Originally Posted by elezzar /forum/post/12854233
Why you prefer standard dvd instead of high def ? Or are you planning to change your preference anytime soon ?
Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood /forum/post/12855535
format war: probably over. Sure hope Forbidden Planet will be reissued in Blu-ray
selection: it will take forever for the sort of stuff I like to be issued on high-def, if ever
on my present display it wouldn't make a lot of difference
some titles it wouldn't make a great deal of difference:
cartoons- drawn usually at about 3x4'. Higher definition means you see the flaws better
videotape and shows mastered on videotape- you'll never get more resolution
television shows on film are frequently on 16mm and in any case are designed to be seen on small screen
apparently some HD mastering is pretty sorry- and much of what I have seen just look like photos in Photoshop with the unsharp mask cranked way, way up
glad I am waiting seeing all the folks who got burned (or at least singed) by the HD DVD thing.
Originally Posted by Disclord /forum/post/12859253
I simply don't see it as being 'burned', nor did I ever feel any 'risk' in adopting HD-DVD. It plays the movies I bought (or rent) in HD and plays them wonderfully. That will be the case tomorrow and next year too. When the time comes to move to Blu-ray, then I will, but in the mean time, I've been enjoying my HD-DVD's and that won't stop.
So, where's the 'burn'? I'm not trying to pick a fight with you about it, I just don't see it as some terrible situation. Would I prefer that Warner stayed with HD-DVD? Yes. But it doesn't invalidate my purchase now, nor make it regrettable. And, if I had decided to 'wait-it-out' till one format became the 'standard', there would be all that time missed that I could have been enjoying great HD-DVD titles.
See what I mean?