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CEDIA Interview with Joe Kane

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As promised, here’s our first audio interview, with Joe Kane of Joe Kane Productions. I sat down with Joe at CEDIA to discuss Joe’s history with VC-1 and the state of the art of consumer HD.

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-Ben Waggoner

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  • I haven't heard enought but i believe in it. i am 75 years of age and still driving truck in the north-east

  • i have a dvd player rec/that also upconverts to hd will it play hd movies ,rca (drc8060n)it has hdmi output,or is there a difference with tru hd and upconversion?

  • I have bought a new 52 inch HDTV. What do I need to be capable of viewing HDTV. Please be specific as I am an idiot. I suppose I need a HD descrambler or something like that. Then I have to subscribe to someone who is selling the high definition signal. I think I have just talked myself out of HDTV for the near future. It seems to be far too expensive. So to all of you normal and more intelligent humans the questions are what do I need and what will it cost? Thank you for your help.

  • I have bought a new 52 inch HDTV. What do I need to be capable of viewing HDTV. Please be specific as I am an idiot. I suppose I need a HD descrambler or something like that. Then I have to subscribe to someone who is selling the high definition signal. I think I have just talked myself out of HDTV for the near future. It seems to be far too expensive. So to all of you normal and more intelligent humans the questions are what do I need and what will it cost? Thank you for your help.

  • I am a X360 owner who will be buying the HD-DVD optical drive on Nov.7th. I am a huge Home Theatre fan as well who owns a 1080i HDTV that does NOT have HDMI or DVI. As my Mitsubishi 65" Platinum Plus display is 6 years old now I would like to wait untill HDMI 1.3 is standard before buying my next HDTV display ( Mitsubishi 73" DLP most likely ). And I have a two year old Denon receiver , the 3805 which has Component switching but not HDMI. So my hope is that I will receive full 1080i res. over my component connections for the next few years untill I am ready to upgrade to all HDMI 1.3 equipment. Thats my comment #1 and I know it affects my friends with Home Theatres in the same way as well as many who havbe new or fairly new equipment that they spent large sums of money for and who are feeling "left out" on the NEXT GEN DVDs. I have one more comment to anyone who has say on HD-DVD disc releases. GET THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY EXTENDED VERSIONS OUT ON HD-DVD IN THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY.

       Thank you.

  • I bought the HD DVR from DirecTV.  The HD channels that we go get are pretty cool.  I especially like Monday night football and SportCenter on ESPNHD.  However, I want to warn other people that DirecTV doesn't have channels such as FOX, CBS, NBC, and ABC in many areas.  They have the capability to transmit to our dish the NY or LA feeds but won't because of some federal regulation.  They said we needed to apply for a waiver to our local stations, which we did, but they were turned down.  So I guess I have to wait until HD local channels come to my area, which could be years.  

  • if i have a progressive dvd player with a 1080 output, is that the same as an hd dvd player???

  • I now have the HD DVD optical drive for the X360. It came with Peter Jacksons King Kong , looks excellent , not sure if the audio is quite as good as the video at this point. The system was delivering 1080i to my display through the X360's Analog Component outputs and I was very happy with that. I am now buying New Release Movies in the HD DVD format when possible. I still have one comment on HD DVD vs. BLU-RAY. Getting the HD DVD optical drive out for the X360 was very important in my opinion for HD DVD's future in this format war. Good job HD DVD!! Now get the LORD OF THE RINGS EXTENDED VERSIONS ON HD DVD in as high a quality as possible and get them out before BLU-RAY. Along with Star Wars these movies are loved by the PC , Home Theater , gaming , geek squad guys as any movies , STRIKE FIRST HD DVD!!

  • Just bought a 360 HD-DVD Drive and Polar Express with it, I hooked it up on my lunch break to a 60" Sony 1080p TV.  It looks amazing!  The black levels are truly black, the menu is razor sharp and pops up on the bottom of the screen while the movie is playing, and the entire screen looks so sharp.  That is at 1080i since my TV only accepts 1080p through HDMI(Thanks Sony)!  I bought Sony's upconverting dvd player a while ago and was pleased with it but do understand their is a huge difference, upconverting is not the same as actual HD content.  Toshiba is going to have to lower their prices now soon to be able to compete.  Who would pay 500 for their version when you can pay 200 for Microsoft's which also comes with a universal remote and includes King KONG which is another $30 that Toshiba doesnt gives you.  If you own an HDTV this is what you have been missing, standard DVD's 480p just doesnt cut it.  Now just waiting for Xbox or someone else to make an HDMI cable for the 360.

  • 14 days and 8 discs into the HD-A1 and I am loving the picture and sound I get.  I wish I could get them together.  Watching End of Days the dialog does not sync with the picture.  It is like watching a dubbed film.  If this is not neato enough, I get the occassional stall and stutter that rolls into automatic slow motion action.  My options are to unplug the unit to reset, or hold the power button down for a few seconds.  This is fun when you are in the middle of a movie.  I can unhook everything and drag the unit to my computer for internet for uploads or wait a few months for the disc that is on back order.  Toshiba's idea of customer service is sad.  They ask you to spend $500-$1000 on the player and leave you out there.  No word on the release of the A2.  With companies like Toshiba and JVC making players for HD DVD, the format may be in trouble.  Go with the Xbox 360 player for $200.  At least Microsoft's customer service has a good history.  The picture and sound are worth it, depsite the hardware support.  

  • I too got my HD DVD drive to go with my 360 the 10th and let me say that this is true Cinema! Incredible,sharp,clear,crisp picture. "Kudos" and hats off to Microsoft for making this possible!

    I purchased a Samsung 61" DLP set with full 1080p capability and also felt a little down knowing that i would not be able to fully realize the picture possibilities with just component connection. But Microsoft also has a VGA Hi Def cable that will connect to your PC input on the back of your television if it is so equipped! It even comes with male to female adapters, so i connected the cable and there it was all the resolutions all the way up to 1920x 1080 WOW!

    So i went out and purchased the Mission impossible pack with all three movies,Batman Begins,Serenity,The Chronicles of Riddick and i have the Hulk reserved and coming out on Tuesday!

  • Can anyone tell me does the xbox360 hd-dvd player up convert my regular dvd's to 1080i?

  • Can i use HD DVD on my intel-based Apple computer ?   Please help.

  • How fast can HD Dvd or Blu Ray write an hr show of low resolution?  

    60/12 or 5 minutes I would expect at 8x, but I'm not sure about the comparisons I'm getting from the Ads.  

    6 times as long for HD?

  • where the hell are all the movies that i care about(the lordof the rings, the matrix trilogy,etc...)these were supposed to be out in hd dvd this past summer.If movies like that dont come out i think hd dvd is never going to be able to compete especially with the upcoming release of the disney titles in blu ray does anyone know when some good movies are coming besides MI3 and batman i mean who f'n cares about sky captain and aeon flux.

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