With the raging High Definition war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD, the future of the DVD is becoming bleak. Most a growing number of consumers are slowly throwing their hats into this HD war and picking which among the two competitors will win in the end. But DVDs are really not about to meet its demise. It actually still has a lot of legs and with new technology will still remain a viable format for the foreseeable future.
The key to DVDs increased longevity will be in the area of upscaling. A number of new DVD players in the market right now offer upscaling features. What this feature does is to bump up the native resolution of DVDs to HD levels, that is, 1080p, through HDMI. This is a cheaper alternative to the still high prices of next generation players and also extends the life of your existing DVD collection. All you need is an HDMi equipped TV and you’ll be enjoying your own forays into HD.
This may be a path that I’ll take soon. I still do not have enough to buy myself a Blu-ray player (my format of choice) and I have a sizeable DVD collection. The wife approval factor is good too because it is not very expensive.
[tags]blu-ray, hd-dvd, dvd, upscaling[/tags]