reply to post by jedimiller
I skimmed through a few pages of this thread...
Ok... Well you’re totally wrong. Well like 95% wrong
HD isn’t a Scam. It’s real...
You are right about one thing and one thing only. Buying the Blue ray version of Aliens or say Die Hard 1 isn’t going to be true "HD" when it's
displayed on your TV screen.
These films were shot on old non hd movie cameras. When you pop these movies into your high def player I’m sure it will be up scaled to whatever
your TV can handle. Some players scale better than others but the actual Picture quality won’t be much improved. I mean to me that’s just pretty
Take for instance the Planet earth series on blue ray. That’s pretty much the benchmark for PQ in high def right now. Obviously there’s a
difference, this and a bunch of newer movies are being shot in HD.
Try to see it as Storage not as some magic blue laser. The more storage you have on a piece of media (disc) the better resolution you can put on
Heck I could put a 1080P movie on a DVD disc but I’m sure it will only have a run time of 10 mins? maybe more?
To me the biggest difference is the audio. Dolby digital 5.1 and DTS sound like mono compared to stereo when you hear how clear DTSHD Dolby TrueHD
sound, PCM. Lossless audio people... studio masters....
You can’t fit all that on DVD... ever. The PQ is amazing but the audio is also jaw dropping, If you have the equipment of course.
You get 1080P video, Lossless, Audio, and extras all on one disc. Again.... Storage.
It comes down to educated buyers. Old movies won’t have the perks that blue ray or HD-DVD(RIP) bring.
A newer movie however is a different story.
I’m not sure but maybe they may offer lossless audio for old movies. I’m actually going to see if they do.
I guess you also need the proper equipment to get the full benefits which the large majority doesn’t.