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22. By then they'll be pushing the next format - "OPTIMOVISION!!" or some shit
Edited on Wed Dec-02-09 03:06 PM by baldguy
And you'll have to buy a new player for it, too.
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  -To Blu Ray, or not to Blu Ray CatWoman  Dec-02-09 02:52 PM   #0 
  - I will when its cheaper  Taverner   Dec-02-09 02:55 PM   #1 
  - Define 'Cheaper'  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:01 PM   #15 
  - < than $200, and can be made region free  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:05 PM   #20 
     - There are a LOT of good BluPlayers less than 200  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:08 PM   #28 
     - OK - when I get the new TV I'll get one  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:10 PM   #33 
        - Heh, you and me both...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:15 PM   #39 
           - As well as my current obsession: "Ashes to Ashes"  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:18 PM   #46 
              - yuppers.. love em both..  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:21 PM   #49 
              - That's what I love about LOM and A2A - besides the story of course - the MUSIC!!!  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:45 PM   #71 
                 - Yes, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you haven't see it. n/m  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:46 PM   #72 
                    - Really? Is this the same show where she hung out with K-9?  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:49 PM   #75 
                       - no no, all new show...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 04:32 PM   #96 
                          - She's OK - My Fave Doc was Baker, but I did like Leela  Taverner   Dec-02-09 04:35 PM   #100 
              - Love the Gene Genie.....  Cheap_Trick   Dec-02-09 03:56 PM   #79 
                 - I assume with a rising tone and inflection on BASTARDS!  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:58 PM   #82 
     - Ooooh! Goal post moving. Love the tenacity.  Touchdown   Dec-02-09 03:59 PM   #83 
  - By then they'll be pushing the next format - "OPTIMOVISION!!" or some shit  baldguy   Dec-02-09 03:05 PM   #22 
     - GAH! I'm sick of this!  Taverner   Dec-02-09 03:07 PM   #26 
     - Oh god no  DireStrike   Dec-03-09 09:15 PM   #158 
     - see  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 05:41 PM   #118 
     - It's called "Emediatainment"  kentauros   Dec-02-09 06:13 PM   #121 
        - "Planned obsolescence" is another American invention.  baldguy   Dec-02-09 06:19 PM   #123 
           - and the rest of the world embraced the concept to a 'T'  kentauros   Dec-02-09 06:26 PM   #124 
  - Well, the picture looks better on Blu-Ray  FiveGoodMen   Dec-02-09 02:55 PM   #2 
  - Do you have an HDTV?  DJ13   Dec-02-09 02:56 PM   #3 
  - Will a blu-ray player make a difference with my non-blu-ray discs?  lukasahero   Dec-02-09 03:05 PM   #23 
     - Yes, if you get one that does upconverting your old DVD's will look somewhat better.. as for BSG..  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:11 PM   #36 
     - Blu-ray offers the best quaity and it does make your DVD's look better on HDTV  Better Believe It   Dec-02-09 03:48 PM   #74 
     - Thanks (and thanks to everyone else who answered)  lukasahero   Dec-02-09 03:56 PM   #80 
        - 'just a couple of DVD's....  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 04:33 PM   #98 
        - I know  lukasahero   Dec-02-09 05:15 PM   #115 
           - heh, well 'feels' ...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 05:59 PM   #119 
        - A few details about Bluray from someone in the AV industry  comtec   Dec-04-09 08:56 PM   #162 
     - Perhaps a little.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:13 PM   #37 
     - 100% correct. You can't get something for nothing.. but...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:16 PM   #40 
        - But TVs and projectors have built in scalers too.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:22 PM   #50 
           - Absolutely correct...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:23 PM   #53 
              - You can get one now on eBay for around $600.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:30 PM   #60 
