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Anyone have a Blu Ray and HD DVD player?

I currently have my PS3 for Blu Ray movies, but there's been some movies that are only out on HD DVD that I've wanted to catch. Has anyone taken the plunge and bought both a Blu Ray and a HD DVD player?
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Yes, and if the movie is on Blu Ray I watch it on that.
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Nick does.. He has a stand alone HD DVD and a PS3..

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I currently have my PS3 for Blu Ray movies, but there's been some movies that are only out on HD DVD that I've wanted to catch. Has anyone taken the plunge and bought both a Blu Ray and a HD DVD player?
Ive got both.

Sometimes the picture is better on HD DVD but the sound I have to crank up 10 numbers more on my receiver. My Blu-Ray has a good picture but not as great as some of the HD DVD movies I have the same thing of. The sound is always better on the blue ray though.

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We got the LG dual player, it kicks major ass!

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I have a ps3 and the HD player for my 360.

I prefer the blu ray.

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My Blu-Ray has a good picture but not as great as some of the HD DVD movies I have the same thing of. The sound is always better on the blue ray though.
You comparing 1080p to 1080p? If it's a movie from a company that is in the HD DVD camp then they could master it differently to look better on that format. As long as they are both 1080p you shouldn't see a difference.
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I've seen some of the HD DVD players at BB & Circuit City for pretty cheap, but didn't know if it really made a difference. I didn't wanna have to go spend a boatload of money just for a HD player, esp if it doesn't outlast the Blu Ray format.
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I was wondering if there was such a thing. I am surprised they let the two technologies be put in the same player.

How much does it cost?

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Personally I hope they just PICK one of the formats as the "Standard" I don't care if its Blue Ray or HD DVD. I've gone to the stores, watched both of them side by side and I can't tell the difference.

But looking at the price alone, I hope its HD DVD. I looked into a Dual Playing HD DVD/Blue Ray player and those things were INSANELY PRICED. $799.99 was the cheapest one I could find... I DONT THINK SO.

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We got the LG dual player, it kicks major ass!
This unit from LG rocks. I wanted the Samsung, but it wasn't available at the time I had the impulse to buy one.
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Have had both since they were released, including several different bd/hd-players. Pretty much think that HD-DVD has the better picture, but like a lot of the titles on BD. I just got rid of the LG and went with the HD-A35 due to some better 7.1 support and 1080p/24 support and use the PS3 as my BD player. Generally speaking, they're about the same though.
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I was wondering if there was such a thing. I am surprised they let the two technologies be put in the same player.

How much does it cost?
It was $1,000

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It was $1,000

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Good god. Anyone have an idea of what a decently priced/quality HD player will run?
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You'll want 1080p, so you can get an HD-A20 (last year's model, cheaper, but still native 1080p) or HD-A30 for around $200-$300.

Infact, Amazon has the A30 for a pretty good price of $244 shipped:

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-HD-A30...8710566&sr=8-2
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I got the Toshiba A3 for Christmas, and it is pretty damn nice. I am really pleased with how it upconverts regular dvd's.
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I have both formats.
Toshiba HD A1, and the PS3.

I find that both have equal picture quality, but the HD DVD has better audio. And I'm sure you guys know how much I love the audio on my HT set up

The main reason the audio is better on the HD DVD, is the option for the 5.1 analog outputs. The Toshiba HD A1 separates all of the channels inside the player. It has 6 analog outputs on the back of the player, and I feed those directly into my processor, then they stay separated to the amp, then to each speaker. Basically, they are treated as separate channels from the HD A1 all the way through. So, as you can imagine, the channel separation is amazing

The Blu Ray player either has HDMI or optical. Not that either of those are bad, but I prefer the separate channels. If I ever upgrade my processor to have HDMI inputs, then the sound quality will probably be better with the Blu Ray than what it is at the moment. But I'm not paying $2-$5k on a new processor just to have better audio on a format that may not last.

So if I have a choice, I'll pick HD DVD over Blu Ray. But there are some movies that are on Blu Ray only, and I wanted a player for them.

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If you get a Toshiba HD player be sure to get the rebates for the 5 free movies. I have two, one for the master and one for the living room. I got a total of 12 free HD DVD's with the 2.

Amazon always has 1-2 free movies and then the mail in rebate for 5 more.

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I wouldnt buy either.. but thats just me. My cousin did buy the Walmart $100 Toshiba HDDVD player and got 5 free HDDVD's...that was a good deal

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You comparing 1080p to 1080p? If it's a movie from a company that is in the HD DVD camp then they could master it differently to look better on that format. As long as they are both 1080p you shouldn't see a difference.
Yep, both are 1080P man.

When you watch movies on a 160" projector in your home theatre room you pick these things up a little bit ya know. The picture sometimes looks better on the HD DVD version of the movie in the same format.

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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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How bad do the $100 specials at like CC and BB suck?
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-27-2007, 01:37 PM
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They're not 1080p, so you won't be taking full advantage of what you're wanting. Just buy the HD-A30, moneybags.
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