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HIFi Forcast
View Poll Results: What will be the market dominant format?
DVDA
2 Votes - 10.00%
SACD
1 Votes - 5.00%
DVD-HD
7 Votes - 35.00%
Blueray
7 Votes - 35.00%
Other format I'm not aware of yet
3 Votes - 15.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

Old 8th January 2007
  #1
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HIFi Forcast

I'm still holding out hope that sometime in the future we will go back to HiFi recordings and people will see how poor the overcompressed Mp3's really are.

So, of the curent formats what do you think will get a foothold on the markets for a HiFi format?
Old 8th January 2007
  #2
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i am hoping it's Blu-Ray.
Old 8th January 2007
  #3
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More film studios and large media compaines have pledged their souls to Blu-Ray technology than HD-DVD.
However I have a feeling that you'll just end up finding DVD players that will just play both and in the end you won't care whether it says HD-DVD or Blu-Ray.
The format wars are far more cut-throat than they were back when CDs were the new technology. Both are standing their ground playing chicken hoping the other will flinch.
Old 8th January 2007
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I think the recording industry will see a way out of all the complicated copy-protection schemes and go back to vinyl.
Old 9th January 2007
  #5
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My thoughs on my poll

I'm hoping that Blueray is the way to go but I have a bad feeling that the lower cost option of HD-DVD is going to win. We are creatures of habbit and we will repeat the Beta vs. VHS pattern again.

Oh well thats sort of what I expected. Thanks to all who voted.

Karl
Old 9th January 2007
  #6


Whatever the format that saves good recordings is - it will have to be portable.

ROM chips or a download format?



-tINY

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