The Bell tolls for HD DVD

Posted in: News and Opinions by Archive Authors on July 27th, 2007

5 Comments

  1. teedub
    07/27/2007 @ 5:00 pm

    “Upscaling DVD is carrying me until widely available broadband downloads make “formats” pointless.” Couldn’t agree with this statement more. I’ve got a 1080p upscaler that keeps me quite content, and I hope it to, considering how much I’ve invested in the “now obsolete” SD-DVD format. I’ll likely be skipping all this HD/BD hoopla for some time as well.

  2. Jeremy Frost
    07/27/2007 @ 5:44 pm

    HD DVD still has the cheaper players, but if major retails decide not to sell them, the future does not look too bright for the HD DVD camp.

  3. Brian Wortz
    07/27/2007 @ 6:29 pm

    i disagree..upscaling doesn’t even come close to an HD DVD or BD with a decent transfer. Sony is doing the same free disc offers as toshiba, so i don’t think one company is more desperate than another (don’t forget PS3’s arent flying off shelves) Target will still sell HD DVD discs. Who do you know that will plan on dropping $500 bucks on a BD player from Target?

  4. Gino Sassani
    07/27/2007 @ 8:39 pm

    You’re right on the money Brian.
    If upscaling is not much better than true HD formats on your system, you just don’t have a good enough system.
    Since I’ve gone BD I can’t imagine settling for just upconverting.

  5. Rod
    07/27/2007 @ 9:06 pm

    Well, ultimately I guess its just a matter of priorities. I’ll accept that upscaling isn’t close to true HD, but my key point is that its good enough. I have a 32inch Samsung LCD at 720P in a small living room – and it looks plenty awesome for me! Someday, once I’m fabulously wealthy (still waiting), I’m looking forward to building a great setup – until then, its upscaling for me!

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