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I have a PS3 and a 360 with hd-dvd player. I was just wondering from anyone who has these as well, which movies are better? Do you have any sources for your findings? The Tv's I have are 720p and 1080i so 1080p is not really a factor here.

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from what i know, hd has the better picture, and blue ray allows for more content/info
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Blu-Ray & HD-DVD provide the same quality (Same file types); it’s only the media (Disc Form) which is different
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from what i know, hd has the better picture, and blue ray allows for more content/info
Ive heard that notion also. Apparently HD dvd uses a better overall codec...this is what ive heard atleast. Can anyone back that up with
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In terms of audio/video compression, HD DVD and Blu-ray are similar on the surface: both support MPEG-2, VC-1, and H.264 for video compression. Virtually every HD DVD released uses an advanced codec (VC-1 or H.264) for video compression, reducing the required space for equivalent quality video. The first generation of Blu-ray Disc movies however used the older and less efficient video codec MPEG-2, and many new titles still do. In terms of audio, there are many differences. With HD DVD support for the new Dolby Digital Plus audio codec is mandatory at a maximum of 3.0 Mbit/s, but for Blu-ray players it is optional at a maximum of 1.7 Mbit/s. Furthermore HD DVD players must be able to decode the new lossless audio codec Dolby True HD, but this is optional for Blu-ray players.

Both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc support the 24p (traditional movie) frame rate, but technical implementations of this mode are different among the two formats. Blu-ray Disc supports 24p with its native timing, while HD DVD uses 60i timing for 24p (encoded progressively, replacing missing fields with "repeat field flags"). Decoders can ignore the “flags” to output 24p.[47] There is no impact on picture resolution or storage space as a result of this, as the HD DVD format uses the exact same video information—it simply adds notational overhead.
[Source: Wikipedia.org]

I take it back, they are not the same.
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Thanks guys. It looks like hd-dvd is just a little better then.
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With HD DVD support for the new Dolby Digital Plus audio codec is mandatory at a maximum of 3.0 Mbit/s, but for Blu-ray players it is optional at a maximum of 1.7 Mbit/s.[11] Furthermore HD DVD players must be able to decode the new lossless audio codec Dolby True HD, but this is optional for Blu-ray players.
     
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I would comment but your best bet is to Google it yourself.

I wouldn't consider OCN a reliable source for this debate.
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I would comment but your best bet is to Google it yourself.

I wouldn't consider OCN a reliable source for this debate.
Not with some of the fanboys lol.
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Honestly the picture quality on both is amazing. You can barely tell the difference. I would just go with whatever format is cheaper for a particular movie.
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post #10 of 25
Both formats use identical video codecs. It was true that HD-DVD had the advantage in this dept, but that's not the case anymore. As far as audio goes with your situation, the PS3 is clear winner vs. the 360.

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Also, if you want the full resolution of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby True HD, or DTS' trio of new formats, any or all of which are available on HD DVD, you're not going to get it from the Xbox 360 HD DVD add-on. That's because these formats require either an HDMI output or an analog multichannel output--both of which are lacking on the 360 and the external drive.
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Honestly the picture quality on both is amazing. You can barely tell the difference. I would just go with whatever format is cheaper for a particular movie.
I pretty much do the same thing.
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