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Old 09-01-08, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Physically HD-DVD is a different medium (different pit structure) but you can still encode HD-DVD on a standard DVD disc if the material is short enough. I got a porno title "Camp Cuddly Pines Power Tool Massacre" that uses a regular DVD (also comes with 3 bonus discs which are just standard DVD format)- when I opened it I thought they'd lied about it being HD, but it plays as HD-DVD- regular DVD players can read it but will give you an incompatibility message like if you try to play a Playstation 2 disc. On the computer, I did that thing we're not allowed to talk about here with it and that worked also.

You can also put DVD content on a CD if it's short enough, but not all machines will be able to play it back.
Interesting. So what's the max time allowed regarding HD material on a normal dvd? If that could be done cheaply, that would be an interesting development. That may be what the survey was going for in regards to pricing, buying discs without special features, etc.

I personally don't give a shit about special features and I rarely ever get around to watching them. I look at price ( with quality) more than anything. Don't think anything will come of it but it is very attractive to me personally.
Old 09-02-08, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by wakwak007 View Post
I try to minimize my use of my A-35, however, and do not allow my daughter to use it so that it will hopefully last longer.
That makes NO sense to me. Do you mean you only use it to play HD DVDs and not SD DVDs? Trying to use it sparingly so it'll last longer seems silly. Watch the heck out of your collection while it still works and start preparing to migrate to Blu-ray.
Old 09-02-08, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by rfduncan View Post
That makes NO sense to me. Do you mean you only use it to play HD DVDs and not SD DVDs? Trying to use it sparingly so it'll last longer seems silly. Watch the heck out of your collection while it still works and start preparing to migrate to Blu-ray.
I'm sure he meant HD-DVD only. There are only so many discs so it would end up being sparingly whether you want it to or not, unless you just keep it rolling with the same few titles.
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I don't plan on re-purchasing any of my HD DVDs to Blu-Ray. I only use my HD DVD player to watch my 50+ HD DVDs, so I definitely use it sparingly. The load time is ridiculous anyways. I use my PS3 for everything else.

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