Originally Posted by HPforMe
Yes it does as awareness grows. Indeed several reports recently have surfaced about people demanding more HD content.
Latest report shows 44% of HDTV owners are watching HD. Other 56% are aware of it - either don't want to pay extra for it or they are not intereted in it
Larger than that and growing. The point is that it's growing not flattening out as sd is.
This means absolutely zero in a growth market. You don't seem to understand this crucial point. I don't give a damn about what may be happening now as all indicators are towards growth not regression. Get it?
Your point is correct - not sure if was properly presented
Let me try to make this clearer to you. In a growth market like hdtv HD content is inevitable and not dependent on the whims of the "happy" consumer.
HDTV is not an option. We have made a committment to change from NTSC to HDTV. The intention is not to off both forever. Eventually NTSC will go away and all we will have left is HDTV
Doesn't offer more than improved PQ/AQ? It offers several times the resolution and color saturation improvement in fact the jump to 1920x1080 is several times bigger a jump then from vhs to dvd in both resolution and color saturation. I'm not concerned with dvds eventual replacement in terms of time periods because it is inevitable. When a person is faced with an HD disk player at the same cost as a decent sd dvd player which do you think they'll buy? That time is coming very quickly.
HDM will never replace DVD. By the time it even has a chance there will be a new delivery system for HD movies which will replace both DVD and HDM or at least HDM. HDM is an evolutionary product while DVD was a revolutionary product. Two totally different things.
I don't care if HDM players hit $99 - as long as the software is priced at $29.99 and higher - it will not "take off" I can buy 6 DVD's for the same price as 1 HDM movie.
Oh and the HD signal still continues to carry the 8bit color. The major improvement in HD over SD is the B & W portion of the signal which is correct as stated - 6X greater. Deep Color is an option (16 bit color) which requires everything to change from the Telecine's to the displays and everything in between