thank you for taking the time to open my thread I am new to this forum, but not new to watching, and appreciating movies, I love movies when I was 13, my father (an automobile journalist) here in England, took me to an airfield in Northampton (england) where technicians for VW cars were working on some strange looking vehicles for a movie production - years later I realised these vehicles were the Police "Spinner" vehicles in "Bladerunner" - I got to sit in one of those vehicles and flick the switches, but did not realise the significance at the time! ever since I can remember, I have loved watching movies, and my father worked for Eurosport which meant we were one of the first households in the UK to get satellite television with MTV and all the movie channels I don't watch TV, only movies on DVD and Blue-Ray, and some on Div-X if I have downloaded obsolete programmes or movies the point of my post is to ask, is Blue-Ray gaining ground, or is it going to be superceded by streaming off high-bandwidth internet? I know a good number of people here in London, England, and none of my friends or associates have invested in Blue-Ray (or HD-DVD) I have ranted and raved about the potential of Blue-Ray to these contacts, but they are more than happy with DVD, and do not have any urge to invest in Blue? when I go to the exchange shops in central london (that exchange computer and console games, mobile phones, computer hardware and DVD / Blue / HD-DVD), the blue-ray titles on offer are not taking any additional shelf space from month to month... I am not completely convinced about Blue-Ray as a driver for upgrading a home entertainment system? I have 30 Blue titles in my collection (classics like Blade Runner) and about 300 DVDs - my LG BD370 has good DVD upscaling, as far as I am concerned a "good film is a good film" regardless of picture quality - the upscaled DVD's look fine and I can buy a 2nd hand DVD for GBP £2 compared to typically GBP£10 for an older title on Blue or GBP£15-20 for a new Blue title probably the best Blue release I have seen is the "300", it was really breathtaking, but considering its a recent release shot on digital film, it should be most of the Blue-Ray films I own, look "sharper" with better skin texture on actors, and improved night scenes, but the improved picture quality does not make for a better film? surely a good film has a sharp plot with great dialogue, good acting, good camera angles, lighting and sound; on DVD it may be a little more "smooth" or fuzzy in a back to back comparison with Blue I only noticed this watching "the Chronicles of Riddick" on my previous LG DVD with the movie on DVD, vs. my new LG-370 with the movie on Blue, literally watching a scene in a scene-to-scene comprison by switching the input channel and re-watching the same scene on Blue, but this increase in visual quality, does not spoil any aspect of the film experience itself? the sound aspect is something I would concur that Blue is superior on, but until I upgrade to a new amp with multiple speakers, its somewhat of a non-driver - so what is going to drive DVD owners to Blue? I would appreciate any thoughts or comments from long-term members of this forum, and any corrections of my post!