Originally Posted by Iron_Dreamer
It looks damn great, at least with the right movies, but it's just not worth it to me at this point, as a non-moviephile.
That's just it....how many people, movie buffs included, are going to invest a lot of money in a HD format when there's not many titles? People who like watching ecclectic movies certainly are going to have to wait awhile before their favs make it to HD. I'm a movie buff and know that I won't ever get rid of my DVD collection, as there will be many movies that will take a long time to make it to HD, if ever. I got an HD DVD player a few months ago because I saw a few movies that I wanted to own in HD, and it was cheaper and more standardized then Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray didn't have the type exclusive titles that made me want to spend more. Now that it looks like Blu-Ray is going to be the dominant format, does that make me regret going HD DVD? Nope, not at all.....I got a nice HD player that works on the 400+ movie titles for it.....and I'll probably get a profile 2.0 Blu Ray player when there's more Blu-Ray titles out. That's true for any early adopter for any format: when DVD first came out, I saved up all my money to buy an expensive $300 DVD drive (I was a poor college student at the time). My dad spent over $800 on his first DVD player. Think we still have them? Obviously not: they got replaced with cheaper and better DVD players.
So my advice to anyone considering HD is to look and see if there are that many titles that you want to own, and if the price seems right to you. If not, then it might be best to wait for there to be better selection and prices. The one thing I can say about HD is that the good studios do a lot to restore and remaster the old classic movies: this is going to be an important feature to attract movie fans.