Originally Posted by plazman
I have Cox HD in No. VA and HD DVD movies are better quality than HD movies on any HD channel. Plus there is no pixelation during action sequences and the audio with HD DVD is definitely better for us. The PQ on HD DVD is much more detailed than our HD cable boradcast. I'd say HD DVD to me looks very close to the movie theatre experience. Kurt, do you have an HD DVD player? If you are making A-B comparisons then the HD broadcast in your area is stupendous and you're very lucky :)
Comparing my local theater, my HD I've brought into my house is better quality then what I get at the show. I'm sure Opticals would blow it away and be even with IMAX, my personal opinion anyway. Some of you guys must really have some high quality theaters in your area, mine has problems just getting uniformed focusing. OTA in my area NorCal out of Sacto is excellent for sports, primetime and movies, better then the theater and any demo so far of HD Opticals I've seen in B&M's. FWIW
Now it's not apples vs apples theater vs home I'm comparing a 40' screen vs a 100" screen. If the theater took it's time to focus and give me a 100" screen I'm not doubting they have a better picture, but since they blow their picture up so hugely they lose quality just like the rest of us in doing so. I felt Imax was like looking at a nice HD movie at home, again size plays a factor, but imo in perceived quality when viewing both, a near tie. But the quality I get at the show, heck even on several DVD's it's better then I get at my theater, I know I'm not alone as many in the Projector Forums bring up local theaters and their poor quality every so often, some are just horrendous.
OT: This is what I hear from Sony ________________. Complete silence, so I'm not expecting them to do any explaining and if they were to speak I'd be braced for hearing their next over-zealous lie they will deal me to make me think tomorrow everything will be better then ever from them. So I don't even need to hear them explain, it will be more blah-blah-blah from them. Just deliver something.