Originally Posted by HDDVDRocks
If you read my earlier posts, I bought an HD DVD player (actually just an upconverting DVD player) trying to get into HD. After posting about how great I thought the picture quality was, people on this board told me that not only was my player not HD, my TV WAS NOT HD. I bought it from a neighbor who told me it was HD, and it wasn't cheap.
So anyway, I don't necessarily love a "format" but when your wife is constantly on your you know what about your purchase, you would get a little excited.
Now I have the XA2 and will enjoy it for as long as I can. Sorry if this offends anyone, probably shouldn't with all of the biased reporting about Blu Ray
Oh, my gosh, that's too funny! Not for you, because you spent the money and probably got ripped off by a 'friend' - it's just funny because of the real-world example of the confusion "HD" up-converting players cause. It happened to someone I know too - my partners boss - I had been raving to him about how great King Kong on my A2 looked and a few weeks later he told me he had decided to take the plunge and buy an HD player - I asked him if he bought HD-DVD or Blu-ray? He looked at me funny and said "It's an HD player." Later, I went upstairs and looked at it - it's a simple up-converting player - with "High-Definition 1080P
" emblazoned across the front! I felt bad telling him that he wouldn't be playing any of the neat HD-DVD or Blu-ray titles that he had on his shelf - you see, the guy who sold him the player ALSO sold him some BD/HD discs! BOTH
formats! At home, looking at the red and blue jackets and the logos at the top, he just figured they were studio logo's that didn't really mean anything to him, kinda like the custom "Disney DVD" logo. I felt SO INCREDIBLY BAD telling him what the reality of the situation was.
I really think the confusion would be eliminated if native High-Definition products and broadcasts were called "Hi-Vision", like HD is called in Japan. And up-converting HDMI DVD players and up-converted broadcasts would NOT be allowed to carry the name or logo. I believe that it would work, and work well.