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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?
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)


Nov 23 2010, 8:49pm

Post #1 of 15 (320 views)
Are you already into Blu-Ray? Can't Post

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


Nov 23 2010, 8:53pm

Post #2 of 15 (215 views)
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.


Nov 23 2010, 9:19pm

Post #3 of 15 (190 views)
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

Nov 24 2010, 1:39am

Post #4 of 15 (262 views)
Yep [In reply to] Can't Post

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


Nov 24 2010, 7:08am

Post #5 of 15 (265 views)
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.


Nov 24 2010, 1:27pm

Post #6 of 15 (193 views)
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

Post #7 of 15 (191 views)
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)

Tol Eressea

Nov 24 2010, 5:23pm

Post #8 of 15 (160 views)
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

Nov 24 2010, 8:10pm

Post #9 of 15 (153 views)
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.


Nov 24 2010, 8:29pm

Post #10 of 15 (200 views)
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.


Nov 25 2010, 2:10pm

Post #11 of 15 (226 views)
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...


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.


Nov 26 2010, 6:22pm

Post #12 of 15 (181 views)
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

Tol Eressea

Dec 4 2010, 1:57am

Post #13 of 15 (118 views)
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


Dec 4 2010, 9:47am

Post #14 of 15 (113 views)
Agreed. When EE bluray is here, I'll be tempted. // [In reply to] Can't Post



Dec 9 2010, 6:57pm

Post #15 of 15 (130 views)
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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