///HD-DVD or BluRay? Neither.

HD-DVD or BluRay? Neither.

So there’s a big “format” debate in the post-DVD world, and I think I may have stumbled on the ultimate solution.

Sony’s PS3 comes with a Blu-Ray DVD player, and the Xbox 360 has a $199 add-on player that allows you to play HD-DVD movies on your high definition screens. So who will win the format war? Sony lost years ago in the VHS vs. Beta-max debate, for history’s sake. And both of the format’s stand-alone players (with no game console) are priced out of the average person’s price range – for now. Probably nearing $1,000 to play a disc with a super hi-res copy of the movie and a few extras.

The solution? Download your movie directly in HD. Forget either disc format. Forget discs.

Tonight I’ll be watching Poseidon, my first digital download HD movie – downloaded in 720p on my 360’s hard drive. 4.5 gigs, took a couple hours to download … and once the service expands to offer every release, offers even higher quality at faster speeds, I just can’t imagine why I would rent another disc again.

This is going to make discs a thing of the past. Full review after the show.

JG

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Josh Griffin is one of the leading voices in youth ministry with over 20 years experience in the trenches, most recently as the High School Pastor at Saddleback Church. He's the co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com and been in 300+ episodes of the DYM Podcast with Doug Fields. He's created more than 50 youth ministry resources and authored several books including 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders. Josh and his wife Angela have 4 kids, which now includes 2 teenagers of their own! Contact Josh | Speaking Requests

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