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Old 20 February 2008, 19:59   #81
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Originally Posted by Paul_s View Post
A lot of the Blu-ray releases are also missing extras that were prominent on the original DVD releases too... and paying upto 25 per disc is daylight robbery for any HD disc imo. Just wait, they'll have 'special edition Blu-ray' discs with the added extras in a year or so to maximise profits.

I see no point in it tbh for films. Standard DVD is cheap, cheerful, looks crisp, clear (Anchor Bay releases tend to be brilliant) and sound wise are fine to my ears with a decent set of cans on my head

Another gimmick and not really a quantum leap in picture/sound.

There will also be far less releases of older DVD releases too onto the Blu-Ray format and there's not a cat in hells chance I'm going to replace all my DVDs

I'm waiting for the day when Isolinear optical chips are released with 2.15 kiloquads of data storage
I'm in agreement here, i junked most of my video collection to get DVD's instead, and I have a HD TV, but i'm not interested in buying the same film with better picture quality for twice the price.

Coupled with the fact that a lot of films in HD are going to look crap as the deficiencies in some of the special effects are all too clear to see.

From what I can gather , Terminator 2 looks quite bad in HD.

HD is too soon, DVD still has plenty of life in it, and thats part of Blu-Rays problems right there, most people will think "I'm not spending silly money on a player and a TV and the discs just for better picture quality", because for some films, the "better quality" will actually look worse because DVD's lower resolution is kinder to older effects.
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