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Thread title is descriptive of what this thread is focusing on: people who say they can't tell the difference between Blu-Ray and DVD in terms of audio and visual quality.

I had a friend of mind over at my house the other day and played a few minutes of the Quantum of Solace Blu-Ray on my PC, crystal clear as you'd expect...then I play a couple of minutes of my GoldenEye DVD from the early 2000s that has less then average DVD quality. My friend claimed he couldn't tell the difference in quality between the two.

Any of you guys know people like this?


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I know lots, although I'm not one of them, I'd take a BD over an up scaled DVD any day. I remember the first time it really hit home to me was when I watched the first few episodes of 'Dollhouse' on DVD and half way through got the BD.  I was kinda blown away at home much older the actors looked just because you could see their wrinkles clearer. Just one striking example that anyone would notice, but of course everything looks so much clearer. 

Audio I'm not so fussy on though, I'd probably not tell the difference between a BD and DVD in that area.

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I've not noticed an audio quality difference between DVD and Blu-Ray (with the exception of old remastered films) but I'm sure it's because I don't have a receiver that's capable of decoding LPCM, DTS-HD and other types of audio that Blu-Rays use.

I know several people who claim not to be able to tell the difference between Blu-Ray and DVD and it baffles me. I usually deduce it to them either having a shit TV or not having their Playstation 3/BD player hooked up or configured properly...or the occasional person who believes that Blu-Ray and DVD are the same quality and think that people who say they can see a difference have just been sucked in by marketing.

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I can tell the difference, but I can't say I really prefer one over the other.  So long as I'm watching a good movie, I couldn't care less if I can see the individual hairs on the guy sitting at a table in the background  ;)

 I will say that I don't think releasing older movies in Blu-Ray is always a good thing.  I remember watching the beginning scene from Terminator 2 in Blu-Ray and realizing that everything looked super fake, because it was super clear.

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I prefer Blu-Ray because of the higher audio/visual quality. I like it when older films are released on Blu-Ray because when studios actually put effort in (Bond Blu-Ray releases, 2001 A Space Odyssey) the movies end up looking spectacular compared to their DVD counterparts.

I've never had the issue of effects looking more...'fake' on Blu-Ray. I know of a couple of people that've mentioned that to me but when I go back and view films people bought up when talking about this the effects usually look equally crap on DVD (usually due to age of movie or craptastic CGI)

I've seen all the Terminator films on DVD and Blu-Ray and effects that are obviously fake/bad are noticable on both formats. The only Terminator movie I noticed bad effects in was The Terminator (mainly when his cutting out his eye) but I also noticed how bad that looked on the DVD copy I have prior to seeing it on Blu-Ray.

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I can tell the difference, but I can't say I really prefer one over the other.  So long as I'm watching a good movie, I couldn't care less if I can see the individual hairs on the guy sitting at a table in the background  ;)

 I will say that I don't think releasing older movies in Blu-Ray is always a good thing.  I remember watching the beginning scene from Terminator 2 in Blu-Ray and realizing that everything looked super fake, because it was super clear.

I agree.. on all points. in fact.. even some of the newer stuff seems odd being so clear..

lol.. I had a friend who was into blu-ray,and into porn..I asked about blu-ray p0rn,and he said."tried it,but some things just aren't meant to be watched @ that clarity"

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Yes, as much as I love my HD movies, Porn is something that is best left at low res.

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God, this sounds more like a comparison between DVD5 and DVD9. That's a huge matter of quality, prices and a size of a TV screen to watch that on.

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Yes, as much as I love my HD movies, Porn is something that is best left at low res.

Lol. I haven't got a chance to watch any Blu-Ray movies yet. And plus, my old TV is a 12-year old beaten up Sony Wega, which was the best thing in the past.

Prolly will change TV when we moved homes. :)


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I only watch my porn at the lowest of resolutions

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Re: People who say they can't tell the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray..
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 02:57:29 AM »
Custers Revenge is by far the worst game I have never played! Doging arrows to have sex with a black chick! WTF

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Re: People who say they can't tell the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray..
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2012, 01:34:39 AM »
The only bad thing about Blu-Ray is studios that make crappy transfers...

 

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