First of all, I love the machine that lets me play both formats. I started into HDM when I got my HDTV and I got an A3 as a gimme. I knew in advance that I wanted access to both formats so when combo players were announced, that was always my intention to buy one, so I purchased my LG in May.
Now while I have a mostly positive impression of the player, there are some concerns and this thread is mostly directed at those who were/are HD DVD player owners. I'm curious on your thoughts of the BH 200 as an HD DVD player.
First of all, I never had a BD player previously so I can't compare. However I did have a A3.
I noticed something last night that really shocked me. I recently acquired the BD of BATMAN BEGINS and I still have the HD DVD. Since day one of having the player i've always "bitstreamed" the TRUEHD. Well I think we'd all agree that BATMAN BEGINS has the same TRUEHD track for both formats. However, I noticed a difference bitstreaming, which was very shocking!! When bitstreaming the BD the sound is much fuller, the bass is tighter, the surrounds more involving than i've ever heard. I'm still amazed by what my ears heard so I put in the HD DVD and still found a difference.
This has me wondering is TRUEHD or any of the other audio codecs processed differently on HD DVD than BD?
Has anyone experienced this on an titles shared between both formats?
Also, i've noticed through the QOED processor that HD DVD's exhibit a darker picture than BD's. I'm really curious why both formats are processing differently? Maybe i'm alone?
Has anyone else experienced this?