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How much of your DVD collection is supported by Blu-ray or HD-DVD? (Locked)
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Unicus69
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Registered: May 8, 2001
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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.


Another false analogy.  I don't know a single person who bases their movie buying decisions on the studio that put out the film.  With few exceptions, I buy movies based on whether or not I liked the film enough to watch it twice...that is why I have a small collection.

That being said, I have a very balanced collection of studios...
627 total titles

Paramount - 62
Warner - 61
Disney - 57
Universal - 56
Columbia - 46
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jgilligan
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Registered: April 30, 2003
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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.


I hope your crystal ball is polished up real nice.  Current studio support means nothing in regards to which (if either) format will win.  Right now, there is a lot of posing going on.  Each side is standing behind their choice, but they will cave once the public makes the decision on which one they like.

VERY few will purchase both players, I know I won't.  And I'm not going to make a decision on which one to buy because of what movies are currently out and which ones MIGHT come out.  My taste in movies will not be dictated by a format decision.  And, I'm not willing to pick a format so that half of my movies will be available in hi-def.

This format war has to be decided before I'll buy anything.  And I'm betting that a large majority of the public feels the same way.
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Ascended_Saiyan
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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.


I hope your crystal ball is polished up real nice.  Current studio support means nothing in regards to which (if either) format will win.  Right now, there is a lot of posing going on.  Each side is standing behind their choice, but they will cave once the public makes the decision on which one they like.

VERY few will purchase both players, I know I won't.  And I'm not going to make a decision on which one to buy because of what movies are currently out and which ones MIGHT come out.  My taste in movies will not be dictated by a format decision.  And, I'm not willing to pick a format so that half of my movies will be available in hi-def.

This format war has to be decided before I'll buy anything.  And I'm betting that a large majority of the public feels the same way.

I can't believe you said that current studio studio means nothing in regards to which format will win.  So that would basically mean people just buy players not to watch movies.  What is a DVD player without movie titles?

Yes, the bulk of our society will wait for a winner to emerge.  That is why this is called an early adopter market, so we will choose the winning format for those who wait.  The only way the early adopter market won't choose for you is if combo players make an appearance.  That probably won't happen 'til it's somewhat clear who the winner will be.
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JP_S
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I can't believe you said that current studio studio means nothing in regards to which format will win.  So that would basically mean people just buy players not to watch movies.  What is a DVD player without movie titles?


I think what you are saying is a valid point, because people very well might buy the HD DVD player because all the reviews are very good compared to some of the long awaited Blu-ray titles, like The Fifth Element.
People also might think, well if this format wins, all those other companies/studios will have to release the titles on the other format, HD DVD or Blu-ray.
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I can't believe you said that current studio studio means nothing in regards to which format will win.  So that would basically mean people just buy players not to watch movies.  What is a DVD player without movie titles?


I think what you are saying is a valid point, because people very well might buy the HD DVD player because all the reviews are very good compared to some of the long awaited Blu-ray titles, like The Fifth Element.
People also might think, well if this format wins, all those other companies/studios will have to release the titles on the other format, HD DVD or Blu-ray.

That is very true.  I think we all will have a better idea of which side the worldwide format war will be leaning by Feb.
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Battling Butler
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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?



I don't follow your premise. The SD titles in my present collection have absolutely nothing to do with what HD / Blu-ray / or any other Hi-Def DVDs I plan to collect in the future.  I'll buy the titles that I'm interested in, regardless of whether I already own a SD version. If I have a HD DVD player, I'll buy or wait for titles in that format. If I have a Blu-ray player (unlikely at this point, but you never know), I'll buy or wait for titles in that format.  Perhaps someday I will own a combination or universal machine that will play both Hi-Def formats, and then I'll buy or wait for titles in either format.
Dan W
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Registered: May 9, 2002
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I'm not sure it'll matter either way for me.

Titles - 3665
Paramount - 364
Warner Brothers - 746
Disney/Buena Vista - 245
Universal - 419
Columbia - 248
20th Century Fox - 366
MGM/United Artists - 496
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kovacs01
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Registered: April 17, 2004
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Yes, the bulk of our society will wait for a winner to emerge. 


The bulk of our "society" does not own a DVD player.  The bulk of those that do are fairly new to DVD in the first place.  The bulk of our "society" couldn't tell you the difference between HD and SD, and they dont care.  The bulk of our "society" will wait until the NEXT generation of technology arrives and they are FORCED to give up DVD.

Besides, with combo players coming out, there is no "war".  It doesnt matter which one you or anyone else chooses.  If one player can play both, they may as well be the same.
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mulderfx
Registered: May 20, 2002
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LG Dual format HD DVD/Blue Ray player:
http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=92548

it ought to get some consideration from most fence-sitters
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