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Initial post: 5 Apr 2010 00:26:02 BDT
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Posted on 5 Apr 2010 15:37:34 BDT
Andy says:
Really depends what movie you're watching. Buying something like ''28 Days Later'' on Blu Ray is a con. Buying ''The Dark Knight'' or ''Blade Runner'' certainly isn't. With a decent TV and HDMI cable these 2 films are miles ahead of any upscaled DVD and the closest to cinema quality as you'll get on any home media set-up.

The True HD sound offered on BR makes all the difference aswell if you've chosen to invest in a Home Cinema System.

Then again, a film's a film, why would you even bother doing that?

Posted on 18 Aug 2010 18:38:47 BDT
Jason Lane says:
If you honestly think that all blu-rays are identical to upscaled DVDs, you need to upgrade to a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) TV with HDMI. If you already own one, go get an eye test.

Posted on 30 Mar 2011 13:19:00 BDT
I haven't seen 28 days later (on Blu-Ray...) so won;t comment on that film, but I bet OP hasn't either.

They are correct in that many films benefit more than others. Well mastered ones, that have rich colour and multi channel sound benefit from it a lot more than ones with badly mastered stereo sound, muted colour palettes, and bad camera control/crappy transfer all look as bad as their cheaper dvd versions. And usually miss all the supplements that were on the DVD 2 disc or collector's editions...

Nearly all are better thoug; having around 150 blu-rays myself, the major upgrade is old, rubbishy dvd transfers can be gotten rid of in favor of MUCH better quality blu-ray prints.

I would guesstimate that 95%+ show obvious visual improvement - in colour and detail, over their DVD forebears...
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