Originally Posted by darinp2
I don't have any official ones (just HD stuff a friend mastered on HD).
But please settle down. Rockokma clearly said 480p with DVD, so you seem to be jumping to a conclusion that is incorrect based on the information he provided. A limit of 480p for DVDs wouldn't tell you anything about ICT or not with HD material. There are different rules for DVDs than HD DVDs.
Darin is very much correct. DVD and HD DVD rules are VERY different. Here are a two differences that are the opposite of what some folks think (that new formats are more restrictive):
1. HD DVD currently does not have region coding. So you can play Japanese titles on your US player and vice versa for example (as I have done). Region coding however, is enfored on DVD discs however.
2. HD DVD allows at least one mandatory recording/copying/moving of the content from the disc to another. Currently DVDs are not authorized for any form of copying/moving. And no, Toshiba doesn't support this since it has no place to put the copy. You would need a home server or a PC to make such recordings.
And clarifying yet again, the rules for upsampling DVDs is that non-computer devices are not allowed to output more than 480p on their analog connections. Instead, you must use a digital, copy protected output such as HDMI or DVI+HDCP. This has nothing to do with ICT flag which does not exist on DVDs anyway. Unlike ICT, no studio has a choice. It is a licensing thing for the player itself.
ALL the HD DVD titles I have played output at full resolution at 1080i with component on my Japanese player. I am 99.9999% sure that the same of the US model. So please don't get concerned unless you hear otherwise.