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I'm having a bit of trouble deciding whether it's worth investing in a blu-ray player. I've been watching some blu-ray trailers and I'm up for getting one but do I need to spend £100-150+ or can I get one cheaper but with the same quality, etc. I don't know much about blu-ray and if buying a cheaper blu-ray player will effect the quality much so I'd love some advice.

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I'm having a bit of trouble deciding whether it's worth investing in a blu-ray player. I've been watching some blu-ray trailers and I'm up for getting one but do I need to spend £100-150+ or can I get one cheaper but with the same quality, etc. I don't know much about blu-ray and if buying a cheaper blu-ray player will effect the quality much so I'd love some advice.

They are becoming really cheap now. I think you can get them for about £75 from Amazon, I dont personally have one but I keep meaning to pick one up. If you can afford to then I would say its worth it from talking to a few mates and stuff.

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If you're interested in a gaming machine as well, you could always get a PS3. Not only does it play Blu-Ray and games, but it upscales DVDs and can be easily updated.

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I'm having a bit of trouble deciding whether it's worth investing in a blu-ray player. I've been watching some blu-ray trailers and I'm up for getting one but do I need to spend £100-150+ or can I get one cheaper but with the same quality, etc. I don't know much about blu-ray and if buying a cheaper blu-ray player will effect the quality much so I'd love some advice.

They are becoming really cheap now. I think you can get them for about £75 from Amazon, I dont personally have one but I keep meaning to pick one up. If you can afford to then I would say its worth it from talking to a few mates and stuff.

I've got a Sony BD-ROM drive in my PC- cost me £40. They're pretty cack at reading scratched normal DVDs though.

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I'm having a bit of trouble deciding whether it's worth investing in a blu-ray player. I've been watching some blu-ray trailers and I'm up for getting one but do I need to spend £100-150+ or can I get one cheaper but with the same quality, etc. I don't know much about blu-ray and if buying a cheaper blu-ray player will effect the quality much so I'd love some advice.

They are becoming really cheap now. I think you can get them for about £75 from Amazon, I dont personally have one but I keep meaning to pick one up. If you can afford to then I would say its worth it from talking to a few mates and stuff.

I've got a Sony BD-ROM drive in my PC- cost me £40. They're pretty cack at reading scratched normal DVDs though.

That's another thing, I want to be able to play my old DVD's and yeah I used to have a PS3 but don't anymore, I'm just looking at blu-ray players. I'm basically upgrading my whole setup, new TV and everything so I'm after a fairly cheap but worthwhile option.

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Most if not all of blu-ray players should be able to play normal DVDs as well and attempt to upscale them to HD. You definitely can get them pretty cheap now, I'd go for one with network capability, since you can access the streaming web services such as love film, BBC iPlayer youtube and others.

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Finn 7 five 11

I think one of the best things about Blu-ray is how hard the discs are, your movie collection lasts so much longer, i wouldn't have bought a blu-ray player outright myself so i bought a PS3, they are getting so much cheaper all the time, so if you wait it out it shouldn't be a big deal to buy one.

I haven't had problems on my ps3 with playing DVD's.

DO you really need the extra quality?

Decide for yourself, go to a electronics shop, find a tv similar to yours and get them to do a demo dvd vs blu ray, decide if the difference is worth it yourself.

 

Are you talking about a a player? or installing a drive in your pc? forgive me for not quite following.

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I got the Sony BDP-S570 and it is phenomenal. It does 3D Blu Ray playback, streaming network videos/music/pictures as well as Netflix and YouTube.

 

Although, I would wait for the next generation of Blu Ray players which are due out very shortly like the S580.

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I think one of the best things about Blu-ray is how hard the discs are, your movie collection lasts so much longer, i wouldn't have bought a blu-ray player outright myself so i bought a PS3, they are getting so much cheaper all the time, so if you wait it out it shouldn't be a big deal to buy one.

I haven't had problems on my ps3 with playing DVD's.

DO you really need the extra quality?

Decide for yourself, go to a electronics shop, find a tv similar to yours and get them to do a demo dvd vs blu ray, decide if the difference is worth it yourself.

 

Are you talking about a a player? or installing a drive in your pc? forgive me for not quite following.

I'm looking at buying a player, I wouldn't even consider touching the PC.

 

It's not so much about better quality either, I get the idea that blu-ray is the way forward and I want to start buying films that I know are going to be playable for a long time as DVD slowly becomes obsolete. Ah decisions, decisions.

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Finn 7 five 11

DVD's are gonna be around for a fair while yet, at least a few years, VHS is still around, although they don't sell em anymore, if i were you and your only reason for getting one is to keep up, i would wait another year, you might save $50-$100 on low end ones, and even more on higher end ones that include a recorder, a writer and upscaler ect ect.

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I think the fact that no one sells them, well that is to say new from the factory, means that VHS is gone.

The only reason you can say that VHS is still around is because some people still have them and won't let go.

I'll admit I have some VHS tapes myself but not player and the only reason I still have them is because they mean something to me.

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Finn 7 five 11

Your right, but thats beside the point DVD's will still be around for a few more years.

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