     - The player has built-in DNR and compression artifacting algorithms. Plus, as it's motion video,  Deja Q   Dec-02-09 04:16 PM   #91 
     - BSG looks A LOT better on Blu Ray  WildEyedLiberal   Dec-03-09 01:12 AM   #135 
  - Blue Ray >>>  Bluebear   Dec-02-09 02:56 PM   #4 
  - smart ass  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:04 PM   #19 
  - actually this is correct...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:18 PM   #45 
     - ....  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:25 PM   #55 
  - LOL nt  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:09 PM   #30 
  - Do you have a wide-screenTV with 1080p resolution?  TrogL   Dec-02-09 02:56 PM   #5 
  - There is no 4000p resolution, and no 3D standard as of yet.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:05 PM   #21 
  - Which will be great on your 200"+ screen.  Statistical   Dec-02-09 03:57 PM   #81 
  - That human eye is much more capable than any current TV technology can give.  Touchdown   Dec-02-09 04:06 PM   #86 
     - Educate yourself and you will look less foolish.  Statistical   Dec-02-09 04:17 PM   #92 
        - Message board comebacks! How, high minded of you!  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 12:39 AM   #130 
  - i've got a 60-inch 1080p plasma, and i'm not interested in blu-ray at this time...  dysfunctional press   Dec-02-09 04:35 PM   #102 
  - Here is a sight which address the viewing distance for 720p and 1080p:  elocs   Dec-02-09 05:09 PM   #114 
  - No. I've already gone from Lps to CDs, & back to LPs again!  Echo In Light   Dec-02-09 02:57 PM   #6 
  - I don't know, but I wish one or the other would just go away already.  NYC_SKP   Dec-02-09 02:57 PM   #7 
  - All Blu Players will play standard DVD's also.  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 02:59 PM   #11 
  - Oh, that's great to know.. Thanks. n/t  NYC_SKP   Dec-02-09 03:18 PM   #44 
  - The powers that be need to just get on with it and sell downloads.  phasma ex machina   Dec-03-09 12:53 AM   #133 
  - If you have an HD television, it's probably worth it to upgrade.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 02:58 PM   #8 
  - I have no idea what the fuck you're talking about  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:06 PM   #25 
     - He's talking about the lines available for the picture  Occulus   Dec-02-09 03:15 PM   #38 
     - In simpler terms, you can sit half as far away from a 1080 TV before you see the line structure  FarCenter   Dec-02-09 04:06 PM   #85 
     - I means interlaced and P means progressive.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:17 PM   #43 
        - LOL  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:26 PM   #57 
           - Then you're probably best waiting a while.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:38 PM   #70 
  - Why is that Amazon's fault?  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 02:58 PM   #9 
  - Your kidding, right?  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:00 PM   #13 
     - Except in this case... you need to do some research before you sound off...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:05 PM   #24 
        - I'm not saying "anything" is "Amazon's" fault  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:07 PM   #27 
        - Ahhh.. yes you did.  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:20 PM   #48 
           - um  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:27 PM   # 
              - EEEPPPPP!!!!  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:28 PM   #59 
                 - LOL!!  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:33 PM   #65 
                    - Cinematic Titanic is a good successor.. it's got a lot of the same feel...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:34 PM   #68 
        - So Target just opened their loading bay and there they were.  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:08 PM   #29 
           - Precisely my point...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:22 PM   #51 
              - Guess they should have made a better offer.  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:31 PM   #63 
                 - The people on Amazon are :)  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:33 PM   #66 
  - DVD already is sharper than human vision.  Deep13   Dec-02-09 02:58 PM   #10 
  - nope  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:09 PM   #31 
