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Old 01-13-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When do you all think well start having to buy some new drives to play our "next generation" of games or do you think developers will just keep the Multi-DVD distribution for longer than expected.

Also with the price, should anyone have do decide between a new optical drive or an 8800gtx?
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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stick with regular dvd for now. the format wars are still going on, so it will be a while
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I can already see where this is going...
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well, movies and console games operate differently then computer games. With computer games the PC itself outputs the resolution whereas the with DVD movies the content generally has to be recorded in the resolution to played at.

As well, when you play a PC game, the DVD is only the storage medium needed to get the files onto the computer. That is not the case with consoles, so more memory is needed for console games.

Look at it this way, PC games are only now using DVD's, it will be a while until games have enough files on them that blue ray or HD-DVD's are needed.

With Warners taking the side of blue ray, i wonder what chance HD-DVD now has.
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WB switching to Blu-Ray is a pretty big deal, hopefully it will help bring about an end to this format war. I don't care which side wins, just don't want this dumb split
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So your all saying that DVD is far from being killed off?

I agree, HDDVD took a big hit after WB took sides with Bluray
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ya WB,HBO, and New Line took a big toll on HDDVD, Paramounts contract is up in 13 months and Paramounts is in march i believe lol.

I would Say Blu-ray for sure, but you can just wait it out and wait for BD Drives to get cheaper, especially burners even tho they are affordable now.
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So your all saying that DVD is far from being killed off?

I agree, HDDVD took a big hit after WB took sides with Bluray
CD's are still in use, so yeah, DVD's are far from being killed off.

So far there is only one use for blue rays. high def movies, that operate at 1080p. The only reason the PS3 uses blue ray is because sony owns the right to the patent, so duh they are gonna try to promote it. Microsoft doesnt even want to use the new formats for their console, so i wouldnt worry about blue rays becoming mainstream for a loooooong time.
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aparently there is goign to be 10 million blue ray drives sold this year alone. IGN: CES 2008: 10 Million Blu-ray Players in 2008
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stick with regular dvd for now. the format wars are still going on, so it will be a while
I agree.
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