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Old 01-08-2008, 03:43 PM
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Comcast, the leading cable company in the country, has just announced that they will be upping their on demand pickings per month to 6,000 movies... half of them being HD movies... that is something that HD DVD or even blu-ray can't compare to... leading customers to skip the discs and just watch movies on demand... this could be the best way to get hd movies... right now comcast offers 1300 movies a month with about 100-150 HD movies a month...
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:46 PM
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Comcast, the leading cable company in the country, has just announced that they will be upping their on demand pickings per month to 6,000 movies... half of them being HD movies... that is something that HD DVD or even blu-ray can't compare to... leading customers to skip the discs and just watch movies on demand... this could be the best way to get hd movies... right now comcast offers 1300 movies a month with about 100-150 HD movies a month...
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:47 PM
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Yeah, anyone worth their salt will want extras and features and will end up wanting to BUY a movie they see in HD and actually like. Not to mention you're getting compressed 720p HD out of the whole thing.

This same argument pretty much goes against DVDs. Why are they still selling DVDs out there when people can use On Demand to download movies and shows?
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hey it's a quick fix for some people... just thought the article was intresting... and i got movies on comcast that i can't get on either high def format.
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If it's anything like Time Warner they will be somewhere around $4.99 a pop.

I tried the HD on Demand out once with TW and it was pretty craptastic.
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Same arguments... If you want to rent highly compressed HD movies with inferior sound and features, this will be a good avenue. If you want a superior experience and want to own your movies physical media is the best alternative. I know that downloadable content is the new HD DVD rallying cry, but physical media is not going anywhere.
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Is this to rent or own them?
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Why do you people continue to go on about 720/1080p when the avg person, and the massive majority, doesn't know what it is and will never even care? People like to watch movies and enjoy themselves. They dont care about lossless audio, 1080p, and all of the b.s. technical details. This place is chock full of hi def-philes, which is a tiny, tiny, tiny, tiny group of people, so stop talking you hi-def-o-babble and passing it off as what the avg person wants. They dont care.

I work at a place with almost 500 people and about 3 of us have hi def. BD has won, but can't you also admit(doubtful) that these are niche products that arent going to see mainstream adapters on a large scale. There is simply so much b.s./FUD here that its astounding. Both sides need to step away from the kool aid and open their eyes.
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I have DirecTV and just lost Universal HD and HD Net movies when they "expanded" the offerings. That sort of chapped my ass since I have been paying the extra monthly fee for the initial seven HD channels since they began offering the content. I have used the DVR to record several movies in HD such as the Star Wars trilogies. I can rewatch them in HD with DD and it is not too bad.
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Is this to rent or own them?
Time Warner charges for their HD on Demand I'd suspect Comcast to do the same.
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