Do You Have A Hd Dvd Player?
Posted 15 September 2007 - 09:47 PM
I have a 55" Sony 768p set and a 37" Westinghouse 1080p set (specifically for games). I have this hooked up through my HTPC using HDMI and the quality looks great on both sets. The Westinghouse looks a little crisper due to 1080p and the slightly smaller screen size but the Sony still looks mighty fine too.
I don't think that HD DVD nor Blu-Ray will "win". By the time the differences are settled, a new format will already be on the horizon and the current DVD owners will leap frog both HD DVD and Blu-Ray to this new format. These formats will be best for DVR purposes and putting recorded programs onto disc.
DVD still looks great and I think it will take the FCC's retirement of standard definition to really push people. That's still like 2 years away and most people will probably be fine with HDTV but still using DVD (or upconverted DVD).
That's just my view. Technology moves too fast these days. It wasn't like it was 20 years ago when there was cassette and then CD took over. It took CD a good 5-10 years before it became entrenched in peoples houses and the quality was vastly superior to cassette (even cassette with Dolby NR). DVD came out a while ago but as others have posted, I think the vast majority of people are content with DVD and are not actively going after either HD format. I think the HD DVD/Blu-Ray battle has been the worst thing for HD... If there was a concensus from the beginning, we would probably already see the migration begin. Instead, there is this battle and many people decided to sit back and not invest in either just in case the other wins. In this situation, options might end up killing the technology.
Posted 16 September 2007 - 04:14 AM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 09:29 PM
Now if only the movies became a little cheaper...
And if there where more porn movies on hddvd, the sellings would raise sky high
betamax+ no porn = failure
Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:30 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:45 AM
Posted 18 September 2007 - 12:00 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:58 AM
As for quality they are both the same encoding so it is the hardware NOT the format that determins the picture.
For those that have went with HD be carefull of buying dvds that are older releases new to the format. I have found some that seem to be upscaled to HD and not actualy filmed with the intention of HD format. If you have it on regular DVD and have an upscale capable dvd player, do not rebuy it in HD thinking there is a huge difference because there is not always a worthy improvement for the money.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:25 PM
Edited by luther349, 19 September 2007 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:44 PM
But i must say i like watching movies on the PS3 better as it is much more quiet, the fan in the HD DVD addon and Xbox SUX...
Edited by ma71, 19 September 2007 - 06:45 PM.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:19 PM
btw, there will be no Transformers on Blu-Ray...
Posted 21 September 2007 - 04:20 AM
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Posted 23 September 2007 - 07:53 PM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:41 AM
Edited by sxmxmx, 27 September 2007 - 10:42 AM.
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