Originally Posted by R Harkness
Interesting. Why is that? Blu-Ray is a significant upgrade in image resolution and fidelity. Are you just not that interested in picture quality? (Most people coming to a forum like this do so because they are interested in improvements in image quality, it being a home theater enthusiast site and all).
I don't think anyone will disagree that Blu-ray is clearly superior, but I'm in no rush to upgrade every single last DVD I own to Blu-ray just because Blu-ray is out there. Don't get me wrong, I'll get the Blu-ray if it's available and am ready to purchase, but just because we're on an AV forum doesn't mean everyone puts picture quality as the absolute overriding factor in discs purchases every single time.
I have a mere 50" 720p set (and am in no rush to upgrade, unless someone wants to buy one for me. My birthday's coming up.
) So a good upscaled DVD is oftentimes "good enough", especially since I rarely watch big action spectacles and prefer a good character driven story or offbeat/indie/foreign film. Again, if it's available on Blu-ray and the price is reasonable and I feel like buying it, I will, but I don't upgrade for the sake of upgrading.
Plus, (and I know this isn't part of your position, but still...) there are still a lot of interesting (to me at least) movies out there that are not on Blu-ray yet. What am I supposed to do, not watch them and wait for a Blu release that may or may not come along? Heck no, I'll get the DVD. Edited by Tulpa - 7/30/12 at 8:42pm