Originally Posted by plissken99
I'm tempted to buy the HDX version as well, I have $5.99 in credit I could put toward it at the moment, I might rent it, but I hate to waste it if I like it tons mor than the theatrical.
How does the quality compare to the Blu Ray?
Not quite as sharp or have the very fine level of detail that you can get with good BD masters, but it is also well above even a very good DVD. Audio quality is akin to DVD, which is to say, not bad but certainly not DTS-HD MA.
All things considered, IMO, this version of the movie is worth the compromise.
BTW, to those talking bit rates for HDX, I can't say the exact bit rates, but I use a LG BD690 BD player for Vudu which has a built in hard drive (I upgraded to a TB). The file sizes of HDX movies run from the low 6 GB to a little over 9 GB for a movie file. The master used is what really dictates the overall image quality. I have seen HDX movies that look really very good, especially considering the bit rate, and I have also seen upscaled DVD quality, and barely DVD quality at that.
Vudu offers a 2 minute preview. I always use that before buying even the low priced Walmart conversions. If it is no better than the DVD I already have, no point in paying another $5 for it.