Originally Posted by blackbill
I must admit... towards the end of your statement you wallowed and changed a bit.. but the above was your opening line.... which is untrue
Never mind... Isee what has happened here... you misread my original statment... I never said anything about using a standard burner to burn HD-DVD DISKS
Furthermore... Every time this comes up... someone is ALWAYS claiming that the same thing can be done on Blu-ray.... Haven't seen it happen yet... heard a lot of people CLAIMING it though.
You claim I have misread your original post, which said "I would say that this is not COMPLETELY true. Hd-dvd has a distinct advantage over blu-ray in that it is a much closer cousin to dvd... For this reason, a special burner and special disk is not required to burn and play back HD. Blu ray has yet to work this out and it is still very much a guessing game as to weather or not it can even be worked out."
It's true you didn't say "...a special burner and special disk is not required to burn onto the HD-DVD layer of an HD-DVD disk
and play black HD content from the HD-DVD layer of an HD-DVD disk
." However, your previous statements in the same paragraph make it quite clear that that would the most likely interpretation of whay you said
, since what you now claim to have meant by what you said is clearly non-sequitur relative to "Hd-dvd has a distinct advantage over blu-ray" (a sentiment expressed in the context of a discussion about strategic
What you are talking about is simply the ability to write an MPEG2 transport stream onto an SD DVD, using an SD DVD burner. Any SD DVD player that has the hardware and software needed to decode MPEG2 transport streams (which is all of them,) and whose hardware and software for SD DVD playback can handle HD content (as far as I know, only the Toshiba HD-DVD players have this ability,) could do what you describe.
Obviously, Toshiba decided to permit its HD-DVD players to route any HD content, regardless of whether it comes from the HD-DVD layer of an HD-DVD disk, or from an SD disk, or from the SD layer of an HD-DVD disk, through the player's hardware and software that handles HD content. There is no reason that other manufacturers could not do the same for their players also, whether those players are standard-def-only, HD-DVD or Blu-ray. For all I know, some of them already have, or will in the near future. I haven't tried it yet on my DMP-BD10, but I will.
Bottom line: There is no strategic
advantage for HD-DVD here. Therefore, my original statement is completely correct, and your claim otherwise is false.