Why the World Doesn't Need Hi-Def DVD's
by DAVID POGUE
The New York Times, publication date: 11 May 2006
"You should know, too, that you're guaranteed the sensational high-resolution HD-DVD picture only if your TV set has an HDMI connector (a slim, recently developed, all-digital jack that carries both sound and picture). If you use S-video or component cables instead, you may see only 25 percent of the resolution you're supposed to get — a maddening antipiracy feature that the studios can invoke at their option. (Most studios have said that they won't 'down-res' those jacks, at least at first; they can begin doing so at any time, however.)"