Re: LD vs. DVD vs. VCR (Was-Re:[gundam] MG Gundams are coming toAmerica, Read on!!)


Alfred Urrutia (Alfred.Urrutia@disney.com)
Thu, 15 Apr 1999 20:01:31 -0700 (PDT)


> I'd argue the point (considering that there are a lot of features aside
> from the scan lines, but I don't want to start another pro/anti DVD debate),
> but I have to ask why would HDTV stall DVD? The highpoints of HDTV are the
> increased resolution, compression capability, and the 16x9 aspect ratio.
> Since current TV's aren't really capable of showcasing the full potential
> of the DVD format, DVD would more likely benefit from the format.
> Besides, when will we start seeing mass market broadcasting of HDTV type
> signals? Heck, when will we start seeing HDTV sets that are affordable
> to the average user? HDTV still has a ways to go, in this country at least.
>

I think I worded what I meant wrong. I was thinking more how I'd hate to
buy DVD movies only to have to replace them *again* with their HDTV big
brothers. I own a lot of LDs. I ain't doing that twice more. And HDTV
is comparitively around the corner to DVD as opposed to DVD taking a while
after LDs. For the high-end freaks that have to own all the new gear I
would guess that they'd start making, slowly, HDTV discs for them to go
with their $5000 TVs or $20,000 overhead projectors and receivers, etc.

Alfred.

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