Are Blu-ray's worth the extra Money?

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    My father has the exact same argument about he television. He does not see a difference between SD TV and HD TV. Whenever I state how much better HD material is, he tells me it is my opinion. It baffles me.
     
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    Over the years I've come across numerous friends and acquaintances who say the same thing. Whether they actually believe what they are saying, is largely irrelevant and besides the point.

    As far as I can tell, most of them largely don't give a damn about hd quality video.

    In practice, there isn't much anybody can do to change the minds of individuals who simply do not give a damn.
     
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    I'm not in the bluray camp, but i think there is a clear difference between DVD and blu. The "problem" (if you really call it a problem) is that as the person above said, a lot of people don't give a damn. Bluray's chief selling point is a better picture and the chance for more content. Your problem? A lot of people really can't be bothered whether the picture is better and a lot of people that don't give a damn about the added content.

    So that brings us to where we are today, instead of the new content slowly wiping the latter into the antique market, you've got two dual successful markets. Where one side is filled with people not wooed to convert and the other is filled with people who have converted and baffled others have not.

    There's really not much more arguing to do on the subject. If you weren't wooed to switch over to bluray with 2013 about 3/4 of the way done, i'm not sure how many still are. If anything i bet both DVD and Blu will lose more digital downloads then they will to each other as we move forward.
     
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    The only problem I have with that argument (and it is a small problem, to be sure) are the people who complain the BD's get exclusive extras while the DVD's don't. The same thing is happening with 3D discs; it also happened for years on DVD with single versus multiple disc releases.

    If a collector or fan of a film or TV show wants to have all the material, they will most likely "need" to have the BD. I'm fine with people not giving a damn, but I'm not okay with those same people complaining they're getting the short end of the stick. The studios have simply decided to put a little something extra on the BD versus the DVD. Their prerogative, right?
     
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    And anyway.....all the complainers need-to-do to get the extra content is go out and buy a Blu player (which can be found damn cheap these days).
     
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    The individuals I've come across who simply do not give a damn about hd quality video, were largely people who were not collectors nor hardcore fans.

    In the past, they were typically the ones who maybe rented a movie once or twice a year. Some may have purchased a dvd once every few years. They were largely "casual" viewers for the most part.
     
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    Yes, but they're also the ones who will complain about having to pay extra and get the BD to get all the VAM for a release, too. They don't think it's fair, apparently.
     
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    Are these necessarily the same set of individuals?

    In a few individual cases I'm acquainted with, I can say definitively it has absolutely nothing to do with bluray. In such cases, the individuals in question have cable service where they have plugged their DVR box straight to their large flatscreen tvs via the analog composite video jack. (ie. Not rgb component nor hdmi). (It was easy to see that the video quality was sd and not hd).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video

    Even explaining that a $10 or $20 hdmi cable connecting the DVR and the tv will greatly improve the video quality, they still didn't give a damn and didn't bother using the hdmi jack.
     
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    In the case I'm talking about, yes. Educated, smart person saying this...I've known him for years. I'm sure there have been individuals around here as well who have the same perspective.
     
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    To me, the difference is obvious, and definitely worth my extra money. My girlfriend is in the "other" camp. She says she RARELY sees any difference in quality. To me, even the VERY BEST quality DVD titles cannot really approach the VERY BEST or even VERY GOOD Bluray titles. To each his own.
    I will continue to support BD over DVD and will only purchase DVD when a title is not, and likely never will be available on BD, e.g. Classic B&W TV shows.
     

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