New home entertainment platform? What????

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  1. Brett G

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    From DVDFile.com
     
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    D-VHS or VOD. My money is on the former.
     
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    I'll echo that. Sounds like D-VHS to me too.
     
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    Who cares about VHS? Digital or Not?
     
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    Yeah, you'd still have to RW and FF[​IMG]
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    mitsubishi has a D-VHS unit on their website. It uses Firewire connectivity of HVIC (or whatever it is)

    just an FYI
     
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    Until high-definition DVD appears, DVHS will be the only way to buy high definition movies. Whether it will be a success or not remains to be seen. I personally believe that early HD adopters are just going to wait for HD-DVD, and DVHS is doomed before it even launches.
     
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    I don't know, four hours of HD material on one tape will be hard to do on Optical media right now. I'm sure it'll be an interim solution but one I'm willing to pay for.
     
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    "Studios announce D-VHS support"
    "This morning DVDFILE, along with a number of other press outlets, was invited to a very hush-hush event this Thursday in Los Angeles. What might this be? The only information released to us press folks was that "a consortium of studios is announcing the introduction of a new home entertainment platform." But Video Business has now spilled the beans, and it is a new D-VHS format. Sounds, um, interesting...and problematic. Watch for our take on the announcement after Thursday's conference!"
    Yikes
    And from Video Business, a more detailed look...........
    Uh-oh
    Methinks this format will strictly be pan and scan or 1:78:1, and a burden to us all....despite this being supposedly for "niche market", just imagine all the commericals for Joe 6 Pack ("not only does it offer high definition picture, it even plays all of your existing videos!")
     
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    D-VHS? No thank you.
    L
     
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    Bill Mechanic strikes back! (Yes, I know he got canned, but it was he and his cronies that kept proclaiming D-VHS was "the real future" of home video). I guess studio paranoia about DVD encryption is forcing them to start cannibalizing their own product......sigh...looks like OAR on DVD was the least of our worries, as I introduce to you the second coming of DIVX.
     
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    Yaaaaaawwwwwnnnnn.

    Just how many times would you have to watch a d-vhs tape before it deteriorated below dvd quality?
     
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    There's no mention in any of this regarding sound formats. For all we know, it could only support plain old Dolby Pro-Logic. Then again, it could also support full bit-rate DTS, alongside Dolby Digital. Still, I wish we had some indication.

    Me personally, feel this is a huge step in the wrong direction. JVC, I know you're saddened that VHS is dying, but CASSETTES AREN'T THE FUTURE. We'll lose random access, a huge strength of DVD, seamless branching, commentary tracks probably, not to mention countless extra features which are impossible to duplicate on a tape based format.

    Going forward with a HD-format NOW, with this tape based format will just end up making things worse in the end. What incentive will there be by the studios to release HD-DVD when there's already HD-VHS? DVD may die off completely, and we'll be stuck with HD-VHS, which no one can be convinced to drop in favour of HD-DVD because of the expense. We'll be stuck with this tape format with so many of the perks we love on DVD lost for quite a long time. I'd like to see HD stuff too, but not on tape. Tape's dead.
     
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