Originally Posted by seggers
I'm done buying these. The BDs weren't the best, too smoothed out. This has to be perfect for me to even consider buying this for, oh, the 3rd time now...
Welcome to our world- the HT hobby!
Been this way since The Beginning!
VHS/Beta>LaserDisc with analog audio and 4x3>Laserdisc special editions/director's cuts/widescreen/digital audio>(VideoCD)>DVD initial release>DVD Special Editions, Anniversaries, DTS, 7.1> D-VHS> HDDVD> BluRay> 3D> BluRay Special Editions, Anniversaries> 4K UHD > Special Editions, Anniversaries > (8K...)
As long as new releases have technical improvements:
lossy audio > lossless> immersive;
480i analog video> 480p digital> 1080p 8bit >4K + HDR/WGC/10bit
and/or enjoyable/collectible added/new content, I don't mind.
Knowing this going in, you learn to time your purchases to minimize costs if needed (Sales, used, thrift, etc)
Sell or gift editions you don't need/want any longer.
For film buffs/geeks/collectors/completists, we may want to keep each edition for varied reasons- specific edits or censored content, audio track differences, artwork, OOP rarity & value, etc