Paramount + Dreamworks + HD DVD = $$$$$
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 9:27am CDTCategories: Movie Related News, Company News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron Views: 13,391
"Paramount and DreamWorks Animation together will receive about $150 million in financial incentives for their commitment to HD DVD, according to two Viacom executives with knowledge of the deal but who asked not to be identified."
You can read the full article at NYTimes.com.
Credit(s): Slashdot, NY Times
This article was last modified on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 9:56am CDT
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Posted by QuietStorm on August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:33am CDT
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Posted by Hanch Prime on August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:49am CDT
Noisemaze wrote:Whatever, why anybody even gives a rat's ass is beyond me!
dude have you seen a movie on a blue ray player? Its crazy, just like the difference between dvd and vhs. go back and watch a movie on vhs it looks terrible. people said the same thing when dvd came out, "i can't tell the difference" you must be blind. Its a huge difference. If you have a home sound system like me that is 7.1 sound it sounds unbelievable too. I would rather watch it at home than the theater. (course having a 70inch protection lcd doesn't hurt either)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 22nd, 2007 @ 10:51am CDT
I have Blu Ray and dont want to have to buy another box, besides I dont have any more HDMI ports on my Tele.
I also know that should I decide to go buy a new player that the instant I paid for it, Paramount would announce that it would support Blu Ray.
Should Blu Ray get into the position of being the obvious winner in the format war then these non supporters will change their tunes as I am sure that the cost of having to use a rivals format would be tiny compared to lost sales.
Its given me an idea for the next TF line "Transformers: The Format Wars".
Posted by Rat Convoy on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:13am CDT
Posted by HighPrime on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:21am CDT
On a another note - Trust me, you can see the difference between HD-DVD/Blu-ray and standard DVD... it's night and day. I won both players (PS3) and HD-AX2. I've stopped buying standard DVDs, now. personally, I'm an HD-DVD supporter, but I've hedged my bets by purchasing (actually traded in my Xbox360) a PS3 (when it dropeed $100.)
Sound and picture is night and day difference, even with an less than optimal setup. You'll get the best quality using Component or HDMI cables, but watch out for copy protection. the flag hasn't been enforced yet, but it exists for component cables. if the copy protection bit is set, your picture will downgrade to standard 480i/p definition. Only HDMI cables will work, then.
Posted by Sid Burn on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:22am CDT
The 150 million is only for 18 months of exclusivity, Transformers WILL find its way onto Blu Ray
this is a last ditch effort by HDDVD to save their asses.
The recent release of 300 on Blu Ray is outselling the HDDVD version 3-1. Standalone Blu Ray players are also selling better than HDDVD players regardless of the price difference.
HDDVD is desparate, and this under the table deal is a big warning sign to HDDVD supporters
Posted by dinoignacio on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:23am CDT
here's a peak into the future:
http://www.last100.com/2007/07/24/8-int ... n-8-weeks/
Posted by HighPrime on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:26am CDT
If you can afford Hi-Def, go for it..
I have a feeling this war will end up similar to the DVD-R,DVD+R... that's a format war that was settled by incorporating both formats into one player (the + or -)..
Posted by Bumblekid on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:58am CDT
Posted by polymorphic on August 22nd, 2007 @ 12:11pm CDT
Meantime, I'll get the DVD and play it on my upscaling player.
Posted by jgilkinson on August 22nd, 2007 @ 1:34pm CDT
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Posted by Talon523 on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:34pm CDT
Posted by NuclearConvoy on August 22nd, 2007 @ 3:40pm CDT
However, as far as media goes, I'm actually vastly sick of these upgrades. I don't want to have to get all my movies again in HD format because the regular DVDs just don't look nice any more...
Companies should bloody offer trade-ins for the thousands of dollars I've spent on VHS and DVDs over the years, and they still haven't gotten around to releasing all the stuff that was on VHS on to DVD (One-Armed Swordsman, anyone?)