Thread: HD DVD Subtitles
02-22-2007 06:19 PM #16
Joe, that is what you want it long as you are happy with your 4:3 tv set and your upconvert player. I respect your decision but 16:9 widescreen hdtv is a way to go. Hope you have wonderful year. I am sorry to hear that you have some issues and made some tough decision regard the issues with HD DVD.
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02-22-2007 06:22 PM #17
Picture quality in HD DVDs and Blu Rays are higher than upconverted DVDs (even if it's often comparable). Remember that you're currently not seeing the picture in its proper size/aspect ratio. Sound quality, menus, and often special features are better as well.
Also, there are other types of HD TVs out there besides LCD. LCD screens indeed have weaker blacks than other TVs, but a lot of people love them for the thinness. If blacks were your main concern, I'd say get a CRT HD TV - the one in my sig is available for $1000 from BestBuy.... Widescreen CRT HDTVs only go up to 34 inches, but they provide the absolute best picture quality available. Besides that type, projection screens are an affordable choice and they come in large sizes, which'd help with your reading of subtitles.
02-24-2007 04:21 AM #18Member
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Eastx, I looked at the Sony set you mentioned at Best Buy site, I would probably buy it someday except for the fact it only has 1 HDMI jack. Thats a deal killer right there. I dont have HD TV-programming now, but if I ever do I would need a jack for both the HD-DVR receiver and my Blu-Ray player. There's not such a thing as an HDMI adapter for people with not enough HDMI jacks I suppose.
Crazy how prices come down. Before I bought my 32" Sony 4x3, I almost bought a widescreen HD 34" tube set. In Oct 2004 the price was something like $1400 i believe for 34" widescreen Sony. That was too expensive for me at the time. At Best Buy the Sony you mentioned is on sale now for $899.
02-24-2007 07:48 PM #19
Joe, you're right that having only 1 HDMI input is kind of a drag. But don't worry, you can always get around that!
They do indeed make HDMI switchers - they're a little costly, but the same applied to component video switchers when they were new.
Here's a very nice one:
And a more affordable one:
With HD signals, I would get one that can boost the signal, so PQ loss will be impossible. Many people wouldn't notice PQ loss from a cheaper one though.
02-24-2007 08:25 PM #20Home Theatre room: Pioneer VSX-59Txi Elite Receiver, DV-59Avi Elite DVD Player, Toshiba A1, PS3 60Gb, Mits. 73" 1080p DLP HDTV, Dahlquist DQ-30 Front speakers, Regnar Center speaker, Dalhquist DQ-10 Rear speakers, Definitive BPX rear surrounds
Family room: Pioneer VSX-55Txi Elite Receiver, DV-47Ai Elite DVD Player, XBox 360/add-on, Magnavox 42" Plasma, 5 KLM Surround Speakers
HD DVD: 205 - Blu-ray: 72