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I love this idea, some of you are going off about the player, what about people's dvd collection? I have at least several hundred dvd's and I don't plan on going blu-ray even though I hope to get a 37/42 inch hdvt this winter.
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You people do realize how much cooler you are when you have Blu-Ray, right? DVD upscalers are like throwing a 8500GT PCI in a legacy pentium series.
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Originally Posted by stargate125645 View Post
I have a Sony Bravia XBR, and a PS3, both of which do nice upscaling.
I have an XBR4..but my ps3 upscales most sd dvd's like crap, i watched this magic johnson dvd on my ps3 but it was crap.
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I have an XBR4..but my ps3 upscales most sd dvd's like crap, i watched this magic johnson dvd on my ps3 but it was crap.
I have no idea why. Perhaps you did not set it right in the PS3? (I have an XBR4 as well.)
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post #25 of 32
I don't see why people really bash Blu-ray
Technology comes at a cost, people who watch movies a lot will find Blu-ray worth it

There are people who will buy Blu-Ray movies and players like us when we buy a $300 videocard just to play the game at best quality


DVD still good to me, I don't think I'll be upgrading before 2010
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post #26 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by alawadhi3000 View Post
I don't see why people really bash Blu-ray
Technology comes at a cost, people who watch movies a lot will find Blu-ray worth it

There are people who will buy Blu-Ray movies and players like us when we buy a $300 videocard just to play the game at best quality


DVD still good to me, I don't think I'll be upgrading before 2010
Only reason I have a Blu-Ray player is the PS3, and the only reason I have a PS3 is because it came with a free MGS4 game, or I'd probably be in the same boat as you.
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post #27 of 32
Although i think this could catch on if existing DVD players could do it, i don't think it will since they can't it still means buying a new(er) player. Toshiba lost a lot of money to HDDVD, you would think they would back down.
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post #28 of 32
Upscaling is really nothing new....
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post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
I think the research has shown that, by and large, most people are quite happy with the existing DVD technology. No it's not HD, but apparently most people think it's "good enough".
Not for me though, I will get a Blu-Ray player one of these days.
You know, it's funny. I too am planning on going blue ray hopefully within the year(will require a new monitor), but I also have seen high def movies playing at Best Buy on my few trips to snag something that I didn't want to wait on shipping for. I can't believe that I'm going to say this, but I don't really like it.

I think for some films especially it's too much. Film is an escape, or should be in my view, and I found it rather distracting feeling like I was actually in the room Pirates of the Caribbean. It had become less film, and more cosplay, very expensive cosplay, but still I found it distracting. I'm sure that I'll get used to it.
post #30 of 32
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most of them are crap tho, unless you have a sony bravia , or some other high end tv. my ps3 upscaler is horrible, but obviously the blu ray player is incredible.
My Sony Bravia XBR4's upscaler sucks... at least on the Wii.

Actually, it's probably the Wii that sucks.
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