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I don't think so. The difference is glaring, even to the average Joe.
You don't need an eye for it. I've shown the 300 DVD and 300 HD to my friends, most of which aren't too interested in this stuff, and they all said the HD version looks a lot better.
Well, I'm just repeating what I've been reading. I'm sure you've seen all the stories about how Blu-Ray sales have not picked up one little bit after HD-DVD threw in the towel, contrary to all of the predictions made during the format war. But sales of upscaling DVD players are going strong.

The basic understanding is therefore that, by and large, people really are completely happy with upscaling DVDs. Again, I'm not saying that Blu-Ray images aren't better, noticably better even. Just that, for the overwhelming market percentage, upscaling standard DVDs is good enough at the current price points. Blu-Ray players are going to have to drop to at least sub-$200 prices before people start buying them in droves. And also, is it not true that some Blu-Ray discs are being priced higher than the same movie on DVD? That crap obviously has to stop; if you want people to accept Blu-Ray as the new norm, you can't expect them to pay more for it when they don't think they really need it! This is basic marketing (but you know me, I generally accuse Sony of having more greed and gall than common sense as a matter of course).
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Originally Posted by Drax View Post
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.
That was golden! I wonder if anyone else understood who/what you were on about then.
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