Blu Ray for da cheap?

Discussion in 'Gear' started by Bobo, Dec 17, 2008.

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  1. Bobo

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    I don't have a big collection of DVD's I'd have to replace (don't really understand that concept anyway). I rent mostly, but the few movies I buy I won't have a problem paying 25% for Blu Ray.

    I have a hard time believing the pic quality isn't much better. Going from DVD to HD DVD on the same player and same movie was a big difference to me.

    My mom really wants the thing, so as usual, "mom's always right" :lol:
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  2. Gunny

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    You don't even have to replace them anyway. Blu-rays are upscalers anyway (i think), so you get a better picture regardless.
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  3. Bobo

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    Yep that's what I figure too.
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  4. Puck

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    you don't need to replace a single disc
    the first thing I did when I got the Ps3 was to slap in run-o-the-mill copy of the Fifth Element...... and I had to sit down
    the scaler in the Ps3 works very well and that should be similar for standalones.
    i love it when people say they can't tell the difference. I can. but I'm also aware of it, know what to look for and doing so

    my father-in-law is one of these people that has issues. he's got a 60" 4:3 rpj that has horrible vignetting issues, the guns are out of focus and only the center 25% radius is in focus. it's unwatchable with dark material and he's a horror fan....... all these issues and he *****es about widescreen letterboxing
    I couldn't believe what he suggested to me while watching The Dark Knight over the weekend ...... he asked me why I didn't zoom in to crop out the bars !!!!! are you freaking kidding me ? he doesn't understand the concept of losing 1/3 of what the camera shot or screwing with the resolution

    he's the type of guy who doesn't see it
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  5. Bobo

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    That's funny Puck because I've seen people do similar things.

    And oh yeah, the first Blu Ray I watched was shweet! And that was just Step Brothers. Batman be next for the PS3, but I watched some of it on mom's Magnavox (what I ended up getting her) and it was great on it and her lesser tv than mine. If she wants the better tv, she'll have to buy it herself :lol:
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    look, this is one of those things were you don't want to skimp out

    like with many pieces of A/V equipment, you are bound to get different results with different gear. a BD player from Best Buy like an Isignia will not give you (imo) as good a picture ... it's a nuance thing, kinda like using heavy gauge speaker wire, high-end HDMI cables, Power Conditioners, etc....

    with only about $100 separating the good from bad, it's worth it
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  7. Puck

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    nevermind






















    :ha:
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  8. Puck

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    1440p and 3D are right around the corner

    --- fwiw, 1440p is double the vertical resolution of 720p and is 480p x 3 ---- which seems to make more sense
    monikers like SuperHD and UltraHD are already beginning to be used

    broadcast needs to stick with 720p
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  10. Puck

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    so is Mitsubishi with their new LaserVue
    other companies like LG, Samsung, et.. are displaying the tech at CES
    as a matter of fact several had them at CES last year when I was there
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