HD Direct TV vs Widescreen DVD?

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  1. GaryCT

    GaryCT Auditioning

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    Are HD Direct TV movies better or worse video quality vs watching the same movie using my progressive scan dvd player with my widescreen pro-610 tv (anomorphic of course).
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  2. Dan Hitchman

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    If they are altered from their OAR and cropped to 1.78:1, as many have been, then the DVD would be better IMHO.
    Also, some titles are just 1080i upconverts from 480i on HBO-HD and Showtime-HD.
    It's really hit and miss.
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  3. Jay Mitchosky

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    As stated above there are good and bad examples. The best are better than DVD IMO. Not an artifact in the house and ridiculous depth and detail. All else being equal DVD can't touch HD. Kind of upsetting actually. [​IMG]
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    Last night I caught Event Horizon in HD on HBO.
    The picture was 2.35:1 and it looked great. There was so much detail you could read every sign, label, t-shirt and display on the screen. I'd say when done right, HD can look twice as good as a 16X9 enhanced DVD.
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