Universal announces full rez over Component for HD-DVD

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  1. Pete T C

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    Well I give credit to BD (each studio, except for WB) for this.
    Never thought it would happen & now don't think it will last long. However, enjoy it while you can!
     
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    In other words yet another upside to the format war. [​IMG]

    This is nothing but good news, even if some BD partisans are probably muttering about it under their breath.
     
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    Considering how long it took Spielberg to adopt DVD...I wouldn't hold my breath for any of his movies to hit any HD format soon.
     
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    Now all Universal has to do is announce some actual titles and release dates.
     
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    Pete, is there something more substantial than that link that says this? All that link seems to say to me is the same thing, that Universal won't initially use downrez (and I say initially because like it or not, it's always an option for them, even if they say they will never use it).

    Specifically in regards to the titles. I can't see where they have promised that they are specifically releasing works by those directors without downrez, or do you just mean those are universal titles?
     
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    I was afraid someone would post that! :-o
    Yes, I really do not think this would have come about with the only the original HD-DVD Promotion Group handling our (near) future HD format.
    After all, I've been patting myself on the back this whole time because I "knew" HD meant HDCP. ;-)
     
  8. Hank

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    Everything is looking better for those of us who still use analog component. Nice![​IMG]
     
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    I've also heard rumors that Universal may announce dual-support for both formats soon...but nothing official has come forth...

    In any case...great news about the lack of downresing! I do agree that this is an up-shot of the format war...or at least some healthy competition among the studios now to "look good" in the eyes of the consumers.
     
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    delete post
     
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    Just a bump...
    To contend with that falsely titled sticky, that no one has posted on for over two months!
    Ugh.
     
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    34.95 for catalog titles.....what is Universal smoking?
     
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    The same thing they were smoking when they first released catalog titles on DVD.

    Besides, the street price will be $23 or less... I'll be watching Serenity in HD next week. How about you?

    - Steve
     
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    Probably An Unfinished Life. Wives, you know [​IMG]
     
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    I quote PeterTHX from the "end is near" thread: Movie or description of the format's future? [​IMG]
     

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