Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Feb 2012 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV An interesting anecdote at MinimalMac about television being broken. The author's young daughter, who is growing up in a Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/etc. household, was confronted with actual TV for the first time, and wonders why she can't pick what to watch, why the shows are being interrupted all the time, and so on. Clearly - TV is broken.
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DVD Quality
by lucas_maximus on Sat 25th Feb 2012 16:32 UTC
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If you have a decent upscaler in your TV (like I do), you can barely see the difference between 1080 and DVD.

Predator and Apocalypse Now (the two true tests of image quality on a television, due to the Quality of filming and the sheer number of greens) both DVDs look damn brilliant on my Hannespree 32inch 1080 television.

However I will admit that this only upscales well on newer DVDs that are newer and true widescreen, I have no tried it with the Dollars Triology which is filmed in ratio which is more narrow than widescreen (I forget its name now).

Nonetheless because this is now academic, I own Predator on Blu-ray.

EDIT: I also use a PopCorn Hour A-200 Box, this has a built in Torrent Client and has pretty much every codec, and uses Samba to connect to Windows, I honestly couldn't get along with media PC ... too much work.

Edited 2012-02-25 16:40 UTC

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