Originally Posted by HT Nut
I won a unit on eBay and hooked it up. Works just fine. It does remind me one more time just how much better HD DVD looks and sounds. Same player and Blu is soft while HD DVD is sharp. Sound on Blu is not as crisp either. I am pleased though that I have a smallish player to use as I travel. Thanks for the help in choosing this unit.
Ha, pretty funny. Try a Blu-ray and HD DVD of the same title, pick any with identical encodes, there must have been a couple hundred or more made. There is nothing inherent about HD DVD that makes retrieving and decoding identical data better than with Blu-ray. Since any HD DVD encode can be replicated precisely on Blu-ray, what you claim just isn't possible. Blu-ray is capable of 60% higher bitrates than HD DVD and the reverse isn't true, most Blu-ray encodes can't be replicated on HD DVD. Any advantage has to be with Blu-ray, that should just be the end of the discussion but every now and then someone will post this claim you made.
Of course an excellent HD DVD can look better than a poor Blu-ray and if that is all you are saying, so what?