Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Quebec City, Canada
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yesterday night I watched "The perfect storm" on HD-DVD and, for the first time I was REALLY DISAPOINTED about the PQ but, the SQ was good. That's kind of sad because it is a pretty good movie.
I asked a friend of mine who own the DVD to bring it home and I feed it to my hdmi DVD-R 1080p. (yeah, right!)
As I switched inputs from HD-DVD to DVD format, I could'nt notice the difference in the PQ, but the HD format sound a little better. I'm glad I don't own the DVD, because upgrading to HD-DVD when you own the SD-DVD is a waste of money. (that's my opinion)
My HD-DVD player (Toshiba HD-A30) have no issues (it's set to 1080p/24hz)
my eyes are'nt the problem (when I take tests I can read further than average) so I just spread it out to make sure you don't get this HD-DVD expecting to get an eye orgasm. (especially if you have the SD format)
I've just checked with happy feet and batman begins (OMG!!!) and both my eyes and player are ok!
If anyone has "title to avoid" just bring it on. Now that HD-DVD are cheap and hard to find I guess it's time to buy them before it's too late. I might be a little to picky but I really did'nt expected a HD-DVD to ever had this poor PQ. I watch it on a 52" 1080p/24hz display, and I might see too much details to give it a good review.
This is for those who planned buying HD-DVDs while there still avalaible and, like me, expect nothing than the best from their HD titles. If you think that "The perfect storm" is a tiltle to avoid (PQ wise) post your bad experiences here to make a list of movies with bad PQ.
I'm an HD-DVD fan but I don't buy unless it's paying off. (I mean having a decent upgrade PQ wise compare to the SD movies)
Thanks for any suggestions,
Hope this help,