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Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I'm thinking of switching over to HD DVD today.
I watch a lot of movies.
I don't have cable.
I'm a Cinema junkie.
Old, new, good, bad, foreign, indie, big studio, documentary, black and white, no brian comedy, horror, action, etc. I'll give anything a chance.

I realize that the HD DVD and Blu Ray battle is far from decided ... and I realize that the HD at-home-player technology is relatively new.

I'm also usually a proponent for waiting until the technology is tried, tested and the price tag comes down ...

but I want to enjoy HD now.

I have the TV for it .. and again, there is that Cinema addiction of mine ... I should be enjoying my movie watching in all of it's High Def glory ... right?

Why HD DVD then and not Blu Ray? I don't really have a concrete answer for that. But here are a a few reasons that sway my opnion ...

Blu Ray is too expensive right now and it seems that most studios are releasing their movies on both mediums (although, for now, Universal is HD DVD only and 20th Century Fox is Blu Ray only)

The Porn Industry seems to have sided with HD DVD for now. Even though I don't plan on buying or watching HD DVD porn, it seems that they were a big decider in the whole VHS and Betamax Battle.

Headgeek over at Ain't it Cool News has chosen to go HD DVD ...

and one of my main reasons for this decision, Circuit City is running a 'No Interest until 2009' offer on all HD DVD players until the end of this week (plus 3 free HD movies included). I already have an account with them when I purchased my LCD TV last fall. The TV is paid off so carrying another balance (with required minimum payments of $10 until 2009) shouldn't be too hard to handle ... and seeing as I want it now as opposed to later ... well ...

But I don't know. I do know that the players will only get better, slimmer, less bulky, less glitchy and much cheaper as time goes by ...

I guess I'll decide by Saturday.

1 comment:

Evil Genius said...

They do have combo HD and BluRay players, but if price is a conrcern, you probably don't want to go that route. Between porn and AICN you should be set on buying HD DVD.