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Old 10-19-2007, 09:29 PM   #1  
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Ok so I am purchasing tomorrow a 32" SHARP LCD 1080p HDTV.

At some point I am going to want to purchase a HD DVD or Blu Ray player.

1. I know there is a war going on to see which one will come out on top.

a. Which do you think will?

2. I know HD DVD players currently are running at the maximum while Blu Ray has room to upgrade.

a. Is this a good reason to stick with Blu Ray over HD DVD?

3. Brands to go with and stay away from for both HD DVD and Blu Ray.

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Old 10-19-2007, 11:07 PM   #2  
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2. I know HD DVD players currently are running at the maximum while Blu Ray has room to upgrade.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:45 AM   #3  
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HD DVD running at 1080p.

While Blu Ray can go above that.
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HD DVD running at 1080p.

While Blu Ray can go above that.
Blu-ray's max is 1080P as well.

Both HD DVD and Blu-ray look and sound amazing. You really can't go wrong picking either one. It is possible either one could lose still, but any movies you buy will still work. Plus the player's are all good upconverting players too.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:01 AM   #5  
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HD DVD running at 1080p.

While Blu Ray can go above that.
Above . . . to where?
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Above . . . to where?
From what I have been told it can go to the next resolution up. Whatever it will be.
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From what I have been told it can go to the next resolution up. Whatever it will be.
1080p is the top resolution right now and for the forseeable future.

And even if by some happy event a new higher resolution became available, the highest resolution TVs are only 1080p also so there would be nothing to watch it on anyway.
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Ok I understand all that, however currently Blu Ray is capable of a higher resolution, HD DVD isn't.
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Ok I understand all that, however currently Blu Ray is capable of a higher resolution, HD DVD isn't.
Wrong both output 1080p resolution, a few older and lower model HD DVD models only do 1080i but if you have a 1080p flat panel it will de-interlace the signal to 1080p anyway.

So you would be able to see the highest resolution with either one of the formats.

But I would still suggest you wait until 1.1 spec Blu-Ray players are available otherwise they won't be able to show you all the features of the new Blu-ray discs and possibly not be able to play them at all (according to Denon).
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Old 10-21-2007, 02:39 PM   #10  
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. . . however currently Blu Ray is capable of a higher resolution, HD DVD isn't.
Wrong, wrong, wrong!!!!!!!

Who told you that garbage??

Hell, a standard DVD is quite capable of being written with 1080p data, only not 2 hours worth.

Either format (blu ray or HD) would be equally capable of having higher resolution data written to it, and both would have "about" the same time limitations.

Anyway, it is not even an academic issue, since (as another poster tried to point out) there are NO television sets that could handle a higher resolution format anyway.
Sounds like you've got your cart in front of your horse.
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No reason to get upset with him, he is just mis-informed and we should help him get the real facts.

Everyone has to learn about these formats intially, once he learns the positives and negatives of both formats, then he can make an informed educated decision.

I say good luck!
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I read that long ass 66 post thread about HD DVD and Blu Ray. It ended up being more about VHS Vs. Beta, but anyways...

If I did get a Blu Ray I would wait for the Profile or whatever 1.1 to come out. That's just how I would do things.

I think right now HD DVD is the way to go for myself at least. Then possibly purchase a Blu Ray at a later time. Unless HD DVD wins the format war.
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Good thinking and good luck!
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I read that long ass 66 post thread about HD DVD and Blu Ray. It ended up being more about VHS Vs. Beta, but anyways...

If I did get a Blu Ray I would wait for the Profile or whatever 1.1 to come out. That's just how I would do things.

I think right now HD DVD is the way to go for myself at least. Then possibly purchase a Blu Ray at a later time. Unless HD DVD wins the format war.
That happens a lot, but be assured that Blu Ray is not capable of doing anything more than HD DVD. AQ and PQ is identical, both capable of displaying 1080p (this will be the norm resolution for quite some time). The only big difference is that HD DVD is half the price.
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That happens a lot, but be assured that Blu Ray is not capable of doing anything more than HD DVD. AQ and PQ is identical, both capable of displaying 1080p (this will be the norm resolution for quite some time). The only big difference is that HD DVD is half the price.
Thank you

I know that 1080p is the highest resolution that is currently being used.

However what I was trying to say was that was that Blu Ray can expand to the next highest resolution when the time comes. It is capable now of a higher resolution other then 1080p. I know there is nothing that can accept it but that isn't what I was getting at.
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