720p DVD?

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  1. Steve K.H.

    Steve K.H. Supporting Actor

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    My retailer says these are on deck... this one caught me off guard...

    Time Line?

    Models?

    Compatible with current DVD's (no way those will upconvert)
     
  2. Selden Ball

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    At least one company is selling a DVD player that is actually a dedicated special-purpose HTPC without all the hassles normally associated with HTPCs. It can upscale standard DVD video to whatever video resolution is appropriate for your display device.

    My understanding is that HD DVDs (i.e. discs that contain real 720p or 1080i resolution video) are not expected to be available for at least a couple of years. Try to get your dealer to provide specifics.

    Of course, HD video tape machines are already available from Mitsubishi and Panasonic and movies are starting to be released in that format.
     
  3. Jack Briggs

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    Presently, only JVC offers a D-VHS D-Theater machine. It is the only device on the market that offers HD-capable home theaters the ability to watch films in 1080i. There is no prerecorded 720p medium currently available to consumers.

    Conventional wisdom at the moment has it that a high-def DVD format is years away. There are threats about an inferior form of lower-bit rate optical disc being the easiest to produce and release to the market sooner.

    Possibly before year's end we might see where this is headed.
     
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