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http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_hdcontent_home.html
    
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Well I am unsure of free downloads but the planet earth documentary is absolutely amazing in hi def, interesting as well.
That show pwns.
    
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Great link! I'm is gonna DL those when I get home to check it out on 1080p LCD!

Also, should be noted, that web HD vastly differs from HD-DVD or Blu Ray. If you really wanna see where HD is at now, it's best to invest in one of those.

Y'already have an X-Box, shell out for an HD-DVD player. You can use the X-BOX HD-DVD player in your PC too with a bit of modding and driver-downloading.
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There are some great links HERE
and HERE
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Also, should be noted, that web HD vastly differs from HD-DVD or Blu Ray. If you really wanna see where HD is at now, it's best to invest in one of those.
How much do the HD-DVD players cost?

Also, I've been somewhat disappointed in the videos downloaded from the MS demo site ... they didn't seem too much better than standard fare.

The NVIDIA pure video demo was a bit more impressive, however ... but that might be due to their over blurring the 'standard definition' side.

    
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HD-DVD and Blu Ray come at premium prices right now. It's still so new, still so expensive that investing in it is still bleeding-edge end-user type stuff, IMO. That's probably just me, but I can't see how at four-hundred (400.00) dollars or more for the player alone is worth it at all.

At the same time, if you haven't seen a Blu Ray Disc or HD-DVD disc in action, you really haven't seen hi-definition in action. So, it's a really hard decision to make. And HD-DVD and Blu Ray image quality is still on an incline, meaning better image quality to come.

Toshiba HD-DVD players (someone correct me if I'm wrong here) seem to be the cheapest. I can't remember the model number, but it's something like A2 and it's a pretty popular HD-DVD player. I, myself, am awaiting cheaper Blu Ray alternatives.
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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by Audi View Post
It's still so new, still so expensive that investing in it is still bleeding-edge end-user type stuff, IMO.
Kind of like paying $800.00 dollars for a 1394 capture card in 1998, eh?



(I'm waiting this one out by gawd!)
    
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post #18 of 24
Wait do i need a special monitor or someting to play these things?
BTW Planet Earth is amazing on a 1080p TV even though my cable company only sends 1080i
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A monitor that can display 720p or 1080p.
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How do i know if mine does. I just watched one of the vids from the microsoft page and it looks AMAZING but how do i know if it 1080p or 720p
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