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Oh Snap! One More Last Minute Buyer's Guide: Getting High-Def
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 17 December 2007 12:01
It's time to put that HDTV to good use with HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc
Marcus Yam (Blog) - December 16, 2007 2:05 AM

As both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc round up their first "real" year of sales, it is slightly disparaging to see that the situation on either high-definition format is no clearer now than it was in 2006.

As neither side about to just roll over and die, the high-definition format war is one without a clear end in sight. For consumers without high-definition displays, the ongoing battle between HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc is meaningless. For those who have recently made the investment in a new HDTV, however, every additional day spent on the HD DVD/Blu-ray Disc fence is a glorious, high-definition moment wasted (with the exception of gaming on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or use of an HTPC).

Properly upconverted standard definition material can look respectable, but even the best looking DVD will crumble when pitted against even the average HD DVD or Blu-ray Disc. Rather than waiting for a resolution that may never come, current HDTV owners will have to take the plunge if they’re interested in using their displays for what they are meant for. With the new low prices of high-definition hardware, there’s little reason now to hold back... More    Comment in the Forums

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