Rob, that's a valid point. I'll guess we'll have to wait and see which format the studios support before we make a decision, Better yet, maybe, just maybe, the new players might support more than one format. Well, I can always hope.
Mike Shu. BooHao, BooHao. I just ran the flight video. I suggest to anyone else, don't do it!! It crashed my puter. I'm running 3.2ghz, 512meg of ddr ram, with a 9600 radeon 256meg video card. Windows pop up said there was an error, "sorry for the inconvience", that I should send an error report, and my puter crashed. Video took 8 plus minutes to download, I'm using a cable connection; pq is great, but jerky in parts. Took forever to reboot!!! Vb
So what titles are available on WMV? Or maybe even a link, so I can go look myself. This would be a good reason for me to go ahead and try some HTPC stuff. I have not had to much interest in it so far.
PLayers that support WMV HD are rumored to be hitting the market eventually, and probably sooner than any HD-DVD final formats get agreed on. I have all those clips of WMV, and I can run them all fine at 720p, I don't have the computing juice to run 1080p well at all, it comes out like a slideshow. I also can't really properly resolve 1080p with my CRT projector, but I can do 720p just fine, and display 1080p anyway, it just gets a little soft is all.
As for full titles, there are a bunch of IMAX movies out in HD, Standing in the Shadows of Motown, T2, and a new adult film was just released with an HD disc as well. There are other sources for HD, I think atom films or one of those places has a player thing that sends you movies including some in WMV HD, and some new trailers are also out there in HD, like batman I think.