HD DVD Question

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Electrix, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Electrix Registered

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    So Santa brought me a nice new 19 Inch Widescreen HD TV, I am hoping to go and buy some HD DVD's over the next few days. I already have a DVD player separate. Will the HD DVD's work with the non HD DVD player, or do the DVD's require a HD DVD player to work?
     
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    HD DVD's require an HD DVD player.
     
  3. Electrix Registered

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    Thanks Crook,

    I'll go and buy one :)
     
  4. JTIZZLEVILLE Registered

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    Can someone explain that to me? I mean, is it a different kind of disk or what?

    I'm just worried that everything will go to HD DVD and regular dvds will become obsolete (like VHS tapes).
     
  5. The Evolutionist Registered

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    To put it simply, yes, it's a different kind of disk.

    There is currently a format war between HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. One of those will replace DVD as the industry standard, just like DVD replaced VHS. This won't happen for another 2-3 years.
     
  6. D4rkShaDoWz I can do this all day

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    HD movies are just higher resolution versions of DVD. When a movie was made on DVD, the quality was downsized to fit on the disc. With HD-DVD's, you can fit more thus better quality.

    All films have a much higher resolution then even 1080p
     

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