Submitted by ktchong 2870d ago | article

Intellikey Labs Launches First-Ever Shopping Guide for Blu-ray and HD DVD

In this free "Buying Guide: Basic Hi-Definition" by Intellikey Labs, you will learn:
• 3 basic things to base your decisions on
• Which hi-def players rank the highest
• 3 basic things to look for in a hi-def TV display
• The hi-def audio options that ranked the highest
• Surprising Hi-Def Choices: What mattered the most to Hi-Def buyers

The guide answers the following questions:
• What are the different categories of hi-def TV displays?
• 780p, 1080i, and 1080p - which has a better resolution and clearer image?
• Does hi-def make standard definition DVDs look better?
• What are the hi-def audio formats or options? What are the differences in their qualities?
• What are the features and problems of hi-def players? Which players have the highest rated remote control?
• Which formats have the movie studios chosen?
• Which formats are movies available? (A list of popular movies)
• Blu-ray or HD DVD?
• How do consumers rank Blu-ray and HD DVD players? (Comparison ranking; Xbox 360 HD DVD player and PS3 included)
• What advanced and exclusive hi-def features do popular movies offer? (List)

The 12-page PDF guide is free for download from Intellikey Labs. (Industry, PS3, Tech, Xbox 360)

Real Gambler  +   2870d ago
Those guys look like they do not even own HD equipment!!!!
They keep coming back on how good the included remote has to be!!! Sure, it's the most important device in any HD set-up. Then he's suggesting two remotes that are probably the worst ones to control other equipment... What, you think you want to fiddle with 5 remotes all the time??? They most own only Toshiba equipment, because none of those remotes are great when it's time to talk to your other brand amp, hdtv, old dvd player, or don't even dare to talk to a PVR or Sattelite equipment with those.

Then, they say you should pick a HD player based on only 3 reasons. Let see:

1- Does it power up fast??? Hey, you want to watch a 2 hours movie, but you cannot wait 5 seconds for the player to turn on. You have quite a busy life...

2- Was it stable overall??? Sure, you'd be buying a $200 to $500 player (Even more for the 360 set-up) and keep it if it's not stable? Sure, HD-DVD is trying to lower the price as much as they can, but even a $200 Venturer will still be stable enough to play movies. Good survey guys.

3- The convenience of the remote? Let see, average hdtv is close to $2000, then a decent amp is $500. Decent hd player is $400. HDPVR or sat box is about $500 but you cannot afford a SINGLE remote that control all your appliance (logitech harmony are way less than $200 and do the job quite nicely) and you still have to use 5 remotes?

Very good questions for a survey.

But you know that they have no clue what they are talking about when they say, PICK 1080I over 1080P WHY??? Since when interlace is better than progressive?

I'm not even sure I would let these guys connect one of my devices. They would likely fry it in the process. And I'm pretty sure they would not know how to program a decent SINGLE universal remote. Very scary, very, very scary

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