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mrattelle41
November 27th, 2007, 05:45 AM
Anyone know details about the two new movies being available in HD DVD?

What about the series as a whole?

I just collected every available season on regular DVD. I would hate to have to buy them again, but it would be worth it!

SaberBlade
November 27th, 2007, 06:19 AM
There is no news recent news on any type of High Definition release of Stargate.

However, if it happens then it very likely will not be released on HD-DVD but Blu-Ray. Sony owns part of MGM and they did all they could to make MGM support blu-ray exclusively. The fact Stargate was released on Blu-Ray only and there was old news about Atlantis being done on Blu-Ray, HD-DVD does not appear to be a possibility at all.

ussrelativity
November 27th, 2007, 06:45 AM
Also, the distributor, 20th Century Fox is also Blu-ray exclusive.

As far as television shows go, HD DVD would not be a good format to work with long term. The capacity is just too low, and the bandwidth is not as high as Blu-ray's is. The players may be cheaper, but the technology just will not be a good idea to invest in long term. Blu-ray has far more manufacturers for its hardware.

OSUIvan
November 27th, 2007, 09:10 AM
MGM = owned by Sony, and Sony is the major player in blue ray's development. So I seriously doubt that it will be on HD DVD sadly.

Agent_Dark
November 27th, 2007, 12:57 PM
Also, the distributor, 20th Century Fox is also Blu-ray exclusive.

As far as television shows go, HD DVD would not be a good format to work with long term. The capacity is just too low, and the bandwidth is not as high as Blu-ray's is. The players may be cheaper, but the technology just will not be a good idea to invest in long term. Blu-ray has far more manufacturers for its hardware.

Except that, as it stands, all those touted extra features for Blu-Ray are worthless because no current player supports them AND the fact that there are multiple blu-ray specifications around, and not all players are compatible with all specifications. Really, the only thing Blu-Ray has on the technical side at the moment over HD-DVD is more capacity per disc... but HD-DVD is cheaper and easier to manafacture per disc anyway.

Ugly Pig
December 2nd, 2007, 02:54 PM
Really, the only thing Blu-Ray has on the technical side at the moment over HD-DVD is more capacity per disc...
Err, yeah... That's what he said.