bluray or dvd?

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bluray or dvd?

married with children married with children
When you go to the movie store, do you pick the bluray or the standard dvd version?

Some times I pick the bluray, if I have a coupon or it is on sale for the same price as the standard dvd. But other then that I have a hard time paying almost twice the amount just to watch the movie in High def. I have a upconversion dvd player, so my regular dvds look almost as good as high def, only at less then half the price.
07/09/2011
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Acorn Acorn
I prefer BD unless it's way more expensive (like $40).
07/10/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Since there's only one BR player in the house and several DVD players, I will often go for the combo sets. They're usually only $3-$5 more (online) than the standalone BR or DVD. There's the added bonus of no longer worrying about getting the DVDs back in a timely fashion when I lend them out to family and friends since I still have the BR.
07/10/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
Do you Bluray owners see a big difference in comparison to DVD? I haven't watched a Bluray yet, but I love DVDs on my new HDTV.
07/10/2011
married with children married with children
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Originally posted by ThoughtsAblaze
Do you Bluray owners see a big difference in comparison to DVD? I haven't watched a Bluray yet, but I love DVDs on my new HDTV.
yes, there is a big difference between high def and standard dvds, unless you have a up-conversion dvd player. Then there is not that big of a difference.
07/10/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by ThoughtsAblaze
Do you Bluray owners see a big difference in comparison to DVD? I haven't watched a Bluray yet, but I love DVDs on my new HDTV.
They should.

Watching DVD's on an HDTV is like watching it through dirty glasses. Watching a blu-ray on an HDTV is like having clean glasses.

Remember when CD's were like $30 new...then DVD's were $30...prices will come down.

Thinking about it though, I think I'm going to restrain myself around Blu-Ray. I think the next step in home entertainment is on-demand, having a personal collection might not be as viable or worthwhile. Netflix is prolly only a couple years from streaming HD quality...I can wait.
07/11/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
They should.

Watching DVD's on an HDTV is like watching it through dirty glasses. Watching a blu-ray on an HDTV is like having clean glasses.

Remember when CD's were like $30 new...then DVD's were $30...prices will come ...
My issue with streaming is that you pay for the content, but if the studios decide to end their affiliation (think Sony/Netflix who are haggling over a new contract), or the provider goes under, or if you switch providers, you lose it all. With DVDs/BR the only way I lose my library is if I choose to sell it or lend it out to thieving relatives.
07/11/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
I had a difficult time switching over to bluray, as I had upconvert players that do nearly as well as bluray. I got my player as a christmas present from my wife, so that is the only reason I have one right now.

As for the cost of the movies themselves, usually the ones we buy are only cost a little bit more than what the dvd version cost, especially when purchased online. I have also found that many people have the same issue, where their bluray just freezes up for no reason while watching a movie. This happens with multiple different brands, different discs, etc.

As for streaming, unless they can come up with a major player that won't go away (impossible to guarantee), or would allow transferring of your "library", I don't know if I could go with a virtual library. As someone else mentioned, you look at what Netflix is going through with their contracts, and the impending cost increase due to studios demanding more money to stream their movies, other players like Amazon or Google who have the money just not the subscriber base may step up and prove to be the next contender.
07/11/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by lovemuscle n cookie
I had a difficult time switching over to bluray, as I had upconvert players that do nearly as well as bluray. I got my player as a christmas present from my wife, so that is the only reason I have one right now.

As for the cost of the movies ...
Interesting point...Amazon and Google vs. Netflix...

I'd think Netflix would get bought by Amazon before contracts get dropped. I could see the $7-9 monthly fee go up to maybe $15-20, but they'd have to have all the newest title when they come out.

The mark up on home media is HUGE! A DVD might cost the company a quarter? Fifty cents for a Blu-Ray maybe?
07/12/2011
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