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PC downloadable HDTV playback clips?

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by duvl, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. duvl

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    I've an HD capable TV but no HD material. Is it possible to download onto a pc HD movie/film clips to then transfer to DVD to then playback on TV? The in store demo via a blu-ray device is fine but it would be nice to demo, even a short clip at home to others etc. Any suggestions/websites available?
     
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  4. duvl

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    Thanks matelot. Blu-ray is everywhere in retail outlets i've been to: Many along TCR, or Harrods or Sevenoaks in Staines or a Panasonic outlet in Slough. (its called Dogras i believe?) Ta.
     
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    Thanks monkey. As you said the question is now how to get wmv files to be playable/converted onto a DVD disc player conected to my HD tv. Not being an expert i would imagine the quality would be lost? The search continues!
     
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    Microsoft have some tasty 1080 and 720 clips :thumbsup:

    Is your DVD player capable of showing HD though? doubtful :(
     
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    Yes, you'll lose quality converting to DVD format, making the whole undertaking pointless.

    Can you not connect a PC to your HDTV via VGA or DVI?

    :smoke:
     
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    BTW, duplicate threads merged ;)
     
  9. duvl

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    Shows how much I know! In some stores they demo HD on tv's using a demo dvd i.e from Panny / Sony etc. Is it possible yet to purchase DVD's in HDef?
     
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    Someone is having you on. Blu-ray has not been released yet and won't be for quite some time. If all of these companies had just one player each, that would probably be more than have been built yet. They are either an upscaling DVD player (not true HD), standalone unit for demo'ing HD or a something like a DVD player that can play WMV discs or one of the 'red-ray' players from the far east.

    -Ian
     
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    I though that Blu-ray was available in Japan. If I may quote from Wikipedia
    'The first Blu-ray recorder was unveiled by Sony on March 3, 2003, and was introduced to the Japanese market in April that year'

    The demo I saw at a dealers in Colchester certainly purpoted to be from a Blu-ray player and it did have a lot of Japanese writing on it.

    I could of course be wrong !

    G
     

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