I have a new HD camcorder. I seem to have the following options to see the video played back as HD on my HDTV: burn a Blu-Ray disc and play it back in my Blu-Ray player (I don’t have a Blu-Ray burner), or connect the camera directly to the TV (I don’t have a mini-HDMI cable to do that, just analog cables).
Is there any way to encode HD video onto a standard DVD so that the Blu-Ray player will play it back in HD? After all, it is possible to encode video onto a CD and play that back in many DVD players, so there is a precedent for such cross-breeding.
Any other options I’m completely overlooking?
Frankly, I would be surprised if this is possible, but then again I get surprised all the time.