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07-12-2010, 03:36 PM
When a big sale comes and you need something to play movies on then buy a Blu ray. A Blu ray buner, Why? Hard drive space is cheaper. If you watch a movie on good TV can you really tell the differnce from DVD HD vs Blu ray?

Speedy Gonzales
07-12-2010, 03:38 PM
I dont think DVD is HD. Its upscaled to look like bluray / HD.

07-12-2010, 03:42 PM
Seems pretty obvious that you would be talking about burning downloaded movies to DVD/bluray. if the content is in proper 1080p HD then it won't fit on a DVD. Compressed 720p does though...is it pirated by any chance? :p

08-12-2010, 01:18 PM
Yes you can get HD on a DVD.
No I am not talking about burning downloaded movied, I'm talking about burning data.
So with the prices the way they are, why buy a Blu ray?

Speedy Gonzales
08-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Why not, since a bluray can play both. A dvd player cant

08-12-2010, 01:34 PM
It depends on if you want to just play BlueRay or also write to blueray as to the prices of the drives though.

08-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Exactly what are we talking about here

HD-DVD : the original competitor to Bluray?? with up to 30G capacity??

or a small avi,mpg whatever encoded into 1080p that MIGHT run on SOME dvd players. But really only good for PC's
Generally being much lower bitrate than blueray

or some other chinese based DVD format ,like the old CVD (VCDish Type format)
that play on b8gger all set top DVD players

08-12-2010, 03:35 PM
Pirated movies come out in 720p in 4.3GB MKV files usually, which would fit on a DVD, but doesn't work in most bluray players (They don't recognize the Matroska container).

Basically: If it's HD (720p upwards), it's going to be on a Bluray disc
If it's a DVD, it's not HD, even though theoretically you could cram a movie into a dual-layered DVD-9 disc, the big movie companies simply don't.

HDDVD on the other hand is a technology MS invested in for their 360, but they have conceded defeat for movies etc, and so they're pretty much just released for Bluray now.

09-12-2010, 08:43 AM
The original post is unintelligible gibberish
worse than some of mine :punk

09-12-2010, 11:24 AM
The original post is unintelligible gibberish
worse than some of mine :punk