View Full Version : there going to replace dvd
10-31-2002, 10:45 AM
here is whats new in the blue laszer
sony already haves a prototype out
10-31-2002, 11:33 AM
I definetly see an upgrade potential here!
1080p on a disk... Damn!
10-31-2002, 11:39 AM
Like I've said all along, we will see HD-DVD players on the market by next Christmas, I still believe that.
D-VHS was nothing more than a stepping stone. A failed format. Soon after we will see recordable HD-DVD players on the market.
10-31-2002, 11:54 AM
I would like to see econimical scalers built into a dvd player for an increase in quality of say a non-hdef cable box or direct tv service.
what do ya think?
10-31-2002, 12:16 PM
As long as it is backward compatable to DVD (which I have heard it will be) this is ok. I'm happy with the quality of my DVDs that I have now. Better quality will be a plus but I don't want to have to replace my DVDs.
10-31-2002, 12:27 PM
Just as long as it plays current DVDs, I'm all about it.
pr0n in 1080i... mmmmm :) hahaha
10-31-2002, 12:32 PM
Steve, I though progressive out is better? school me here please...
10-31-2002, 12:49 PM
480p (progressive) is much better than 480i (interlaced), but not better than 1080i (interlaced).
10-31-2002, 01:39 PM
Ron's on the right track here - an HDTV is set to either interlaced or progressive, depending on the DVD player. We all like progressive better, but the resolution of an image with either setting (1080i/540p) is identical. Progressive just gives a smoother picture with fast motion scenes.
Anyway, these numbers represent the POTENTIAL of the TV's resolution. What is actually SENT to the TV is a different story - all DVDs are at best "medium definition" - I don't know the exact resolution of the current DVD image, but it is certainly not 1080i/540p.
The blue laser DVD will be a true 1080i image, which of course will still be able to be converted to 540p if you buy a progressive scanning player.
If anyone wants to see a true high def feed, just go to any local HT store and look at the HDTVs - almost all of them are fed a continuous 1080i loop. It's not THAT much more impressive than the current crop of DVDs, but it IS a tad sharper.
It's GOTTA be backwards compatible or it would be a stillborn. Most of us have at least $1,000+ invested in DVDs.
10-31-2002, 06:56 PM
HD-DVD One Format Only Campaign (http://www.dvdsite.org/)
Some good read'n.
11-03-2002, 10:45 AM
Dr. Spec is correct. If this thing does not catch the attention of the early adopter and then flow to the common user with backward combatability, then it will be stillborn upon its birth.
11-04-2002, 11:39 AM
From what I've heard, DVD is now common even among people who listen through their analog TVs & buy sub-$200 units at BBuy, CCity, Wal Mart, etc. DVD has achieved excellent market saturation in a very short time. But with the economy the way it is (altho we don't know what it'll be like in 2 yrs), I don't see the great mass of consumers running out to buy a new kind of DVD player. But I suppose one will only find out for sure if/when someone follows thru with it & the market decides.
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