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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.
Decided to check out BitsDujour and found Aneesoft YouTube Converter available for free. Thought this was worth trying and signed up for it. The bastard thing has sent me a key that ain't working.
If they don't want to give it away, don't put it up as so.
Michael Martin Australia
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