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Warner Brothers unveils new DVD that can play both HD-DVD and Blu-ray disk content

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  1. zekrahminator

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    Considering that there is no clear winner in the high definition media content battle, Warner Brothers patented dual-format technology in September. With this technology, Warner Brothers will take a dual layer high definition disk, put the HD-DVD version of a movie on one side, and the Blu-ray version on the other. Paramount will also begin producing movies on this universal disk, which should not cost more than an HD-DVD or a Blu-ray disk.

    Source: The Register
     
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    Seems smart. I still don't like the split format though.
     
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    perfect timing for LG's dual-format support player to be released *rolls eyes*

    HD-DVD will win out in the end.
     
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    now this is a good idea , two thumbs up
     
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    seems like a win/win sutiation:

    a win for movie studios by cutting the cost in half for relases and a win for consumers by being abile to play on both hd and blu-ray dvd players.
     
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    Ha! I'll believe that when I see it. Combo discs that contain just the SD version and the HD version are already $10-15 more. Clever idea, however no way in hell they are going to be competitively price to current discs. I'm happy with getting HD-DVDs for $18 and under :)
     
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    but can you still run this with any video card?
     
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    Bluray/HDDVD = Beta/VCR. I do believe Sony did the same thing back in the day and beta still died, the same thing will happen here. I am leaning toward the death on bluray.
     
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    Huh? It's the same thing, they are just sandwiched together.
     
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  10. Azn Tr14dZ New Member

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    What? You can run it (at full resolution)if your video card has is HDCP Enabled (and you have an HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Drive)
     
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    it is a little odd that hd-dvd is still even concidered due to blue ray making it obsolete if only on space restrictions!. i dont really care to much about video . but id like blue ray to stick around if only for easier time backing up large ammount of data that super large hd's bring ;).

    even if blueray media costs more, it didnt make hddvd films cheaper to buyand even some inline with normal dvd pricies.
     
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    :confused: what, they had a tape that was VHS on one side and Betamax if you flipped it over?
    Explain yourself you madman ;)
     
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    Not flipped, dual decks. One player with dual decks, which is almost the same thing that is happening here.
     
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