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Old 11-23-2007, 12:02 PM
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Exclamation WARNING: Topics HD DVD are only DVDs!

Just a warning, Topic's "Fantastic Festivals of the World: Europe" HD DVD's are just regular SD DVDs.

They are sold at Costco in 4 packs for $18.99.

Each disk, each box, and the box set are all labeled HD DVD, but they are NOT!

Hopefully Costco's return policy will be ok on these!

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Old 11-23-2007, 12:04 PM
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wow. that's sad. good catch!
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:35 PM
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Is it possible the discs include a WMV-HD encoding (a la "Coral Reef Adventure") and the studio has mislabeled them as HD DVD?
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:39 PM
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Nope, just looked only VOB files.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:40 PM
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If they aren't actually HD DVD, then this should be reported to the HD DVD PRG or the DVD Forum. Yeah, it'll ruin a business, but that's just wrong to slap on a logo illegally.
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Old 11-23-2007, 12:46 PM
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Its even on their website that way.

http://www.topics-ent.com/dvd_nature_travel.php

Btw, its Topics not Tropics. My bad!
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:21 PM
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It's probably one of those 'shot in HD' movies then, and consequently mislabeled/misinterpreted as an HD DVD. It's more stupidity and ignorance then than willful misdirection.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:30 PM
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Thats stupid!
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Its even on their website that way.

http://www.topics-ent.com/dvd_nature_travel.php

Btw, its Topics not Tropics. My bad!
Could you be more specific where you catch the mention of HD-DVD? I Looked and nowhere do I see the HD-DVD logo or mention of HD-DVD on the website
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:14 PM
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It's pretty clear from the photo he showed before with the logo in the bottom left corner, aswell on there site depicting that same product... Fantastic Festivals of the World: Europe being the only one with the hd dvd logo out of the 20 or so offered so clearly just a misprint.
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