Blu Site Hacked, Format War Battlers Post Your Flames Here

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Contrary to the spirit of Peace and Love on Earth this holiday, Blu-ray site was hacked to redirect visitors to the official HD DVD site, and a few weeks ago, the prestigious AVS Forum shut down the Blu and HD DVD section because of the jump in uncivilized discourse. We generally like higher brow comments here at giz, but you've all spoken. You want to fight about it. You want to get all hot under the collar, brandish your brass knuckles, and get into your karate stance. So go ahead, rip each other to shreds in this post as you debate the pros and cons of the Blu and HD DVD. No one can be banned for a statement in this post. Just don't ask me to drive you to the hospital or kiss your booboos better. Which format are you supporting? And do you hate the other?

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brokenmachine
Broken Machine

The way I see it, Blu Ray has two things going for it - more storage per layer and more studio support. Right now, the quality of HD-DVD to likewise Blu Ray have been equal in quality, but the time may come where the entire 50GB is used on the Blu Ray (yes I know 3 layer HD-DVD has been approved - that is a band-aid solution that can be adopted by Blu Ray for an even greater difference).

However, I bought HD-DVD. Why? I could not justify the money for Blu Ray, the content isn't there on either side, but I couldn't turn down the deal on the HD-DVD. The 1.0/1.1/2.0 BS on the Blu Ray players has got to stop - intercompatibility issues are terrible. I prefer the idea of no region codes as well. Maybe soon we will see a proper Bruce Lee collection (sans Enter the Dragon) with proper Chinese dialog and English subtitles (region coding made a British version unwatchable on one of my DVD players). My vote right now is for HD.