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.