If you're a videophile who loves reading about things like lumens and color temperature, then boy have we got an article for you! XYHD has posted an article comparing HD-DVD content with Video Marketplace content. Using V for Vendetta as a basis of comparison, the article compares all kinds of statistics that we can't even imagine thinking about comprehending. Overall, the article surmises that the difference in quality is negligible (except for a tiny difference in black levels, as illustrated by the above image). The article further concludes that you would have to own a very expensive home theater setup that has been professionally calibrated to tell the difference. Was Bill Gates' prophecy right? Will digital distribution render the next media format war moot? If that war is based purely on visual fidelity, then yes, yes it might.
Have any of you bothered to compare the difference between HD-DVD and Video Marketplace?
[Thanks, Jake Ludington]
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