Tuesday, March 04, 2008

HD vs Blu-Ray

T & I just got a sweet HD dvd player for Christmas! (Thanks mom and dad). We really love it! Even the standard dvd’s you play in it look so much clearer and vibrant. However, we notice that Blu-Ray seems to be edging out HD DVD’s. I say…boo. I am actually a huge fan of HD. But b/c many stores are dropping HD and favoring Blu-Ray the benefit is in our favor! T & I are getting HUGE discounts on HD dvd’s. We got 4 HD dvd’s for under $40 a couple weeks ago – AWESOME! And last night my parents called and said you can go to this website called deepdiscounts.com and they have HD dvd’s for up to 78% off plus free shipping! Click here (They have other dvd’s and stuff on sale as well!)

So what is the technical difference?

HD DVD or High-Definition DVD is a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video. HD DVD was designed by a consortium of companies (principally Toshiba and NEC) to be the successor to the standard DVD format.

Blu-ray Disc (also known as Blu-ray or BD) is an optical disc storage media format. Its main uses are high-definition video and data storage. The disc has the same dimensions as a standard DVD or CD.

Um…sounds the same but overall Blu-ray discs are more expensive, but hold more data. That is the difference.

Who supports Blu-Ray & HD:

20th Century Fox
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Hollywood Pictures
Lions Gate
Miramax Entertainment
MGM Studios
New Line Cinema
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Touchstone Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
Vivendi Universal Games
Warner Bros.

Paramount Pictures
Universal Studios

I am just annoyed at the whole thing. I think HD dvd's and players have a great quality and are the better value, at least for us. Even at the HD's standard pricing. All our standard dvd's look better on our HD player and the only movies we really get in HD are the big action movies. So to spend the money on a blu-ray player and the DVD's just don't make sense for our needs. Maybe in the movie making world it is better, but what about the consumer? I will keep supporting HD!

Do you have an HD or Blu-Ray DVD player? Thoughts on the whole thing?

1 comment:

  1. just testing...my blogger has been a bitch the past few days!