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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by pissedoffsol, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. pissedoffsol

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    so i saw hd-dvd in best buy the other day. i still use my ps2 for watching dvds. should i just wait to see what happens and buy regular dvd for the time being?if i buy an xbox 360 go ahead with blu-ray. or should i just stop being a cheap ass and buy a new dvd player?
     
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    i wouldn't buy a hiu-def player yet. the only ones worth a damn are $1000 bucks.

    I'd wait to see how this all settles out.
     
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    alright, i'll stick with the shitty, old school dvds.
     
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    Still better than VCR's :)
     
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    what's a vcr??? j/k i still have a vhs-c camcorder that plays the little tapes you jam into the bigger tape to put into a vcr.
     
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    Just do what I do, Comcast cable on demand HD movies. =)
     
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    What, the 2 movies they have in HD on demand....Hmm, Bad Boys or the Birdcage? Next!
     
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    lol. i hope this actually turns out well. i wonder what we will end up calling this new format if they will play on both players...i guess itll still be dvd or something.

    oh well. dvd prices will go down so im happy. im usually anal rententive about dvd > vhs, but i dont think i will be as bad about hd > dvd. We'll wait and see. Ill have a ps3, so if worse comes to worst ill at least have blu ray.
     
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    If you tend to only get the movies that are free.... Cheap ass.
     
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    I get a shitload of HD movies.

    CMax
    Stars
    HBO
    Encore
    Showtime
    and the normal ones.

    Plus you can Paypervew HD movies too. at least I think you can.
     
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    That's a really cool idea..... but only if you have the following:
    A Hi-def TV
    A Hi-def Receiver
    Optical Audio
    Component Video....or HDMI

    What good is Hi- Def to me?
    None, I still have a perfectly good tube TV
    .... it even came with a nifty "wood-look" cabinet that's on wheels.
    Who's pimpin' hard NOW huh?:tpp: http://tvindy.typepad.com/tvindy/images/old_tv.html
     

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    my grandma doesn't even have one of those any more... get with the times man....
     
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    and what do you think they play? a dvd, upconverted. its still not true HD.
     
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    Vosty "REP 4 U" Whore Member!!!

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    Im gonna wait although the HD DVD players and movies are sic and do make a difference tested them when i was a sales manager at best buy
     
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    Not true, most of the movies are newer and offer HD. they have 2 different movie titles for those, one is HD the other is not HD.

    The older movies I agree, they just remaster it or some chit.
     
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    dvd supports 480p.
    that;s EDTV.

    hidef is set at 720p.

    cable/sat broadcast at 1080i

    in order to get there, the source needs to be upconverted.
    line doubling, double frame rate speeds, etc..
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    correction... Comcast offers 720 or 1080 using the same box.
     
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    I just watched The chronicles of Narnia in 1080
    HD at home fucking rocks.
     
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