A very simple demonstration of the extra resoloution that HDV gives you.
The original picture was aobut 3000 x 2000 pixels. The picture was imported to vegas, a small clip rendered and a still taken from that video.
This was done twice - first as a standard res DV project, and then as a 1080p HDV project.
Stills and crops were then scaled to same final pixel size.
Arguably this shows only a small difference and goes to show that DV need not be too humble just yet, especially when you considor that the way I did this test will show HDV at it's best as the image was static.
The world has gone HDV but this test shows that DV is still just as good as it ever was... Dont be a pixel whore.