Originally Posted by DaViD Boulet
This is why AVS is so "newsgroupesque" at times. Let's all agree to raise the bar together.
He made a cursory look at *ONE* upconverted DVD title. Which it doesn't sound like he's watched upconverted on the Tosh player either.
Can we PLEASE avoid the usual AVS mentality of trying to draw "final conclusions" from observations that don't substantiate them?
Let's wait until someone can view the same *multiple* titles upconverted on the Toshiba and the Samsung before drawing any conclusions like this (the Tosh may be better, but we need to wait to find out).
The other thing we all need to keep in mind is that the BD player that is becoming available costs DOUBLE what the HD-DVD player costs ($1000 is a helluva lot of money for most people, even those of us with really good incomes).
So, you can get HD-DVD plus about 17 titles to own and enjoy or you can have the Samsung BD player sitting there with no material.
This is similar to what is going to happen with PS3, it's going to be so over priced that many will buy an X360 or Wii + lots of games and accessories for less than the price of the PS3.
Sony seriously needs to pull its head out with their BD strategy or they are going to have another BetaMax on their hands (and it's already looking that way).