After reading all the reviews I couldn't wait to start buying and using HD movies with my Xbox360 HD-DVD add-on. After reviewing Chronicles of Riddick, King Kong amd Mission Impossible III my impressions are not what most reviewers say. I have a OPPO 971 DVD Player for SD definition movies so I loaded the same std definition movie of MI-3 the Chronicles of RIddick to do some realtime direct comparision on my 37" Sceptre LCD. While overall the HD copies were slightly better it wasn't by much, in fact I think in alot of cases it will come down to disc price for me. If the SD version is selling for 30% less I'll stick with those for now. I think any improvement to be seen in my set-up would require a larger screen to justify higher cost of movies right now, certainly I wouldn't re-purchase any existing movies I own if the SD version was decent already. I think for most with smaller displays like mine you'd be better off in purchasing a good SD dvd player to enhance your existing SD DVD collection until the format wars are over.
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12/27/06 at 6:59am