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Discussion in 'Okie Memorial Area' started by okie, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    Do you buy Blu Ray movies exclusively or do you buy regular dvd's also? I found Mrs. Doubtfire in the Walmart 5 dollar bin and I can get it on Blu Ray for 11 bucks. I cant decide what to do, I like the movie but it isn't a movie I will watch 100+ times, so I cant decide which one to get:headscratch:
  2. RedNine

    RedNine AutomatedSystem

    Mar 6, 2012
    Who wants to see Robbin Williams wearing granny panties in high def? Get the DVD.

  3. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

    Apr 23, 2008
    Okie, if you haven't seen Mrs. Doubtfire in HD you haven't lived my friend.
  4. el_jewapo


    Feb 1, 2005
    I really can't even tell much difference. Could be because I use a Playstation 3 with upscaling for both Blu Ray and DVD's.

    And for a movie like Mrs. Doubtfire with no big booms or car chases, I'd take that extra 6 bucks and have a hay day at Taco Bell on the way home.
  5. dango


    Jun 9, 2008
    There was a time when I could here a fly fart , that was called youth.
    I have been evicted throughout the years while renting because of my neck break audio systems.
    I go all the way back to Quadraphonic.!974 , was the first time I got evicted , I had $8000 dollars in my system then.Back when Dolby meant noise reduction in recording and they weren't built in , you had to buy seperate units and calibrate it.

    At my age hearing and eye sight ,you don't get what you pay for in Blu-Ray. As technology moves on , they don't give us a choice
    and one day soon DVD will take the same path as the VCRs.

    I am a true audiophile who loves my music and my movies and Blu-Ray ain't quite worth the extra money to me.These old eyes ain't what they used to be , I still by DVDs , call me old fashioned.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  6. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    PS3 video quality on BluRay is excellent. If you can't tell the difference between BluRay and DVD you either need glasses or a better TV. Or you don't have 1080P on your PS3 turned on.
  7. jason10mm

    jason10mm NRA-GOA-TSRA

    Jan 27, 2001
    Clarksville, TN
    Why buy it at all? I'm sure you could just stream it. Unless Doubtfire is a beloved family classic I wouldn't bother.

    As for a quality increase, I doubt the studio was particularly fired up to give it a quality blu-ray release, the difference is probably minimal. Still look way better I'm sure, but not like a top tier BR release.
  8. I wouldn't bother with BluRay for Mrs. Doubtfire. That movie was made for the humor, not bright, flashy effects, and an upscaled DVD should be fine.
  9. woodasptim


    Feb 7, 2007
    NE Arkansas
  10. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

    Apr 5, 1999
    Central Florida
    I buy only blu rays, get it
  11. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008

    Action movies, Sci Fi, Kids movies with Animation, or a monster movies with special effects, I usually get the Blue Ray. Everything else especially something like a old comedy I would get the DVD.

    The one thing I usually buy in Walmart or other stores is the DVD + Blue Ray combo. I just bought Act of Valor in that format and the price for both the DVD & Blue Ray was like $3 more then getting the Blue Ray alone. This way I have no problem loaning out the DVD to friends and Family because I still have the Blue Ray. Also with Disney/Pixar movies, my Family would watch the Blue Ray then the kids can take DVD to watch in their room or on the laptop when we go on vacation.
  12. crzn01

    crzn01 G23 Gen 4 (32)

    Jul 29, 2007
    Newport News, VA
    We buy the 3D Blu Ray here lately....
  13. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Sep 28, 2009
    I grabbed a blu ray player awhile back.

    I have ONE blu ray dvd.

    Without a doubt, the jump from analog to reglr ole DVD was so stellar in putting us in the digital world, the Blu ray was nothing more than incremental, over hyped and overblown.

    I have a good late model 46 samsung HD tv to watch it on too.

    Its good, but not that good, and not at all worth the extra cost, last time I checked. I can get great HD out of regular discs.
  14. podwich


    Sep 7, 2000
    I only buy Bluray. DVD is blurry.
  15. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Sep 28, 2009

    Oh please.:upeyes:
  16. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

    Sep 16, 2008
    Remember the days when people were in awe of DVDs when they first came out. So much clearer then watching a movie on VHS or TV with an antenna :rofl:

    Now I find myself bytchin when I watch something in Hi Def and its a night-time scene and the blackness looks a little blocky.
  17. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Sep 28, 2009

    I still have a working 1st gen RCA dvd player, and 90's era copy of MadMaxII, the Road Warrior.

    The sound thru my 5.1AC3 is stunning, especially the opening where he kicks in the turbocharger. The DVD has regular 4/3 and widescreen, and the quality is still stunning, the original disc and on the old player.

    My only BluRay is a copy of The Road, probably not the best example since its so drab and dreary, but still..I am just not seeing all the hoopla.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  18. Cwlongshot


    May 31, 2011
    When I bought my last flat screen (52" sony Bravia) I also bought a blue ray player. Partially because of quality but mostly because of price. I paid less them half of offered price. I bought the BBC, blue ray collection called "EARTH". It's a multy disc show of everything on our world woth seeing, Totally awesome! Parts have been on TV documentaries for a couple years. If you haven't seen this I highly recommend it!

    If you have a quality screen that supports 1080 resolution then the difference a blue ray adds is quite astounding. If your TV is 720 or anything less than 1080 it's likely not worth the added costs. At least know you don't get full quality benifits.

    We buy quite a few blue rays and DVDs. I save buying bluerays for films I really liked or ones that are special effect monsters. Otherwise a std DVD is just fine as the quality of my TV is already an improvement.

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  19. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    I'm doing the pee-pee dance because of a 3D trailer I saw last week.

    Guess what movie is going to be made in 3D? I mean, the ULTIMATE "boy I wish they remade that. . . and in 3D" movie.

    The Great Gatsby.

    TGG in 3D???? Ummmm, OK. How about releasing Season-1 of South Park in 3D while you are at it.

    Some movies - 3D is key. Some movies - BluRay is key. Mrs. Doubtfire ain't in either category. Although Robin Williams' fake boobs in 3D. . . . Nope.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2012
  20. kensb2

    kensb2 pistol n00b

    Mar 19, 2012
    Apache, OK
    To the OP: You can get the single disc Bluray version of Mrs. Doubtfire new for $8 on Amazon, so if you're gonna get it, that'd be your best bet. Probably not worth it unless it's just a must have movie for you, which it didn't sound like.
    That said..... Anyone that says DVD is equivalent to Bluray (no 'e') must not have the proper a/v equipment. DVD is 480i. Bluray is a minimum of 720p, up to 1080p. A dual-layer DVD can hold roughly 9.5 GB of information, which a single layer Bluray can hold 25 GB. Also, your connection methods matter. If you have a Bluray player attached to your tv via composite cables (RGB), your not going to get the same video quality as an HDMI cable. There are specs out there to support all of this, which I'll let the naysayers research on their own. The quality of your receiver and speakers also make a big difference. My wife thought I was full of crap when I told her about bluray, until we sat down to watch one on the PS3 with a nice HDTV and a Bose 6.1 surround sound system. Now even she will complain about a regular DVD. Comparing the 2 is like saying a WII has graphics that are just as good as a PS3 or Xbox. Or like saying your .22 pistol has as much stopping power as a .44 mag.....