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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-21 18:07:35 Reply

At 1/21/13 03:33 PM, GhostWriterNext wrote: Lib-ray is the future.

Not necessarily if it gets into a format war with Con-ray.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 02:43:29 Reply

Lets see it is better higher quality noticeable difference

Blu-rays are cheaper then your normal dvd's so on.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 02:49:43 Reply

Sure man, do whatever you want to do. You are making the choice in your life to go to blu-ray and whatever, just buy it if you feel that it is a good choice.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 03:44:11 Reply

I prefer Blu-ray instead of DVDs. Blu-rays usually have higher picture quality and better sound.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 08:55:14 Reply

At 1/21/13 06:07 PM, Painbringer wrote:
At 1/21/13 03:33 PM, GhostWriterNext wrote: Lib-ray is the future.
Not necessarily if it gets into a format war with Con-ray.

Huh, I thought it would be Death-ray.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 10:02:01 Reply

Hopefully science develops some sort of blue-ray eye surgery so you see everything in 1080p. then there would be no need to purchase expensive blue-ray movies that your going to watch a couple of times before it becomes a dust collector.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 10:28:30 Reply

At 1/22/13 10:02 AM, manopoly12 wrote: Hopefully science develops some sort of blue-ray eye surgery so you see everything in 1080p. then there would be no need to purchase expensive blue-ray movies that your going to watch a couple of times before it becomes a dust collector.

I wouldn't want that.
I don't want people fucking around with my eyes just so I can watch movies like that.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 12:52:04 Reply

At 1/21/13 08:25 AM, supergandhi64 wrote: it's usually a fraud. even if the format had higher resolution you'd have to remember that the human eye can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p even with 20/20 vision. don't get conned, best stick to the original

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You do see the difference.

We don't all watch movies on a tiny phone screen, you know.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 14:39:50 Reply

At 1/22/13 12:47 PM, Travis wrote: It's a shame we live in a society where people choose convenience over quality...

I.e. Netflix compared to Bluray.

But that's how it's always been I guess.

Yeah sure, buy every single movie that you want to see and then not watch them again for many years.

Also, new releases are expensive to get on Blu-Ray. That and most video stores (so you can rent Blu-Rays) no longer exist.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 15:23:27 Reply

If your somewhat big on quality then yes, it definitely is. 80s movies especially look fantastic on Blu-Ray for me, but if your a guy who's fine watching a VHS copy just as much he is a DVD copy then you might as well not upgrade.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 15:39:28 Reply

I don't know what those of you that say you can't tell the difference are going on about honestly. If you have a TV that can output 1080p how can you not be able to tell the difference between high def and standard definition. You guys are drunk. And Blu-Ray is getting cheaper and cheaper so why not. These things are expensive luxury items anymore.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 17:25:10 Reply

At 1/22/13 10:28 AM, Viper50 wrote:
At 1/22/13 10:02 AM, manopoly12 wrote: Hopefully science develops some sort of blue-ray eye surgery so you see everything in 1080p. then there would be no need to purchase expensive blue-ray movies that your going to watch a couple of times before it becomes a dust collector.
I wouldn't want that.
I don't want people fucking around with my eyes just so I can watch movies like that.

But If you're a pervert like me then you don't have to watch just movies in 1080p...

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 17:27:46 Reply

At 1/22/13 05:25 PM, manopoly12 wrote: But If you're a pervert like me then you don't have to watch just movies in 1080p...

I see your point.
But I still wouldn't want someone fucking with my eyes. I need them to see.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 18:04:53 Reply

Looks like Blu-Ray may have a future in the 4K HD world after all:

"On January 14, 2013, Blu-ray Disc Association president Andy Parsons stated that a task force created three months ago is studying an extension to the Blu-ray Disc specification that would add support for 4K Ultra HD video."

Source.

Not sure what it means for existing discs though.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 20:36:02 Reply

And if your DVD breaks, today... you shoulda got a VCR. Because I've never owned a Blu-ray, true say.


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 20:39:37 Reply

At 1/22/13 08:36 PM, Elephly wrote: And if your DVD breaks, today... you shoulda got a VCR. Because I've never owned a Blu-ray, true say.

I literally JUST heard that line when I read this.....

you know what I'm talking about.

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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 20:43:06 Reply

At 1/22/13 12:47 PM, Travis wrote: It's a shame we live in a society where people choose convenience over quality...

I.e. Netflix compared to Bluray.

it's not like every movie is worthy of being bought/rented

when you watch 10+ new movies a week, it's not really feasible to buy or rent (physically) every last one

it would be a huge inconvenience and hardly worth it

people aren't watching 2001 in 240p or anything (at least, i hope not)


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Response to Worth upgrading to Blu-ray? 2013-01-22 20:50:07 Reply

I personally only have blu-ray discs because I have a PS3.
There's no way in hell I'd ever just buy a blu-ray player.


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