I wasn't really into watching anything so I found something equally as interesting that was in HD. Had Aliens been broadcast in HD I would have watched. [/QUOTE]
That makes more sense.
As far as DVDs go, I have converted some of my favorite movies from DVD to BluRay but still have many DVDs. The picture quality of a DVD when played on my BluRay player is far better than the picture quality of watching a movie in SD on the Reelz channel for example. Its not a fair comparison in my opinion. [/QUOTE]
BY convert do you mean buy the BluRay version? I'm asking that since a Normal NTSC DVD is 720 by 480 resolution. Any upsizing would require encoding and thus a hit in quality compared to playing the DVD in a BluRay player IMO.
Yes, DVD resolution and bitrate are going to be better that D* or E* SD channels. Having said that I find that on a good movie I don't really notice it after a minute or two.
I only watch SD unless there are no other options. If there is a specific show that I want to watch that is only on SD then I will watch it. But if I am channel surfing I will choose HD practically all the time.[/QUOTE]
Makes sense to me. If I have a choice I will of course watch the HD version. One caveat to that statement. If I have a choice of unbutchered, commercial free SD vs Butchered HD that has been edited for content, running time and commercials added then I'll take the SD.
[quote name='MarkN'][quote name='TBoneit'][quote name='vthokies1996']
I have to say it sounds to me as if you weren't really interested in watching it then.
Did you and MarkN also throw out your DVDs since they are not HD either?
as a matter of fact I did....[/QUOTE]
I wish you'd of thrown them my way
Edited by TBoneit, 08 June 2012 - 08:42 AM.