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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Are you already into Blu-Ray?
Poll: Are you already into Blu-Ray?
Yes
No
I'm waiting on a specific disc before I go Blu
Not the least bit interested in high definition
I would be, but my wallet says nay, nay, nay
View Results (32 votes)
 

Patty
Immortal


Nov 23 2010, 8:49pm

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Are you already into Blu-Ray? Can't Post

Have you taken the plunge into high definition for home video yet?


macfalk
Valinor


Nov 23 2010, 8:53pm

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The lord of the lash says nay,nay,nay [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks cool, but I'll stick to my DVD for a few more years, blue-ray is a bit too expensive now for me to completely swap my whole dvd-collection to bluray.


Patty
Immortal


Nov 23 2010, 9:19pm

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I only swap out movies that I adore... [In reply to] Can't Post

like Babe, and Pride and Prejudice, and, ultimately LotR. Oh, and The Fifth Element.Blush

I don't already have The Birds, so I will buy it when it comes out.

But inasmuch as you can play your dvds on the blu-ray player too that helps.


The Party Tree
Lorien


Nov 24 2010, 1:39am

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Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm pretty sure the blu-ray player makes DVDs look better, too.


Patty
Immortal


Nov 24 2010, 7:08am

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It's supposed to. I wouldn't know because... [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't play my dvds on the blu-ray player. I won't shorten it's usable life with dvds--I play them on the dvd player.

I would guess that how much better they look would still be very dependent on how good the source dvd looks, though, and some are definitely better than others.


the_argonath
Lorien


Nov 24 2010, 1:27pm

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I would... but [In reply to] Can't Post

My parents refuse to buy one yet. But they've just got Sky HD (like American Cable TV I think) so I'm edging a little closer! Although I have a large DVD collection so it would be a shame to render it obsolete in favour of new blu-rays Frown I may just buy a PS3 and kill 2 birds with one stone.... Wink


One Ringer
Tol Eressea


Nov 24 2010, 2:34pm

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So pretty... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've got myself a blu-ray, and some discs. It's a nice little treat, but yes, the price range does limit me to just the movies I love.

Oh, and combo packs are great as well. Wink


(This post was edited by One Ringer on Nov 24 2010, 2:34pm)


Donry
Tol Eressea


Nov 24 2010, 5:23pm

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Hi-Def yes, Blu-ray no.... [In reply to] Can't Post

I have a hi-def television and hi-def television package.....but no blu-ray player.....


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Nov 24 2010, 8:10pm

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I bought a Blue Ray player [In reply to] Can't Post

a year ago because it would stream Netflix. I did not have a BR disk until my son bought Batman The Dark night. I did find the Blue Ray LotR Trilogy at Half price Books the other day. It is in the library with the rest. I woul not say I wa into Blue Ray.


Magpie
Immortal


Nov 24 2010, 8:29pm

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my problem is the cost would be for more than the discs and the player [In reply to] Can't Post

since we're still working off an older tv we need a converter box. That, along with all the other devices we have plugged in do not allow for the addition of a blu ray player. There are no more places to plug things into the wall or the tv.

I don't buy high ticket items without much thought but with the current economy, there is no way I could ditch and replace a large tv (very large, rear projection) and dvd player (which is also the converter box) to get blu ray.

I suspect, by time we find we have to replace the tv, technology will have moved to some new realm.


FarFromHome
Valinor


Nov 25 2010, 2:10pm

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I suppose it's just me [In reply to] Can't Post

but I can't get past the dorky name. Blu-ray sounds like some kind of Flash Gordon weapon to me...

Tongue

We get hi-def TV, which I like. But we don't watch that many DVDs anyway, so I don't see us buying a hi-def player until our regular DVD player needs replacing.


Hamfast
Rohan


Nov 26 2010, 6:22pm

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I saved for one year. [In reply to] Can't Post

And used all of this year's tax return to upgrade my technology. I bought a new 21" inch screen iMac that is a beast. As well as a Sony Bravia 40" LCD 120hz HDTV. And a PS3 for the blu-ray, dvd ,and gaming experience.Now I am knee deep in upgrading my favorite dvd's to blu....not all titles are available yet though, like The Big Lebowski, or Manhattan, or LOTR EE's Frown


Oiotári
Tol Eressea


Dec 4 2010, 1:57am

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maybe when LotR EE comes out [In reply to] Can't Post

which could be long enough that I'd be out of college (at least undergrad) and have the money to... who am I kidding, I'll be in college for a looooong time and college students don't have the money to buy blu-ray players Tongue


macfalk
Valinor


Dec 4 2010, 9:47am

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Agreed. When EE bluray is here, I'll be tempted. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


mykonos
Bree

Dec 9 2010, 6:57pm

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mmmm hi-def [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm into anyway hi-def and would love to get into blu-ray. But I wont be able to afford it for 6 months to a year.

 
 

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