HD DVD player

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  1. failurbydesign

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    I have a ps3, but when I was at frys they had soooooo many good hd DVD movies for cheap....I was thinking getting a cheap/used hd DVD player....any recommendations?
     
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    You should get a blu-ray/hddvd combo drive for your computer. Like the LG's.
     
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    I was think of one for my pc, but idk, i want to watch the hd dvd on my tv, i would run my pc to my tv, but...meh...idk! The only advantage for the oc drive is making rips for my ps3...but i can do that via linux on the ps3 already...its all up in the air still
     
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    if you have an xbox360 see if you can pick up its hd-dvd drive cheap still. else you'll want a combo drive for your PC and plug the pc in to the tv.
     
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    Yea those are really your two options, not much left for HDDVD :)
     
  6. failurbydesign

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    yea i know, i dont have a 360 and dont want one, the 360 drive will work in a pc right?
     
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    well you can try it. buth the LG blu-ray/hddvd reader combos are rapidly reducing in cost and just work when you plug them in. They have the advangate of making your PC a better blu-ray player than the ps3 as well :)
     
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    Good call they range from $110 to $150!

    If i was to connect my pc to my tv, which would be the best way? My video card is the 8800GTS SSC, no hdmi but a DVI to HDMI would work ok right?
     
  11. Shamus MacNoob

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    DVI to HDMI works great we do that with the PC in the boy's room
     
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    Shouldnt matter on the length of the cable?? Whats the max resolution i can get from doing this?
     
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    The boys get 1960/1080 it will be your videocard that will limit it
     
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    it'll be the max that your TV supporrts on dvi/hdmi input.

    I get 1920x1080i from my 8800GT since thats all the TV does.
     
  15. failurbydesign

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    but it still looks good?
     
  16. LordOfLA

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    ofcourse :) You won't see the difference betweeen 1080i and 1080p unless you get up close with a magnifying glass to see the interlacing :)
     
  17. failurbydesign

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    IDK i may sit real real real real close to my tv..JK thanks for the info
     
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    Why not just look for a used cheap HD unit on Amazon or Ebay to go with the cheap HD's?
     
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    cos the lg combo is better value for money? :)
     
  20. failurbydesign

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    thats the point, is snagging a bunch of $5 hd dvds from frys, ill prob go with the combo, can also make killer rips for my ps3!!