Re: Blu-Ray vs HD DVD opinions?
same quality (1920x1080/24fps mastered) limited more by the studio and source film condition than bluray/hd-dvd technology itself. the format war is a clusterfVck.
in a few years all new players will be dual-format since both sides are dug in after bluray floundered due to ps3 price & poor sales and exclusive studio support lost (paramount went hd-dvd only, universal is hd-dvd only, sony is bluray only, fox is bluray only, disney is bluray only, warner is the only major doing dual-support but has 2x more hd-dvds released)
both formats are niche with limited support and slow product release. ps3 is the only legitimate bluray player worth considering today, and that is a clumsy unit for a player only
today hd-dvd is the best bang for the buck $199 with 12 HD-DVDs plus they upscale standard DVD beautifully. bluray needs work in regard to price and player (the current models lack interactivity). i'd like to grab a $199 bluray player to compliment my HD-A1 (toshiba hd-dvd) if only the bluray group would get the memo "it's always about price stupid"... glen