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I think my expectations are too high....
seth nightcap
shannenb
Since I did so well on my auctions (and made quite a bit more than I was expecting) I decided to splurge and go ahead and buy a Blu Ray player. I figure, you know--I have a big, 1080p HDTV, so I probably wasn't getting the full effect from it with regular DVDs.

Target had the Samsung I had my eye on on sale for $199--it wasn't the brand new model with Netflix and stuff, but I don't have a Netflix subscription so I didn't see the need to pay the extra $100 to stream movies right to the player.

I bought Friday the 13th (Jared WHY CAN'T I QUIT YOU?????)and also Serenity (because it was on sale for $14.99 and I suspected that would look excellent on Blu Ray.)

But....I dunno. It looks sort of the same as my regular DVDs. I'm using the HDMI cable, although it's not the gold plated one. Does that make that much of a difference?

Maybe when Jared gets on screen, it'll look better. :)

Also, I'm going to declare it now, just so we're clear:

JARED MIGHT BE POPPING MY BLU RAY CHERRY, BUT I BOUGHT THIS SPECIFICALLY TO WATCH ON THE HEAD OF A PIN AND THE RAPTURE ON SPN'S S4 BLU RAY. BECAUSE I NEED TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF MISHA IN THOSE EPS IN THE HIGHEST RESOLUTION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE.

So yeah, I'm gonna be picky about what I buy on Blu Ray. I mean, regular DVDs still work on this too, right?

ETA: Yeah, Jared does look pretty good in Blu Ray. I think just the beginning, it was too dark to look that good.

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Whether you'd be able to tell a difference in quality from regular DVD and Blu-ray might depend on a few things. If your TV is smaller than 40 something inches, you might not be able to tell very easily. And a 1080i TV won't be able to truly display the 1080p video. But I suspect if you were able to switch back and forth between the DVD and blu-ray of the same frame, you'd likely notice the better quality, less compression, etc.

I misspoke--it's a 1080p, not i. I thought the p was supposed to be the better one. It's not small--it's a 50 inch widescreen lcd hdtv w/dlp.

I think it's because my old DVD player was an upconverting, so I was seeing my DVDs in near HD anyway. I'd probably notice more of a difference if I was coming from a regular DVD player.

Ah yeah, the p is the best. Sounds like a very nice TV, I'm jealous!

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