Who's got one at this point?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by rover2002, Aug 8, 2006.

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Who has a BD and/or HD-DVD Player?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2006.
  1. I have a BR player

    1.9%
  2. I have a HD-DVD player

    40.3%
  3. I'm waiting for an official BR UK release

    3.9%
  4. I'm waiting for an official HD-DVD UK release

    34.4%
  5. Neither until there is a winner

    16.9%
  6. I own both

    2.6%
  1. rover2002

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    I'm sure this will be asked again when both are here and on shelves next year for everyone in general.So i'll ask now for all those early adopters who have imported and in some covert cases, hidden them in there underware while passing through customs :rotfl:
    Will.

    And yes i screwed up on the first poll !!
     
  2. Rasczak

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    Voted for "I Have a HD DVD Player" - which I do, the Toshiba XA1. I will buy a US BluRay player as well as soon as the titles reach a suitable quality standard and a player appears that gets good reviews.

    No real intention to adopt either UK HD DVD or UK BluRay in the short term though - I foresee the range of titles to be very likely small and restrictive for several years. Odds are though my US HD DVD player will handle some, if not all, UK HD DVDs.
     
  3. Uruloke

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    I have a HD-DVD player and, depending on the quality, may go for the HD-DVD add on for the 360 to play UK HD-DVD if my HD-A1 won't play them. I will more than likely (though I shouldn't) get a PS3 and use that to test blu-ray.
     
  4. rover2002

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    I'll be getting a couple of 360 add-on's for gifts if the price is right.
     
  5. lfletcher

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    Another XA1 owner. Will also get a Blu Ray player when a decent one comes out. Have 10 BD discs sitting around unplayable :(
     
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    Another XA1 owner here too.
     
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    HDA1 now- may go for Bluray later
     
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    HDA1 here.
     
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    i have an a1 i will wait to see if the uk discs play on it, if not ill get the 360 add on
    hmmm blu ray, i will get one
    a. when i know for def how the region coding will play out
    b. a uk ps3 or USA cause of the coding then i wont be able to play uk games aaarrghh!!!
    c. when the players are sub £400
    d. the instant a star wars movie is announced as bluray only:suicide:
    e. when they do a multi region machine
    f. ill probably just get excited and buy a bluray/ps3 if see one available:(
     
  10. Jeff

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    I'm waiting to buy a US HD-DVD player, didn't vote since no option available.
     
  11. rover2002

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    Hi Jeff,
    If you mean you have a U.S HD-DVD player then you would vote No 2, "yes i have a HD-DVD player".Current HD players have only been released in the U.S and Japan.
     
  12. rover2002

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    I own the A1 and would have had the Sammy also if not for the awful state of the movie i viewed.Most definitely will give it another lookin next year though.
     
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    I'm getting the 360 add-on.
     
  14. Jeff

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    I'm still waiting to buy one, it might be next week when I'm in the states. :smashin:
     
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    I have an A1 and it is fantastic,I'm hoping that it will play the UK discs when they eventually become available.If not then I'll wait for the prices to come down for a UK player as the discs available in the UK are unlikely to be equal to the US releases in quality of titles.Blu ray is out of the picture until they shape up in quality and price.
     
  16. lfletcher

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    OK, there's at least 4 people on the forum with Blu Ray players - speak up. What discs you got? What are they like? Is the criticism fair or harsh?
     
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    Another XA1 owner.
     
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    RCA HDV5000 owner here in the states, and very happy with it. PQ is simply amazing on my 42" Hitachi plasma. The HD player is about the best money spent on my AV system! :smashin:

    I've sent quite a few Toshibas over to the UK - everyone has loved them! If you're on the fence, jump to the good side already!
     
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    Got both the Toshiba HD-D1 and the Samsung BDP-1000, more than happy with both :thumbsup:
     
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    Just ordered an XA1 so I guess I can say I am an owner. There is a nice space in the rack just screaming for this :D
     
  21. jon1

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    another one here a1:)
     
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    I've had an XA1 since release week. Ever since V1.2, its worked well and most importantly delivers great PQ and sound.
     
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    Should really be an option of waiting for UK release of both

    for me i will probably stick with PS3 and buy addon HD DVD for my X360
     
  24. rover2002

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    I only wanted to put the first 2 options in but thought i better open it up, and as you can see it was a good choice but there are always choices you miss sadly.
     
  25. Rasczak

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    I think in the mid/long term we will all end up owning both - a stalemate could well turn out to be the result of this format war with both formats surviving. Certainly on this forum the majority of people will consider buying both formats soon rather than later - however the poor initial showing by BluRay has meant many of us have held back from buying into that format. A year or two from now and I should imagine it might be different.
     
  26. rover2002

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    I'm still kinda exited to see how Pioneers player performs.However with the current state of there movies (MGM/Sony)i'm not to keen on owning one.
     
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    I should imagine both the Pioneer and Panasonic models will be solid performers - it's the software that is the problem :rolleyes: The upcoming Sony is a Samsung clone which doesn't bode too well - I'm sure they'll sort the problems but there is still the 1080p>1080i>1080p conversion to worry about.
     
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    The Panasonic player interests me as it will be 2G ;)
     
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    Def going for HD-DVD!:clap:
     
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    I will buy the XBOX 360 add-on when it arrives in the UK.

    I am also likely to buy a HD-DVD player when they hit the UK and when my gf says so :( she thinks that they don't match the current setup which is all in silver and the players are too bulky.

    As for BD I'll get the PS3 when that is in silver.
     

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