Originally Posted by khronikos
I'm really coming around and warming to Warner leaving 10GB off the disc so we can have those spicy 20Mbps bitrates. YUM! This one even goes into DVD bitrates quite often and very very low as well. Dig it! If this is perfection you can count me IN! I cannot wait in five years when new discs are perfect too. But how will these be perfect when those are perfect. Kinda strange how nobody seems to know what perfect is or even what it might resemble yet the word is used in all these bluray reviews all the time. Me thinks people have no clue what they are talking about anymore as far as compression goes. Me thinks bluray is rental.
You do realize that Blu-Ray uses advanced codecs like VC-1 and AVC, correct? All things are not even close to being equal even if the lowest bitrates of the Blu-Ray match some of the highest bitrates of the DVD. Blu-Ray using VC-1 at 20Mbps would most likely be superior to Blu-Ray using MPEG-2 at 30+Mbps.
Now, I agree. Use the space. Increase the bitrate. I have no issue with people expecting more, but watching bitrate meters is not the best way to judge a movie. And comparing MPEG-2 and AVC/VC-1 to each other at the same bitrates is not very valid either.