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February 25, 2009 in Home Theatre Discussion
netlfix all the way
only 1. Ghostbusters. lol.
Sadly, I have to say that some movies released in DVD and now "remastered" on Blu-Ray don't offer anything better. I've seen movie that look grainier in Blu-Ray than DVD and I can't see the "advantage" of FullHD. I'm not talking about first released Blu-Ray films with poor bitrate and mpeg2 compression.
Especially when you watch DVD on a good/excellent upscaling DVD player.... So I'm not inclined to RE-buy my current DVD on Blu-Ray. That being said, since I've got my PS3, I've never bought any DVD. I only get Blu-Ray.
I bought 'The Ultimate Matrix Collection' on Bluray. I already had the movies on DVD but I really wanted to see them in full high def so I was happy to pay the extra. In-fact I had to import a copy from a reseller in the US because the UK release of the boxset was delayed with no ETA. Totally worth it though and the Animatrix was included in full 1080P as-well. The HD-DVD version of this release only included it on a DVD and not high def so it was nice to get that extra.
Sadly, I have to say that some movies released in DVD and now "remastered" on Blu-Ray don't offer anything better. I've seen movie that look grainier in Blu-Ray than DVD and I can't see the "advantage" of FullHD. I'm not talking about first released Blu-Ray films with poor bitrate and mpeg2 compression.Especially when you watch DVD on a good/excellent upscaling DVD player.... So I'm not inclined to RE-buy my current DVD on Blu-Ray. That being said, since I've got my PS3, I've never bought any DVD. I only get Blu-Ray.
Interesting. I originally bought "Weeds" Seasons 1-3 on DVD. I sold them and now I bought Seasons 1 and 2 on Blu-ray. Still working on getting Seasons 3 and 4 right now. But the upgrade was HUGE. This was my first time I bought a BD that already owned on DVD and I really saw the difference. While Season 1 was quite grainy at times, it still was a huge step up over the DVD version. The DVD version was soft and fuzzy. While the Blu-ray version was grainy, it was much sharper. Personally, I'd rather have a grainy picture than a non-grainy one that was DNRed to death.
In order to really see the benefit Blu-ray has over DVD, it's good to repurchase a couple of movies you originally had on DVD. You really see the difference there.
I rent some Blu-Ray movies that I have on DVD. So yeah, I can see the difference. On some, it's huge, on other, it's pointless.
I've been surprised by how well the PS3 upconverts so I'll probably wait for the next format for any large scale migration. I primarily notice the sound fidelity over the video. The extra butter doesn't quite justify the $30 price tag though on most movies.
I have a list I want to buy it's going to take time though and alot of money :p
I don't have a Blu-ray play yet, only an upconverting DVD player. I think the picture is really good on the upconversion so replacing ones I already have for the most part, won't happen.
There are few I may, although I will research into it beforehand to see if the transfer is better, and if it's worth while, before I buy em.
Firefly series (maybe)
Robin Hood... but only because I have the original dvd release from 1997, that you have to flip the disk midway through and the transfer isn't that great, and the Blu-Ray is a special extended edition... sooo it's one of those instances that are actually worthwhile.
Other than that, I almost have 600 dvds so theres no way I am going to replace em all!
The only repurchases I've made are Weeds Seasons 1-3. That's because Weeds Season 1 on DVD is cropped to full screen. So, when I repurchased Season 1, I decided to go the whole nine yards and repurchase the remaining seasons since they're cheap.
Another movie I plan on repurchasing is Home Alone 2, which comes out Oct. 6th. That's because the DVD is non-anamorphic widescreen. Yuck!
Those are the only repurchases I've made or plan to make.
I have Knowing on both BluRay and DVD. I plan to re-buy Ironman, Wall-E and Transformers.
I have Knowing on both BluRay and DVD.
You loved it that much to get it on both media? :pinch: :|
Yep. I didn't have a Blu-ray player when it came out and I wanted to watch it so I just bought it twice. I like how Disney releases their Blu-ray, they have a Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy in one case.
Yeah Matrix Trilogy and Harry Potter movies.
I have downloaded or made copies of the Blu-ray versions of the movies I have bought on DVD previously. I wouldn't pay twice for the same movie.
Fast and Furious (no longer)
Maybe once Blu-ray players are down to an acceptable price, but not for a while.
The only film I have both DVD and BR is Final Fantasy:Advent Children , but the BR had more features and I recently (6 months)bought a HD TV :p
Only a few, since the PS3 does upscale well. Grabbed The Godfather remaster, Goodfellas, Troy (had bonus content), and may yet still get Donnie Brasco, Blade Trilogy, Dark Crystal, and a few others. Will wait to double-dip on LotR until the extended editions come out.
I did semi-double dip and get Shawshank Redemption and The Matrix, which I previously only had on VHS.
Star TrekTransformers 2
Fast and Furious (no longer)
The topic asked for repurchase.. meaning you already own it, and will buy the upgrade copy.
Kill Bill v1
Gone in 60 seconds
I just repurchased Pearl Harbor on Blu-ray.
The next movies on my list will be:
Independence day: Which i own on both VHS and DVD
I've only rebought a few key titles, stuff like SW, LOTR etc will get rebought too. Other than that I'm exlcusively on Blu Ray (for movies).
Ok so i just re-bought:
Gladiator - 2 disc special edition
American History X
I'm avoiding it, but just having bought a new LCD TV that's 1080p 240Hz (compared to my old TV that's 720p)... now I notice all the differences between blu-ray and dvd quality. It's actually really annoying because now it's super obvious. I almost prefer my old TV, ignorance is bliss.
Now you have to repurchase you favorite movies!
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