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We actually had a Betamax when I was a kid
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HD DVD vs Blu Ray format war is over. I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone else mention this story, and I almost managed to miss it entirely. Toshiba are abandoning their HD DVD format, leaving Blu Ray as the winner of the format war. Hurrah and about bloody time, if you ask me. Now that I know that I'm not going to be left with an overpriced paperweight, I might actually consider buying one of the things. Of course, after considering it, I'll decide that they're still way more expensive than they're worth, and entirely useless since I don't have an HD TV, but that's besides the point.

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We are supposed to be getting Holographic DVD's sometime in the next year or so. These disks have nearly triple the capacity of a Blue-Ray Disk and read faster. It is possible that Toshiba abandoned HD-DVD in favor of putting their eggs into the Holographic DVD basket instead.

The format war is basically crap since you can almost get movies off the internet faster than you can get in a car and drive to rent or buy a movie now. Many companies, Sony Included, are actually pushing the newer generation of media center PC's and actually having home media servers with massive hard drives.

My suggestion is instead of buying a Blue-Ray player and all the HD accutriments that go with it, just buy a nice sound system and an HDTV and use your standard DVD player until you eventually decide to plug your computer into your TV.

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