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Blu-ray Sucks! Amazon keeps pushing a format that I hate and will never buy.


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Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:16:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 19, 2011 8:28:27 AM PDT
netman says:
Leon, it takes a lot more than improved technology to shift the market to a new format. Yes Blu Ray will eventually be replaced but I think it will not happen for another 20 years. Once the public settles into a new technology, they are not eager to replace all of their media and equipment. For example, 3D TV which is not gaining much traction...why? Because everyone just got finished upgrading their TVs to standard HD.

It will be several more years before Blu Ray replaces DVD and it was released in 2003 so 10 years in 2013. If a new 5D format is released 10 years from now (and it always takes longer than they say), it will also take another 10 years to replace Blu Ray...that equals 20 years Leon, just in case math is not your strong suite ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 8:37:30 AM PDT
JVAN says:
You are correct. I just edited my post to reflect June numbers from last year. I think you're prescription for eyewear is more in question than my hdmi cable. Have you ever really compared a DVD to a blu ray of the SAME title, in the SAME system, or are you just trolling?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 8:42:51 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:48:20 AM PDT
netman says:
Me thinks Leon and Todd are the same person. Todd still can't get over the fact that he invested heavily in HD DVD and his mother won't let him buy a Blu Ray player, "No Todd, you cannot have a Blu Ray, you didn't do your homework the last time." Start with the beginning of this thread for some serious laughs.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:50:24 AM PDT
A. W. Vijn says:
So you agree that the "picute" of a BluRay is just as good as the one on your Roko 2?
Progress made!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 8:58:58 AM PDT
JVAN says:
I have Netflix HD streaming too. It's great, just as good as HDTV 720p broadcast! And you're right, I can't tell the difference between that and a blu-ray on my 24" LCD in the dining room. However, on my Pioneer Kuro, and and 6.1 surround system in the living room, there are solid differences between the three (DVD, HD streaming, and blu-ray), in both sound and visual acuity. I will say though, the sound for some shows is very good, better than some older DVD's. But it can't hold a candle to SACD or blu-ray audio on a system that can reproduce the differences.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 11:19:11 AM PDT
MikeT says:
" Leon Newberry says: The next twenty years lmfao! Man 5d dvd comes out in 5 to 8 years and will hold 30 times as much information as blu ray and the players will use 3 lasers to read info unlike just one with blu ray. Look it up blu ray will have a very short life span. "

It *might* come out then, if at all. Post back here when there are actual 5D players out there priced at current BD player pricing and enough content to matter. Until then it is just speculation and wishful thinking.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 2:50:05 PM PDT
Matheus says:
BluRays and HD DVDs were of basically the same quality in terms of picture and sound.
BuRays prevailed in the marketing war between the two, chiefly because Sony put a BluRay player in the Play Station 3; the PS3 having a greater consumer penetration than its rival. 'Early adopters' may get the latest technology, but you play a ridiculous premium for it, and you are the guinea pigs for the advance in technology.
I have never heard of any evidence that DVDs and HD DVDs are any more durable than BluRay discs. If anything, it depends more on the care taken by the owner. Don't abuse the disc, and don't leave it sitting idle in switched on player when you are not viewing it. Common sense really.

FINALLY; I think that Todd P James may have just made up this post to stir people up. Boring ............

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 4:08:37 PM PDT
LP Quagmire says:
So 5-D is the next big thing after 4-D Aroma-Scope...?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 4:12:24 PM PDT
Yes i have and i was completly underwhelmed at the difference. And i have 20\20 vision thank you very much. Im not saying blu ray sucks by any means im just saying im unimpressed with the format.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 8:01:57 PM PDT
If you have Netflix playing through Roko 2 some movies have the option of 5.1 suround sound. One of those movies is Batman Forever. Once I selected that option and played the movie my receivers decoder kicked right in. The sound was amazing.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:21:25 PM PDT
S. Schmidt says:
Just a 360 fanboy hating on the PS3. Nothing more. Thanks for making us all dumber with your incoherent babble full of fabricated information.

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 8:55:16 PM PDT
netman says:
Todd, that great 5.1 sound you enjoyed in Batman Forever you get with every Blu Ray...get it?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2011 9:43:31 PM PDT
Actually, it's worse. Dude is an HD DVD zealot. He still believes HD DVD can make a comeback. The link below is one of his posts in the HD DVD Forum. Crazy thing is he hates Blu-ray "trolls". So, if he was actually self aware he would realize that he himself is a troll, and then he would be self loathing. He is what he hates.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/hd%20dvd/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1LBDSMFH3XYPS&cdMsgNo=5&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx1JTJSJASDXDT9&cdMsgID=Mx1W08GAPLEBFTZ#Mx1W08GAPLEBFTZ

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 3:25:13 AM PDT
MikeT says:
If you want a real laugh go to that nut case's web site http://www.hddvdplayerownersunite.com/
His "monumental" efforts to somehow revive the dead HD-DVD format is a web site with zero content and only unrelated pop-up ads.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 7:21:12 AM PDT
JVAN says:
True, 5.1 is amazing. Have you ever heard DTS-HD Master audio or Dolby TrueHD? These two are lossless surround codecs, not available in streaming or DVD. It's similar to the difference between CD and SACD in quality.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 7:38:55 AM PDT
Actually CD has lossless audio, so a better comparison would be the difference between mp3 and SACD.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 7:46:50 AM PDT
JVAN says:
Technically, you are correct. (following is off-subject) I have recently had my ears opened to SACD, and the difference between titles I have on SACD and CD is astounding. Even my MFSL edition of Dark Side of the Moon is whipped and put to shame by the SACD version.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 8:08:08 AM PDT
Bluray no good? Well there is only one reason why this person is saying this, IGNORANCE. You better go to a doctor to see if your eyes are ok, if its ok than you should try to see a specialist not for your eyes but for your mind. In my point of view, there is nothing better in this world that is better than BR. Almost forgort to ask you DO YOU HAVE A BLURAY PLAYER?

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 8:33:51 AM PDT
Horrorluvr says:
The OP must've posted this on his palm pre. LOL!!!!!

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 10:44:01 AM PDT
David Harris says:
The best thing about HD-DVDs...? Is that people selling the HD-DVD/DVD combo discs are selling them for cheap. :)

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 1:24:19 PM PDT
turkish says:
wow OP has 152 thumb downs. maybe he was trying to break a record with his ridiculous post. if so, he might have succeeded. the most thumbdowns I have seen in my amazon lifetime was probably not more than 40, 50.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 1:26:51 PM PDT
turkish says:
""I'm not buying that Blu-ray crap at all. That's final!""

who gives a s..ht whether you buy it or not. good for you. now you can move on, instead of ranting and raving here :)

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 5:49:10 PM PDT
J. VanderPas says:
We have had BR since about 2008 & haven't purchased a DVD in years! We probably own close to 300 movies now, replacing & selling our DVDs through the years...but it's hard not to want to buy every movie you like (especially when you are a movie freak like me). Hopefully blu rays stay around for a long time! They really do have better sound and picture quality - with an HDTV!

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 8:07:13 PM PDT
Jack Pacini says:
OP is going to be mad as a hornet once they eventually stop making DVDs.
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