Who and What
HDDVD.com is not owned or operated by the official HD DVD powers that be, however we are probably just as enthusiastic about this high-definition format as they are. As fun as this website is for many HD DVD afficionados, there are many of you who need to go straight to the source, so here are some helpful links:
- Toshiba Customer Support
- Official HD DVD site
– online portal for Universal’s HD DVD movies
— get the latest firmware for your HD DVD player
— press releases, education, and promotions (most of the same stuff covered at this site, but we’re not the horse’s mouth)
Pravin is the primary editor at the site, and our focus is on presenting useful information about HD DVD, such as HD DVD movies and players, as well as articles about relevant HDTV, home theater, and other gadgetry.
You can send us news, ideas or other information by sending an email to: editor @ hddvd.com
Your comments are encouraged and welcome at the site, even when you disagree with us. All comments are moderated, which means that one of the site’s administrators must review and approve a comment before it is published. On some days, it takes a few hours for comments to get approved, so please be patient.
The primary reason a comment wouldn’t be published is if it appears to be some sort of spam, scam, or misinformation. For example, a link is provided to a site, but the site is primarily about selling a product (especially bad when it’s not even related to the subject matter being commented on), then your “comment” is unlikely to be approved. However, if the link goes to some article, news, tutorial, etc. that might help our own readers in some way, then the comment is likely to be published.
Unnecessary profanity is the other no-no — colorful words can enhance communication, but name-calling and random swearing are usually characteristics of poorly formed arguments. If this sounds restrictive, stupid, or pre-historic to you, then you’re welcome to link to a post from the site and discuss the topic in full freedom at your own blog, or under whatever rules apply at your favorite discussion site.
The following addendum is for the large population of “fanboys” involved in the high-definition format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray:
Please keep your comments on-topic and don’t use the comments to make direct or indirect slurs against HD DVD or Blu-ray.
This site is intended to be a useful resource for those interested in HD DVD. Anti-HD DVD debates and “trolling” are not tolerated or entertained here. Though HD DVD fans may be afforded a few liberties, this site is not meant to be a Blu-ray bashing venue either.
No legalese here, but we’ll put up something for the lawyers later. Plain and simple, we don’t collect information at the site to spy on you. There are some site usage tools that we employ which might track the pages being visited such as how long a page was viewed, what links were used to get to a page, and some things like that. These are all typical webmaster things, and they’re designed to help us make the site more useful and effective.
We don’t collect any personally identifiable information about you, which means we’re not looking inside your computer and we don’t know your name. All we know about you is the information that your browser and ISP are freely providing to all websites: the IP address you’re visiting from. This is like your phone number on the internet, and you can consider our usage of it as viewing your caller-id. Unlike caller-id, we won’t actually call you back, and we don’t do anything here where we’d need to. Quite often, this caller-id principle is used to block known spammers, so you have nothing to worry about unless you’re one of them.
We’re not using cookies to do much at the site, and if you find any with our name on them, rest assured that the cookies are probably being used to save your site preferences. For example, some sites allow you to choose the color scheme or how you want certain features to work. Many times, cookies are used by a site to “recognize” visitors when they visit so that they don’t have to type in a password all the time. Remember, cookies are stored on YOUR computer and you can freely delete them any time, and you can also disable them.