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Sep. 12th, 2009

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From:johnckirk
Date:September 12th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Thanks - I'm not in any hurry to replace my TV. For now, I figure that there's no point upgrading the TV because I don't have Blu-Ray or Sky HD, and there's no point getting Blu-Ray or Sky HD until I have an HD TV :)

I thought that Blu-Ray players could handle DVDs too, so I wouldn't have to replace all my disks unless I specifically wanted high-res versions? In lots of cases, I'm not sure whether that would be an option, e.g. old 80s films. Personally, I'd like to see Blu-Ray used as a way to reduce storage space, e.g. an entire season of "Babylon 5" on a single disk, at the same picture quality we have now. However, I doubt that will ever happen.
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From:gaspodog
Date:September 14th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
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Oh of course, yes, as far as I know the Blu-Ray devices will generally play normal DVDs too, so I guess you wouldn't have to replace them. You would, however, have to resist the temptation, or at least make sure the Blu-Ray player you got was decent at upscaling.

Unfortunately, you can't get a whole series of B5 onto a Blu-Ray disc in 1080p HD resolution, which is the main point of Blu-Ray :)
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