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Initial HD-DVDs to be 1080i

Kevin C. Tofel

This little tidbit in Ultimate AV was timely with Ben's post on HDMI supporting 1080p. Turns out that while the HDMI spec does support it, the first HD-DVD discs on the market will be 1080 interlaced, not progressive. Everything we've read so far on Blu-Ray indicate that they will be pressed at 1080p, which when you consider graphics capabilities of a related Sony product (the Playstation 3), that's not surprising. The real question is: do you continue to hold off on an HD-DVD player or is this not a deal breaker? The player will support 1080p so the next iteration of discs will "catch up". There also aren't that many HDTVs that can accept a 1080p signal just yet, so the whole point may be moot. Thoughts?

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