|Originally posted by Vikram R
I want to be able to watch HD quality movies and hi def DVD seems to be pretty far off right now (At least until prices dip below 1000). Should I get a DVHS deck or just sit and wait for format wars for Hi Def dvd to die down and then for prices to fall?
ABSOLUTELY you should buy a DVHS deck. They are incredible. Whatever anyone says about HD DVR's and hdd storage of HD material, and HD DVD, etc. where are you going to find a format that lets you ARCHIVE HD material to cheap, easily obtainable, easily transportable media like SVHS tape ?
Dirt cheap, fairly reliable, and HD, why would you NOT buy a DVHS deck is more the question, imho.
I've got two now, and LOVE them, especially now that I can tape HD from cable. I'm in heaven and building my HD movie library as fast as I can, and for only $5./title for movies on "repeat" stations, and $12. for ppv titles(includes the cost of blank tape.).
Does anyone seriously think HD DVD's will be less than $50. each for the first few years ? HD DVD will be a niche marked, just as small as DVHS for years, so you can be sure they'll stick it to you on price.