Hidg Density on Std DVD-R

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#1

Being completely new to HD, so please excuse my ignorance!!

I have just bought a new Pansonic HD ready 42" Plasma and DVD player that will output 720p and 1080i through HDMI

In the shop they played a HD demo disc to show the clariy of the HD format

I was wondering:-

Is it possible to put a short (2 minutes) HD clip (either 720p or 1080i) onto a standard DVD-R that will play at the HD resolution
or
was the Panasonic demo disc a specialy made HD disc

I don’t want a standard DVD resolution disc that is being scaled up by the DVD player

Many thanks for your patients with my lack of knowledge on this matter


#2

Hi ntm1275,

Standard mpeg authoring packages wont output the resolution you just mentioned so I doubt you could get anything above std. DVD resolution onto any DVD-R as the max. resolution supported by most Mpeg authoring packages is 720 X 576 which is the max. resolution of DVD Video. So for HD you probably will have to wait for the HD-DVD and the corresponding Authoring packages to service the format to come into the General Market, which is not that far off.

Hope this helps.