If you’re needing to buy hd dvd player for your home movie stockpile, there are some questions I would like for you to ask yourself before you make your purchase. Do not get me wrong, I’m just trying to be helpful. Try to give a sincere answers.
1: Do you need your new HD unit to be in the hi-def format only?
2: Do you have ample amount of hi-def dvds to justify the purchasing of a unit that is in only one format?
If you said NO to just one of the questions above but you do have hd dvds in your personal movie library. Then you need to do what I did. That’s get yourself a Blu Ray hd combo player. Why you ask? Simply because of the fact that Blu-Ray won the format battle and all pictures now are coming out in Blu/Ray hi-def format only. There is no need to mention that blue ray quality is superb quality and you will be more than pleased to watch movies in blue ray format.
I’m positive I was like several that actually thought the war would’ve been won by the HD format. So I just never cease acquiring many dvds avoiding Blu ray all together. Boy was I ever shocked when the statement came on who won.
At that moment I realized I had a call to make here in the very near future. I could just not buy any more movies in hi-def ‘which would now be in Blu/Ray’ or I could extend my film collection but I would also need to buy HD DVD player/Blu-Ray combo if I wanted to enjoy my current collection along with the new dvds I would be ordering. That is a pretty hard decision.
There were a lot reasons I chose to go with a combo player vs individual players to play my dvds. For the sake of space, I will give you only three reasons, otherwise it would take me much time to write and explain all of them.
1: The requirement and price of additional wires were not needed
2: The hook up was much simpler to both my surround sound and TV
3: The process was a lot easier when it came to watching the movies regardless of which format they were in.
The combo players are generally better but a little bit expensive when compared to individual players. Still, as I have said, it depends on what you need and how much money you are ready to pay for. Not that I am trying to sound cocky or anything like that, but combo players are for the real movie fans. That is all I can say regarding the combo players.
My advisement is before you buy hd dvd player for your home theater, consider getting a unit that plays both formats. In that way you will see the both sided. And you will be so pleased you did!