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Old 29-01-2007, 10:06   #1
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HD DVD - a future question

I believe Blu-ray and HD-DVD give more lines; but to make the most of this
you need the film in a HD disc.

In 5 years will we have HD II; which also requires a new purchase of your dvd film....so on.

Film studios must be delighted with such a money winner.
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Old 29-01-2007, 10:12   #2
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really? christ we will be spending a fortune lol
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Old 29-01-2007, 11:48   #3
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I don't really think there will be any new formats for a very long time now, unless HD DVD and Blu-ray fail to get a foothold. As films are presented in 1080p your average large screen TV will see no additional benefits even projector owners displaying on 100ft screens will be more then happy with the current picture quality.
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Old 29-01-2007, 12:01   #4
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In 5 years time there will no doubt be something bigger and better, that looks so good you might start thinking you are actually there.

There will always be something better just around the corner.

All you have to do is find something you like and go with it.

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Old 29-01-2007, 15:06   #5
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There is a physical limit to what the eye can resolve and I think the size and resolution of current screens is more or less at that limit. The only developments I can really see are in contrast/colour depth etc.

I think the next major leap will be to 3D TV, which probably about 10-15 years away.
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Old 29-01-2007, 17:24   #6
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any 'new' formats are likely to be brought about due to implementation of additional DRM features rather than overt benefits to the end consumer
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Old 29-01-2007, 17:57   #7
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There is a physical limit to what the eye can resolve and I think the size and resolution of current screens is more or less at that limit. The only developments I can really see are in contrast/colour depth etc.

I think the next major leap will be to 3D TV, which probably about 10-15 years away.
3D TV now there I do object. Has there ever been a full film made in 3D?
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Old 29-01-2007, 19:03   #8
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I believe Blu-ray and HD-DVD give more lines; but to make the most of this
you need the film in a HD disc.

In 5 years will we have HD II; which also requires a new purchase of your dvd film....so on.

Film studios must be delighted with such a money winner.
Yeah, I mean look how DVD-A and SACD caught on...

The music industry is loving that money spiner.
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Yeah, I mean look how DVD-A and SACD caught on...

The music industry is loving that money spiner.
The marketing of these formats has been nothing short of dreadful. I am an avid music fan and only discovered dvd-a about 10 months ago. Were these being given proper demos i.e. in stores then the uptake would be far greater. This is especially true of dvd-a where many people already have the equipment to play it. The reissue market could be lucrative but people have to be aware of its existence and advantages over current formats. They simply have not done the basics.


As has been mentioned, 1080 resolution is pretty much the maximum detail that can be appreciated at normal viewing distances. One product that I think will be successful in the near future is the Phillips ambi gizmos with flashing lights etc. to heighten our sense of being in action scenes. These will become much more sophisticated and desirable.
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Old 30-01-2007, 15:21   #10
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The marketing of these formats has been nothing short of dreadful. I am an avid music fan and only discovered dvd-a about 10 months ago. Were these being given proper demos i.e. in stores then the uptake would be far greater. .
On a grand scale though? We live in a culture where the masses are happy to live with 128kbs MP3.

This is why anything further than 1080p will not catch on. People just don't need it.
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Old 30-01-2007, 15:50   #11
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going back to the OP's comments at the top; i'm surprised at all the serious replies to such an odd combination of vague statement and spurious conjecture.

needing an "HD disc" to get the most out of the the extra resolution provided by these "HD discs" ... well, er... yes. obviously. what are you on about mate? did you mean to say that an HDTV is needed to get the most out of hi-def disc formats? if so then that makes more sense, but it's not at all clear.

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In 5 years will we have HD II
really? that sounds like "HD II" is an established standard, or at the very least a known quantity of some sort. while "bigger and better" things are always around the corner, as Frazer says above, i have to agree with zantarous that there won't "be any new formats for a very long time now".

the 1080p resolution offered by HD-DVD and Blu-Ray has been part of the HDTV standard since the mid-1980s (in Japan), so there's nothing new about it. it seems new to a lot of people because most retailers hid its existence from the average consumer in order to flog more 720p/1080i TVs.
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Old 30-01-2007, 16:33   #12
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Yep remember it has taken them the best part of 30 odd years to bring HD to the market and 1080p is the top end of the HD scale, not like VHS which used less then half the available PAL resolution. To get better then 1080p they would have to bring in a whole new standard which again can not appear over night. The only thing that could happen is if HD DVD or BD fail to catch on is a new HD format, but my money is on one of the current two becoming the dominant HD formats.
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I wouldn't be surprised if we see Holographic HVD's used for films in the futue.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2160p

Is 2160p likely to become the next format?
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Not likely at all.
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