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HD war isnt over yet....Meet HD-VMD!

I was surfing the net, and on some electronics sites; when I saw the news about HD-VMD. These use Red lasers instead of Blue like HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. Though there arent many movies made on this new format yet; I'm hoping this means that Blu-Ray can't claim victory of the HD format war just yet! For more info just go to hdvmdnews.com

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Interesting. I have watched a couple Blu-Ray videos and will stick with DVDs for now.
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BLU-ray FTW !
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Go away Blu-Ray, just go away!



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unfortunately, the "war" will drag out for at least another year. with the HD camp dropping prices on hardware and media, they are giving it one last push to succeed. with the lower prices, and hopefully surge in media sales, they want other studios to sway their way and jump back on board. i highly doubt many studios will support HD-VMD. why jump into another format while the current 2 are still fighting for top spot.
personally, i believe HD is far more advanced than any current BR player out there. BR has yet to finalize specs for new players. any player purchased today, will not be able to utilize 100% of the disk features of tomorrow. i am not biased one way or the other, i own HD and BR and clearly enjoy both. i think with the competition going on, it is forcing the other side to step up to the plate and continue to advance their product. if you only have one option to choose from, then the potential of Hi-Def hardware/media could reach its plateau rather quickly. ok, i'm done...........
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I hope it all ends soon. I am waiting for the winner to officially be announced to decide what to purchase. I am an Xbox fan at heart, so I am really rooting for HD, so I can buy the 360-HD peripheral player, but I will go the other way if I have to, but I am getting really anxious at this point to just buy one or the other. I just got my 50" Plasma, and I really want to test it's limits.
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The unfortunate thing is that eventually, we all will be forced to choose. They're going to phase out the "basic" DVD eventually in favor of the Blu-Ray or HD-DVD technology. The makers of these technologies seem to think that EVERYONE has an HD-TV today, which simply isn't true. (I don't have one, and as long as I don't have one, that means that not everyone has one.)

However, here's some food-for-thought. Think about who is backing each technology. You have Microsoft backing the HD-DVD, and you have Sony backing Blu-Ray. Naturally, Sony is going to prevail. Microsoft simply isn't innovative enough to handle something like this. Microsoft is historically known for coming in "after the fact," meaning, copying someone else's technology and using it a year or two after it already came out. For something like this, you need a truly innovative company to back the technology.

Plus, who wants to pay Microsoft's prices for anything?
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Plus, who wants to pay Microsoft's prices for anything?
You DO realize that Blu-Ray movies are more expensive.........stupid Sony proprietory BS. Almost as bad as Apple!



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...The makers of these technologies seem to think that EVERYONE has an HD-TV today, which simply isn't true. (I don't have one, and as long as I don't have one, that means that not everyone has one.)
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I think the strategy is to make everybody buy one...
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I think that the Tosh' should bag HD-DVD and back VMD.
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Imagine how lame "going to the movies" will be if it is the same (or even lesser) quality than your home TV.
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What are you talking about?
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he means that film (movies) are shot in 1080 using hi-def cameras. if you have a set up at home that is equivalent or superior to the theater, what would the point be of going to a theater. you wouldn't have to put up with cell phones, cramped seating, poor line of sight, etc. that and the popcorn will be a hell of a lot cheaper!!!
i have a home theater in my basement that IMO, is superior to most theaters (excluding IMAX). i don't have to deal with any of the above and can pause when i gotta pee!!
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The red laser thing makes no sense too me they use blue because it has a shorter wavelength right? Red is on the other side of the spectrum and has a much larger wavelength doesn't this mean that you can't store as much data because of the larger wavelength?

I just heard a commercial on the radio today and someone is offering a toshiba hd-dvd player for $150 with 5 free movies. It sounds like they are getting a little desperate to me.
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Ok I found this it explains that what the MD means is that they use multiple layers:

The new VMD platform uses a multilayering technology to create multiple layers and much greater storage within the thickness of a standard optical disc. It uses the existing red laser platform, which DVD uses. This makes VMD extremely attractive to content vendors, disc replicators and consumer electronics manufacturers, as little retooling is required for mass production. Benefits to the consumer will be VMD's true HD viewing quality, affordability, proven technology and compatibility with their existing DVD collections.

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