HD DVD better than Blue-ray

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by NYTitansFan, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. NYTitansFan

    NYTitansFan Guest

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    according to this guy the blue-ray format is very old 10 yrs old. id take hd dvd over blue ray regardless.
  2. NYTitansFan

    NYTitansFan Guest

    the VC1 codec used for HDDVD's actually gives a higher quality compression than blu-ray, and as a result better image quality
  3. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Not to argue the point because I know nothing about the two but -

    What do you expect a guy employed by Microsoft to say?
  4. NYTitansFan

    NYTitansFan Guest

    right, but the vc1 codec in hd dvd formats are better than the bluray i did alot of research
  5. Slackmaster

    Slackmaster Starter

    What "higher quality compression" means varies by what metric you are evaluating.

    High quality compression can be measured by lossiness, by efficiency (meaning that data is highly compressed, really shrunk to a smaller size on the media), or some other factor.

    720i is 720i, no matter the codec. Resolution by pixels is not changed by the compression scheme.

    The real reason that HD-DVD will prevail is that there will be practically no porn offered on the BR format. Sony does not want to license porn distributors.

    Also, the start-up costs for pressing HD-DVD is lower.
  6. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    I read Sony denied the whole porn thing.

    Regardless, I also read that the porn industry was backing Blu Ray and I must question why Sony, who surely know how much of an influence the porn industry is in this kinda thing, would reject someone willing to back them.


    I have both and both are nice.

    For the most part, HD DVD generally looks better, but Blu Ray is starting to catch up.

    The 360's HD DVD Drive is sort of crippled because of the lack of HDMI. Luckily my two set have VGA, but the lack of HDMI on the 360 cripples the advanced audio features that stand alone HD DVD players offer. It still sounds great though and is very much worth the price.

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