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We have a blu-ray player but my wife and I have not bought a single blu-ray yet! Haha. Why would we when we can get 10+ DVDs for the same price and I'll be honest, I still can't tell a major difference in quality.

 

How would I know, you ask? I just told y'all I don't have any blu-ray movies. Or did I? It is not true. My brother and his fiance have very kindly (and very intelligently) picked out the two films in the last while that I wanted to see that are probably actually worthwhile on Blu-Ray. For birthdays and Christmas as gifts they have bought us 'Avatar' and 'Inception.'

 

As for which was visually more impressive I guess you'd have to go with 'Avatar', but I preferred 'Inception' as a movie. :)

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Yeah TOY STORY 3 is pretty awesome on blu-ray. SKYLINE looks pretty good too from the trailors (is out in a few weeks) though I expect the film itself is hopeless.

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I just picked up a Blu Ray player yesterday for the first time and a few live concerts in blu ray format to go along with it. The first Blu Ray I watched was Toto - Falling In Between which is a pretty damn good show to be honest. I've also ordered the new Journey concert on Blu Ray which I hear is really good too. I'm hoping to pick up Avatar and a few movies soon as well.

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Like Geoffers, I am still not 100% sold on the huge difference between Blu Ray and upscaled DVD.

That said, after owning a PS3 for something like 4 years now, and only owning one BR disc for probably 3 and a half of those years, I did start investing in some BR discs last year, and now tend to buy the few new releases I get on BR these days.

The reasons behind this are several to be honest. One is that you can now pick up BR discs very cheap, either used or reduced. I have picked most of my older titles up for around the £5-£8 mark each.

A lot of the ones I have been picking up I already own on DVD, but have generally been going for special effects driven titles as they tend to be the ones that benefit most from the HD treatment.

Another reason I have been getting more recently is that a lot of BR's now come with the film on DVD as well, all packaged in one, and generally only cost a couple of quid more than a standard BR.

Expendables for instance, I bought the limited edition steel book version which cost me somewhere in the region of £17, and for that I got the BR disc, the DVD and a bonus documentary DVD disc thats only available in that set.

The BR on its own was something like £15 and the DVD £12 on its own.

 

Also, films like The A-Team and Terminator salvation are extended cuts on BR but not on DVD.

 

I will say, that one thing I have found with a lot of BR discs is that even with the sound coming only from my tv as I have yet to get any sort of surround system, the sound is so much better than standard DVD discs.

 

 

As for which BR disc I have found to be the best ... the two Nolan Batman movies look great in HD, as do the two Iron Man ones. Even older movies like the Back to the future ones look great.

Seriously cannot wait til the Star Wars ones come out later this year as I think they are gonna be mind blowing.

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Rush - Snakes And Arrows Live is stunning on Blu-Ray, most modern concerts and films I`m guessing will be really good.

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Rush - Snakes And Arrows Live is stunning on Blu-Ray, most modern concerts and films I`m guessing will be really good.

 

 

I got a Blu-ray player for Xmas and have watched quite a few movies over the last few weeks. Some are better than others obviously, but generally the picture quality is definitely better (DVD quality is slightly improved aswell). Concerts, once put through surround sound, also sound superb as Howdy mentions above and make the experience even better.

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I haven't gotten on the Blu-Ray bandwagon yet. Next time I need to buy a TV I'll probably have to upgrade to a Blu Ray compatible set, then I'll worry about it.

 

I am looking forward to the day when I finally get to see what pornography looks like in Blu-Ray on a large screen TV. :lol:

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I haven't gotten on the Blu-Ray bandwagon yet. Next time I need to buy a TV I'll probably have to upgrade to a Blu Ray compatible set, then I'll worry about it.

 

I am looking forward to the day when I finally get to see what pornography looks like in Blu-Ray on a large screen TV. :lol:

 

wait till they have them in 3D

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Like Geoffers, I am still not 100% sold on the huge difference between Blu Ray and upscaled DVD.

 

Every time I read something like this I want to rip my hair out and scream. :doh:

 

And then I have to remind myself that not everyone is watching on a large screen. The larger the screen, the greater the visible difference.

 

I have two TVs in my house, both 70"+. The difference between HD and upscaled SD is huge. I just won't watch SD material any more. I keep concert DVDs around simply because it's more of an audible experience and the material isn't available on Blu-Ray, but as far as movies, I think I might own 3 or 4 non-HD discs any more.

 

If you're not seeing a difference between HD and upscaled SD, either (1) the system is configured incorrectly, or (2) the screen is too small. But even in the latter scenario, the difference in color palette alone in HD over SD is a visible difference.

 

The best music Blu-Rays in terms of visible quality:

 

1. Metallica - Francais Pour Une Nuit

 

2. Within Temptation - Black Symphony

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Have not seen Blu-Ray porn yet, but I can confirm that upscaled DVD porn on a 42" is awesome. As if it'd be anything else...

 

And yeah, Dan, that's how I roll. 42". And on that I would really be lying if I told someone there was a big difference that I can notice. :) 70"... that's a freakin' cinema.

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Have not seen Blu-Ray porn yet, but I can confirm that upscaled DVD porn on a 42" is awesome. As if it'd be anything else...

 

And yeah, Dan, that's how I roll. 42". And on that I would really be lying if I told someone there was a big difference that I can notice. :) 70"... that's a freakin' cinema.

Yup, 42" is big enough for me, especially as I spent most of my life with an old school 28" non widescreen tv up until about 4 years ago.

I cant even imagine the need for anything bigger than 50", or having the space for it for that matter.

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Have not seen Blu-Ray porn yet, but I can confirm that upscaled DVD porn on a 42" is awesome. As if it'd be anything else...

 

And yeah, Dan, that's how I roll. 42". And on that I would really be lying if I told someone there was a big difference that I can notice. :) 70"... that's a freakin' cinema.

Yup, 42" is big enough for me, especially as I spent most of my life with an old school 28" non widescreen tv up until about 4 years ago.

I cant even imagine the need for anything bigger than 50", or having the space for it for that matter.

Haha. Yeah, 42" destroyed my eyes for the first week or so we had it. Like you, we only ever had something like 28" before that.

 

To view 70" we would have to buy a new house with a room twice as long as the one we use for our TV now. :(

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Hmmm.. I don't have a HUGE Blu Ray collection yet, but Underworld just looks AWESOME in Blu Ray on My 50 inch plasma HDTV..... :tumbsup:

 

 

My bro bought me the 'Underworld' Blu-ray box set for Christmas and I can confirm it is superb, even on my measly 42"'er. Kate Beckinsale and Rhona Mitra in glorious HD, what could be better ;)

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