Grain wrote:dolphinius_rex wrote:That said, I find I'm starting to rent HiDef releases.
I've rented a few from zip & canflix (mail), but some have arrived pretty beat up, and skip badly. Error correction with scratched disc for both new media doesn't seem as good as SD DVD. My local mom and pop rental shop doesn't carry BD's yet (he only knows of 2 customers with players!), but they rent new SD releases for $3.50 each incl taxes, and has 2 for 1 Monday rentals, so I don't complain!
The problem is that the error correction is probably not 5x better then DVDs, so with the data denisty being 5x that of DVD, even if the error correction HAS improved, it will seem to be much worse by comparison. If you're looking at similar amounts of disc damage externally at least.