Why Blu-Ray over normal DVD ?

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metro

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I am not convinced that the Blu-Ray format is better than normal DVD format ,unless of course you can convince me otherwise ?

All I see is me buying the same film over n over again and in the long run gonna cost me (yes you guessed it! ) more MONEY!! for films I have already spent out before,so why should I choose Blu-Ray ?

What advantage is there that I do not have over normal DVD ?
 
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Danny CCFC

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I am not convinced that the Blu-Ray format is better than normal DVD format ,unless of course you can convince me otherwise ?

All I see is me buying the same film over n over again and in the long run gonna cost me (yes you guessed it! ) more MONEY!! for films I have already spent out before,so why should I choose Blu-Ray ?

What advantage is there that I do not have over normal DVD ?
how about much better picture quality than dvd. if thats not good enough then how about hi-def audio?
 

nwgarratt

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You don't need to buy films you are already have. I am only getting half a dozen or so of films I already have. The rest will be new films I haven't got. For me the attraction is -

better video quality (by a massive lot on some discs)
better audio quality (although I only have DD and DTS capability atm but may upgrade in the future).

There isn't anything else. I am not interested in extras plus most what I have seen is already on the DVD versions.
 

mugabimad

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Well, the answer must sound obvious, but what happened to me is quite interesting... I've recently upgraded my 32" LCD to a 42" Plasma... The differences between the picture quality, which were huge in the past (i mean DVD versus Blu-ray) are not so evident now. It's not my plasma's PQ is worst, so I can't appreciate the better quality of Blu-rays, but the ability of the plasma to enhance the DVD movies :hiya:
 

nwgarratt

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Well, the answer must sound obvious, but what happened to me is quite interesting... I've recently upgraded my 32" LCD to a 42" Plasma... The differences between the picture quality, which were huge in the past (i mean DVD versus Blu-ray) are not so evident now. It's not my plasma's PQ is worst, so I can't appreciate the better quality of Blu-rays, but the ability of the plasma to enhance the DVD movies :hiya:
But compare the DVD and then the BD and the difference will still be huge. Regardless how good a upscaler is (whether it is in a player or a TV), it still cannot create the real extra resolution and the high bitrates that HD brings.
 

the klang

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Well, the answer must sound obvious, but what happened to me is quite interesting... I've recently upgraded my 32" LCD to a 42" Plasma... The differences between the picture quality, which were huge in the past (i mean DVD versus Blu-ray) are not so evident now. It's not my plasma's PQ is worst, so I can't appreciate the better quality of Blu-rays, but the ability of the plasma to enhance the DVD movies :hiya:


a panasonic 42 inch PX screen is a nice plasma to watch normal dvds on but blueray films need a screen that can do [email protected] to get the whole bag.in the world of hi-def your tv is at the bottom of the HD ready mark.
 

Trollslayer

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I am not convinced that the Blu-Ray format is better than normal DVD format ,unless of course you can convince me otherwise ?

All I see is me buying the same film over n over again and in the long run gonna cost me (yes you guessed it! ) more MONEY!! for films I have already spent out before,so why should I choose Blu-Ray ?

What advantage is there that I do not have over normal DVD ?
It' not just the resolution ( 5 times the pixels) but a much higher bitrate means finer details and finer transitions show up.
 

namuk

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try IRONMAN on blu ray to dvd on good setup system and then come back and post

SIMPLE:thumbsup:

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7hil

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I am not convinced that the Blu-Ray format is better than normal DVD format ,unless of course you can convince me otherwise ?

All I see is me buying the same film over n over again and in the long run gonna cost me (yes you guessed it! ) more MONEY!! for films I have already spent out before,so why should I choose Blu-Ray ?

What advantage is there that I do not have over normal DVD ?
Frankly, I can't be bothered to convince you otherwise. If you don't think Blu-ray is better, then stick to DVD's. This thread has a trolling smell to me.
 

Pecker

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My advice - go and look at a BD player in action. If you don't like it, and can't see a difference, don't buy one. I you think it looks/sounds better and you have the money, then buy one.

Can we close this thread now before it gets silly.

If you need me I'll be at the audio section answering the "Is CD really an upgrade over wax cylinder?" threads.

Oops, too late.

Steve W
 

Thekop

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Is this a joke thread?
Why did the turkey cross the road ? :D


On a serious note, I only tend to double dip on films when there is a lack of new releases ( which isn't often ) but the ones I have got on both both formats are like night and day in my opinion ... The best example of this recently for me was "The Nightmare before Christmas" .. What a stunning difference there is between Blu-ray and SD DVD. Not only in picture quality, but sound quality too, which is nothing short of staggering.. :eek:

It's Blu-ray all the way for me, no question ! :lesson: :smashin:
 

Coffin

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Come by my place metro, I'll stick my Region 1 copy of 2001: Space Odyssey on and then the BD version....all questions will be answered :D
 

Glenn01

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This has gotta be a joke thread :suicide:

There just is no comparison between blu ray and standard def dvd :confused:

Once you have sampled HD, there is NO turning back ... I am just not interested in watching films in SD anymore, unless there is no alternative.
 

brian s

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Some can't see that much difference and are quite happy with DVD. I would imagine the rest of us are well into and a lot poorer as a result.:D

All the best
Bri
 

mooperman

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a panasonic 42 inch PX screen is a nice plasma to watch normal dvds on but blueray films need a screen that can do [email protected] to get the whole bag.in the world of hi-def your tv is at the bottom of the HD ready mark.
what a totally snobbish and entirely incorrect comment to make!!!:eek:
 

rebel_scum

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That's as bad as these muppets that say you can't get the benefit of Blu-ray, on a 42" 1080p screen. Cretins!
 

7hil

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a panasonic 42 inch PX screen is a nice plasma to watch normal dvds on but blueray films need a screen that can do [email protected] to get the whole bag.in the world of hi-def your tv is at the bottom of the HD ready mark.
Rubbish. DVD's on my Panasonic are great but Blu-ray is superb. My mate has a 1080p TV and the Blu-ray picture is better on my plasma due to it not being LCD.

This thread is a magnet for wind up merchants!
 

Greg Hook

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Closing this thread as it doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
 
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