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Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #1
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Whats so great about Blu-ray?

My brother was speaking of buying a Blu-ray payer for the fam for Christmas. It got me thinking, whats so great about blu-ray that people buy these expensive systems and pay out the nose for dvds like they do? Is it just the added definition?
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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4 times the definition is a pretty big deal. If you own an HD television and you don't have HD equipment hooked up to it you wasted your money. Also, it won't be too long before there are no more dvds, blu rays only, so if you keep buying dvds you're wasting your money.

And calling it expensive is non sense. Blu ray players aren't expensive anymore, and I've paid less than 10$ for most of my blu rays. For brand new releases, maybe 20$
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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It's totally worth the upgrade if your family already has an HDTV. It's silly to have a high-quality television if you're not going to get the most out of it.

If you have a standard TV, though, stick to DVDs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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Ahh, I just remembered back in the day when the only way to get a blu-ray player cheaply was to buy a PS3, and that still was't nearly cheap. I guess now the prices would have fallen considerably.

Edit: My family has an HD tv, but they mostly use it for the HD tv channels.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #7
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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The same reason people changed from VHS to DVD back in the day.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:28 PM   #10
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4 times the definition is a pretty big deal. If you own an HD television and you don't have HD equipment hooked up to it you wasted your money. Also, it won't be too long before there are no more dvds, blu rays only, so if you keep buying dvds you're wasting your money.

And calling it expensive is non sense. Blu ray players aren't expensive anymore, and I've paid less than 10$ for most of my blu rays. For brand new releases, maybe 20$

Pretty sure online downloads are going to kill Blu Rays before they kill DVDs.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #13
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I didn't get the HD deal at first, but when you get an HD TV and watch a Blueray on it through an HDMI cable, it's a big difference.

If you have an SD TV, you won't notice much.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:26 PM   #14
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Blu-ray never got its picture on bubblegum cards, did it?
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See, I don't get Blu-ray and HD and stuff. People make this big fuss about it, but honestly, I think Blu-ray makes everything look like it was recorded on a shitty amateur camcorder. And all the lighting looks like a Soap Opera. Why is that good?
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See, I don't get Blu-ray and HD and stuff. People make this big fuss about it, but honestly, I think Blu-ray makes everything look like it was recorded on a shitty ameteur camcorder. And all the lighting looks like a Soap Opera. Why is that good?

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No, I think everyone else is just brainwashed. It looks really bad, people just think its good because its new, and "better".
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In a way, I can understand what he means. Because of the much higher quality, you have to fiddle with the settings more to get a great picture on certain TV's. Thats what I've found anyway. There are some though which look plain crap though.
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In a way, I can understand what he means. Because of the much higher quality, you have to fiddle with the settings more to get a great picture on certain TV's. Thats what I've found anyway. There are some though which look plain crap though.


Its possible I've just had bad experiences, its always someone elses tv, so I don't know how they have them set up. (Obviously I'm not going to buy an HD tv and Blu-ray player if every time I've seen them in use its either exactly the same or worse than a normal tv.)
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