Sunday, January 6, 2008

HD-DVD -- actually not a scam!!

So after resisting for a long long long time -- with the attitude of "hell, HOW MUCH BETTER COULD IT BE? It's still in your living room, my eyes suck, and there's no way its anything close to being as good as an actual theatrical print!" -- I finally purchased a TINY HD TV (seriously -- my computer monitor is bigger!) and the CHEAPEST HD player I could find (did you *know* they were available for like a hundred bucks??) and settled down to watch "Blade Runner" which was my X-Mas present from my aforementioned New Girlfriend, Trixi (reason #3456 why she rules: she texted me yesterday randomly with the "tears in the rain" quote from Rutger Hauer's death scene! Yes, geeks, envy me now).

And WOW. Yeah. It really is LOTS OF BETTER. Lots and lots of better. I mean, noticeably, appreciably better. Like tons and tons of noticeably appreciably better. The picture is like so crystal clear you can make out every tiny miniscule detail on every gland on Harrison Ford's grizzled visage.

So in conclusion: HD doesn't suck, and you should all get it. And fuck this Blu-Ray thing, its the Beta of the 00's. Er, I think. Hell, like I know!

10 comments:

Liebenow said...

Yay Bladerunner!

Superbadfriend said...

OOOH we are looking at those. You are the first of anyone I know to get one!

So, gonna be worth it, eh?

kelly said...

we bought a 32 inch hd tv (i call it dude-sized)and a hd dvd player yesterday too. weird. we havent had anything other than my wonky 1990 zenith tv i bought at sears for my first mpls apt. and HOLY CRAP the vividness. i feel nervous about the clarity. its too much. i can only glance at the screen in small doses or i get motion sickness. i just dont think i'm ready, you know?

dmtaylor said...

I suppose you still prefer 8-track tapes too?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/05/technology/05disc.html?_r=1&ref=business&oref=slogin

Jon Busey-Hunt said...

But Blu-Ray sounds like those shitty sunglasses they used to sell in the 80s!!!!

Quinn said...

I haven't gone the HD-DVD route yet, but I *just* plugged in my HD radio that arrived in the mail today. AM radio no longer sounds terrible!

Blade Runner is the one sci-fi movie that I enjoy.

belsum said...

Crap. Don't tell Chris. I'm trying to hold out until next year so we don't need to get a converter for the new broadcast signals.

plastic passion said...

I will always prefer Betamax for my media viewing.

plastic passion said...

Also, nice to see you blogging again!

Teslagrl said...

Just wait until you play xbox 360 on a 5 feet high HD TV. Un-frickin' believable.

Heidi