Originally Posted by Marc Alexander
^^ Looks like a Hitachi rebadge.
Check the display forums for better info on dispalys.
I personally wouldn't recommend any set smaller than 50" to truly take advantage of HD discs. DVDs look fine on 42" sets to most.
I and alot of others like myself would disagree with this, although it may be true for some displays.
I can definately tell the difference between SD-DVD-OTA/Cable HD Broadcast and HD-HDDVD on my 34" Direct view and have heard some with as small as 26" displays and HDDVD 17 notebooks user enjoying it also.
Size does indeed matter in seeing the difference between HD and SD, but it is only one of many factors.
In general the larger the display the bigger the PQ difference between the two.
However if you have an HDTV it is meant for HD, and it should look better with the best HD available or why have the TV.
Of course it definately depends on your display, check the forum for your display model and hddvd to see how others are doing.
I currently have the xbox360 addon and will probably upgradedto an A2 for it's upconversion performance in a few months.
While my Standard def King Kong looks great for a standard def dvd, at 480P and even better at 960i (doubled) and 1080i upconverted, It just dosent get any better than HDDVD at 1080i on my display, simply "Beautiful" and full of detail at 6-8 feet away in the daytime, and even better at night with no lights.