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Old 03-09-2009, 08:26 AM   #1
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can i buy a blu ray player for my sony 32 '' 720p tv??
will there be a difference or no??
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Old 03-09-2009, 08:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to Blu-ray.com

Yes, you would notice a major difference in (video) quality. I would also suggest investing in a good audio system - half of the upgrade from SDVD to Blu-ray is in the audio department.

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Welcome to Blu-ray.com

Yes, you would notice a major difference in (video) quality. I would also suggest investing in a good audio system - half of the upgrade from SDVD to Blu-ray is in the audio department.

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oh really? COOL!
do i need to have surround sound system?or will it sound ok without one?
was thinking of the sony bravia system with sony blu ray player..
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oh really? COOL!
do i need to have surround sound system?or will it sound ok without one?
was thinking of the sony bravia system with sony blu ray player..
A good sound system would be A must have ! To truly enjoy the experience of Blu-ray's .

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Buy Blu-ray!!!
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Old 03-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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I only have a 720p (panasonic 50''), bought it 3 years ago.

Watching blu ray vs DVD is like day and night. There's a major difference !

Go for Blu man.
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I only have a 720p (panasonic 50''), bought it 3 years ago.

Watching blu ray vs DVD is like day and night. There's a major difference !

Go for Blu man.
you can notice a difference on a 720p?
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you can notice a difference on a 720p?
Of course you can. HD isn't about resolution only. Resolution is over rated.

The colors man, the colors....

Most people aren't set up properly for 1080p and never actually see in that resolution. Take you for example. How far do you sit from your 40" LCD?



OPs bigger issue will be with screen size. He won't see much of a difference with a 32", IMO.
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Of course you can. HD isn't about resolution only. Resolution is over rated.

The colors man, the colors....

Most people aren't set up properly for 1080p and never actually see in that resolution. Take you for example. How far do you sit from your 40" LCD?



OPs bigger issue will be with screen size. He won't see much of a difference with a 32", IMO.
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I play my blu's on a CRT. Some Blu's are vastly superior in visual and sound quality to the DVD counterparts due to re-mastering anyway, (Day the Eagle Landed, Final Countdown for example) never mind resolution. Sound quality on Blu's is better than DVDs as the core tracks from DTS-HD or DDTHD are at higher bitrates than DVD soundtracks (1.5Mbps & 640kbps respectively). It must also be said though, that some Blu's also look very similar or identical (if played on a CRT) to a high quality DVD player if the film is brand new (eg. Shooter on both formats) or already had a very good transfer on DVD. Its obviously better to have a HD TV, but have no fear Blu is even worth it even for a large CRT.
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can i buy a blu ray player for my sony 32 '' 720p tv??
will there be a difference or no??
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What makes one BD player better? The prices are so much differant.. But don't they all just do the same thing? The prices I've seen go from $78 - $5000.
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Some decode the audio, some don't, etc... but I think what you're really trying to ask, is "What is the difference between a player with the latest profile, and features for $250-$300, and one that is $5,000"

And the answer to that question is, in the components used, build quality, etc.....

Will the $5,000 player offer better audio/video..... I would say "Yes" Although due to the diminishing returns, I wouldn't personally buy a $5,000 player.... but the $500 Oppo is on my "To Buy" list... that's for sure.


Picture Quality
The most important aspects are: contrast ratio, color saturation, color accuracy, resolution.

Contrast ratio
The ratio of the luminance of the brightest white and the darkest black. 1000:1 contrast ratio means that the brightest white is 1000x brighter than the darkest black. It is also the number of shades of grey in between.

Color Saturation
How vivid and intense a color is. When a saturation level is 0, it becomes a shade of gray.

Color Accuracy (Color Fidelity or Color Balance)
Conformity or exactness of color match, clarity and accuracy within the individual primary color groups of red, green and blue. (Term Wiki)

Resolution 4:3 (1.33:1) and 16:9 (1.78:1)
4:3 480p 640480 (307,200), 16:9 480p 852480 (408,960)
16:9 720p 1280720 (921,600)
16:9 768p 1366x768 (1,049,088)
16:9 1080p 19201080 (2,073,600)
The new iPad: 2048x1536 (3,145,728)
Full Aperture 4K 40963112 (12,746,752)


We own both 720p and 1080p sets, and Blu-ray delivers great PQ on all of them. If you have a 720p set, you will have to tinker with the video settings as to which delivers the best PQ: 1080p, 1080i or 720p. Most 720p sets are not native 720p but 768p so the image must be scaled twice: first to 720p and then to 768p. Some 720p sets can hand-shake with 1080p, so we can go directly to 768p. However, you can loose half your resolution if 480p DVD is scaled to 1080p and scaled back 720p. Ditto for internet text.

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