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Sony is betting the farm that thru the PS3 they can make a name for Blu-Ray. This seems kinda silly to me. I just think of my parents. They're not going to buy a PS3, nor spend $800 for a blue-ray player. They're going to be perfectly happy with standard DVD, just like virtually everyone else. I don't this battle is going to be decided anytime soon, so long as normal DVDs are being produced, and that the cost of Blue-Ray and HD DVDS is twice as much.

I like to collect DVDs for 10-20 bucks a pop. No way I'm paying video game cost for a single movie.
EDIT - I may stand corrected on actual cost of blu ray dvds. I think i saw some being sold in stores for about $38.
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post #22 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chipp View Post
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.
DD/DTS HD CANNOT be sent over Digital Coax or Toslink there isnt enough bandwith in the cable to pass the info. You need to use HDMI as it has sufficient enough bandwith.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_true_hd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTS_HD#DTS_variants

And I dont know where you are getting your prices but a HD DVD costs between $15 to $40 depending. I bought 3 at target for $20 a pop and one at BB for $24.

And Nasgul are you kidding me on you need a 1080p TV to benefit from HD DVD/Blu ray!? You are going from 640x480 to 1024x720(1366x768)/1920x1080 this is a huge jump in pixels compared to a standard DVD. Once again your friend needs to calibrate his TV or get some better cables to help out his source.

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post #23 of 36
not really surprised by this. It looks like the sony hype machine has taken another hit. Sony definetly has the worst track record for formats stretching back a while, just look at recently. memory stick, umd, and now blu-ray

I figured this would happen.
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Originally Posted by Mr Pink57 View Post
DD/DTS HD CANNOT be sent over Digital Coax or Toslink there isnt enough bandwith in the cable to pass the info. You need to use HDMI as it has sufficient enough bandwith.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_true_hd
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTS_HD#DTS_variants

And I dont know where you are getting your prices but a HD DVD costs between $15 to $40 depending. I bought 3 at target for $20 a pop and one at BB for $24.

And Nasgul are you kidding me on you need a 1080p TV to benefit from HD DVD/Blu ray!? You are going from 640x480 to 1024x720(1366x768)/1920x1080 this is a huge jump in pixels compared to a standard DVD. Once again your friend needs to calibrate his TV or get some better cables to help out his source.

pink

Where's it say you can't use Toslink?
I'm pretty sure a fiberoptic cable can support surround sound....
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post #25 of 36
It usually amounts to cheepest and best advertised, not the best device.
    
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Where's it say you can't use Toslink?
I'm pretty sure a fiberoptic cable can support surround sound....
Yes a Toslink can in fact support surround sound but it cannot support DD/DTS True HD, the bandwith is too high. Do not mistake DD/DTS with DD/DTS True HD.

Correction: You can also you a 5.1 analog system for True HD which means 6 analog cables kinda how you would hook up a SACD system.

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I will wait for plasma-ray before I upgrade
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post #28 of 36
I've heard a few accounts that say that your best bet is a dvd player that up-converts to HD. It's not true HD, but the picture really is better and you can play all the movies you already own. I haven't seen it myself though.
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post #29 of 36
I am going to be buying one of those players in the next few weeks and I will report back with the difference in quality.
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post #30 of 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Malaziel View Post
I am going to be buying one of those players in the next few weeks and I will report back with the difference in quality.
yeah definatley do that because i'm not sure i really believe it and it's not like any stores i know of run them to show them off in the store so i'm not sure they're very proud of it iether
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