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News reports say that the end of HD-DVD may be at hand. Blu-Ray won!
I couldn't be happier. Not because I have any particular animosity against HD-DVD, but because I just wanted one of these formats to win so I could buy a new DVD player.
January 08, 2008 in Technology | Permalink
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Well by definition Blu-ray should win since a BR disc contain 25Gb per layer versus 15Gb for HD-DVD. Still even Blu-ray players are quite expensive at the moment. Not to mention how many people have a 1080p display with HDMI input capable of properly playing a Blu-ray disc?
January 09, 2008 at 12:36 AM
I don't care. I rarely watch DVDs in the first place, so this debate is a big bore. Hell, I don't even own a HDTV, nor am I interested in purchasing one. HDTV make look better, but it's not worth it, nor does it improve the content of the shows.
David Alexander |
January 09, 2008 at 01:33 AM
Gil, every TV being sold right now has an HDMI input.
Half Sigma |
January 09, 2008 at 08:47 AM
Every TV? That's hard to believe but even then how many TVs are 1080p? It's humorous to see TVs with 480 lines being 'HD ready' just because it has a built-in HD tuner. Then again do plasmas and LCD TV have the capacity to display proper smooth motion? Most large screens seem jerky when displaying fast movement. Hopefuly this will end with OLED TVs (whenever that is going to be).
January 09, 2008 at 10:23 AM
Even 480 lines is sharper than a conventional CRT TV. And with an HD tuner, it's going to preform better than your regular CRT TV.
But I have no idea where you are seeing all these 480 TVs. Nearly every TV sold at Best Buy now has at least 720P resolution.
Half Sigma |
January 09, 2008 at 10:32 AM
Well I s'pose the good news is that is harder to find 480 line TV nowadays but then again it's usually these TVs the ones you usually find when 'it's too good to be true' special. Still I thought the standard CRT had 480 lines anyway. Then again 'tis interesting to see 1080i CRT TVs too!
January 10, 2008 at 10:24 AM
ntsc is 720x480.
January 10, 2008 at 01:05 PM
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