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Is it worth it?
I have a blu-ray player and few blu-rays. I didn't enjoy the blu-rays because of their superior quality, but because of the movie (story, acting, music). At least I think so...
Put another way: an old movie, like the first Star Wars, is it better on blu-ray? I enjoyed it on VCR and I liked it just as much on DVD. I don't think I'll like it even more on blu-ray.
Now new movies, that's a different story. They were filmed to be played on blu-ray. Seeing new movies on DVD or blu-ray would make a bigger difference I think. Although I've never seen a movie on DVD first and then blu-ray, so I can't really make the comparison either.
Any tips? blu-ray or DVD? What does it matter to me? A few euros
Why not try it and see? If it's "a few euros" to you, then buy a BR version of a film you have on DVD and try them back to back. If you like what you see, then you have an answer.
If you don't, one or the other can go up on eBay!
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It's a waste of money to buy a movie on blu-ray that I already own on DVD... It's more the new movies that are two euro cheaper on DVD. Are the two euros worth it? I buy a whole lot of movies and the two euros quickly become two hundred euros
Of course if it's really worth it I'd consider buying some on blu-ray...
I was thinking of buying Star Wars and LOTR (nine best movies ever made) on blu-ray anyway even though I already own them on DVD
an old movie, like the first Star Wars, is it better on blu-ray?
No, because Lucas hacked it to pieces and made it crap.
More seriously, if the movie was restored, rescanned and compressed by someone with talent, the Blu-Ray can look stunning. Unfortunately, sometimes the Blu-Ray version is nothing more than an upsampled DVD. Compilation Blu-Rays may compress the video rather excessively.
I have a few of my favorite movies on both DVD and Blu-Ray and they look better on Blu-Ray, but they are relatively new films and they rescanned from the original cut.
I do know that I do notice the better quality, and it does make it nicer to watch. However, my collection is all files, and I keep the size of the movies to 1.5 GB. If they are too large, starts getting too large for my drive, which is a 4 tb. Maybe when I go to an 8tb I might increase the quality. It is good enough, and seems to be better than old TVs. I know I was at the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel, use to be a Hilton) and was watching a football game on a flat panel tv. The quality was horrible. Think they have not upgraded thier distribution system in forever. Hilton probably was not making any money on the hotel, and now does not even have the resources of Hilton to update.
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