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


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In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2012 11:17:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 23, 2012 11:17:59 PM PDT
Sha Gojyo says:
not to mention, scratch resistant and in HD picture quality. DVDs can't top that. i'm sure Blu-Ray will be around for another 10 - 20 years to come, if not more.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:22:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 24, 2012 8:24:28 AM PDT
Are you........on drugs? Daft? Retarded? Stupid? Insert others here? BD are the most durable removable disks ever made. It has the largest storage, of any disc ever made. The image quality compared to the old HD DVDs is a 99.99% match.

Your argument is based entirely on elementary school science which in fact doesn't apply at all - if you ever owned a PS/2, you'd know that those discs spun for hours and hours and hours and hours and days and days and days and they still took YEARS to degrade to the point where you needed to actually resurface them, afterwards working perfectly fine. Those were DVDs. These are blurays, which are stronger, more advanced and most importantly - they run for maybe 4 hours at a time. If you wath LoTR Extended.

Face it, you picked the wrong side and your side lost as everyone knew it would.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:27:28 AM PDT
More likely it is a combination of friction and the fact that the inside of any console, because they are poorly designed, is as hot as any air cooled computer - which is to say pretty god damn hot, like 120 fahrenheit.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:29:13 AM PDT
Games are already 20gb. Most good games with any depth to them - MGS4, over 50gb, Every total war game this decade - minimum 15gb, Diablo 3, 18gb or so, etc etc.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 8:34:52 AM PDT
I can attest to that. I'm 26 and we had all the disney movies growing up. I might like to own them again in the future and rather than hunt down those VHSs, which are useless - I'm amazed they still MAKE vhs/dvd combos - I would prefer to buy the blu-ray and not give my children the appreciation for ancient technology that I have. They'll certainly learn of these old techs but won't have to suffer them long.

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:09:47 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Blu Ray sucks are you kidding? Durability alone is just one reason. Not even wasting my time probably the dumbest thing I have read on here. I mean I admit I like horror movies collecting on VHS in the old days, but 20 years old and they have little fade lines in them. So no durability, and DVDs skip on the smallest scratches. Ive never had to return a Blu Ray because it was defective. Just that post makes no sense, and the price is amazing they just keep dropping.

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:10:49 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Think his screen name should be Re Todded

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 9:13:20 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
You really should have kept that to yourself. Thicker doesnt mean better. Been buying blu ray for years never had a defective one period. Change your screen name to We Todd Did, or Sofa King Stupid

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 9:15:04 AM PDT
Bandrew says:
Seems like anything that Kubrick does is amazing on Blu Ray. Just full of color, and Psycho as well is so clear

Posted on May 24, 2012 9:32:50 AM PDT
Ryno says:
Todd you are a silly little man. BD is exceptional, especially when you consider how much better everything looks on BD. I have over 200 DVD's in my collection, including the ones that came with the BD/DVD combo packs and everyone of them looks better on my BD player then my DVD player. Man up and grow a set. HD/DVD is dead. Oh and by the way MR Wizard, there is never enough heat generated to warp a blu ray. If this was true, then your HD/DVD's would suffer the same fate moron.

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2012 6:55:50 PM PDT
Bluray is exceptional!!!! Hands down!!!!

Posted on May 27, 2012 1:40:32 AM PDT
John morris says:
This thread is planet troll,please don't feed the natives.

Posted on May 27, 2012 1:40:33 AM PDT
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Posted on May 27, 2012 6:00:59 AM PDT
Kevin Lent says:
I have 800+ blu rays and counting... Best format ever!!

In reply to an earlier post on May 27, 2012 11:17:40 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 8, 2012 6:47:46 PM PST
Sha Gojyo says:
800+? damn, that's one hell of an investment.

edit: those who downvoted me can go F yourselves.

Posted on May 28, 2012 9:46:42 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
blu-ray is the great,I like blu-ray in 3D,home movies are getting better.Only thing I do not like is all the old movies I have in VHS and the reg.DVD.you can not copy them to blu-ray,heck you can not even copy the VHS movies to DVD,because of the copyright.you can only do that with your homemade VHS,as there is no copyright blocking it.Oh well life goes on.

Posted on May 29, 2012 4:04:01 AM PDT
MikeT says:
Why would you want to copy VHS or DVD to Blu-ray? The picture quality and audio quality will not improve by transferring them to Blu-ray.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 8:51:21 AM PDT
Maybe they want to transfer the video so they can throw away their VHS tapes. There are many videos on VHS that have never been or never will be on dvd/bd release. So, people can copy to dvd or bd and put the VHS in permanent storage if they want. People do have home video recordings on VHS, too.

Also, Ed, the copy protection on VHS prevents VHS to VHS copying, not VHS to dvd/bd copying. How would they have developed a security measure in early 1990's or before to prevent copying to a technology that was not released until around '97? Go ahead and copy your VHS tapes to dvd, it should work.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 9:08:51 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
Just to keep my VHS movies,I can put them on DVD.Instead of going out and buying them again on DVD.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 9:13:58 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
Yes I want to get rid of the VHS.I do believe you can make one copy of the movie for a backup copy if you own the movie,and not be in copyright violation.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 9:34:44 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
Do not for get about that old video disk,that thing was as big as a L.P.record,which by the way did not last long at all.

Posted on May 29, 2012 7:29:35 PM PDT
Nick says:
Blu-rays don't scratch.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2012 11:10:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 3, 2012 9:37:23 AM PDT
A M says:
"Also, Ed, the copy protection on VHS prevents VHS to VHS copying, not VHS to dvd/bd copying. How would they have developed a security measure in early 1990's or before to prevent copying to a technology that was not released until around '97? Go ahead and copy your VHS tapes to dvd, it should work."

Actually this is not true. The copy protection on the VHS is macrovision. Modern set-top DVD recorders can read Macrovision and won't allow it to copy. If copying from VHS to VHS, a tape with macrovision will copy - but it will pulse. The picture will get very dark and unwatchable and stay that way for a few seconds, then go back to normal and pulse back to dark every five to ten seconds. It pulses, so you can't just turn up the brightness on your TV.

If you try to record that to a set top DVD recorder, it sees the tape has copy protection and says this material can not be recorded when you hit the red button. The same if you try to dub it to a DV tape. I can't remember what happened when I used an Analog/Digital converter to capture it in Final Cut Pro via firewire. I think it didn't work.

Thankfully, there are not a lot of VHS tapes with macrovision. It is only on a handful of commercially recorded TV shows and movies. Which ones use it is totally random. It's not like the biggest movies. I remember tapes of "George of the Jungle" (the original cartoon) and "Fried Green Tomatoes" had it.

The only way around it (that I have found) is to digitize it into an Avid Media composer. It auto gain corrects analog video. There were boxes that were Macrovision-busters. They were often sold as "color correctors." I doubt they are made any more. But you probably could find a used one on ebay.

In reply to an earlier post on May 30, 2012 5:02:28 AM PDT
Ed Brown says:
I do know around 1990 you could put a prerecorded VHS tape into a VHS camcorder,and plug that into your VHS home player recorder to copy your tapes.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012 9:36:54 AM PDT
A M says:
"I do know around 1990 you could put a prerecorded VHS tape into a VHS camcorder,and plug that into your VHS home player recorder to copy your tapes."

That is because only SOME tapes have Macrovision copy protection. Not all. And definitely not the majority of them.
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