander, Eraser, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Fugitive, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Se7en (New Line) and The Perfect Storm. There is a least another half dozen that I will buy should I watch all them before the second wave of releases :)
     
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    resident evil apocalypse.
     
  6. SLIM

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    wear can you get them from im looking to get one of the HI-DEF player's that are out @ the moment just to try it out realy. PS know there not true HI-DEF but be nice to get a feeling off whats to come
     
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    I've just received 2 HD-DVD movies i ordered from dvdboxoffice.com.

    T3 and Fever island 3, however none of them will run on my dvd rom drive.
    I have a NEC N3500A dvd drive, the dvd drive just can't read the disc and the
    light stays on constantly. Do i need to have a particular dvd drive? has anyone got
    HD-DVD's to work? and which brand do you have?

    Thanks
     
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    Sky are broadcasting hd content in 2006 as well. anyone know if this includes movies?
     
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    If you can play them on a pc has anyone tried outputting them to a tv? If so whats the quality like.
     
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    I have purchased 6 films from this site, underworld, hunter, tomb raider 1 and 2, gangs of new york, we were soilders.

    It takes around 4 days to arrive and costs £20 each. A good service all are in english.
     
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    Does anyone know about the blu-ray release titles?
     
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    Nothing has been announced yet - remember too that BluRay is primarily launching as a recording format! That said pre-recorded content will be forthcoming but given the (limited) studio support for that format it could well be limited to things such as Garfield & Friends!
     
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    BertyUK, where is the T3 disk on their site? I can't find it. The only HDWMV disks I can find are the IMAX ones.
     
  15. Dean

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    Interesting, the reason I ask is because I wanted to utilise the PS3 (when released, and is also rumoured to allow recording so this could well be likely) to get into the HD bandwagon. Unfortunuately it seems that the only major studio to adpot blu-ray is Disney with most of the other studios going with HD-DVD. Just have to wait and see how it plays out!
     
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    Yeah but Sony themselves have enough decent movies to release on blu-ray, if sales of the PS3 are as good as expected other studios will soon start releases disc for it.
     
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    I don't think the official PS3 specs are out yet are they? I have a sneaking feeling that blu-ray won't make it. If they ditched PS2 compatibility, yes, but they won't.
     
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    The PS3 final specs won't be out for awhile but a few things are certain, like it definitely will use blu-ray technology and the new 'cell' processor co-developed with IBM and Toshiba. Should be out early next year. Useful link: http://www.ps3land.com/
     
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    Why would Blu-Ray make the PS3 incompatible with the PS2? The PS2 uses DVDs for its game software and I assume that any Blu-Ray (or HD-DVD) settop player will be backwards compatible with DVD (video), so why couldn't the PS3 do the same with PS2 games?
     
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    I don't think any studio has firmly committed to one format or the other i.e. none of these commitments are mutually exclusive.
     
  21. Jeff

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    To be PS2/DVD compatible it needs to be dual laser or have a second DVD drive, I think Sony said it was going to bring out the official specs this month so we will soon see.
     
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    The problem is, at present, so-called 'Tri-wavelength' (BluRay/DVD/CD) lasers are very expensive to produce - so much so that it is cheaper to build machines with two drives: one red laser (DVD/CD) and one Blue Laser (BluRay) - as has been done on the Panasonic E700 for example. Unfortunately this makes the machines quite large.
     
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    Given that high-def discs are around the corner, will any of you start to curb your spending on standard def dvds?
     
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    Sorry Typo, it's a T2 Disc
    cheers for the help, it's just my drive that won't read WMV DVD discs.
    I'm getting a new one 2morrow.
     

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