If you can afford the player itself, there's little reason not to upgrade. The price difference is basically nothing these days. You're looking at Â£2-Â£3 on a new release, and often even less on an older one.
The only real difference is TV shows, which still haven't closed the gap, but even then there's few absurd prices. Star Trek TNG is the only one I can think of that is still asking preposterous amounts for their Blu-rays.
At 1/21/13 08:25 AM, HighWay wrote:
remastered movies, not really. but movies shot originally in ultra HD Hi-Fi bullshit, holy fuck you won't want to go back.
You don't know what you're talking about. Anything filmed on 35mm can be scanned at a higher resolution than Blu-ray currently allows, and they look infinitely better than their DVD counterparts. The only things that won't look better on blu-ray are TV shows recorded on videotape rather than film, which never seem to be released on it anyway.
Once 2K formats become the standard, then you can start discussing whether it's worth the upgrade from Blu-ray or not, because then the different in quality from a 35mm source will be negligible in many cases.