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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
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I can't help but feel that the future of true HDTV may be following in the footsteps of Betamax; a superior format that lost a format war. How is it possible that only a few people can record this format? It came and went. End of story? All this expensive necessary equipment: modulator, 5000 unit HD1000 to record the new format. Why are these manufacturers such chicken s*@ts? They offer us equipment that can record HDTV (New Mitsubishi), boasting how it can record from firewire, but they don't have the balls to put that firewire on their decoders.
I have all of the latest, cutting edge BS eqipment; SDI, Vigatec, HDTV, projector, and EXPENSIVE audio equipment, but yet there is no means in sight for recording: NONE!!!!! If I were even to say: screw it and take the $ 3000.00 to $ 4500.00 plunge to buy this DISCONTINUED equipment, it seems as though it will not even work soon due to the changing Dish format which has been discussed on the forum.
How on earth do they ever expect HDTV to catch on? Seriously. This is a very flawed scenario.
Any bright news on the horizon after all of that?
Silence is overrated!