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post #661 of 690
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Originally Posted by nithr View Post

sorry for noob questions but how does one get hd versions of movies that haven't been released on hd-dvd or blu-ray yet and who would one call to get a setup like these?

Hello nithr and welcome to the CRT forum. There's only 1 place I know where you can purchase the Diventix processor. e-tech in Phoenix AZ. http://www.etechvideo.com/home.htm
I think these guys were watching a lot of standard DVD that was up-scaled by the Diventix to 1920 x 1080 (1080P) or there-abouts. So far this has only been done with the sony G90 and electrohome Marquee chassis, I would stick to one of those 2 platforms unless your really adventerous. Also, if your new to CRT a pro-install is highly recomended.
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I think these guys were watching a lot of standard DVD that was up-scaled by the Diventix to 1920 x 1080 (1080P)

I can't recall watching a single frame of standard def that week.

The content that wasn't HD-DVD or Blu-ray was from a HD cable DVR (Motorola 6412). Some HD clips were extracted as .ts files using firewire and played back using the XBox 360.
post #663 of 690
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Originally Posted by Clarence View Post

I can't recall watching a single frame of standard def that week.

The content that wasn't HD-DVD or Blu-ray was from a HD cable DVR (Motorola 6412). Some HD clips were extracted as .ts files using firewire and played back using the XBox 360.

Standard def??? GROSS!!!!!!

We did watch a small touch from Gary Murrel's Yammy but I think maybe less than 2 minutes worth.......

Cliffy
post #664 of 690
you guys are spoiled. I don't recall reading any prefrences between BR and HD-DVD, was there a clear winner?
post #665 of 690
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you guys are spoiled. I don't recall reading any prefrences between BR and HD-DVD, was there a clear winner?

There is NO winner in a format war like this consumer wise. So far, I prefer HD DVD but BD is clearly gaining steam and BD50 titles have much improved picture quality over BD 25.

Cliff
post #666 of 690
I think the format war might have some benefits to the consumer... I think the war was reponsible for Microsoft producing the XBox 360 HD-DVD add on to counter BD on the Sony PS3.

But I agree... no overall PQ winner... it varies from title to title. Some HDDVD titles look better than some BD titles, and vice versa. So it really boils down to title availability.

HD-DVD players are still more affordable. And I like the advantage of being able to burn HD files to DVD-R in the HD-DVD format.
post #667 of 690
I read an article in PC world which said the adult video industry is putting their money into Blu-ray which some "experts" believe is enough to turn the tide and make BR the eventual winner. The article also claimed it was the adult industry's decision to go with VHS that put Beta out of the consumer market.
post #668 of 690
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Actually, if I'm not mistaken, it's exactly the opposite as what you say from what I understand.

Cliff
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Actually, if I'm not mistaken, it's exactly the opposite as what you say from what I understand.

Cliff

I just read the article this morning. I hope I'm not that senile yet.
post #670 of 690
actually you are both right, it just depends on when the article was written, and what portion of the adult industry.

Over a year from the consumer launch of BR or HD-DVD, the big players in the adult production industry picked BR, due to higher capacity, and better potential for interactivity, and I think a sense of history regarding the PS-2 driving DVD adoption.

However, the big news on the subject is that largely because of pressure from sony to prevent adult titles being duplicated at Blue-Ray production facilities, a large high end production house recently switched from BR to HD-DVD.
post #671 of 690
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Originally Posted by Noobnewb View Post

I just read the article this morning. I hope I'm not that senile yet.

I've been senile for years.......
post #672 of 690
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Originally Posted by Joshua Snyder View Post

actually you are both right, it just depends on when the article was written, and what portion of the adult industry.

Over a year from the consumer launch of BR or HD-DVD, the big players in the adult production industry picked BR, due to higher capacity, and better potential for interactivity, and I think a sense of history regarding the PS-2 driving DVD adoption.

However, the big news on the subject is that largely because of pressure from sony to prevent adult titles being duplicated at Blue-Ray production facilities, a large high end production house recently switched from BR to HD-DVD.

Interesting article here.....apparently both formats are dead....
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=36942
post #673 of 690
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Originally Posted by Clarence View Post

I can't recall watching a single frame of standard def that week.

The content that wasn't HD-DVD or Blu-ray was from a HD cable DVR (Motorola 6412). Some HD clips were extracted as .ts files using firewire and played back using the XBox 360.

Does anyone know if it is really legal to record HD clips from a Motorola 6412? I'm thinking of doing this myself but I don't want to worry about getting into trouble.
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Does anyone know if it is really legal to record HD clips from a Motorola 6412? I'm thinking of doing this myself but I don't want to worry about getting into trouble.

AKAIK, as long as it's for personal use... time shifting shows so you can watch them later, and they're not sold or distributed.

I don't think any individual has ever "gotten into trouble" for using the firewire port on their cable box... it's there and being used in it's intended purpose. No hardware hacks are even required.

It's the same as using a JVC 30K DVHS recorder... it uses the exact same firewire connection.

.ts clips from freely broadcast OTA HD might be a good demo source, too, if you'd feel more comfortable with that... Microsoft, ATI, and HP offer OTA HD recording.

But if you're uncomfortable, then by all means, err on the side of caution.

You might find more useful info in the AVS "HDTV Recorders" forum.
post #675 of 690
Thanks Clarence. I knew that recording and archiving OTA was cool but just did not know for sure it was ok for subscribed cable.

I do my best to stay clear of trouble but somehow seem to manage to get into it anyway.
post #676 of 690
Its' actually illegal for your cable provider to not provide and active firewire port or other means of allowing you independent fair use recording technologies. (FCC regs, 2004. I'll have to look up the specifics, buit I found the references on the HDTV recording forum here.)
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Its' actually illegal for your cable provider to not provide and active firewire port or other means of allowing you independent fair use recording technologies. (FCC regs, 2004. I'll have to look up the specifics, buit I found the references on the HDTV recording forum here.)

If thats the case then Dish network must be breaking the law because AFAIK there is no way to get firewire out of any of their boxes. And it is for exactly that reason that I pretty sure I am going to dump them and go to Charter cable. The subscription price is pretty close anyway.
post #678 of 690
Dish network is not a cable company, not subject to the firewire req. Unfortunate, but true.
post #679 of 690
Guys!

I would be very appreciative if those who attended and have some people pix would post those here or on my BlendZilla SoCal thread, cause I need volunteera for LA!!!!!!!
post #680 of 690
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bump to correct the hosting pics that have been moved. Gonna take a while so please be patient!!!!!

Cliff
post #681 of 690
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Bump. Still got to fix pictures. Been too damn busy finishing the theater.

Cliff
post #682 of 690
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Bump!
post #683 of 690
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One last bump so she doesn't get archived with pics that dont work on Sunday.

What a pain in the ass it is to move your pics from one URL to another.....

I promise, one day, I'll get it done!

Cliffy
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Still need to fix those pix!!!!!!!!

post #685 of 690
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Bump to fix the pix!
post #686 of 690
Bump...

Where's the Pics man?
post #687 of 690
talk about a blast from the past....

but at least I didnt sell out and get a bulb thinggyyyy
post #688 of 690
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PICS FINALLY FIXED!!!!!!

FINALLY!

Cliffy
post #689 of 690
Hmm this must be a usage of the word fixed that I'm not familiar with??
post #690 of 690
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Originally Posted by Don_Kellogg View Post

Hmm this must be a usage of the word fixed that I'm not familiar with??

How about repaired? reposted? edited?
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