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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:11 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:lol HD-DVD
    My brother was pretty hardcore about getting the latest consoles back in the day, I think the X-Box HD-DVD debacle turned him off for good. Laugh1
    Heh. That was a debacle. I still think HD-DVD was the better technology. But, as it always happens in business, the deeper pockets (ie: Sony and co.) won and not the better technology.

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:21 am

    shabbs wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:lol HD-DVD
    My brother was pretty hardcore about getting the latest consoles back in the day, I think the X-Box HD-DVD debacle turned him off for good. Laugh1
    Heh. That was a debacle. I still think HD-DVD was the better technology. But, as it always happens in business, the deeper pockets (ie: Sony and co.) won and not the better technology.
    It certainly was. This whole java-based menus are a pain. 1-2 minutes to start watching a movie sometimes. Ever accidentally hit the stop button on the PS3 (they should really change the remote so that a single press does pause)? Kicks you right out and then it takes a while to get back to the Resume option. Remember VCRs? Sweet, almost instant on.

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:27 am

    shabbs wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:lol HD-DVD
    My brother was pretty hardcore about getting the latest consoles back in the day, I think the X-Box HD-DVD debacle turned him off for good. Laugh1
    Heh. That was a debacle. I still think HD-DVD was the better technology. But, as it always happens in business, the deeper pockets (ie: Sony and co.) won and not the better technology.
    He was one of those line up and/or pre-order and/or drive to the States if you have to guys up until then. Hasn't been that way since.

    I did get to experience the mighty Dreamcast thanks to him and I am forever grateful.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by Ev on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:28 am

    What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:30 am

    Ev wrote:What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
    I guess you're right. And by "right" I mean dead wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_HD_DVD_Player
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:01 am

    Ev wrote:What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
    I think the point was that if XBox had the drive built in (like the PS3 did with bluray) then HD-DVD would have had an advantage.


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by Ev on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:06 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
    I guess you're right. And by "right" I mean dead wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_HD_DVD_Player
    Yes but it wasn't built-in. You didn't have to buy it.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by wprager on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:13 am

    Ev wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
    I guess you're right. And by "right" I mean dead wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_HD_DVD_Player
    Yes but it wasn't built-in. You didn't have to buy it.
    And that was the debacle. Sony tied their fortunes to the new format by selling the PS3 at a loss (bluray drives were quite expensive, to say nothing of the cell processor) and distributing games on the new media. They sold lots of PS3s to people who wanted HD movies (like me). HD-DVD in the opinion of everyone but Sony fanboys was the better alternative, but it lost. If MSoft had included the HD-DVD drive in the XBox the story could have played out differently.


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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by Ev on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:15 am

    HD-DVD was like Dell compared to Blu-Ray's Apple
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:23 am

    Ev wrote:HD-DVD was like Dell compared to Blu-Ray's Apple
    More like Beta vs VHS comparison.

    Wink

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:40 am

    Ev wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:What's the debacle? 360 didn't come with HDDVD
    I guess you're right. And by "right" I mean dead wrong.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_HD_DVD_Player
    Yes but it wasn't built-in. You didn't have to buy it.
    If you're the guy that has to have every new thing out there, then yes, you have to buy it.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by ddt on Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:40 pm

    shabbs wrote:
    Ev wrote:HD-DVD was like Dell compared to Blu-Ray's Apple
    More like Beta vs VHS comparison.

    Wink

    #backintheday

    Funny you mention that, after losing the VCR wars with Beta, Sony made damn sure Blu-Ray was going to win.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by LeCaptain on Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:41 pm

    $119 xbox 360? Maybe it's time for me to finish that Gears of war trilogy
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by shabbs on Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:45 pm

    ddt wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    Ev wrote:HD-DVD was like Dell compared to Blu-Ray's Apple
    More like Beta vs VHS comparison.

    Wink

    #backintheday

    Funny you mention that, after losing the VCR wars with Beta, Sony made damn sure Blu-Ray was going to win.
    Yep. Fun times... Blue vs Red... it got pretty crazy. Fan boys on both sides got pretty silly.

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by tim1_2 on Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:03 am

    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    shabbs wrote:
    SeawaySensFan wrote:
    Ev wrote:lol HD-DVD
    My brother was pretty hardcore about getting the latest consoles back in the day, I think the X-Box HD-DVD debacle turned him off for good. Laugh1
    Heh. That was a debacle. I still think HD-DVD was the better technology. But, as it always happens in business, the deeper pockets (ie: Sony and co.) won and not the better technology.
    He was one of those line up and/or pre-order and/or drive to the States if you have to guys up until then. Hasn't been that way since.

    I did get to experience the mighty Dreamcast thanks to him and I am forever grateful.
    That Crazy Taxi was a pretty fun game.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by Number Twenty Nine on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:18 pm

    I ended up getting the Sharp LC70LE650U. Nice TV and a huge improvement over my CRT RPTV.

    I wanted the Sony 70R550a, but the store I bought from didn't have it in stock.
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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by shabbs on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:51 pm

    Number Twenty Nine wrote:I ended up getting the Sharp LC70LE650U. Nice TV and a huge improvement over my CRT RPTV.

    I wanted the Sony 70R550a, but the store I bought from didn't have it in stock.
    Nice! Welcome to the 70" club. It's a nice place...

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    Re: New Plasma TV

    Post by TheAvatar on Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:54 pm

    Damn. I'm still undecided. I thought brightness might be an issue so I had decided in favor of LED. Even narrowed it down to 2 models (Sony W900 or Samsung F8000) but my room (when we rebuild) probably won't be that bright and I watch TV mostly at night. So now, I'm thinking Plasma might be an option. Question then becomes : what is the best use of that $1700 ~ $2000.

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