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If this is true, it's probably the most short-lived file format evar!
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post #12 of 36
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
$100 for an HD-DVD drive, while Blu-Ray is selling drives for like $750. Its a bargain compared to Blu-Ray.
Except!

You need and by need I mean "you" really need a TV that's capable of 108p and if you have a 720P/1080i then it's not worth spending the $100 for something that's not going to give you that full experience because you have an incompatible TV. I'd rather buy an upconversion DVD player and keep buying the less expensive($14) dvd disc as oppose to the HD-DVD disc which are $34. So I don't see that as a bargain.
post #13 of 36
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Except!

You need and by need I mean "you" really need a TV that's capable of 108p and if you have a 720P/1080i then it's not worth spending the $100 for something that's not going to give you that full experience because you have an incompatible TV. I'd rather buy an upconversion DVD player and keep buying the less expensive($14) dvd disc as oppose to the HD-DVD disc which are $34. So I don't see that as a bargain.
Its not bargain compared to DVD, I know that. But compared to Blu-Ray, HD-DVD is a bargain.
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post #14 of 36
I just bought a new TV today which is capable of 1080P resolution mainly for when I use it as a monitor and for HD-DVDs. I am getting the HD-DVD player for the Xbox360 soon. Once I do I will tell you how the quality is at 1080P.
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post #15 of 36
I believe that HD-DVD will win, mainly because they will be able to make Disks that will be able to be played in normal DVD players still, and also they don't need entirely new manufacturing process to produce them.

Blu-Ray is too expensive for consumers AND manufactures, I don't see how it could have any sort of chance.
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post #16 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
I just bought a new TV today which is capable of 1080P resolution mainly for when I use it as a monitor and for HD-DVDs. I am getting the HD-DVD player for the Xbox360 soon. Once I do I will tell you how the quality is at 1080P.

UM.... NO! HD-DVD does not support 1080P

Either way you slice it, HD-DVD and Blu Ray are a huge step forward from DVD. If you cant tell the difference between these new formats picture quality compared to DVD, then this should not concern you. Video quality is hands down better and audio quality is better, altho perhaps much less noticable, with the main difference being support for 7.1 surround fully uncompressed. This was like the people who criticized HDTV in the first place. If you can't appreciate it, then dont waste your time criticizing it. I understand it may be more expensive, but just because a ferarri is out of your price range is no reason to bash it. People always seem to think that the latest bleeding edge technology should be readily available and priced for the average joe. WHEN HAS THAT EVER BEEN THE CASE?
    
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post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by SKAnk9915 View Post
UM.... NO! HD-DVD does not support 1080P
Yes, it does.

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The HD DVD format supports a wide variety of resolutions, from low-resolution CIF and SDTV up to HDTV formats such as 720p, 1080i and 1080p.[6] All movie titles released so far have had the feature encoded in 1080p (although the only player currently available that supports 1080p is the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive), with supplements in 480i or 480p. Most titles are encoded with VC-1.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hd-dvd#Video
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post #18 of 36
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My bad. Was the original lack of support for the players due to the old DVI/HDMI format? i cant quite remember. Also, doesnt the 360 not have support for HDMI? So can it still support the new audio formats?
    
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@CHIPp
My bad. Was the original lack of support for the players due to the old DVI/HDMI format? i cant quite remember. Also, doesnt the 360 not have support for HDMI? So can it still support the new audio formats?
1080p can be sent over component cables. It doesnt need HDMI.
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post #20 of 36
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Originally Posted by HrnyGoat View Post
1080p can be sent over component cables. It doesnt need HDMI.
Correct. Both 1080P video and lossless audio (most often DTS HD) can e sent via RCA or optical (adio) interconnects. No HDMI required, but it is usualy reccomended.
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