Re: LD vs. DVD vs. VCR (Was-Re:[gundam] MG Gundams are comingtoAmerica, Read...


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:36:52 -0700


>That was the original promise and premise. DVD was a replacement for VHS,
>not LD. The compression made it crap against LD save for the extra lines
>of resolution.

Well... at least it had better sound than VHS.

>But, they were going to make recordable ones. Still not
>here. They also went on and on about extra camera angle choices, like a
>director would sit around long enough to shoot more film or telecine more
>footage onto video (a hand for the porno industry, though, that has actually
>made use of this feature!).

... not to mention Metallica's concert DVD, which only took advantage of
this feature for, what, 3 songs out of a set?

>Cameron couldn't bear to make a Special Edition
>of Titanic because that would mean watching all that stuff *again*. So, DVD
>was made to market to VHS owners. But then all the salespeople started
>spouting off like it was the best, period. Why? Because they were new and
>expensive and commission is king. No numbers or specs to back it up, none
>of them even knew what MPEG2 compression *was*. And now here we are with no
>VHS replacement and an inferior medium taking over. Ya, it's colors are
>sharper and it has component outs. Great, like putting a sexy evening gown
>on Ruth Buzzy. I'll take Jennifer Connelly in jeans and a t-shirt, thanks.

Excellent taste in women!

Eddie

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