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Surfing the web today I found a really funny news published at Pocket-lint about a standalone DVD player, the Marantz DV7001. Thanks to upscaling technology, as stated in the title, this drive is...
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If you have a sizeable DVD collection, and it does give as good or almost as good picture quality, you would save money, even if it costs more than an HD-DVD player as you don’t have to rebuy your whole collection. Yes, I, use, too, many, comma’s.
I’d rather pick up the PS3 and get a nice futureproof solution, with DVD upscaling, and video game options. My $200 Panasonic recorder already upconverts DVDs to 1080i anyways, so I’m not OVERLY worried about getting another upconverting DVD player.
What’s up with all the upscaling players anyway? Are they telling me that I can take 640x480 photo, and with some magic make it same as one taken at 1280x resolution? doh. :r
You’ve never seen CSI? Zoom Enhance, Zoom Enhance… Oh we can see the reflection of the killer in the victims eyes from a camera 200 feet away :r
Marantz KICKS ASS. It called high quality image processing my friends. This is no mere Panasonic/Toshiba/Run-of-the-mill upconverting player, this thing will make DVD’s look STUNNING. BTW…PS3…future proof ? - LOL !!! I predict Blu-ray is not going to last.
Blu-ray will last as long as sony has money to put behind it. How long did MD last? No one was supporting it at the end except for sony.
Upscaling is a great feature, why, becaus the movie looks better on HDTV (when source is dvd). If you have a normal CRT screen it don’t matter but LCDs have a fixed pixel * pixel layout. That said, why buy a dvd that expencive, 720p upscaling is enough anyway. And upscaling like that is on a lot of modern DVD players now anyway.
BluRay will last as long as they have more studio support, and as long as their sales continue to surpass HDDVD’s. Here’s a list of sites tracking HDDVD vs. BluRay sales: http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=22924 And with Japan being >90% BluRay for their HD content market, the format war is basically hinging on Universal. And as soon as Universal finally caves in and goes neuteral or BluRay exclusive, the war is over. Philips / Sony / Panasonic / Pioneer as a group always seem to represent the winning format (CD, DVD, and now BluRay). (technically Philips and Sony initially opposed the DVD, but eventually joined and improved the format before it was finalized). The above is why BluRay is Futureproof. And more and more people are coming to see it. Even early HDDVD adopters.
@Cochese LOL. Yeah, same as that crap they tried to make us believe in “Enemy of the State”. @Dolphinius_Rex I think Blu-ray will lose the home video war but will live on as a whiz-bang data storage solution. I checked out one of your supplied links (DVD Empire) and saw their sales stats. Blu-ray sales have increased, but I believe it’s just the result of a few PS3 users wanting to try out some new HD movies on their often-delayed and overly-expensive gaming system/movie player/julienne fry-maker.