Bluray or DVD?

@wigima5 (908)
United States
February 26, 2010 7:03pm CST
Okay so I know how great Bluray is supposed to be. But I'm still just watching plain DVDs, and I don't really want to switch. Do you want to switch to Bluray? Or are you content with DVD?
6 responses
@series6 (294)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
Depending on your set up, if you are using a full hdtv, then you should be looking for a player that reads full hd media. With a full hdtv, you can always see the difference between a bluray and a dvd. A dvd movie played on any regular tube "looks" as good as any bluray movie played on a full hdtv. So if you have an hdtv now, it wouldn't be very bad to switch to a bluray player, with hdmi, 5.1 or 7.1 audio set up. There's no use buying a bluray player on a regular tv.
@wigima5 (908)
• United States
27 Feb 10
okay. thanks. yea, i have a normal tv so tatd be pointless. thx i didnt kno tat
@series6 (294)
• Philippines
27 Feb 10
welcome.
28 Feb 10
You must be watching crap Blu-Rays if you think a DVD looks just as good on a regular tube than a Blu-Ray looks on a full HD TV. A Blu-Ray movie looks alot more crisper. But there are some Blu-Ray movies that do look worse ie 'Ghostbusters'
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
2 Mar 10
Unfortunately by the time you switch all your favorite movies to blueray there will be something else to take its place..... I am going to stick with my plain DVD for now.... That is what my computer burns so why get something I have to put more money into and then buy different movies for
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
1 Mar 10
I'm content with DVDs. Blue Ray is a waste of money unless you have a high0def TV which I don't. It might not even be worthg it with such a kind of TV. I love watching the commentaries the best and I don't think those are any different on Blue-Ray.
@Niltusk (131)
• United States
27 Feb 10
We started watching Blu rays when we got our PS3. At the time, Blu Rays were fairly new and a Blu ray player base model cost more than the PS3's. We bought a couple movies and quickly realized that on our plasma screen, only heavy CGI movies and cartoons looked much different. We'd play Casino Royale on both and switch back and forth, but didn't see much difference, but on a movie like 300, it made some big differences in lighting, contrasts, and details. I am content with DvDs, but I also love my small Blu Ray collections and now that some Blu rays are priced every day at 10 bucks at WalMart and with the triple boxing theres really no reason not to get a Blu ray if oyu want one. (Triple Boxing is one in which all three medias come in one box: DvD, Blu Ray, and download for computer and iPod viewing) I recently got my wife the newest Harry Potter on triple box at Best Buy for $18 bucks, whereas the normal DvD was 2 bucks higher, so why pay 20 bucks for a DvD, when you can pay 18 for all three together in one convenient package. To those who are afraid of new technology, don't worry, I still have my first 8 track player and some music on 8 tracks from the 70s for sentimental reasons. You'll follow technology eventually, its just a question of when. :-)
@coffeegurl (1471)
• United States
27 Feb 10
Sure, BLueray looks better, but then the disks are almost 2x as much. I have a VCR that I got for my birthday in 2000 and I still use it from time to time. We currently found an xbox360 on craigslist for $100 so we get Netflix on demand and it's very convenient. However, as a former Blockbuster employee, I'm gonna shed a little tear when they go outta business. Something about picking out a video off the shelf is enjoyable because you take a long time to decide what you want, and it's fun.
• Brazil
27 Feb 10
Blu-ray players and Blu-ray cds here in brazil cost an arm and a leg so I guess I'll stick to DVD until I get rich or something to be able to get a blu ray set.