[QUOTE=WarJarrett;2655151]When the blogs and threads all over the internet were discussing the topic of HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, I never read about anyone comparing picture quality.[/QUOTE]
Maybe you haven’t read but BD for whatever cons and pros of it won the format wars by brides or corruption or high pay offs is now the standard format to buy and use.
[QUOTE=WarJarrett;2655151]They were comparing specs, total recording time, companies backing each type, and many other topics. But, it seems to me that there is NOTHING more important to the end users than “how will my picture look”. Has ANYONE else done this comparison, and has ANYONE else found HD-DVD to be so much better, that it is worth having just a few titles to show-off their system’s best possible performance?[/QUOTE]
You really need to take a good look around you and see that HD is a dead format and BD is in the market places now and trying to hope it comes back isn’t going to bring it back. One needs to face the reality HD is a dead format and is no longer produced or a worth while format to have or keep.
[QUOTE=WarJarrett;2655151]Now that used HD-DVD players are on Ebay for under $100, and titles $5 or less, it seems like a no-brainer to me.[/QUOTE]
That is the most irrational reason to even buy on Ebay do you think your going to be able to get a RMA or refund should it break or die past the limited return policy the seller puts on there. You will be stuck with a broken or non function HD unit with no manufacture to backup repair or warranty repair. So you need to stop telling people to buy on Ebay and inform them Ebay purchases are “AS IS” if it fails and the seller says you broke it - it is your loss and if it fails after the limited return time they allowed you own it and there is no return to the seller or the company as they most likely unloaded the now defunct HD units to 3rd parties to recover their loss cost. Also if you haven’t noticed some BD players can read HD media and why would you even think to tell buyers to buy a non support HD drive when BD drives can read HD. It is beginning to sound more and more like someone trying to grab for straws and forgetting BD drives will read HD media without one having to go and buy a HD device even though the drives are no longer available from local electronics retailer or from manufacture to buy.
So let’s be in Reality mode HD is a dead format and quality is a mutt discussion point as it is no longer supported by the manufacture. It seems like your a propaganda machine stuck in a feedback loop not recognizing the format is dead and no amount of crying or begging it is better the BD is bringing it back. So one needs to face reality…
BD won regardless of how it took over is now the format to buy and use. If you want it that badly to stay HD no one is stopping you but you shouldn’t push your backward thinking to people looking to use or go with a newer format as though HD is supported as it is “NOT” supported anymore. Also if you didn’t read my other reply BD drives will read HD media so user don’t even in the first place need to buy a HD drive when BD drive some already have the capability to read HD media. With the BD you will get support and warranty repair should it need it from the manufacture or local electronic retailer.