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HD DVD Player vs. Blu-Ray?

by Sgreen / January 24, 2008 3:32 AM PST

A little over a week ago, we purchased a 46" Sony Bravia XBR4 which has a really fabulous picture. We also bought a Sony DVD Player, model DVP-NS77H which upconverts . We don't watch a lot of DVDs, but we wanted to have a DVD player for the times that we do; and the salesman said this would be fine for us.

In yesterday's "CNet Community Hot Topics Weekly Newsletter", there was a link to "HD DVD's ship is sinking fast" and a discussion of that. My question is do you think we should return this HD DVD player since we're still in the time frame for returns/exchanges and get a Blu-Ray player or will this play most any DVD for the foreseeable future? I realize I may be asking for a "crystal ball" answer, but we don't want to keep something that's immediately going to be outdated and unusable. It seems to be like buying a car years ago with a cassette player when they were on the way out and CDs were the "in" thing.

We'd really appreciate your comments. Thanks.

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no worries
by jostenmeat / January 24, 2008 3:37 AM PST

your player is not an HD-dvd player. Just a dvd player. Its NOT truly hi-def. As someone else put it, its putting lipstick on a pig (upscaling).

If you rarely or never watch or buy movies, you are just fine.

If you are an AV extremophile like some of us, we would indeed encourage to return in and go the way of Blu. Then you would actually have what is called high-definition.

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Thanks for the quick ...
by Sgreen / January 24, 2008 3:54 AM PST
In reply to: no worries

response.

"If you rarely or never watch or buy movies, you are just fine."

Based on the above and our primarily watching HD movies on HDTV channels, it seems as if we're probably okay in keeping what we bought.

Thanks again.

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(NT) No sweat, my pleasure. Happy viewing!
by jostenmeat / January 24, 2008 3:55 AM PST
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