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Old 04-01-2008, 08:41 AM
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plus, you can always buy a DVD Player that converts regular DVDs to near HD Quality for a good price.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:29 AM
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plus, you can always buy a DVD Player that converts regular DVDs to near HD Quality for a good price.

How does it make it HD from a standard DVD quality?
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It converts stantard 385 line resolution to a format that can be read by a 1080i player.

I wouldn't worry about it. Multi format players will always be around, just as you can still buy vinyl turntables and even 8track players, if you know where to look. I'm not planning on converting my collection over to all Blu-ray anytime soon.
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:59 AM
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It converts stantard 385 line resolution to a format that can be read by a 1080i player.

I wouldn't worry about it. Multi format players will always be around, just as you can still buy vinyl turntables and even 8track players, if you know where to look. I'm not planning on converting my collection over to all Blu-ray anytime soon.
So you still have a 385 line dvd, it just can be read by 1080i players?

Yes, I love my tuntable, and 3200 albums.

Haven't seen a new 8-trak in many years, where did you see one?
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HD and Blu-Ray players "upconvert" a standard DVD to look much improved when viewed on an HDTV. The result isn't true HD of course, but as an example, my INDY DVDs look fantastic on an HDTV. The final result truly depends on the quality of transfer that was made to the DVD in the first place. But they do look better than watching a DVD on a standard TV.
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How does it make it HD from a standard DVD quality?
It doesn't make true HD, but how it works is a HD TV can display 1080 lines while standard definition (SD) is only 480 or 576 lines depending on the country. To make a SD picture watchable on a HD TV, the upscaler scans the picture down to the very last pixel and creates new pixels by copying & mixing together the existing ones, to take it up to 1080 lines.

Of course there is a price for that. Picture detail is lost and it causes blurring.

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Old 04-02-2008, 05:28 AM
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Sounds to me like having a multi format player is the way to go, don't see regualr DVD disappearing anytime soon.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:57 PM
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This is great news!!! I have all of TOS, TNG and DS9, but stopped there as there was no way that VOY and ENT were worth $100 a season. I have been waiting for them to drop to this price point so I could buy them up!!

But here is the bad news for Paramount- thanks to their head up their butt decision to stop high def releases on TOS-Remastered, I am done with buying anything from Paramount. Once they release TOS-Remastered in Blu-ray, I will get those and Voyager.

At this point, it is looking like Paramount may just not do High Def at all, and that is fine, just saves me a bunch of money, as I don't do DVD anymore. (Voyager would be an exception to that rule, because there is no point to a Blu-ray Voyager, since it is stuck in Standard Def, because of the SD mastering)
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Yep yep! I got all my Voyager dvds now! Watching season 5 now! Next up... Enterprise since I missed the last two seasons when they aired.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:07 PM
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If you shop wisely, you can find them at Wal-Mart for $50 per season.
Uh-uh. I started buying the movies on DVD one by one. I got Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and then they pulled every single one of them from the shelves of my local Wal-Mart. Nobody else in town sells any Star Trek DVD's what-so-ever.
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