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Happy Monday, Everypeeps! Hopefully your weekend was totes awesome.

Today’s post is brought to you, in large part, by the Disney Movie Club.

Yes, I know those movie clubs are designed to ultimately screw you over… but I love Disney movies! And if I play things just right, I can average about $14 a movie, for 9 movies!

But that’s not what I’m writing about!

No, I’m just wondering, what’s up with Blu-Ray? I mean, I get that it’s great, gorgeous, lovely, and whatever.

But is it really worth it?

I’ll admit, while walking through Best Buy a while back, I caught a glimpse of Toy Story 3 playing on a super HD, 3D, gigantic TV. And I assume it was playing on Blu-Ray, because I could see the wrinkles in Mr. Potato Head. Like, whoa.

So I immediately wanted a new TV, of course. But I don’t have, or really need, a new TV. And was there ever really a moment when I thought to myself, GOSH, I sure wish I could see the wrinkles in Mr. Potato Head?

Or, for that matter, was I ever dissatisfied with the quality of DVDs before the advent of Blu-Ray?

Probably not.

So, when presented with an awesome deal from Disney’s Movie Club, do I opt for ye olde DVD format, or do I snag myself some Blu-Rays, which I can currently only play on my PS3 (because I’m not about to shell out $100+ for a Blu-Ray player)?

I get the appeal, but I think that I might notice the added detail while watching a Blu-Ray… but I doubt I’d miss it while watching a DVD. Sort of an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ thing. But I’m still a little on the fence.

What do you think? Are Blu-Rays awesome? Worth it? Just a temporary thing as we make our transition into all digital media? What’s the next big thing? Let me know in the comments below!

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lyfling
lyfling

I'm completely content with my DVDs, and have yet to actually purchase a Blu-Ray for my own collection.  It's so uncommon for me to notice any difference, that I feel I am Blu-Ray impaired.

danlang
danlang moderator

@lyfling I feel similarly. I'm only really tempted to get Blu-Ray when it comes to Pixar, or things like that. They put SO much detail into their creations, the Blu-Ray is really stunning. But of course it all depends on your TV, and things like that... and yeah, really overall... is it worth it? Or do we really notice if it's missing? Meh.