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Originally Posted by SolShade View Post
Blu Ray and DVD have nothing to do with TV stations. Yes Blu Ray looks much better than regular TV. Regular TV is like 480i even if it is run thru an HDMI cable.
I think you missed my point entirely. Having an upscaled dvd and a blu ray playing side by side on identical HDTVs isn't that much of a difference. It's nothing compared to the difference between VHS and DVD.
Regular TV is DVD resolution. They are both 480i, unless you have a progressive DVD player, in which case it is 480p - but the resolution is the same. The fact is, HD does provide a noticeable difference over SD.
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post #22 of 38
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Oh good! Let's all either move to Japan or let them have all the HD content. No, Blu-Ray is here to stay, and for a pretty good amount of time too.
I never said it wasn't. I was just pointing out the speeds in other countries.
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post #23 of 38
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Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28 View Post
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seriously, Im 14 and even I knowtice a major difference from upscaled TV and DVD then to HD. Not to mention there is even an audio difference too. Many many differences.
You're young. Just wait until you're older and your eyes start failing you like the rest of us. Then it won't matter because you won't be able to tell the difference between VHS and HD.
    
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post #24 of 38
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Does anyone here really want to fathom trying to download a 25GB+ movie with ISP's at the speeds they are right now? (If you're in the US that is)

I don't think our networks could handle that
i know that would probably hold back my verizon connection for like 4 days.
post #25 of 38
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post
And here in Australia we're paying $60 for 256Kbit dailup boardband.

AND we only get 12Gb's usage per month, All because Telstra has a monopoly..
Yep. Whats your average speed?


I will just skip blu-ray go to HVD.
post #26 of 38
i'm not really sure how they get the bandwidth but my cable company offers hd on demand movies that look amazing, and if you have two cable boxes you can watch two different hd movies at the same time.
post #27 of 38
What is Blu-Ray 2.0?
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post #28 of 38
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What is Blu-Ray 2.0?
Blu-Ray 2.0 adds support for online content as part of the movie you're watching. So I think you'll be able to do things like download movie trailers from your Blu-Ray player. It does nothing for the actual movie you're playing, it just gives you access to more added content. So people who say that any blu-ray player out right now will be obsolete when 2.0 comes out are lying. The only thing the players out right now (besides PS3 which can be updated through firmware) won't be able to do is download added content over the internet.

I bought a blu-ray player in January fully knowing that 2.0 is coming out and I could care less because I bought the movie to watch the movie, not the extra added content. Some people care though. I have profile 1.1 and don't really have any interest in waiting longer for 2.0 to come out just so I can download added content.

Here's what I found about 2.0 specifically:

Profile 1.1 vs. Profile 2.0

Despite Profile 1.1 also being known as Final Standard Profile, there's actually still another Blu-ray specification, Profile 2.0, also known as BD-Live. The reason it's called BD-Live is that the major difference between profiles 1.1 and 2.0 is that Profile 2.0 requires that the player has an Internet connection. Although some current Blu-ray players have an Ethernet port, these are strictly for firmware updates and can't be used to access downloadable content.

Again, since Internet connectivity isn't a mandatory feature on current Blu-ray players, movie studios have not included any Internet-enabled functionality on any current Blu-ray discs to date and there are currently no Internet-enabled discs announced for the future. Internet connectivity could be used to download additional movie content, download trailers, or enable purchasing movie-related merchandise. The other requirement of Profile 2.0 is increasing the mandatory local storage capacity to 1GB, which is presumably to accommodate downloaded content.
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post #29 of 38
The part of the article that talks about how blu-ray winning doesnt matter because people will just be downloading movies is ridiculous imo. Most of the people who buy dvds are people who would have no idea how to download it and wouldnt even want to. Who wants to sit at their computer and watch movies? Younger people maybe, but that is such a small fraction of consumers.

Blu-ray winning is huge. When blu-ray players and movies start phasing out dvds, people will be forced to buy a blu-ray player instead of a dvd player. Its as simple as that. People will not say "Oh i have to buy a blu-ray player so im just gonna download movies from Netflix!" Give me a break..
post #30 of 38
Actually, you won't be downloading the movies to your computer or at least you won't have to. TV's are going to have internet connections and you'll download them to your TV or to a device attached to the TV. Samsung has TV's coming out in March with ethernet ports on them so you can download RSS feeds from the internet, things like weather and sports and news on-demand on your TV. It's only a matter of time before you can use your TV to directly surf the internet and download movies, no computer required.

That will happen, but I don't think it's going to knock out hardware in-hand high definition movies like blu-ray.
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