Originally Posted by Michaelvg1
I'm not the type to buy first generation electronics but curious as to whether or not you have to have HDMI equipment to get HD with the new dvd players. What other types of inputs and outputs will they have?
How will they typically hook up to 4-5 year old HD TVs?
Thanks for your help...
Perhaps yesterday's confirmation by LG to Reuters
that they would be offering a dual-format(Blu-Ray
and HD-DVD) player this fall may start to quell
the nonsense in all its incarnations:http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/03/15/ul...f_disc_player/
Once this comes along, can Momitsu and others be far
behind? Momitsu, for one, promptly offered upconversion
via component - recognizing at the time that very few
displays had DVI connections. Likewise, now, there are
only a small percentage of displays that incorporate
connections beyond component. So, how many prospective
buyers of any machines not offering hi-def via component
would be sold? I suggest that these upcoming dual-format
players will also provide full hi-def via component simply
because it is in the economic interests of all parties
to do so. And as to the down-res once suggested by the
movie studios on analog connections? Even Sony has
now said they won't flag their disks for the time
being with such an image reduction. There simply are
too many Asian players in the game to make it
possible for the 'gang of 8(or is it 9?)' to make that
stunt stand for very long.
As to Sony(Blu-Ray) and Toshiba(HD-DVD), I say a
pox on both their houses for trying to foist on the
public another silly Beta/VHS battle - and
KUDOS to LG and others of like mind.
Milt R. Smithmrsmith2002@yahoo.com