What UK machine will you buy?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by BadAss, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. I'm prepared to pay up to £400 on a PS3 BD player.

    4.4%
  2. I'm prepared to pay up to and beyond £500 on a PS3 BD player.

    7.4%
  3. I'm prepared to pay up to £600 on a stand alone BD player.

    0.7%
  4. I'm prepared to pay up to £800 on a stand alone BD player.

    4.4%
  5. I'm prepared to pay up to and beyond £1000 on a BD player.

    1.5%
  6. I'm prepared to pay up to £500 on a HD-DVD player.

    50.0%
  7. I'm prepared to pay up to £600 on a HD-DVD player.

    5.1%
  8. I'm prepared to pay up to and beyond £700 for a HD-DVD player.

    8.1%
  9. I'm not prepared to buy anything but it may be BD in the future.

    3.7%
  10. I'm not prepared to buy anything but it may be HD-DVD in the future.

    14.7%
  1. BadAss

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    Theres alot of speculation at the moment over what, when and how much UK HD machines will be and what people are prepared to pay. So heres your chance to vote on what you are prepared to put you money on.
     
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    is there meant to be a poll here?
     
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    At the risk of stating the blinking obvious it depends. I will be swayed by quality, number of titles, compatability with DVD, reviews, price, and probably dozens of other factors closer to the time.

    I'm sort of hoping one of the two camps will blink and there 'will be only one'
     
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    Sure vote away guys.:thumbsup:
     
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    Before any machines actually made it to production, I was a firm fan of the 'idea' of Blu-Ray.
    The many problems the format has since experienced has somewhat knocked my confidence in it and originally the only way I was going to even entertain paying a premium for Blu-Ray was the promise of better quality over HD-DVD.
    So far this has not been the case and until Blu-Ray produces a player/software that exceeds HD-DVD without question, or at least equals it for the same money, then my hard earned is going on HD-DVD.
     
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    I voted: "I'm prepared to pay up to and beyond £1000 on a BD player."

    Providing that the flaws are sorted out.

    HD-DVD, I don't mind but I think I'll only buy one when I am sure that it's going to be the winner.
     
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    Basically I'm not paying anything until players come under the £300 mark but if things carry on as they are now then I would only pay out for HD-DVD.
     
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    If HD-DVD is continueing to do as well as they are now when a player is released here and assuming the player is as good as the HD-A1 then I'll spend up to 500 on it.

    Things could change over the next few months though but I won't be getting involved in any Hd format untill a decent player is availible here at 500 pounds or under. Blu-ray have a Huge way to go to sway me at the moment.

    Then there is the 360 HD-DVD add on to concider or the PS3. I'll be waiting for reviews on those before thinking of buying though.
     
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    But your prepared to pay beyond £1000 for a BD player without knowing? Your logic defies me.
    By the way I won't be buying either as I'm not into movies enough and think DVD picture is more than acceptable. I just browse this forum out of interest and am astounded with some of the blind faith that is placed and effort that goes into defending an electrical appliance.
     
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    No, not without knowing! Providing the format improves!
    If you read my others posts you know why I prefer Blu-Ray. But it has to get good fast or it's bust!! :D
     
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    I think that Sony have it all in the bag tbh. Wait for November, even if the quality is still poor in comparison to HD-DVD, I think that Blu-Ray will win. I'm sure of it, but that doesn't mean it has a right to, looking at the current state of affairs.
     
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    Personaly I'm prepared to pay up to a £800 on a G1 BD player which I'd keep for a couple of years or untill TrueHD, DTS-HD soundtracks become the norm. But if the PS3 turns out to be good then why not kill two birds with one stone?
     
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    I'm expecting that it will be, but even if it isn't up to HD-DVD standards I still expect that it will create a VERY LARGE BD fanbase.
     
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    I'm sure Sony are hoping it's larger than the very large UMD fanbase they created...
     
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    You cant compare the two... BD is a home format. UMD was made for people on the move. However, it ended up being much more simple to download movies to the memory stick. BD and HD-DVD are a different ball game all together.
     
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    I disagree - formats that can, to the normal consumer who hasn't invested in a 'proper' high def player yet, only be played on their PS3 may be regarded as quite limited. Especially as the discs carry a premium over DVDs and many who use the PS3 as a player will probably fail to get the maximum benefit from the format.
     
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    really? Why would getting the maximum benift matter at all? If the shops (Game, Virgin, Tesco etc) sell PS3 and PS3 games, then the BD movies will be marketed as PS3 movies and the Sony reps will advise the stores of offers, like buy a game and get a movie half price. Simple marketing logic... easy to see and simple to understand, or so I thought.
     
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    PS I remember when I bought my PS2 from 'Game'! Guess what they gave me for free... yep you guessed it. A DVD MOVIE OF MY CHOICE.
     
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    Of course we see this happening all the time with DVD don't we? Buy the game and get the movie half price! :rolleyes: Oh hang on no we don't. And we don't see it with UMD (the last format Sony marketted as a console movie) either. You'll pay full price for the game. And then you'll pay full price for the BluRay.
     
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    No not all the time. Please look at my last post, the post which mentions that I got a free DVD when I bought my PS2 from game. This kind of marketing ploy is used to create buzz, not for continual use. I can do the face thing too:rolleyes:

    PS I got the website wrong. It was CNET I apologise!
    http://www.maxconsole.net/?mode=news&newsid=8787
     
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    ...hardly ever is the term I would use.
     
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    :rolleyes:

    Instead of an apology for not understanding what I was saying you try to spin it on me again... now THATS telling.:rolleyes:

    If HD-DVD was getting this kind of abuse I'd protect that format too, and so would you. But when BD gets abused, it sure does get the full force of the HD-DVD fanboy. Does Chuck Norris supprt HD-DVD or something? If so then DOWN to BD! I wouldn't want to get the wrong side of him either!
     
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    Shouldn't the xbox 360 HD player add on be on the list?Im sure many will buy that.
     
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    Very true... can the list be updated?
     
  25. BadAss

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    I think the maximum number of slots is ten and I've already used them all. The reason I left the 360 add on out was to get bigger picture of what people were prepared to pay for HD-DVD and BD.
     
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    OK fair enough, but it would be interesting to know who would buy the HD-DVD add on for the 360.
     
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    Just added my vote for 500 quid HD DVD player.

    I amazed by the support for HD DVD on these forums, when I added my vote, total was

    8 showing support for of BR
    35 showing support for HD DVD

    lets hope it stays that way and we can all save a boat load of cash
     
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    Looking at the vote categories there should be a number of changes IMHO: for example the highest figure you list for HD DVD is £700 whereas for BluRay it's £1000. I would be prepared to pay £1000+ for HD DVD now based on it's quality and proven performance especially if we get the rumoured highend deck from NAD. However I would also be prepared to pay the same for BluRay but only when they have resolved the myraid of problems associated with the format and proved it to me in a demo.
     
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    I would of if it was cheap enough and of good enough quality, at least till HD DVD players come down in price anyway.
     
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    Thats interesting. Are you going to buy a PS3 too?
     

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