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R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already?

Transformers News: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 4:59PM CST

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According to CNN.com, it would appear that HD-DVD is finished, with Toshiba stating that it would:
cease developing, manufacturing, and marketing HD DVDs after "recent major changes in the market." It promised to continue offering support and service for all existing Toshiba HD DVD products.

This comes on the back of news that Warner Brothers Home Entertainment announced that they would only be releasing DVD's in Blu Ray form, and Walmart announcing their support of only Blu-Ray DVD's.

Meanwhile, engadgethd.com have posted a very blurry image of what appears to be a listing for the 2 disc edition of the Transformers Movie on Blu Ray in Circuit City internal Database. Since the release has not been confirmed by Dreamworks or Paramount, it can only be assumed as a rumour.
You can check out the image below, or at the engadgethd.com website.

Credit(s): Seibertron, CNN.com, engadgethd.com

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Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636511)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:07pm CST
I read about this morning. I was gonna mention it, but I was already an hour late for stupid work.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636527)
Posted by Big Grim on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:25pm CST
I knew it was only a matter of time. Toshiba are wise to consider pulling out now. It'll save them money in the long run.

Long live Blu-Ray!
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636536)
Posted by saberconvoy on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:37pm CST
Well if it is on blue ray then theres my ticket to the PS3. :grin:
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636588)
Posted by Pirate Man on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:42pm CST
I hope this doesn't mean PS3's will be going up in price :(. Though I will still wait for it to fall $700 dollars AU is still a bit much for a George Foreman's Griller. When it falls down to $400 (at least half the price of a modern computer I will consider getting one, I did so on my Xbox 360 Pro with 4 new games Viva Pintaya, Forza 2, Banjo Kazooie and Golden Compass (though they didnt have this available so I chose Blue Dragon :)) total package $590 - 10% staff d/c at that time in target = $530 Score!!!).

Though I seriously doubt my own comment o/w the WII and Xbox 360 will own them time and time again.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636589)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:43pm CST
I already have it on standard DVD and HD DVD, but if I decide to convert all my HD DVDs to Blu I will just wait until the price drops or it goes on sale. I got the movie on standard DVD just so I could loan it to friends.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636592)
Posted by GreenLantern of Cybertron on February 19th, 2008 @ 6:45pm CST
FANTASTIC!
I knew I didn't buy the regular DVD for a reason!

Oh if you are going HD, you might want to buy a PS3,
its cheaper than most Blu-ray players I see and I personally recommend that over xbox360 unless you are a big halo fan.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636602)
Posted by First-Aid on February 19th, 2008 @ 7:01pm CST
saberconvoy wrote:Well if it is on blue ray then theres my ticket to the PS3. :grin:


That's what i told my wife...she's making me wait till it gets cheaper. :-(
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636639)
Posted by Duo Prime on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:00pm CST
Well...it appears to say "TRANSFORWIERS", so maybe it's an all- together different DVD than we thought. :wink:
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636670)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on February 19th, 2008 @ 8:39pm CST
Ha! Eat my @$$ HD-DVD~!
I've been supporting Blu-Ray since before Hi-Def films were released and Blu-Ray was just being talked about!
Ha! I knew it'd win! Booyeah! Booyeah! Booyeah!
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636806)
Posted by Savage on February 20th, 2008 @ 1:04am CST
Sure, I post this same thread an hour earlier, and nobody replies, trunks posts it and now everybody sees it. :P

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=35983
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636816)
Posted by Ravage XK on February 20th, 2008 @ 1:33am CST
Savage wrote:Sure, I post this same thread an hour earlier, and nobody replies, trunks posts it and now everybody sees it. :P

http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=35983


Yeah, and I have had a nice healthy thread going about this for day now over in the movie forum!!
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636929)
Posted by BLIX007 on February 20th, 2008 @ 9:07am CST
"All Hail the conquering hero" :APPLAUSE: Unfortunatly a possible draw back to this is an increase in prices since there is no longer any competition. I maybe wrong though.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (636983)
Posted by Bouncy X on February 20th, 2008 @ 11:20am CST
BLIX007 wrote:"All Hail the conquering hero" :APPLAUSE: Unfortunatly a possible draw back to this is an increase in prices since there is no longer any competition. I maybe wrong though.


well there's still regular DVD. blu-ray and HD-DVD only accounted for around 5% of disc sales so blu-ray still has to convince the average buyer so there's still competition there. and until it becomes the mainstream, if they're smart they will lower prices to compete. many people are glad blu-ray won but are still avoiding buying any until priced are more reasonable.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (637331)
Posted by NuclearConvoy on February 20th, 2008 @ 5:11pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:
BLIX007 wrote:"All Hail the conquering hero" :APPLAUSE: Unfortunatly a possible draw back to this is an increase in prices since there is no longer any competition. I maybe wrong though.


well there's still regular DVD. blu-ray and HD-DVD only accounted for around 5% of disc sales so blu-ray still has to convince the average buyer so there's still competition there. and until it becomes the mainstream, if they're smart they will lower prices to compete. many people are glad blu-ray won but are still avoiding buying any until priced are more reasonable.


Like me. I can't afford a bluray player or an hdtv but I'm a big supporter of the technology behind blu-ray.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (638812)
Posted by T-Macksimus on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:14am CST
Well, there's nothing like a total monopoly to guarantee that those of us with limited incomes get screwed even harder than before. I'm not opposed to new advances in technology, but on a larger scale of thought, it proves a little more difficult for some of us to share the broad spectrum of the TF world with the upcoming generation of fans when we are limitied in the mediums in which we are able to present the stuff to them. I can tell my kids all about the cool TF stuff that's to come, but will they get to see it? @#$* NO! Not till it's ancient news! Can they share it with their friends? Same answer. Tech is great so long as it isn't forced down someones throat and that is exactly what is going on here. Convert or get left in the dark ages whether you can afford to do it or not. I hope Bay is happy with himself for being a whiny bitch about the whole thing from the start.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (638899)
Posted by Big Grim on February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:07pm CST
Twaddle. DVD is still gonna be supported fer a good while yet. Nothing is being forced down your throat. You can still show yer kid all the cool stuff on DVD. In a year or two, as Blu-Ray really establishes itself, it'll get cheaper so that everyone can have them. Just as DVD did. To believe otherwise is naive.
Re: R.I.P HD-DVD, Transformers on Blu-Ray already? (645494)
Posted by optibotimus on March 2nd, 2008 @ 2:46am CST
apparently...it might not be the 2007 movie they're refering to circuit city getting...

apparently the old animated cartoon is now on blu-ray...so that might be what they're talking about...

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