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Old 10-20-2006, 05:54 AM
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From this site and other sites, ive been reading reviews based on Blue-ray movies.

Some movies being good, others not so good but compared to what? I guess what im getting at is soon, ill be getting my TV (see sig) and it will have 1080p and soon after my PS3 (my blue-ray player) and so I want to have a few titles to show case my tv. I already own a hugeeee DVD collection so i want to slowly build my Blue-ray but as stated, i really wanna show off what my TV can do so when some reviews lets say for video (Silent Hill for example) is 3/5, it still looks way better then Silent Hill on DVD or? So if somebody could touch up on this.
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:11 AM
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I think you’ll find that most high-def material (both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray) will look significantly better than what you have on DVD, I don’t think you should have any concerns there.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:29 PM
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I think youíll find that most high-def material (both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray) will look significantly better than what you have on DVD, I donít think you should have any concerns there.

Blu-Ray and HD-DVD do both look better than SD-DVD however you may want to look into a stand alone player of one type of the other in order to be able to upconvert your SD-DVD's on your new tv. No one knows how good the PS3 will be as a Blu-Ray player but I don't think that it can upconvert. An HD-DVD player such as the A-1 can be had for $ 350 these days and you can find a Sammy Blu-Ray player for 700 or so if you look.
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Old 10-20-2006, 04:55 PM
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Ign has confirmed today that the PS3 can not upconvert DVDs.
Link to upscaling news. Last paragraph.
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Even the worst Blu-ray looks far better than DVD. The reviews of the HD DVDs and Blu-rays you read here and elsewhere are measured on a different scale than standard def discs. The level of clarity and detail is simply unmatched. Many complaints on picture quality you are reading about are simply due to the limitations of the source material. Older movies are going to have more grain, dirt, and scratches. 1080p is such high resolution that these imperfections are more pronounced rather than obscured, like a 480p transfer tends to do. As a result, an HD DVD or BD of a movie can appear granier than the DVD which came from the same transfer. Bear in mind this grain is never going to make the movie look worse than the DVD. It is simply more evident. It goes with greater resolution and detail, and is largely what makes film look like film.
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Blu-Ray and HD-DVD do both look better than SD-DVD however you may want to look into a stand alone player of one type of the other in order to be able to upconvert your SD-DVD's on your new tv. No one knows how good the PS3 will be as a Blu-Ray player but I don't think that it can upconvert. An HD-DVD player such as the A-1 can be had for $ 350 these days and you can find a Sammy Blu-Ray player for 700 or so if you look.
But even up-converting SD-DVD's still doesn't get close to what can be achieved with Blu-Ray or HD-DVD.

You're right the PS3 can't upconvert, but the 360 add-on can - I'll be very interested to see well it can do it though.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:40 AM
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I say as in terms in picture quality that it depends highly on the TV you have. I just saw Samsung's Blu-ray on the Pioneer Elite 1080p plasma and I thought it looked 10 times better than the Samsung 40" 1080p LCD we had it on before. However if you plan on spending about that price i suggest waiting for either the Elite or Sony model to be released. Settle for HD-DVD if you want something right now.
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The OP listed a 60" Sony SXRD as "soon", and I can vouch that HD movies look great on that set - I have the Toshiba HD-A1 player.

I also agree that the display can make a big difference... I first saw Blu-ray on the Samsung 40" LCD and it didn't look as great as it could. They should have hooked it up to a Sony set instead

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well trust me when i say that i cant imagine a sony lcd looking much better than a Pioneer elite 1080p plasma for hd movies, if u dont believe me come to my best buy store and see for yourself. elite nukes sony out of the water in my opinion.
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well trust me when i say that i cant imagine a sony lcd looking much better than a Pioneer elite 1080p plasma for hd movies, if u dont believe me come to my best buy store and see for yourself. elite nukes sony out of the water in my opinion.
yea but compare prices too? lol.
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