Originally Posted by Star56 /forum/post/0
Walks out with a look of amazement..." yes we have 4 of these back there...wow...look at this ( as reads the box)...passes it to the other employee...who then calls another employee over...all are amazed that such a device exists...they had never heard of it. They call the manager over....he is amazed...they are all fondling the box like it is the Holy Grail.
Originally Posted by BoSoxMole /forum/post/0
Hmmm, I wonder if it will work on a Mac.
I doubt it, but I'll give it a shot.
Originally Posted by Ian_S /forum/post/0
People, once PowerDVD for HD-DVD is available you will NOT need an HDCP compliant card. It will work over VGA, I am running PowerDVD BD over VGA with no issue, and as far as I can tell no down-rezing. I believe the initial Japanese WinDVD HD version has a bug which wrongly assumes that no HDCP, do 960 x 540 anyway. PowerDVD appears not to do this.
Also with PowerDVD as long as you have an ATI X1600 or nVidia 7600GT or higher you will be fine with what you have.
The other thing to bear in mind is CPU. BD in MPEG-2 can run an E6600 to 60% CPU...The software I would argue is not yet that refined for performance. Beware, but enjoy.
Can it output True HD in an uncompressed form?
No. The addon re-encodes everything to DD 5.1. Multiple users on AVSForum have stated that the resulting encode is better than DVD audio, and that the TrueHD option on the HD DVD provides even better audio than the DD+. See this post and this one for examples.
Originally Posted by bkilian /forum/post/0
Can it play HD DVD at 1080p via Component?
No. Max HD DVD resolution for Component is 1080i. Over VGA you can get 1080P. (AACS Rules - The XBox 360 is fully capable of 1080p over component)
Does it matter?
No. Film content is 24P, both 1080i and 1080p should display all the information in the individual film frames. A good 1080p display should correctly deinterlace the 1080i signal. See here
Originally Posted by Preditor74 /forum/post/0
When you put in a HD-DVD...and assuming the system is already turned on...does it automatically start up the movie or do you need to manually press play?