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Don't know if this has already been said but I just read this on Gizmodo. http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/bye-bye-blu_ray/paramount-and-dreamworks-animation-go-exclusively-hd-dvd-291339.php All I can say now is I may have to get a HD-DVD player just for Transformers.



 

 

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Erm Transformers is directed by Steven Speilberg and all movies EXCEPT Steven Speilberg movies are going HDDVD exclusive so you dont need to buy a HDDVD player for Transformers.



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mitsuhide said:
Erm Transformers is directed by Steven Speilberg and all movies EXCEPT Steven Speilberg movies are going HDDVD exclusive so you dont need to buy a HDDVD player for Transformers.

um....?

Transformers was directed by Michael Bay.



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mitsuhide said:
Erm Transformers is directed by Steven Speilberg and all movies EXCEPT Steven Speilberg movies are going HDDVD exclusive so you dont need to buy a HDDVD player for Transformers.

 ???

 

From that link:

 

"Today Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation announced that it would be releasing movies exclusively on HD DVD, starting with Blades of Glory, Transformers and Shrek the Third."



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mitsuhide said:
Erm Transformers is directed by Steven Speilberg and all movies EXCEPT Steven Speilberg movies are going HDDVD exclusive so you dont need to buy a HDDVD player for Transformers.

I guess you didn't read my link.



 

 

mitsuhide said:
Erm Transformers is directed by Steven Speilberg and all movies EXCEPT Steven Speilberg movies are going HDDVD exclusive so you dont need to buy a HDDVD player for Transformers.

"Today's announcement does not include films directed by Steven Spielberg as his films are not exclusive to either format."

 Nope. Speilberg Produced it, but Michael Bay Directed it. So it's going HD-DVD exclusive

 



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Chrizum is the best thing to happen to the internet, Period.

Serves me right for challenging his sales predictions!

Bet with dsisister44: Red Steel 2 will sell 1 million within it's first 365 days of sales.

Actually it makes a lot of sense to get a dual player at this point rather than lose out. I imagine when I make the leap in players the cost should drop to bellow 200. For now I am happy with my laser disc player. :D



 

 

Blu-Ray gained most of its support because it was going to be the format of the PS3 and people expected the PS3 to sell at a similar rate to the PS2 ... With Sony's initial release date of the PS3, and with it being a worldwide release, this meant that there would be 10 Million Blu-Ray playing PS3 systems in people's homes as of January 1st 2007; by January 1st 2008 the format war was supposed to be over because Blu-Ray was supposed to be on its way to being the fastest adopted format in history.

Right now neither HD-DVD or Blu-Ray are selling at a rate which is particularly impressive and they're not selling at a rate which is that much different from eachother. I suspect that Paramount and Dreamworks took advantage of HD-DVD being the lower selling format to negotiate better licencing terms from the HD-DVD group than they could from the Blu-Ray group in exchange for being mostly exclusive.



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