Originally Posted by 5thDanMaster
I saw some macroblocking on some BR titles, especially a music video that I saw at Fry's today. I have never seen this before on any HD DVD titles.
I saw Black Crowes HD-DVD playing in Best Buy and it was macroblocking like crazy. You can't look at video in retail stores.
Currently with the release of the superior Toshiba HD-A35 HD DVD is ahead PQ wise. I am sure that will change in a couple of months as Blu-Ray manufacturers rush to catch up.
All the players look exactly the same. The newer players are just improving on speed and features.
However, Up until this summer there has been significantly more HD DVD titles that appealed to me. But after this summer it's reversed.
Agreed. Looking at the HD-DVD selection today and there aren't many movies I would want at all. I would like Bourne, King Kong, Transformers(with lossless audio), Batman if I had to pick any I would want. I can live without those. I do hope that this war ends soon or the studios just all go neutral.
Users loose from start to finish during this BETA test as I see it.
Well, like I said in another post. We are winning really as they are forced to lower the prices of the players and soon the media. We would be probably still be paying $700+ for a BR player if not for HD-DVD. Also, they are striving to get the best features and best PQ/SQ for bragging rights. We are really only losing studio support and Blu Ray is not losing much in that area.