[QUOTE=MBK;2287329]I suggest you do like many of us do… rent it first and see if the HD content is worth your while… if yes, then buy it.
Animated films like Kung Fu Panda and such, would not be worth getting in Bluray. Some, like Wanted, has a lot of ‘grain’, but was still worth getting in Bluray IMHO.
Bluray.com doesn’t always let us know of the HD level of the Blurays, so wouldn’t help us at all in those cases.[/QUOTE]
I assume you typed the word “not” by accident. If there is any type of films that IS worth getting on Blu-Ray then it’s Animated Films (Pixar/Disney and Dreamworks for sure!!). Kung Fu Panda is amazing in both sound and picture quality on Blu-Ray… Together with “Cars” (or Tingerbell though that’s a really bad film) are THE films to show off the ultimate quality of 1080p.
@kivawolf… To get a Dolby license for your film, a representative of Dolby has to be present at the final mix. This guarantees good Audio. Same for DTS if I understood right. To cover the visual material you should at least check in IMDB how the film was shot. Check this page for example to see the details for the new Harry Potter film.
Both will give you an idea of the likeliness that the blu-ray will have superior quality over the DVD.
Also note you can’t always trust a consumers review. Most people bought an moderate HDTV (size over quality) and except for the audiophiles a lot of people have a terrible soundsystem (even though they “Think” they purchased something good). Use cheap cables, buy a bad Blu-Ray player you name it…
Meaning that on their system the video or sound might seem equal quality to the DVD, while infact the difference might be present on a good setup. The source material is not always as good, whichwill make the difference smaller, but could still be reason enough to buy it if you have good equipment, even if it’s mainly for the audio.