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Windows 7: Is it worth it to buy a Blu-Ray player considering....

27 Jul 2010   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Since my HDTV is 1080i and 720p. Will the picture look better on a Blu-Ray movie that is 1080p then compare to a regular DVD Dual Layer movie?
Yes, absolutely without question. DVD's are 480 lines of resolution in the source, while blurays are 1080p at the source. With far more content, it's a clearer, sharper and crisper image. It's the difference between DVD and High Definition TV.
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23 Aug 2010   #12
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

My progressive scan DVD's will upconvert resulting in better picture and sound also?

After doing some research, I have decided to get 3-D Blu Ray player since 3-D TV's prices have gone down already. Also, I want a system where I can access my PC from the Blu-Ray so I can use Youtube and media player.

I have Comcast high speed internet at home with no router.
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24 Aug 2010   #13
chrisjw37

Windows 7 Premium 32 bit
 
 

The take up of blu-ray is very disappointing according to Which!
Availability of titles is poor and rentals are below par (Source: Blockbuster)

Personally I'm not going to bother, its another Betamax scenario
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24 Aug 2010   #14
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisjw37 View Post
Personally I'm not going to bother, its another Betamax scenario
Well, we will agree to disagree then. While the take-up is a bit slow.....it's far faster than DVD originally was when it came out. Trust me, I had a stand-alone DVD player in 1998 and was struggling to find any stores which rented back then. In fact, I have a letter from Blockbuster that I wrote suggesting they start stocking DVD's and I have their return letter that said it wasn't a viable media and that it didn't make sense to carry them...but they would continue to watch the trend and might consider it at a later time.

The betamax version of high definition DVD's already sailed...it was called HD-DVD and it's now gone. BluRay is here to stay for a good long while.

Almost everything I rent from NetFlix is now on bluray.
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24 Aug 2010   #15
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

How much space does the 1080p movie take up to?

Does it use all of 50gb or 25gb?
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24 Aug 2010   #16
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Depending on the Bluray itself, the Title, and codec used in the HD conversion
etc the RAW file size can be anywhere from 18GB --> 45GB in Size.

Just like DVD, Blurays image quality & size will vary from title to title.


Is it worth it & look better?
I say absolutely. Theres no comparison. But I suppose alot depends on the HDTV itself as well.
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24 Aug 2010   #17
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chrisjw37 View Post
The take up of blu-ray is very disappointing according to Which!
Availability of titles is poor and rentals are below par (Source: Blockbuster)

Personally I'm not going to bother, its another Betamax scenario
Local Blockbuster stores right now are clearing out racks to add more blu-ray displays.....
Blu-Ray will take over, but DVD's will still be a contender for a while. When my DVD player dies, I will get a blu-ray player....

DVD players will be phased out within 2-3 years.

thats my prediction.
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25 Aug 2010   #18
Windows 7 User

Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1.7600 32 Bit.
 
 

What about the movies from Netflix and Blockbuster? Are they close to 50GB with full features?
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