HD-DVD Trumps DVD: The Visual Argument

) offers a level of detail far beyond that of standard DVD. The problem is, most of you haven’t seen it in action.

We could tell you all about compression rates and codecs and algowhatevers, but there’s an adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, we fully agree.

The stills in the link below are from Lord of the Rings, of course, but the trick is to mouse over the primary image (standard definition DVD, or SD) to reveal the secondary version (HD). If you don’t think the differences are tangible, then you’re some sort of idiot who might consider a popular suicide cult.

Fellowship of the Ring: HD vs. DVD [CornBread.org, via Gizmodo]