Today was my very first experience with a blue ray--had never watched one before, ever. A week ago my dvd surround sound conked out and I had to buy a new one. The one with blue ray was only about 30 bucks more than just dvd so I went ahead and bought it and hooked it up to my 52" flat screen. I didn't own any blue rays so I went and ordered the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings sagas blue rays.
Today I decided to put them in and see what all the hoopla is about. While I admit the sound is definately better I really can't see "that much" of a better picture quality. The only time it seems (to me) to be much different is in the close-up shots. Blue ray may not be the best thing for actors because yes, you can see every pore and scar on their faces. But other than that I was not amazed. I was expecting some kinda WOWZA difference--but I'm just not seeing it.
I don't think I will be replacing my movie collection for the fifth time just to get them all on blueray.
I've always had a good movie collection. I started in about 1986. I had one VCR and saved for a year to get another one (they were pretty expensive back then). I would rent movies, hook the two VCRs together and just copy the movies. I didn't know much about tape quality in those days so I would record on SLP so I could fit three movies on a tape.
Later I learned about tape speeds. So I would rent all the movies again and record on SP (one movie per tape). My collection took up a LOT of space.
In the mid 90's tapes got a lot cheaper so I went back and actually bought all my movies on "store bought" tapes.
The fourth time was finally switching to DVDs and buying every-stinking-one AGAIN......
I don't think I'm gonna do it a fifth time just to convert to blueray. And, in addition, then I've got to put a blueray player in all rooms I watch movies in (living room, bedroom, man cave). Plus, my family and some friends occasionally borrow my movies and none of them have blueray players.
So what do you guys think about blueray? Is it that "super-wow-bazooka" incredibly better than DVD in your eyes?