  - Yeah, and they want us to do it again!  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:17 PM   #42 
     - Me either...and yes I have an HDTV...  truebrit71   Dec-02-09 04:36 PM   #103 
  - That really depends on where your display is.  EOTE   Dec-02-09 03:11 PM   #35 
  - I never sit that close to the TV . Bad for ones eyes.  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:19 PM   #47 
     - That's a wives' tale. Parents made that up to get their kids out of the living room.  Touchdown   Dec-02-09 04:33 PM   #97 
  - You need your eyes checked.  Touchdown   Dec-02-09 04:24 PM   #94 
  - Not only is it not true. Resolution is only half the issue.  Statistical   Dec-02-09 04:31 PM   #95 
  - "Did you fret over the low resolution of VHS when that was first available?"  Warren DeMontague   Dec-02-09 04:51 PM   #107 
  - No, not even! Witha great TV you get much better imaging.  grahamhgreen   Dec-03-09 10:20 AM   #146 
  - Get the sting-ray...  TCJ70   Dec-02-09 02:59 PM   #12 
  - Sting-ray?  Deep13   Dec-02-09 03:01 PM   #14 
     - We're calling blu-ray's sting-ray's...  TCJ70   Dec-02-09 03:04 PM   #18 
     - That's got digital artifacting and 8 bit color resolution. It's also oversaturated with blue cast.  Touchdown   Dec-02-09 04:35 PM   #99 
  - Much higher resolution  Occulus   Dec-02-09 03:02 PM   #16 
  - Well...  Andy823   Dec-02-09 03:03 PM   #17 
  - I bought a PS3  Johonny   Dec-02-09 03:09 PM   #32 
  - Do you have a 1080p HD TV?  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-02-09 03:11 PM   #34 
  - WELL  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:24 PM   #54 
     - Ya know, the next 3 weeks will be prime buying time...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:31 PM   #62 
     - perhaps when I get my tax refund......  CatWoman   Dec-02-09 03:34 PM   #67 
     - You may want to watch for a deal where they combine a blue ray player with a new HD TV purchase  Lone_Star_Dem   Dec-02-09 03:48 PM   #73 
  - Star Trek DOES have a 2 disc standard DVD  Cheap_Trick   Dec-02-09 03:17 PM   #41 
  - Yes, the BD-LIVE that connects you to NASA is quite neat... n/m  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:25 PM   #56 
     - Sadly, I have a profile 1.1 player.  Cheap_Trick   Dec-02-09 03:54 PM   #77 
  - My parents can't tell the difference, but it's a huge difference to me.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-02-09 03:23 PM   #52 
  - Even my wife was blown away...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:27 PM   #58 
     - I won't even buy regular dvds anymore when the blu is available.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-02-09 04:08 PM   #87 
        - www.gohastings.com  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 04:35 PM   #101 
           - thanks! i'll keep an eye on it.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-03-09 08:47 PM   #153 
  - PS3 makes a good Blu Ray player, if you have a gamer in the household. nt  Romulox   Dec-02-09 03:31 PM   #61 
  - Yup, I have a PS3 and a Panasonic player... both are good...  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 03:32 PM   #64 
  - *sneeze*ownload it *cough*  951-Riverside   Dec-02-09 03:38 PM   #69 
  - LOL  harun   Dec-02-09 03:55 PM   #78 
  - I've never been a big fan of extras on DVDs  fujiyama   Dec-02-09 03:54 PM   #76 
  - all I need to know about blu-ray is my home theater geek gf doesn't give a fuck  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-02-09 04:01 PM   #84 
  - Depend on when it was purchased the projector might not support 1080p.  Statistical   Dec-02-09 04:36 PM   #104 
     - The projector is 1080p  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-02-09 04:49 PM   #106 
        - Well that explains it.  Statistical   Dec-02-09 04:55 PM   #111 
           - she is paying for the service, just using alternative hardware  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-02-09 06:03 PM   #120 
              - ever notice sat channel like hbo cost a lot less than sum of dvds  Statistical   Dec-02-09 06:18 PM   #122 
                 - "time-shifting" is perfectly legal  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Dec-02-09 06:48 PM   #126 
  - Not yet. Here's why:  Deja Q   Dec-02-09 04:14 PM   #88 
  - er... couple points in there....  Rosco T.   Dec-02-09 04:55 PM   #112 
  - Wait a year when Blu-Ray is the same price as regular DVD hardware.  DainBramaged   Dec-02-09 04:15 PM   #89 
