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Ready for a Next-Gen DVD Player?

Cass
06-26-2006, 05:28 AM
Ready for a Next-Gen DVD Player? (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/jun2006/tc20060626_899401.htm)

Conshy04
06-26-2006, 06:24 AM
I am awfully glad I got a Sammy HLS5087W..... 1080p rules..

I bought my Sammy at Circuit City this past weekend and they had my model hooked up to a Blu-Ray player. I actually got to see what it looked like in 1080p. I will never pay $999 for a player, but I hope Blu-ray wins the battle since they are releasing in 1080p instead of 1080i.

treker
06-26-2006, 09:06 AM
Anyone seen one playing yet,I'm gonna head out soon and meet my wife and son for lunch. Will swing by Crutchfield and see one playing(hopefully)if not Circuit City says that they have them in stock.

paulc
06-26-2006, 09:30 AM
I think you need to be more aware of how the content was converted... I've seen not so hot 1920 x 1080 content and I've seen blow your socks off 1920 x 1080 content.

The ONLY way right now to get anything approaching real is a computer generated signal (i.e. a 1920 x 1080 resolution video file) to a 1366 x 768 and a 1920 x 1080 set. My guess is you'd be surprised at how little difference you may see, especially at around 40 inches.

hdtv4me2
06-26-2006, 09:44 AM
I am awfully glad I got a Sammy HLS5087W..... 1080p rules..

I bought my Sammy at Circuit City this past weekend and they had my model hooked up to a Blu-Ray player. I actually got to see what it looked like in 1080p. I will never pay $999 for a player, but I hope Blu-ray wins the battle since they are releasing in 1080p instead of 1080i.

I have read,1080p vs. 1080i, no discernible difference. I can't see it either.

treker
06-26-2006, 02:50 PM
Well saw the blu-ray and while it's not blow your socks -off the PQ is as good as Discovery channel but I don't think that is as good as the interviews on HD-Net(Ray Firestone etc)They did have it playing on a Samsung DLP/1080p set and on a set next to it they had the same set-up but with an upconvert DVD player,as for the reviews that I have read saying that thier up convert is almost as good as the HD-DVD or Blu-Ray Please don't drive on the same roads as me, there is a major difference.
Going back out soon the see the two side by side HD/BLU on 720p and 1080i also the 1080p

Scoob
06-27-2006, 02:11 PM
Well, I have seen them both side by side on a sammy 1080p DLP. The HD DVD clearly has a superior image. It is clearly better than any HDNET picture as well.

treker
06-27-2006, 02:28 PM
HD-DVD may have a better image than HD-Net if you are watching HD-Net on one of the two trash providers---D*/E*,but the back ground is not as clear with the HD-DVD,colors are better but the depth is not there.

treker
06-27-2006, 04:57 PM
Another thing that we have noticed in our area all the HD-DVD players are hooked up to Samsung DLP's,guess the Toshiba's don't display that well

tvine2000
06-27-2006, 08:23 PM
treker thats so much crap, bill hunt of digital bits brought his sammy to pioneer because the player was scaleing when connected via hdmi. so they hooked it up via componant and got a better picture then when going hdmi,which pioneer didnt understand,because they use the same chipset for hdmi,that samsung uses. as it turned out ,it is billhunts tv that maybe the issue,but it does bring up a point that the sammy wont work with all hdtvs,via hdmi. also pioneer said after a number of tests,on the sammy,the over all picture is not up to par. so right now hddvd does have the better picture. we will be very lucky if both of thees formats fly. people are very confussed about hd anything. time will tell,i did see that toshbia is still open for the 2 formats getting together. as wonderful as hd and blu-ray is,if they dont get together this may be a short war. the joke is all you need to know about the format war is the one nobody buys is the one that loses.

treker
06-28-2006, 05:00 AM
Don't think that anyone will lose for quite sometime,Sansumg has said that they produce a player that will handle both formats,of course there is no date on this.
Also it will be a few years before either camp (Blu/HD) has a player/format that works the way it should

ah802
06-28-2006, 10:33 AM
Don't think that anyone will lose for quite sometime,Sansumg has said that they produce a player that will handle both formats,of course there is no date on this.
Also it will be a few years before either camp (Blu/HD) has a player/format that works the way it shouldBogus rumour...

Samsung has declaired it's loyalty to Blu-Ray, fully commited and denies any internet rumours. To be in the Blu_Ray camp the manufacturer had to sign a Sony exclusivity agreement.

http://www.hdbeat.com/2006/06/27/samsung-does-not-plan-on-releasing-a-hd-dvd-blu-ray-combo-player/

As noted in above link.

treker
06-30-2006, 08:23 AM
Bogus or not it will happen---the days of pledging loyality to anything went the way of company benefits/and staying at the same job till retirement



http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/06/21/samung_ponders_dual-format_hd_player/

degaus
07-29-2006, 01:18 AM
Of all the articals on it I've read it sounds more like Samsung is going to wait and see what the consumers end up buying before they over extend themselves into any side of the market.

Probably a wise choice considering Sony's long history of failures in all of their past attempts to bring out a new technology for the times like Blu-ray. If the laws of persistance ever do catch up with Sony sooner or later they may just develop a format of their own that actually catches on.

It won't happen though, Sony is always too determined to attempt to make their technologies either propriatary or over controlled through expensive licensing, not to mention over priced for the general population to be interested enough to allow anything they do to catch on broad enough to take over. The general public has also been conditioned over the past 10 years to accept the term "HD" and immediately associate that with high quality thinking in their minds even if they don't know what it means. That in itself is already going to give just the name "HD-DVD" a huge edge in the public eye.