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We actually had a Betamax when I was a kid
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HD DVD vs Blu Ray format war is over. I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone else mention this story, and I almost managed to miss it entirely. Toshiba are abandoning their HD DVD format, leaving Blu Ray as the winner of the format war. Hurrah and about bloody time, if you ask me. Now that I know that I'm not going to be left with an overpriced paperweight, I might actually consider buying one of the things. Of course, after considering it, I'll decide that they're still way more expensive than they're worth, and entirely useless since I don't have an HD TV, but that's besides the point.

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Not only do you need a HD TV but it needs to be at least 42" for you to be able to tell the difference between an upscaled DVD image and a 720p image at sofa-from-TV distance with 20-20 vision. HD video is a niche product for people with big screen home cinema set ups, it's the new laserdisc, not the new DVD. Sky HD channels only look better on a smaller HD TV because Sky transmits SD channels at a criminally low bitrate that makes them look dreadful.


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