It's basically a friggin specialized 3.2ghz computer for gods sake. That powerful a computer can support 1080p given that you have a monitor/video card that can output for it. This article was made w/o extensive knowledge of the cell, and without actual experience on the system itself. Look at the PS2, the thing runs SMS high quality videos with a 333mhz processor!! Just needed some ingenious coding thats all.
I dont' believe that a console that is made to run in 1080p, can't run 1080p videos in either codec format. Especially when the person that is saying it can't run, don't have the actual machine to test it with. Its all in THEORY, therefore has to be taken with a grain of salt.
You're talking like HDDVD owns all the codecs. Sony's format supports the exact same formats as HDDVD is. Just for some unknown reason, they aren't using it. Which is leading to a slight disadvantage for Sony. Btw, no one can really justify the MPEG2 usage, its all still in theory WHY they aren't using VC1 or AVC, nothing official has been announced yet.
and the movies themselves are also generally cheaper.
Out of all the reviews I've read so far, that isnt true. I just checked Bestbuy.com and they list training day BDRom and HDDVD as 24.99.
And from reviews seen elsewhere, HD-DVD even delivers better SOUND. Does BluRay have anything to bring?
Neither system delivers the better sound than the other. Here's the thing. It's all up to STUDIOS, not Sony, to deliver the sound in the format that they want to deliver. Sony's Bluray is capable of DD Plus, while its standard on HDDVD, companies still have this capability to deliver it. Also, the Samsung is equipped with a DD Plus decoder, so more movies are going to be releases with it. Its just a matter of time.
Ok yeah, Sony is behind right now, but thats squarely on the faults of the studios that chose to release in mpeg2 just to meet deadlines. I bet if they spent more time they'd have VC1 and H.264 out the door already. Btw, PS3 and standalone players are more than capable of delivering 720p/1080i using H.264 and deliver the exact same quality as VC1 does. Just for some reason they want it at Mpeg2 right now. Maybe it's because they want all their movies to be in 1080p I dunno.
If they get the whole 1080p thing out of their ass they can shut the competition up anytime they wanted to. But they'd lose their main selling point and they can't afford that. The 1080p, which is top of the line.
Edited by Kira Yamoto, 10 August 2006 - 02:15 AM.