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Blue Ray vs HD-Dvd

Is this a new way to make us purchase all our favourite albums again as-well-as to implement new copy protection encryptions ? This week only,i've puchased 40 lps.Personally i am not interested if the new formats are better or worse then the excisting ones.Who can quarantee us they won't die off the same way sacd and dvd-audio are , because contrary to what we want to believe,they are dying!

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Re: Blue Ray vs HD-Dvd

Mine are playing just fine, what do you mean SACD are dieing? Mine have plenty of "life" in em'.

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No one can guarantee that this new technology will take off. Sad to say, the DVD-audio choices are dying. I don't have SACD but the same is likely true. I seem to listen to the music server in 2 channel more than anything since I only have found 7 dvd-audios to buy thus far. Wouldn't mind finding 'After Hours" by Gary Moore before it dies totally.

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Hi Mudshark

Long time no see. Be careful with Gary Moore's dvd-audio releases.I bough one recently (can't remember the title though) and the recording was MUCH worse than the plain cd.
Thin sounding,trebly sound.Like one of those baddly recorded cassette tapes of long ago.

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Is this a new way to make us purchase all our favourite albums again as-well-as to implement new copy protection encryptions ? This week only,i've puchased 40 lps.Personally i am not interested if the new formats are better or worse then the excisting ones.Who can quarantee us they won't die off the same way sacd and dvd-audio are , because contrary to what we want to believe,they are dying!

I thought that this was going to be a discussion of the new formats. Oh well.

Yes it is a ploy to get you to buy the same stuff again. I have not heard of the formats for audio only releases. Considering the storage space, it could be really high resolution. But the new format is really for the movie and computer companies. I buy more blank DVD's for my own use than I do DVD audio or DVD movies.

I like that I am still able to buy new SACD releases of Living Stereo recordings (can't afford the original shady dogs), as well as a select few new recordings (pop, rock, jazz). If it does die, I will be sad. But it only should really die, if we stop buying.

Vinyl rules

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Yep,i agree with you.To be honest,the way i see it,is a new way to implement new protection and anti-piracy protection protocols.Things they couldn't do on normal cds etc as well as to make us purchase everything from the start.Enough-is-enough.As long as i can find new and/or used lps,i am not buying !

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Yep,i agree with you.To be honest,the way i see it,is a new way to implement new protection and anti-piracy protection protocols.Things they couldn't do on normal cds etc as well as to make us purchase everything from the start.Enough-is-enough.As long as i can find new and/or used lps,i am not buying !

Hi Yiangos,

I think that you pretty much nailed it there. I may have stated the same thing elsewhere on this forum (or somewhere else while shooting off my big mouth, just like another guy named Ralph) but the movie industry has never really gotten comfortable with the fact that they have to give away (well not give it away, we do actually buy it) the content with the damn DVDs. Throw in the fact that one can easily copy those same DVDs and the movie industry is now really upset.

My gut feeling is that the movie industry would rather kill the potential cash cow of the vast home theater market then move forward with any high definition video format with less than bullet proof copy protection. However, at the present time bullet proof copy protection appears to be stopping all those wonderful pie in the sky dreams of convergence dead in their tracks. Home Theater Magazine, The Perfect Vision along with the computer publications remain quite mute on the whole matter while we, the consumer and the ones shelling the money, get royally hosed.

I think it's high time for at least one of publications to come to the defense of the lowly consumer and tell all the real truths: There is no convergence, copy protection and DRM is killing home theater and other hardware, lossy compression is terrible and so forth.

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Jazzfan,do not expect any publication to come in defense of us.I am not going to say why,because i do not wish to start a "flame" here,you know what i mean.Personally,i will stick with dvd.I will only go for another format only if dvd becomes,how you call it in English,dead ? As for the copy protection...well...where there's a smart guy,there's another smarter ! lol

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