Originally Posted by penngray
Sorry about that, Im havent been myself and I got caught up in the whole "War" debate stuff. I even caught myself doing that crap.
Sorry about that! A deep breath should have been taking before leaving that forum and coming back here.
No... my apologies for getting to excited about SA's it's my first unit and I should have never titled the header in that manner. I know we are all passionate about our HTPC's and it will never be replaced in my book either.
Why I'm leaning toward HD DVD:
If HD DVD does go all the way, we as PC'rs/Average Joe will have everything to benefit, BW compatibility and also dl'ing and storing from the net. Although I'm purple from a standing point and speaking as an end user of fair use, this seems to be the better for everybody in the end especially for us PC'rs! imo.
Sorry for the one sided red rant!
Dollars & $ense:
Microsoft and Intel cited the following consumer and industry requirements of any successful next-generation optical format for high definition, which is reflected by what HD DVD delivers today:Managed Copy: A first for DVDs.
Managed Copy is a guaranteed feature within HD DVD that gives consumers the freedom to make copies of their discs to a hard drive or home server, including Media Center PCs using Intel Viiv technology, and enjoy them in every room of the house over their home networks. HD DVD discs also will allow copies of the movie to be played on portable devices.Future-proof compatibility.
Using proven HD DVD hybrid disc technology, a single disc can store both high-definition and standard-definition versions of a film, allowing consumers to immediately enjoy the standard-definition movies stored on these discs on today's DVD players, while HD movies can be replayed later on the HD DVD platform. This is an opportunity for consumers to buy discs at launch that future proof their collections in other words, helping assure customers that the discs they buy will remain viewable in the future.Proven low-cost, high-volume manufacturing.
HD DVD discs use essentially the same manufacturing equipment as existing DVDs, meaning that production of HD DVD can ramp up easily and with lower costs.Superior capacity
. HD DVD-ROM discs will offer dual-layer 30GB discs at launch, compared with BD-ROM discs, which will be limited to 25GB.Superior interactivity.
HD DVD discs will offer greater interactivity using iHD technology, allowing for enhanced content, navigation and value-added functionality for high-definition films. For example, HD DVDs can offer advanced picture-in-picture capability so that other video, such as a director's commentary, could play on top of the movie.Superior format for notebook PCs.
The compatibility of HD DVD with standard DVD facilitates and simplifies development of slim disc drives for integration in notebook PCs, one of the fastest-growing segments of the PC market.
As longtime leaders in the development of new industry specifications, Intel and Microsoft believe a single optical disc format is an ideal solution that would drive rapid consumer adoption. Although the companies have determined that HD DVD is the only viable solution at this time, each remains committed to working toward one format that meets consumer and industry requirements.About the HD DVD Promotion Group
The HD DVD Promotion Group aims to exchange views and thoughts to help promote the HD DVD format based contents and products into the marketplace and share its promotional activity among members to encourage the broad acceptance of HD DVD on a world wide basis among members of the group, related industries and the public.About Intel
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