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Can you tell the difference?

Nope, not even a bit
10 (22.2%)
Absolutely
20 (44.4%)
Somewhat, but not enough to justify buying a B-R and paying the extra for the movies
13 (28.9%)
No, but like to buy the Blu-Rays for the extra special features.
2 (4.4%)

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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 04:55:16 PM »
I can see a clear difference and I don't like Blu-Ray as much.

But that may be due to the LED screen it is playing on. I loath LED TVs. Somehow my brain refuses to process images from an LED screen. They look blurry and awful and give me headaches. But everyone else says they look pretty. <sigh>
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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2012, 09:11:56 PM »
When we had a CRT TV, the answer would have been "no," because the CRT doesn't have the resolution for Blu-Ray; the image gets down-scaled to DVD quality. Now that I've got an HD TV, I certainly can see the difference.
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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2012, 02:58:38 PM »
The other issue that most people don't have to worry about where Blu-Ray works out better than DVD is scaling.  If you have an enormous TV you'll see a big difference between them, and the same goes for a projector, so if you have those things you should consider it.  Well, if you have those things you probably have a Blu-Ray player already, and probably one for your yacht as well, but still, there's that.

Also of note, those with DVRs should check to see if there's a setting to record HD at lower resolution, because some DVRs will downscale like that and it helps with space issues.

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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2012, 03:10:17 PM »
No, but I can't tell the difference between HD channels and regular channels either.  In fact, the difference between CRT and LCD TV's didn't seem enough to make buying a LCD model worthwhile until the analog CRT became obsolete.

I could tell the difference between a rabbit ear antenna and a roof-top antenna, though.   :)

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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2012, 03:13:05 PM »
Also of note, those with DVRs should check to see if there's a setting to record HD at lower resolution, because some DVRs will downscale like that and it helps with space issues.

Hmmmm... Off to peruse my DVR menus tonight and see if I can find that!
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Re: Blu-Ray vs DVD
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2012, 03:33:50 PM »
I can't tell a difference, but I'm no TV aficionado. As long as I can see the screen and it's not fuzzy, I'm happy. I have a techy friend who just can't believe that I really am happier with a low-end bigger TV than a super-awesome high-end small TV.
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