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How much of your DVD collection is supported by Blu-ray or HD-DVD? (Locked)
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Ascended_Saiyan
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Does your DVD collection support your next-gen format choice?

For instance, out of 1642 titles in my collection, 136 are from Universal (including TV series).  7 more titles are from Rogue Pictures.

How much of your DVD collection is from Universal and Rogue Pictures?
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ya_shin
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813 titles:
104 seem to be releated to Universal somehow
2 are from Rogue Pictures
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Erik79
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167 from Universal, but I'd add at least 20 more as not all the titles are "audited" correctly.

5 from Rogue.
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dkny75
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That's a great question but I'm definitely too lazy to go through that.
JP_S
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That's a great question but I'm definitely too lazy to go through that.


here here 
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Who cares?
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I guess I'm a little confused.  How does the fact that they are from Universal or Rogue mean that they support your next-gen format choice?
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I guess I'm a little confused.  How does the fact that they are from Universal or Rogue mean that they support your next-gen format choice?

If you have more titles from Universal and Rogue in your collection and chose HD-DVD, your DVD collection would  back-up your choice.  If you have more titles from the other major studios and chose Blu-ray, your DVD collection would back-up your choice.
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I guess you're assuming that people are going to replace their existing standard def DVDs with hi-def versions.

I don't know about others, but I expect that when I do finally make a decision about HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, that for the most part, I will start buying NEW DVDs in hi-def.  I doubt that I will replace many of my existing DVDs.

But just for the record:

1646 titles
201 Universal Titles
0 Rogue Titles
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What kind of question is that?

First of all, I don't buy DVDs by distributor, I buy DVDs by movie.

Second, if (not when, if) I ever upgrade to HD DVD/Blu Ray I don't see that I won't get something I want to have on either format.

I don't see a 50/50 split of the market and when one format overcomes significantly the other I don't see that distributers have any choice but to sell their movies on the winning format. They ain't stupid. Just because they are currently fighting over the format does not mean, that the "losers" will not switch to the winning format after the war is fought.

As you can see, I did not name neither winner nor loser because I don't really care.

PS1: My entire collection is supported at least by HD DVD, because their players can play my "normal" DVDs. I don't know about Blu-Ray.

PS2: As hal9g I will buy new movies/TV Shows if I upgrade. "Upgrading" my current DVDs in the meaning of the word I will do only in a few cases.
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JP_S
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PS1: My entire collection is supported at least by HD DVD, because their players can play my "normal" DVDs. I don't know about Blu-Ray.


I am sure that the Blu-ray player will also be backwards compatible and will, as with the HD DVD players, upscale your SD DVDs.
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I am sure that the Blu-ray player will also be backwards compatible and will, as with the HD DVD players, upscale your SD DVDs.

Then my entire collection is supported by Blu-Ray and HD DVD.

I am quite sure that this isn't the answer our Dragon Ball fan was aiming for. :D
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Quoting hal9g:
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I guess you're assuming that people are going to replace their existing standard def DVDs with hi-def versions.

I don't know about others, but I expect that when I do finally make a decision about HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, that for the most part, I will start buying NEW DVDs in hi-def.  I doubt that I will replace many of my existing DVDs.

But just for the record:

1646 titles
201 Universal Titles
0 Rogue Titles


Exactly right.  Its a whole lot cheaper to buy an upconverting DVD player if necessary than to replace thousands of dollars worth of DVDs that are still perfectly good.
John

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Quoting hal9g:
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I guess you're assuming that people are going to replace their existing standard def DVDs with hi-def versions.

I don't know about others, but I expect that when I do finally make a decision about HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, that for the most part, I will start buying NEW DVDs in hi-def.  I doubt that I will replace many of my existing DVDs.

But just for the record:

1646 titles
201 Universal Titles
0 Rogue Titles

To help see the future, people study the past.  The amount of Universal titles in your DVD collection will most likely be your buying pattern in the future (with new titles) and that should logically be a part of what you base your next-gen format decision on.  This is a part of what seeing "the big picture" is all about.
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Ascended_Saiyan
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Quoting DJ Doena:
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I am sure that the Blu-ray player will also be backwards compatible and will, as with the HD DVD players, upscale your SD DVDs.

Then my entire collection is supported by Blu-Ray and HD DVD.

I am quite sure that this isn't the answer our Dragon Ball fan was aiming for. :D


I have no problem with you sitting the format war out.  Personally, I like Hi-Def and will continue to enjoy it for all it's worth.  So, for me going forward, I need a format with the most studio support and longevity.
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DJ Doena
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I have no problem with you sitting the format war out.  Personally, I like Hi-Def and will continue to enjoy it for all it's worth.  So, for me going forward, I need a format with the most studio support and longevity.
And as I said, I'm sure you'll get it. Since the victory of VHS there hasn't been more than one ruling format either on audio (CD) or video (first VHS then DVD).

So my prediction is: Either DVD or HD DVD or Blu-Ray will win. The losers will have a niche in the market or die. But I don't see that company A will exclusivly produce on HD DVD and company B exclusivly on Blu-Ray. The cannot afford to ignore half the market just because their (not-)customers have the wrong player.* Most people won't buy 2 players.

*And if combo-players will be common, why should I care what format I buy?
Karsten
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