Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Admiral_Young, May 28, 2009.
My parents have a new HDTV, and I leave all my good DVDs, such as "Lord of the Rings," "Iron Man," and "Star Trek: Nemesis" at their house to watch on the big screen when I'm there.
The DVDs look fine on the HDTV -- I don't notice any pixelation or other quality problems. The DVDs look just as good as any HD satellite broadcast channels on the TV.
Maybe my eyesight (and my parents') is not so good that I need a Blu-ray player. ...
Cable and satellite are notorious for severely over-compressing their HD signals. Have you ever scene over-the-air HD or Blu-ray on the same set?
It depends very much on the size of the screen - with 32" you won't notice much difference between DVD and Blu-ray. But with 42" and over, the difference will be very notable (go over 50" and it's like night and day).
Here is a comparison of video resolutions (the red is DVD, the blue is Blu-ray on Full HD screen.):
So, you'll need quite a large screen to take full visual advantage of 1080p.
It is - however - very important if you are watching DVDs on an HDTV to output a progressive signal IMHO, that makes far more difference than upscaling.
I got mine in the mail yesterday from Amazon. You don't have yours yet?
But again, if you have a decent HDTV, it will do a better job of deinterlacing the signal than the DVD player would.
Absolutely. To be stunned by my 32" TV, I have to be no more than 6 feet away. At the couch distance a well mastered up-rezzed DVD looks just as good.
Cruel, cruel! ...or just delusional? In which case: "there, there, dear..."
Hey, I always get my Trek stuff early. Like action figures...
Not until it closes in the theaters and we have no idea when that will be.
Never mind getting to the second run theaters, it's still showing in the mall fauxIMAX theaters!
My HD-DVD player upconverts regular DVDs. There is almost no difference with HD source material. Eventually I will get a bluray player.
Well then one has to define "decent" a bit more precisely, I have never seen a "decent" UK model that can, though I'm sure some of the ones I'd class as "silly money" for a TV can. Some cost 1000s of pounds, which I'd class as car, not TV money. Is there a particular make/model you feel has this ability?
Certainly my Samsung one does not appear to do much in that respect at all, the Upscaled progressive signal through HDMI I have from one Pioneer DVD player looks better than the Component progressive but not-upscaled signal from a Yamaha player.
Rumored dates from TVShowsonDVD.com
TOS Season 2 Blu-Ray - 9/22
TOS Season 3 Blu-Ray, TNG Movies, Star Trek (2009) - 10/27
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