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Catching up with Blu-ray

Thanks to an unexpected Christmas present of a Blu-ray player, I now have to catch up with the rest of the world. But the big question is, what movies do I need to re-buy, if any?

One fish, two fish, red fish, Blu-ray

My experience with Blu-ray is pretty limited. I had seen some Blu-ray movies at a friend’s house but wasn’t too terribly impressed. Yes, it was higher quality and looked better than your average DVD, so Blu-ray delivers on its promises…but is it worth the extra investment? I don’t think so, at least when it comes to re-buying movies you already have. I don’t forsee myself re-buying my favorite films just to have them in Blu-ray quality (unless I can find them cheap).

From here on out I don’t see any reason to NOT get Blu-ray movies rather than normal DVDs…except that they’re a bit more expensive. However, these days we’re not so much into buying disc movies, especially with Netflix and all the other means by which to watch movies outside of physical media, so if there’s a movie that I feel I need to have on my shelf, I don’t mind shelling out a few extra bucks for a Blu-ray.

I really hate having to adopt a new media format, it’s just a pain. Thankfully, however, Blu-ray is worth it as long as they’re few and far between…and they should be.


  1. Will Will December 27, 2011

    I didn’t think I would start replacing my old movies with blu-rays either. Once I had been watching blu-rays enough, it was hard to watch movies in standard definition.

  2. Brian Brian December 27, 2011

    Yeah, I’m kind of afraid of that too. But right now we don’t have but 1 Blu-ray so most of our stuff is DVD/Netflix, so I won’t be bombarded with Blu-ray to really want to start replacing old movies…at least, that’s my though. I’m probably wrong and I’ll start buying Blu-rays left and right.

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