  - I just started watching prices. Here are my requirements.  Gold Metal Flake   Dec-02-09 04:15 PM   #90 
  - Buy Nothing Day or no Buy Nothing Day  omega minimo   Dec-02-09 04:17 PM   #93 
  - Hmmmm. Sounds like it's "Buy Nothing Week", now.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-02-09 04:54 PM   #110 
  - Priorities, Sir DeMonague  omega minimo   Dec-02-09 05:36 PM   #116 
     - Well, if you want to get technical about it, it's more like being led by the eyeballs.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-02-09 08:37 PM   #127 
        - Your second attempt  omega minimo   Dec-03-09 12:22 AM   #129 
           - And amazingly enough, it's still there.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-03-09 02:34 PM   #148 
  - Agreed! I just decided not to buy your browbeating bullshit.  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 12:48 AM   #131 
     - There's no browbeating or bullshit, except yours.  omega minimo   Dec-03-09 01:19 AM   #136 
        - I'm not hostile. I never said you were trying to control people.  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 01:49 AM   #137 
           - Yet you're claiming the post was ""meant to demean anyone with an interest in this hobby."  omega minimo   Dec-03-09 02:04 AM   #138 
              - I don't need a lesson on GD etiquette. You are thread farting.  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 02:21 AM   #139 
                 - I didn't claim anything about anyone or cast any judgment  omega minimo   Dec-03-09 02:23 AM   #140 
                 - Why do you keep bringing up oven cleaners?  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 02:30 AM   #141 
                    - Pure projection  omega minimo   Dec-03-09 02:40 AM   #142 
                       - Actually... this is pure projection...  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 02:48 AM   #144 
                 - "self importance to the extreme"  Warren DeMontague   Dec-03-09 08:38 PM   #151 
  - I just got rid of over 100 DVDs, so probably not.  bbernardini   Dec-02-09 04:40 PM   #105 
  - Yes, Blu-Rays have far superior image and sound.  Starbucks Anarchist   Dec-02-09 04:51 PM   #108 
  - Hell Yeah. But get a good HDTV first.  Warren DeMontague   Dec-02-09 04:53 PM   #109 
  - If you don't have a problem with the fact that it will be obsolete  cornermouse   Dec-02-09 04:59 PM   #113 
  - I have Blu-Ray, rarely watch the extras  HipChick   Dec-02-09 05:39 PM   #117 
  - Blu ray  Robbins   Dec-02-09 06:41 PM   #125 
  - We've had BluRay since it came out. It was a gift to my husband  Shell Beau   Dec-02-09 08:52 PM   #128 
  - I kind if disagree. SFX films are fun on BD, but i like the people discs on this.  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 02:44 AM   #143 
     - We have bought many BluRay movies that would have been  Shell Beau   Dec-03-09 07:52 PM   #150 
        - Yeah, I got burned on a couple.  Touchdown   Dec-04-09 12:24 AM   #159 
  - We went vertical, the price was good more movies and that works just fine  bridgit   Dec-03-09 12:53 AM   #132 
  - Im skipping Blu-ray - its not going to last in its current form  FreeState   Dec-03-09 12:56 AM   #134 
  - It won't until 25+mbps downloads are available to 50% of the population.  Touchdown   Dec-03-09 02:55 AM   #145 
  - Check the Sony PS3, it plays blu-rays and you get the game console.... IF you have a good HDTV,  grahamhgreen   Dec-03-09 10:25 AM   #147 
  - the PS3 is better than most (if not all) standalone blu players.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-03-09 08:49 PM   #154 
     - I am loving my PS3 with my 1080p 42" screen.  L0oniX   Dec-03-09 08:56 PM   #156 
        - the Ps3 is soooo good.  jesus_of_suburbia   Dec-03-09 09:09 PM   #157 
  - Whatever you decide, don't base your decision on  chaplainM   Dec-03-09 07:35 PM   #149 
  - 3 out of the 4 Trek movies I got on black friday are 7.1  Rosco T.   Dec-04-09 03:03 AM   #160 
     - Err, umm, uh  chaplainM   Dec-04-09 03:28 PM   #161 
  - Our collection is online  Omaha Steve   Dec-03-09 08:42 PM   #152 
  - Buy a PS3 and get a great gaming console as well as a Blue Ray player.  L0oniX   Dec-03-09 08:55 PM   #155 
  - Blu-Ray is Quadraphonic in a sexier disguise.  VOX   Dec-04-09 09:09 PM   #163 
  - Welcome to capitalism.  Bucky   Dec-04-09 09:11 PM   #164 
  - It pisses me off they charge so much more for Blue Ray disks  yodoobo   Dec-04-09 09:36 PM   #165 
 

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