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bluray and hddvd movie format?

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l77Il7H    0

i don't have a hddvd or bluray player so i am asking this question. what format are the movies stored in? 1080p , 1080i or 720p? does this depends on movie? i assume that they're store in 1080p and the player can chose which format to output. am i correct? and are the movies record in mpeg2, mpeg4 or h.264? does this depends on the movie?

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Joel    27

1080p. Whether the player can output it yet is another story.

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ludeboy12    5

HD-DVD is a 1080p VC1 encode. Currently the G1 players (HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1 and RCA whatever) all output 1080i. The gen2 HD-XA2 will have full 1080p output support for $800-1000. Not exactly sure what the price will be yet. The gen2 HD-A2 will still output only 1080i.

BD is also 1080p but its mostly encoded in mpeg2. Though there are i think one or two that are VC1.

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bangbang023    31

HD-DVD is a 1080p VC1 encode. Currently the G1 players (HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1 and RCA whatever) all output 1080i. The gen2 HD-XA2 will have full 1080p output support for $800-1000. Not exactly sure what the price will be yet. The gen2 HD-A2 will still output only 1080i.

BD is also 1080p but its mostly encoded in mpeg2. Though there are i think one or two that are VC1.

To add to that: HD-A2 will be $500 and XA2 $1,000. The current Bluray player from Samsung does not output true 1080p.

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l77Il7H    0

HD-DVD is a 1080p VC1 encode. Currently the G1 players (HD-A1, HD-XA1, HD-D1 and RCA whatever) all output 1080i. The gen2 HD-XA2 will have full 1080p output support for $800-1000. Not exactly sure what the price will be yet. The gen2 HD-A2 will still output only 1080i.

BD is also 1080p but its mostly encoded in mpeg2. Though there are i think one or two that are VC1.

what is vc1? is this better than h.264 compression?

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gunnerhkjp    0

I would say VC-1 is a subset of h.264

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