Why can't I watch my DVD's in HD?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Skoles, May 28, 2005.

  1. Skoles

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    I have the 23" HD cinema display, yet when I play a DVD (Finding Nemo in this case) it plays with the quality of a DVD on a computer.

    I read that it can play HD movies made in DVD Studio Pro (later burned to DVD), but why not a regular movie?

    Computer is a dual 2.3 G5. It's not a big deal since I normally watch them at minimum sized in the corner while I work. But it'd be nice.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    DVD resolution is 720x480. HD Resolution is 1920x1080.

    I think it's obvious why your DVD is not going to be "HD"...
     
  3. Skoles

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    Bu shouldn't it look like I was watching a DVD on a 23" HD tv? Crisp, clean lines & vivid colors?
     
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    yes... but I don't see where you're saying that it doesn't... What is wrong with the quality?
     
  5. Skoles

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    When you watch a DVD normally on a computer you can see teh compression & some noise in the video. I just thought that when I watched a DVD on a HD monitor it would look like the HD trailers off Apple's site (which look & play AMAZING).
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

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    the first few minutes of a dvd that i watch on my powerbook and 24" dell lcd looks a little weird. i dont know if its b/c all the pixels have to be warmed up but a couple minutes into it it looks fine. crisp everywhere :dunno:
     
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    DVDs aren't HD. The HD DVDs won't be out until later this year or next. There are two competing formats right now, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
     
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