Vanilla is a product of Lussumo:Documentation and Support.
1 to 20 of 52
warrenellisThis is something people give a shit about?
we get people buying things like eddie murphy crap fest norbit for £30 just cause its 1080p. load of balls.
I've been working with HD for over a decade now through my brother's business (he's a home integrator). Standard cable signal has always been transmitted in higher resolution than TV's could handle until the advent of progressive scan, which was the first step towards HD. If you think it's only a minor difference, I don't know what to tell you.On a good HD screen, normal cable channels will look crisper and brighter than on a standard definition screen. If they don't, you bought the wrong screen. DVD's from a progressive scan player will look FAR superior on an HD screen, you just have to set the screen right (don't play a prog scan DVD without upscaling in 1080p, dummy, it's native resolution is 480p. If you have an upscaling DVD player, make sure you run in native res, just like you've always been told to do with computer monitors.) HD formats are breathtaking in HD focus, seriously, and the sound quality is far and away from the standard definition. The issue is in the hardware used. We've set up systems that look and sound far better than 90% of theaters out there. Digital delivery systems and home integration solutions are getting cheaper and cheaper. Blu-ray players are getting cheaper and cheaper. The HD format, much like the color TV format, is coming to the masses. You can get HD through your standard TV antennae. HD is a boon for people who care about picture quality and sound quality; if you can't tell the difference, than it's not for you, and you will just upgrade when it's as cheap as that old black and white you're so comfortable with.As for what to watch in HD; the Pixar movies look really great on HD. We use them as demos for our systems. Every movie will benefit from the HD, but the ones that shine are digital or shot in HD. 300 is awesome, Sin City is fantastic, A Scanner Darkly is brilliant, etc. If you have HD TV you should invest in nice surround (not Bose, please).