Why pay thru the nose for the name & be denied hi def?
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The HD-DVD players are cheap right now (retail is less than cost to manufacture in order to gain market share). Why buy a super high-end DVD player EVER is probably a better question IMO. A very good DVD player can be had for less than 2K any day. Two more years of HD format war will produce a host of inexpensive players that will blow everything currently available out of the watter. At that point teh question will be which of these new players:
A) Makes the most of your old DVD's.
B)If serving double duty; sounds great with redbook CD
C)Squezes the most out of the new format WITHOUT glitches associated with new technology
Also heard that with a Hidef set Blu Ray is no Joke.Like wipe grime off your winshiled.Me I am upset now that I have found that CDR and DVDR discs are string to deteriorate after 3-5 years.First saw a guy hear on Audiogon said he got rid of his tape collection and now has data corruption (drop outs,distortion etc) aftyer 3-5 years.Then read article in wwwaudiorevolution.com where german chemist said that this was the case and that vinyl can last 100+ years and peoperly humidity controled and not played often enough so magnetic particles can wear off analogue tape can last 100 years.But think about it a regular CD that does not get a hole in it where this spreyed (or sputered on) aluminum is not oxidized you have a disc holding one and zeros that is physically punched through a plastic wafer but with recordable discs it is mere through a laser that chnages a chrystaline metal.To erase it all you need to do is heat up teperature of laser.Doesen't sopund to satbel does it?The manufacturers of players nd software couldn't give a rat's ass about us consumers but I am thinking when buinesses lose a project or data only say 5 years down the line (which hasn't been backed up on MAGNETIC tape) and they can't fijnd their data well maybe some (failed law suits) and customer complaints will make this a real priotiy to fix.A