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Posted: 6/6/2008 11:32:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 11:36:35 AM EST by Dtrain323i]
So I'll reproduce it here.

Should people who bought HD-DVD players get a refund?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:33:13 AM EST
Of course not. If you waste your money on something useless, that's your own mistake.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:33:54 AM EST
No
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:36:13 AM EST
We all knew there was a war on, they should have wated to see who the winner was.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:36:36 AM EST
wtf is it?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:36:59 AM EST
Nope.

Want the newest stuff, end up with useless stuff.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:37:45 AM EST
Should losing lottery tickets be refundable?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:37:46 AM EST

Duh.

Format wars.

You pays yr dollar and you takes yr chances.


"Help me Nanny State. Protect me from my self."
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:37:53 AM EST
still waiting on my betamax check.....
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:38:08 AM EST
I'm going to sue Sony because my PS3 won't play Xbox 360 games that I want
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:39:06 AM EST
Fuck no.

Some of us listen to Frost7 and Troy, and other people bought HD-DVD.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:39:19 AM EST
caveat empor
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:44:13 AM EST
Early adopter of HD-DVD here.

No.

Knew the possibility of getting burned, I'll deal with it.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:48:12 AM EST
No. Almost bought HD-DVD addon player for the 360 and I'm glad I didn't (obviously).
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:49:18 AM EST
Buying a format that doesn't catch on is all part of the early adopter tax.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:49:54 AM EST
Should those who bought A-Tracks over Tape-decks get refunds? VHS or Beta? No? You got burned. Bummer.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:50:11 AM EST
I have both formats and don't regret purchasing it.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:50:14 AM EST
who are the 3 that voted yes?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:51:38 AM EST
Nah. Best Buy offered me $50 to spend on something new, so I bought a new photo printer, but that was their choice.

I made the decision to "get both" and buy an inexpensive HD-DVD player in addition to my PS3, to cover myself no matter which format was chosen.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:52:52 AM EST
Buying before a standard is decided upon is a crapshoot. You can store the HD DVD with the Betamax you have in the corner.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:53:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By waltg:
Buying before a standard is decided upon is a crapshoot. You can store the HD DVD with the Betamax you have in the corner.


There's a betamax player in my parent's crawlspace
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 11:58:19 AM EST
HD-DVD owner here.

I love my HD-DVD player and the 15 movies I have. I am a learned person and I knew there was a format war going on and I bought the movies I love and feel it was more than worth the price to get the quality HD movie experience my HD-DVD system gives me.

I'll never ask for a refund. Now, if they'll just put some decent Spielberg/Lucasfilm movies in Blu-Ray!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:04:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By whiterye:
Should those who bought A-Tracks over Tape-decks get refunds? VHS or Beta? No? You got burned. Bummer.


I thought it was an 8 track, you know, because it had eight tracks on the tape. No?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:06:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:07:03 PM EST
Fuck no. No handouts!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:07:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:08:56 PM EST
Bought HD-DVD player, am still happy with it for upconverting regular DVDs, don't want or expect a refund (although Amazon.com gave me $50 back without me asking).

I knew there was a format war, I took a risk, and that's life. I have to admit though I expected the format war to go on another year and didn't expect Sony to buy/bribe their way to victory so quickly.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:10:05 PM EST
cheap hddvd players and movies FTMFW!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:12:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By Dtrain323i:

Originally Posted By waltg:
Buying before a standard is decided upon is a crapshoot. You can store the HD DVD with the Betamax you have in the corner.


There's a betamax player in my parent's crawlspace


I still have a component 8-Track recording unit...


the tv station my friend works for uses beta.
granted its public access.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:15:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aerospace_Engineer:
HD-DVD owner here.

I love my HD-DVD player and the 15 movies I have. I am a learned person and I knew there was a format war going on and I bought the movies I love and feel it was more than worth the price to get the quality HD movie experience my HD-DVD system gives me.

I'll never ask for a refund. Now, if they'll just put some decent Spielberg/Lucasfilm movies in Blu-Ray!



1. Stash HD-DVD player in a safe place
2. Wait for 20 years.
3. Sell player on eBay for an obscene amount of money
4. PROFIT!

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:25:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Apostrophe:

Originally Posted By Aerospace_Engineer:
HD-DVD owner here.

I love my HD-DVD player and the 15 movies I have. I am a learned person and I knew there was a format war going on and I bought the movies I love and feel it was more than worth the price to get the quality HD movie experience my HD-DVD system gives me.

I'll never ask for a refund. Now, if they'll just put some decent Spielberg/Lucasfilm movies in Blu-Ray!



1. Stash HD-DVD player in a safe place
2. Wait for 20 years.
3. Sell player on eBay for an obscene amount of money
4. PROFIT!



how much do you think my beta will go for?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:26:35 PM EST
They knew the risks. They chose wrong. It's as simple as that.
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