Originally Posted by oink
I have to decline on this release.
The DVD set looks and sounds so good that I am satisfied with the presentation.
Band of Brothers is a good mini-series, not a great one IMO.
Obviously, one's opinion on the series will influence how worthwhile the BD upgrade seems.
I was originally planning to pass as well. I had just re-watched the DVD series (for the 3rd time) when the BD release was announced, and on my 42" Aquos from 6 feet away the upconversion was very acceptable, and the sound was fine.
I was seduced by the recent sub-$40 pricing, and am I ever glad. There is a real difference in PQ, not just in detail but in color rendition, which because the series is so highly processed and digitally color-timed is especially important. The improvement in audio is also noticeable, if subtle.
But the new special features -- the timeline overlay and the PIP clips of the veterans -- are worth the price all by themselves, and further extend the re-watchability of the series. Combined with the intrinsic quality of the production and the AVQ enhancement of BD, this has to be my pick for BD of the year, 2008.