Anyway, the story is null and void, since the hybrid player has already been pulled, and pre-orders have been cancelled. It turns out that the LG player does NOT support HD-DVD features, just the movie. Meaning, you can't access anything other than the film
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Yup they're really hideous.
In the HMV near me the HD DVD and Blu-ray section is only like one "block" (whatever it is). Only a very small percentage of the population must actually buy them. They're way too expensive, and as many people have mentioned you have to have all the other equipment to go with it which costs a fortune. I'm pefectly happy with DVDs and I think that speaks for the majority.
on the first page, many people were speaking as though Blue Ray and HD-DVD won't catch on (which is true for the majority)........but they attribute it to not everybody owning an HDTV.
Have you guys watched dvds on HDTV? They look fantastic. I haven't watched Blue Ray.....but the difference from HD-DVD to DVD on a HDTV is about a 5% improvement, mainly in contrast/sharpness. I'll keep using my Xbox to watch dvds on my LCD until the price of either of the new HD mediums are $60 for a player and $15 for the disc. There is absolutely no reason at all to go for the new HD mediums with such a big price difference compared to the very low quality improvement.
basicly......if you want a dvd that you can access the menus while you're still watching the movie, pay double for a HDDVD or a BR disc........but quality isn't an issue.
Just to let you guys know that blue ray and HD players can play dvds so you dont have to start your collection all over again . In a few years time we will all have a HD player and HD tv and wont be complaining about how expensive it is . I have seen the differance between Dvd and HD its mind blowing very sharp pic quilty !!
I've seen all the demonstrations of HD, going into major electronics stores. They will have an HD-DVD or Blu-ray movie playing ( King Kong, Batman Begins etc.), playing off a HD or Blu-ray player on a HD TV. Looking at it, I wonder if the picture isn't 'unnaturally' sharp & bright - the picture quality more like a video game, and less film-like. I like DVDs that reporduce the film quality, with slighty soft focus and some blurry feeling to the edges. Just because an image is completely exact doesn't mean it's better to look at, for me.
The image quality from my HDMI player still gives me that quality of projected film, with the touches of grain and focus.
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