HD-DVD in dallas

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Rakesh.S, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. Rakesh.S

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    Fry's Electronics has an HD-DVD unit hooked up to a 72" DLP television. The only thing running on the disc was the sd to HD comparison. While HD blows the SD out of the water, it is pretty clear that they used the worst possible 480i camera to capture the footage.

    I didn't think it was really an accurate comparison simply for the fact that almost all material these days is downconverted from a higher resolution. You'd be hard pressed to find 480i source material.

    Does anyone know if this disc is supposed to contain movie clips? People on this forum have said that they've seen clips of King Kong and Serenity, but the disc itself only had one chapter.
     
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    I went to the HD DVD demo at Bjorn's Audio - Video in San Antonio last week and on the demo disc it had the HD SD comparison footage with the split screen images you spoke of, and about a dozen or more trailers as well as some clips. The Kong trailer by far was the most impressive! It looked better than what I saw at the theater, and that was a fresh print.

    I agree. The so-called SD DVD images used in the comparison were equivalent to the worst kind of video transfer imaginable. I suspect that while they may have been "DVD resolution", they were probably recorded at very low bit rates.

    I was told by the Toshiba rep that they would be leaving a permanent demo unit at Bjorn's with the demo disc, so for those that missed the demo you can still check it out if you are curious.

    Here's the contact info for Byorn's:
    http://www.bjorns.com
    14123 Hwy 281 N, San Antonio, TX 78232
    (210) 828-3237
    (800) 223-6991
     
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    And Bjorn's is a pretty killer store. If you make the trip, book some time to see the whole place.
     
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    Freudian slip, David? If it were about Blu-ray, it would be a thread. [​IMG]
     
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    Blast! I thought I had gotten the HD-DVD tour dates from the Toshiba web site, and it wasn't scheduled for Dallas until later in the month. I was going to go see the demo… [​IMG]
     
  8. Rakesh.S

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    The tour date IS scheduled for later in the month - next wednesday (mar 22) to be specific.

    I was just referring to the demo unit that they had hooked up.
     

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