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  1. mssturgeon

    New HDMI standard to be announced today

    Here's their press release from yesterday: HDTV Magazine Bulletins - New HDMI Version Coming - Will Add Networking, Higher Speeds and Address Emerging Auto Industry Enjoy, - Shane Sturgeon
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    HDMI and toslink selector?

    I'm looking for the exact same thing, although I would like to find a 6x1 or 8x1 ... and so far all I've found is a 4x1: 4 port HDMI switch with Optical Audio routing. Version 1.3. 4x1 HDMI switcher for integration with HDTV and audio receiver I have no idea if this is a dependable brand. I...
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    Does it matter

    Hi Manny, I had almost exactly the same setup: WS-55805 Denon 3803 DirecTV HR20 Xbox 360 Sony DVD Player I had all my component connections running through my receiver for simplicity. The video bandwidth is 100Mhz, so the Denon can handle HD video with room to spare. In general though, fewer...
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    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Speaking purely hypothetically ... If HD DVD "wins", you immediately have two more main-stream manufacturers that could churn out an HD DVD player in short order: LG and Samsung. I wouldn't be too surprised if one of them had a dedicated HD DVD player at CES (complete conjecture on my part, but...
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    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Please note that this is not an HDTV Magazine opinion, but my personal recommendation. Just a week or so ago, Dale published an article in which he preferred Blu-ray.
  6. mssturgeon

    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Where in my article did I claim it was neutral? ... and Onkyo and Venturer. Also don't forget that LG and Samsung are both now supporting HD DVD, if you want a combo player. But a good point if you're brand-loyal to one of the manufacturers in the Blu-ray camp, or have something against...
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    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Good point. I should have further clarified that I was talking about high def bitrates. - Shane
  8. mssturgeon

    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Correct. Regarding DVD bit-rate, I found several sources all in the 10-11 range. I can dig them up for you if you are interested. Thanks, - Shane
  9. mssturgeon

    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    I am not intimately aware of the AVCHD details. I know it uses MPEG-4, which is supported by both Blu-ray and HD DVD players, but if memory serves, you cannot play it back directly in any current HD DVD player. You would have to re-burn it in HD DVD format. The only one that comes close would...
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    Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray?

    Hi all, We just published this today ... thought you might be interested: Which is More Consumer Friendly: HD DVD or Blu-ray? From the excerpt: This article is not written in an attempt to convince anyone who has already made an investment one way or the other, for that is an almost...
  11. mssturgeon

    Fall 2007 HDTV Study - Win a Toshiba HD DVD Player

    So where are you? Columbus? Most of my past 4 years have been spent in Columbus working ... yes, a 90-minute commute. - Shane
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    Fall 2007 HDTV Study - Win a Toshiba HD DVD Player

    Hi all, It's time again for our semi-annual HDTV Study. We are giving away several great prizes this time around. Probably of most interest to readers of this forum are 2 Toshiba HD DVD players. But we're also giving away 2 OPPO upconverting DVD players and an OPPO HDMI switch. But apart from...
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    Plasma with gray bars?

    The theory here is that running grey bars instead of black gives more consistent usage of the entire screen, so that any "burn-in" is distributed across the whole screen and not focused on the pillar-boxed content area. In practice, and according to recent research, modern plasma displays are...
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    HDDVD Top Ranking @ Amazon

    As coincidence would have it, this was posted today ... it deals directly with that issue: Hi-Def DVD - Audio Streaming Over HDMI
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    HDDVD Top Ranking @ Amazon

    I don't think anyone's been declared the winner yet this week ... how 'bout we give HD DVD a turn ;-) - Shane
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    $99 HD DVD A2 - sorta

    Did you read the follow-up at the Dossier? Apparently a Toshiba rep says they (Toshiba) have nothing to do with this offer and it does not represent an official manufacturer's price drop or a new marketing strategy by the HD DVD camp. Looks like the Home Media Expo is just trying to get...
  17. mssturgeon

    DirecTV - The March to 100 National High Definition Channels

    An update from HDTV Magazine, probably already covered in other threads: HDTV Magazine Articles: DirecTV - The March to 100 National High Definition Channels Cheers, - Shane
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    Hope for HD-DVD?

    But let them compete a while longer and get the prices down on both players and media ... then one of them can go the way of the Dodo. - Shane
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    off air digital issues with wkef 22-1 of dayton

    According the the latest info from the FCC, 22-1 is only broadcasting at 138kW, vs the 1000kW of CBS (7-1) and NBC (2-1), and the 425kW of Fox (45-1). Here's a link to the Dayton-area antenna locations with appropriate range, bearing and power info...
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    Hr20-700 Will Not Play Back Ppv Recordings

    One of many: http://www.hdtvmagazine.com/articles/2007/01/directvs_hr20_-_dvr_debate_rages_on.php - Shane
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