Originally Posted by BIG ED
I 'm not looking for a fight.
I would like to know why you say "Hollywood" will not give 'us' "good source(s)" and then comment on how great D-VHS is/was. As you saying D-VHS wasn't as good as it should have been? Or, as you saying D-VHS was "the best" and now "Hollywood" will not match that quality again in the home market?
I'm sure you know many more studio's than Fox, supported D-VHS. Please allow me to suggest that "it died as a format" because of lack of consumer support. I've never heard a story of a studio saying we only want to sell a small amount of any D-VHS release. I suggest the studio's would have been very please to sell as many copies of any released (or planned release) D-VHS that they could.
Has anyone heard of a studio not wanting to sell copies of a D-VHS title they released?
This is jusy my opinion. When I first got a D-VHS player and watched a pre-recorder D-Theater tape I was shocked at how good this looks. Better than DVD, cable, satellite and over the air HD. Picture is smoother. I love to watch the movies I have in D-Theater
Now I'm doubting the movie industry wants us to have anything personally that will look as good as the theater. There seems to be more concern about copy protection than quality.
I agree that we should fight for the new HD disc format to look at a minimum as good as D-Theater. This would mean high bit rates and low compression. The possibility is there, now will we get it. I certainly hope so.
I must also agree that part of the death of D-VHS was marketing, players were close to $1000 and HD had hit the market as heavy as today. Now everyone wants a disc and people are scared of tapes. It was probably going to eventually die anyway. It's a shame as the performance is the best HD picture I've ever seen in a consumer format.
I'm still waiting to see what happens the 1080i verses 1080p format.