Enjoy my player and finally got a chance to get to Best Buy to see the demo disc.
Of course they had the thing hooked to that Westinghouse display. Double checked to make sure it was 1080i, then I look at some of the trailers. Honestly, even looking hard I couldn't tell anything special about it compared to a regular dvd. Could it be the size of the tv, the fact it was in the brightest lit area, and or the display sucks. Watching the Batman trailer, I could tell some brick on buildings looked sharper, but even face shots looked nothing special, I had seen clearer shots on SD dvd.
I wish they would move the player to the opening of the Magnolia area where they have a 60-70 inch screen visible to those walking by, low light, and seating. It was playing chicken little at the time.
So, with the setup I see at Best Buy, people will just walk by it, maybe glance, but will have no idea it's suppose to be hd unless they look at the small tag by the player that says hd-dvd, then they'll probably go, huh, looks no different, that's if they even know what HD is and what to look for, but it should be obvious the benifit to one that's never heard of HD, this setup doesn't do that