|As far as that windows crap, it requires a 3 GHz CPU to properly decode it HD stream and it still will not match the quiality of MPEG2. ,It would take a lot more CPU horsepower to encode in the WM9 format. To use WM9 compression to record OTA or Sat HD program, a WM9 recorder would first have to decompress the MPEG2 data and re-compress it to WM9. It does not make any since to go though all of these decoding and encoding process just to use WM9 for recoding HD.|
|Originally posted by Dean Roddey|
As painful as it is, I'd just prefer to wait for a blue laser solution. Nothing is better than bits in the end, and I'd prefer more bits myself. No matter how you slice it or dice it, even with very advanced video compression, are you going to have anything like special features and multiple full bit rate audio streams on a DVD-9 disc along with a full length film which looks good? I just cannot see it.
I'm happy with D-Theater and D-VHS recording and broadcast material until then. A DVD-9 format is just going to make it that much harder to get out a high bit rate format. If studios and CE companies support the DVD-9 format heavily, they aren't going to turn around and support another format a couple years later and just confuse their own market. And the other option is that nothing much happens with DVD-9 and they wait for the blue laser solution and it makes HD look bad.