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Old 09-26-07, 01:29 PM   #37
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Good thing we aren't using Mpeg-2 anymore.

Face it... you HD-DVD fanboys always said you had better PQ, it isn't true anymore, and you only have "features" which last I saw (using 300 as reference), didn't equal squat for sales compared to the BD version.
But HD DVDs that come out in 2 years will work on HD DVD players that came out a year ago.
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Old 09-26-07, 01:30 PM   #38
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Good thing we aren't using Mpeg-2 anymore.

Face it... you HD-DVD fanboys always said you had better PQ, it isn't true anymore, and you only have "features" which last I saw (using 300 as reference), didn't equal squat for sales compared to the BD version.
when currently about 50% of BD releases are encoded in mpeg2 that argument doesn't really help you.
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Old 09-26-07, 01:31 PM   #39
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aww man. My TV is only half HD too
You're lucky, mine only does 1080i, what a piece of **** right?
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Old 09-26-07, 01:54 PM   #40
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I've heard about this strange 1080i thing, it's supposed to replace the pillory for mass entertainment soon, isn't it?
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Old 09-26-07, 01:58 PM   #41
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You're lucky, mine only does 1080i, what a piece of **** right?
Mine does 720p/1080i Thats nowhere near beyond HD. I feel so insignificant .
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Old 09-26-07, 02:00 PM   #42
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Lets sue those evil companies for selling us half HD equipment!!!!1231
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Old 09-26-07, 02:03 PM   #43
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what will they call the next HD standard?

Da TrueHD 4 Real now
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Old 09-26-07, 02:14 PM   #44
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Wouldn't TrueHD be sufficiant?

You have to keep some space for improvements for the generation that follows.
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Old 09-26-07, 02:18 PM   #45
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I dont know about that but HD-DVD camp talked about superior image quality all the times so 90% cant see the differences.
.... isnt the article saying ppl dont understand HDTV? it also says ppl underestimate the total cost. im sure they can see the difference between SDTV and HDTV, but i doubt they have any clue what the difference between 720 and 1080 is, or the difference between interlaced and progressive.
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Old 09-26-07, 02:22 PM   #46
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Wouldn't TrueHD be sufficiant?

You have to keep some space for improvements for the generation that follows.
Well...I don't think Dolby would be too happy about using that word.

But no, "HD" was more than sufficient...think about it...regardless of the resolution, every TV that had more than 480 vertical lines would be "HD" and there'd be no confusion. The people that really care would obviously look into it and everyone else would just buy whatever HDTV they could afford.

But always needing to be the leaders/controllers of the industry, Sony had to make up their own standard to try and strong arm the market into buying their products. Hence "Full HD" was born and even though you can't see a difference unless you're sitting 6 inches away from a 50" TV that is 720p and another that is 1080p, if you don't have 1080p, you might as well just gouge out your eyes.
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Old 09-26-07, 02:39 PM   #47
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I think the big misunderstanding is the generic use of the term HDTV. As SK said, anything above 480 is HD. IMO, we would have been better off with a numerical system than the acronym **** we have now. Everyday Joes (and nVJoes ) understand what numbers are and to them they think bigger number = better. Call a spade a spade and not a SPD.
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Old 09-26-07, 05:40 PM   #48
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im happy with my XBOX HD-DVD and Dell 2407wfp with Creative Gigaworks G500 THX 5.1.

It does me well for standard films *shrugs shoulders*


Even though I say it myself though. The colors on my monitor are ****ed up. It looks like ****, HD or not
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