Posted 2/18/2008 12:00 PM (GMT -6)
I agree with paul. We don't rent or buy movies but I am a huge fan of tv on dvd. I don't want to have to buy them all over again!
Kelly, 29

Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, 15 mg pred, down to 10 mg 1/11/08...down to 10/5...
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---bumped to 100mg 10/8/07--bumped to 125 11/14/07...
Taken off of Imuran temporarily 1/11/08-back on 1/16/08
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea

Posted 2/18/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -6)
we have an HD tv and with our old dvd player there was a noticeable difference in quality compared to a dvd player that will play HD dvds as well as regular dvds. it does "upscaling" on the old dvds and makes them look great. not quite HD, but better than the old dvd player.

anyway, this is one way you can watch any regular dvds on an HD tv if you ever upgrade in that area.
it won't play blue-ray, but at least you wouldn't have to replace a dvd collection.
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son. due to have baby #2 9/17/08
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-Asacol, probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, prenatal

may you live all the days of your life.

Posted 2/18/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)
I never got an email from Netflix about this! I excusively rent my movies from them too.
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Posted 2/18/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)
You all realize that to get HD, you have to use either component connection, or in the case of Blue-Ray HDMI. HDMI, however, was invented for copyright infringement purposes. I can't tell any noticeable difference between component and HDMI. Time will come when we are forced to use HDMI and can no longer use component.
aka. uc veteran

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - 1 tab. a day
Remicade - every eight weeks.

Posted 2/18/2008 3:34 PM (GMT -6)
Red_34 said...
I never got an email from Netflix about this! I excusively rent my movies from them too.

 
I was planning on purchasing an HD-DVD player this holiday weekend because the prices were dropping..... I set up netflix for HD-DVDs. 
 
Here is the email that I got from Netflix, I'm glad that I didn't waste my money on purchasing an HD-DVD-Paper-Weight
 
----------------------------------------------

 We're Going Blu-ray
 
Dear Keith,
 
You're receiving this email because you have asked to receive high-definition movies in the HD DVD format. As you may have heard, most of the major movie studios have recently decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format. In order to provide the best selection of high-definition titles for our members, we have decided to go exclusively with Blu-ray as well.
 
While we will continue to make our current selection of HD DVD titles available to you for the next several months, we will not be adding additional HD DVD titles or reordering replacements.
 
Toward the end of February, HD DVDs in your Saved Queue will automatically be changed to standard definition DVDs. Then toward the end of this year, all HD DVDs in your Queue will be changed to standard definition DVDs. Don't worry, we will contact you before this happens.
 
 
--Keith
DX'd with Pan-Colitis June 2005
Current Status: Flaring since May
 
Current Meds:  50 mgs 6-mp, Colocort, Oral Cyclosporine (500 mgs)
Supplements:  None 
 

Posted 2/18/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -6)
ks1905 said...
Red_34 said...

I never got an email from Netflix about this! I excusively rent my movies from them too.




I was planning on purchasing an HD-DVD player this holiday weekend because the prices were dropping..... I set up netflix for HD-DVDs.



Here is the email that I got from Netflix, I'm glad that I didn't waste my money on purchasing an HD-DVD-Paper-Weight



----------------------------------------------


We're Going Blu-ray



Dear Keith,



You're receiving this email because you have asked to receive high-definition movies in the HD DVD format. As you may have heard, most of the major movie studios have recently decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format. In order to provide the best selection of high-definition titles for our members, we have decided to go exclusively with Blu-ray as well.



While we will continue to make our current selection of HD DVD titles available to you for the next several months, we will not be adding additional HD DVD titles or reordering replacements.



Toward the end of February, HD DVDs in your Saved Queue will automatically be changed to standard definition DVDs. Then toward the end of this year, all HD DVDs in your Queue will be changed to standard definition DVDs. Don't worry, we will contact you before this happens.





--Keith


Walmart and Best Buy also dropped the HD DVD brand as well. Blue-Ray had the heavy hitters backing them, but HD was the better format.
aka. uc veteran

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - 1 tab. a day
Remicade - every eight weeks.

Posted 2/18/2008 7:17 PM (GMT -6)
From what I understand Blu-ray has the capability to fit far more information on a disc than HD DVD, because it uses blue light, a shorter wavelength and higher data rate. At first I was thinking the name "HD DVD" would have won out, but being able to storage more information sounds a lot more promising and an obvious winner.
Pancolitis '04
Yet to ever go into remission, additional Flare-up since Aug 12th
Time off work since 10/17.  Returned to work on 1/11 and doing much better.
 
On Lialda (2/dy), Probiotics, Fish Oil, Folic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Borage Oil, Iron

Posted 2/18/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)
I got a free Blu-Ray player when I bought my last TV. I personally can tell a difference between Blu-Ray (which is 1080p), and the HD programming on DirecTV (which is 1080i). Regular DVD's that are upscaled look alright, but the difference is night and day between SD DVD and Blu-Ray. I would assume since both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are both 1080p, the picture would be the same. FWIW the adult entertainment industry embraced Blu-Ray a few months ago LOL Hi-Def **** for everyone!! LOL
Posted 2/18/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -6)
Will netflix still be using regular DVD's?
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 

Posted 2/19/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)
Definitely. It'll be a long time before SD DVD is dropped, but hopefully all titles will be available on Blu-Ray in the coming months. I hope the titles that have been released on HD DVD will be re-released on Blu-Ray too.
Posted 2/19/2008 6:15 AM (GMT -6)
SwollenColon said...
I got a free Blu-Ray player when I bought my last TV. I personally can tell a difference between Blu-Ray (which is 1080p), and the HD programming on DirecTV (which is 1080i). Regular DVD's that are upscaled look alright, but the difference is night and day between SD DVD and Blu-Ray. I would assume since both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are both 1080p, the picture would be the same. FWIW the adult entertainment industry embraced Blu-Ray a few months ago LOL Hi-Def **** for everyone!! LOL


The **** industry won it for VHS also. The backing has won it for both formats and neither was the better like I stated earlier. It's too much to type, but if you do research, you'd see HD DVD was more cost effective and simpler in production process.In fact if you bought a Blue-Ray player last year or even this year, you won't be able to play the content released in 12 months time. It just hasn't delivered consistently as HD DVD has. yet. Doesn't matter anymore now.
aka. uc veteran

Asacol - four a day
6 MP - 1 tab. a day
Remicade - every eight weeks.

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