HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Puck, Aug 3, 2007.

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  1. Personally, I hope a better technology comes out and wipes them both out...
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  2. Puck

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    ^ ya know, awhile back I had caught something on Engadget that alluded to China had developed a next-gen DVD device that was Super-HD - it was like 1440p
    i haven't seen it in awhile - but rest assured that bigger and better is always around the corner
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  3. Bobo

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    A poop load of HD DVD players sold last weekend when Wally World, Best Buy, Circuit City and maybe some others had big sales on Toshibas.

    http://www.cepro.com/article/sony_blu_ray_hd_dvd_format_war_a_stalemate/

    The waters are still murky, but these guys are going toe to toe. To me, if you can get a solid HD DVD player for $100 now, compared to $450 for a BR, it may be worth it to just try the HD DVD. If it doesn't win, you haven't blown a lot on a player....but there may not be a winner soon....or ever?
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  4. guitarjunkie

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    I've been waiting on one to die also.
    Are there any differences in the quality of the video?, or is it just features?
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  5. Puck

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    the problem with the Toshi HD-A2's are that output is capped at 1080i
    :thumbsdown:
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  6. Bobo

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    But some say you can't notice a difference. And other players don't have great 1080p performance. I looked into the 1080i thing a bit, and the general consensus is it's not that big a deal. With some tv's, it won't even make a difference 9according to Cnet).
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  7. The jump from SD to 1080i HD is a lot bigger than the jump from 1080i to 1080p...
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  8. Bobo

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    Yep, and some say the 1080 I to P jump is hard to notice. I'd like to see them side by side myself.
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  9. Puck

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    well, Bobo - you have the perfect disply to test the theory
    all you need is a 1080i source and a 1080p source
    and while normal viewing may not reveal much, action scenes should be smoother
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  10. Puck

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    discussion now is focusing on the new AVCHD format for consumer camcorders

    I'm demoing a camcorder right now that shoots 1920x1080 in AVCHD and can be instantly burned onto a bundled DVD burner onto standard DVD's in 1080i? and is instantly playable on BluRay players

    I'm still trying to figure that out, but it does work
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