nakamura wrote:For me also the jump to dvd from VHS was far bigger than the jump from DVD to Blu Ray. In fact, I still don't have a Blu Ray player now.
Same. DVD brought an end to a lot of the technical issues/irritations faced by owning VHS tapes such as gradual quality degradation, messed up tape and the rewind/fast forward process. This plus the obvious leap in quality. Obviously we knew no different when DVD didn't exist (unless you had Laserdisc or VCD of course) but there's no denying that DVD vastly improved the experience (aside from unskippable copyright warnings of course!).
Blu-Ray and HD-DVD were just better picture quality and since DVD never looks 'bad' to me, I currently see no incentive to upgrade. I bought a PS3 for the games and as was already said on the previous page, as a gamer I'm interested in what I can play
on the console and not
the extra media capabilities which have been left untouched by myself.
I still maintain that a new console should launch with both a fully-loaded media centre version and a stripped back games machine which at most should allow movie playback and online access. This way, the people who want all the extra stuff can buy the more expensive model but gamers can also pick up a cheaper version that plays the games. As it is at the moment, gamers are sometimes forced to pay more for features they don't want.
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