Where could I find online a full range of high def dvd players (multiregion)
Well it's a cheap option to give it a try!robborobbo said:Am I best to just use a component connection on my dvd recorder than buy one of thos "up scaling" models with hdmi
Well this is true, as well as the JVC one (perhaps others) that can handle WMV-HD files (or whatever they are). But let's face it, all this is a compromise until HD-DVD and Blu-ray arrives and we can really see the state of play. I'm not saying you can't get some impressive results, but I don't really have the time to p1$$ about with it all TBH. I wouldn't have much time to spend on here then...PJJimmytheSaint said:There are some new dvd players that can stream hi-def 720P and 1080i from your computer (.ts files etc).
The Snazio SZ1350 is one as well as the Buffalo Linkplayer.
Are these the full 20Gb / 30Gb / 40Gb etc etc films that will be presented on HD-DVD / BluRay, or a compressed version?...PJJimmytheSaint said:No, I wouldn't say it's a compromise. A large number of people here have high def (720P and 1080i) films on their computers (also HD Divx) as well as WMV titles.
...Knyght_byte said:....does that mean either via HDMI or DVI or progressive component it can output a 720p WMV file recorded on a disc from my PC?......
so are you saying the 3910 can do this? or that you looked in to it but never tried it?..lolPJTX100 said:...
I was looking at this a while back. You can purchase WMV-HD films too, but surely they are heavily compressed to fit on a normal DVD vs the true HD formats to come which will hold ten times more data?
Never tried it. I presume you'd need something like this to play WMV-HD etc...Knyght_byte said:so are you saying the 3910 can do this? or that you looked in to it but never tried it?..lol
OK interesting insight into how this is handled. TBH the amount of time it would take to download this amount of data makes it a bit impractical for me but I'm certainly looking forward to experiencing HD...PJJoe Fernand said:PJTX100
The 'movies' are stored on hard drive as a *.ts file - typically a whole movie will be anywhere between 20Gb and 40Gb depending on how long the movie is.
With a DVD-R your looking at about four discs for a typical movie - mostly I use DVD-R as a simple way to have lots of HD Movie clips in a 'portable format; until I get my Tera Nas HD hard drive to connect to the SZ1350!