Got the HD DVD player month and half ago:

HD DVDs currently in possession:
-King Kong
-Planet Earth
-300
-Blood Diamond
-Terminator 3
-Troy
-IMAX Blue Planet
-Batman Begins
-V for Vendetta
-Bourne Identity
-Bourne Supremacy
-Mission Impossible: Ultimate Missions
-The Departed
-The Fountain

HD DVDs currently preordered:
-Face Off
-Transformers
-Harry Potter Years 1-5 Limited Edition Gift Boxset

HD DVDs to be purchased when available:
-Bourne Ultimatum
-Stardust
-Lord of the Rings Trilogy

HD DVDs in rebate process:
-Chronicles of Riddick
-Constantine
-Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
-The Rundown
-U-571
-Apollo 13
-Dukes of Hazzard
-Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
-The Rundown (again, but will resell)
-Perfect Storm



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How's the quality of the Bourne films? I've debated getting HD-DVD rips of them, but I already have a DVD boxset with both the films on heh. Huge fan of them though so if they were both shot in HD and not upscaled sources I may be convinced :D



 

 
 

Blu-ray all the way.

300
Apocalypto
Blazing Saddles
Corpse Bride
The Last Waltz
Babel
Black Hawk Down
Discovery Atlas: Italy
Discovery Atlas: Brazil
Discovery Atlas: Austrailia
Planet Earth
Nip/Tuck Season 4
Weeds Season 1
Layer Cake
Casino Royale
The Departed
Finding Neverland
Van Wilder
The Untouchables
Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest
The Queen
Remember the Titans
Pearl Harbor
Stir of Echoes
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
Bridge to Teribethia
The Patriot
Flags of our Fathers
Seven Years in Tibet
Blood Diamond
Cruel Intentions
Big Fish

.....and way more to come.



I own on BD:

Memento
Identity
Layer Cake
Silent Hill
Casino Royale
Taladega Nights
The Prestige
The Departed

I might pick up Stranglehold with Hard Boiled. I am definitely going to buy the Spiderman trilogy. Might pick up Day of the Dead or Halloween too when they come out. Ratatouille looks pretty good too.



We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson

MrMarc said:
How's the quality of the Bourne films? I've debated getting HD-DVD rips of them, but I already have a DVD boxset with both the films on heh. Huge fan of them though so if they were both shot in HD and not upscaled sources I may be convinced :D

 Supremacy is supposed to look better than Identity because the encode was done later, when the process was more refined.



We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson

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akuma587 said:
MrMarc said:
How's the quality of the Bourne films? I've debated getting HD-DVD rips of them, but I already have a DVD boxset with both the films on heh. Huge fan of them though so if they were both shot in HD and not upscaled sources I may be convinced :D

Supremacy is supposed to look better than Identity because the encode was done later, when the process was more refined.


 I haven't watched Supremacy yet, but Identity I thought was great.  Waiting for Ultimatum before I watch Supremacy so I can watch them in a roll. :D



Currently loving my Wii x2, Xbox 360 Pro & Xbox 360 Arcade, and Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children Limited "Cloud Black" 160GB PS3

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Actually I might be wrong. Identity was released later chronologically (Supremacy came not too long after the launch), so I think it is the one that is supposed to look better.



We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson

makingmusic476 said:
nine0nine said:
for the LOTR worrier, don't forget HD-DVD can do double and triple layer, 30gig DLs are becoming more common all the time. Im sure 30gig is more than enough for a 3.5 hour movie. Ive seen a HDTV rip of TTEE in 720p and it looks awesome and thats only 8GB.
When they come out in a HD box set ill be buying them and a player.

1080p has over twice the resolution of 720p, so it would take up at least twice the space. Also, as I stated earlier, my far stems from the fact that Universal had to cut lossless audio from King Kong because it wouldn't fit on a dual-layered disc. King Kong isn't as long as the LotR: EE, so they'll either be missing lossless audio as well, or else will be split up onto two discs per film.

As for tripled layered discs, the current drives used in HD DVD palyers can read any HD DVD discs with more than two layers. The same goes for all Blu-Ray players on the market. Those 200gb 8-layer discs won't see the light of day for a while, because nobody can play them.


Universal didn't cut lossless audio on King Kong because of length. Who knows why it doesn't have lossless. Universal is kind of hit and miss on what they include lossless on and what they do not. Troy: Director's Cut is longer than King Kong and includes lossless audio. It's also been reviewed as one of the best looking discs on both Blu-Ray and HD DVD. I have both movies and can vouch to how great they look and sound.

As for the TL51 HD DVD discs.  The DVD forum recently approved the preliminary final spec for this disc.  Toshiba has even come out to say that all current players on the market WILL be able to play these discs.  

Right now I only have HD DVD because of cost. I only have the 360 add on (running thru media center PC) at the moment but will be buying a 3rd gen standalone when they are released. I also plan on picking up a Blu-Ray player at some point when their spec is finalized and pricing gets reasonable. I don't want a PS3 as a movie player. I'm addicted to HD movies it's hard watching them on standard def DVD after seeing them in 1080p. Currently I own:

Heroes: Season 1
Planet Earth
300
Batman Begins
Blood Diamond
Last Samurai
Superman: The Movie
Superman II
Troy: Director's Cut
Unforgivin
Fast and the Furious
King Kong
Serenity
Black Snake Moan
Big Lebowski
Shooter

Also waiting on my 5 free from Toshiba. Got:
Chronicles of Riddick
Casablanca
Four Brothers
Blazing Saddles
We Were Soldiers

 



Completed X360:
High Def Movie Collection

Blu Ray:
300
Casino Royale 007
the Fifth Element
the Prestige
Terminator 2
the Fountain
Planet Earth

what are peoples thoughts on the 300 blu-Ray.
(I know the film is very grainy, but in some of the dark scenes the HD can be annoying)



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The grains in 300 are purposedly put there, to make it seem like true adaptation from the comic. Not sure if bluray has the blue-screen feature. But at least on HD DVD, it has the full length film on blue-screen Picture in Picture that shows the movie without the grain so you can tell the difference for the special effect.



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