Well I will admit the Blu-Ray is noticably clearer
in many of the Top Tier movies
..... While the Movie is Playing
Photo's do not do the BR images justice at all
these stills are captured on a $100 camera by an amature photographer
The original photos, native out of the camera...where detail is already lost
are about 1.7Kb and 2300 pixels wide.
They have been scaled down to under 1/10th of that .... about 75 mb and downsized to 800 pixels wide for web upload/display.
Also the 1080p Blu-Ray's are being shown here on a 1365x768 native display
Blu-Ray IS definately worth the money,
even more so if you have a 1080p display
My main point I was making
was that up-converting DVD players were a waste of money
for SD DVD's...provided your set has good built-in scalers.Completely Untouched
by photoshop, other than cropped
and downsized/down res'd to reduce file/upload to my webserver.
SD DVD up-converted (480i>1080i>768p) Pio DV-490V HDMI
Blu-Ray (1080p>1080i>768p) PS3 60g HDMI
....the details I noticed immediately:
The jaggies and stepping are gone at the claw shaddows, line between snow/sky is more defined.
Fine details in fur show up in the BR,
sharp black line between eyelid and eyeball, no stepping around iris.
Again more fur detail, cracks in nose are more visible (looks life-like in full size in person)
...also a small ripple in the snow where both front fangs penetrate, not visible in SD