BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Rockbo » Sat, 01 May 2010 10:17:26


On 29/04/2010 6:39 PM, Acolyte of Glorious La Parka~ , Accompanied By

Quote:

> I just picked one up last night for $50 (YES, you read right.  FIFTY
> DOLLARS. NEW. Yeah, it's a cheap, crappy model, but for $50 who [n.N.]
> GIVES a sh1t?). Have it temporarily hooked up to just regular (the
> single-cable video, like on VCR's), on my regular, standard old T.V.,
> with a regular DVD, and I'm getting JUST AS GOOD a picture as I've seen
> in my father's living room, with his big-screen HDTV and standard DVD
> player. I can just IMAGINE how good it'll look (on my STANDARD,
> NON-HDTV, no less) once I switch it to the 3-video cable setup (I forget
> what they call it).

You're ***ing blind.
 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Scott » Sat, 01 May 2010 10:22:34

Quote:

> On 29/04/2010 6:39 PM, Acolyte of Glorious La Parka~ , Accompanied By

>> I just picked one up last night for $50 (YES, you read right.  FIFTY
>> DOLLARS. NEW. Yeah, it's a cheap, crappy model, but for $50 who [n.N.]
>> GIVES a sh1t?). Have it temporarily hooked up to just regular (the
>> single-cable video, like on VCR's), on my regular, standard old T.V.,
>> with a regular DVD, and I'm getting JUST AS GOOD a picture as I've seen
>> in my father's living room, with his big-screen HDTV and standard DVD
>> player. I can just IMAGINE how good it'll look (on my STANDARD,
>> NON-HDTV, no less) once I switch it to the 3-video cable setup (I forget
>> what they call it).

> You're ***ing blind.

Either that or his father doesn't know how to hook things up.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Gr e » Sat, 01 May 2010 14:14:49

"Acolyte of Glorious La Parka~ , Accompanied By Lady Gaga"

Quote:
> Have it temporarily hooked up to just regular (the single-cable video,
> like on VCR's), on my regular, standard old T.V., with a regular DVD,
> and I'm getting JUST AS GOOD a picture as I've seen in my father's
> living room, with his big-screen HDTV and standard DVD player.

Which means:

a: Your father has a standard definition DVD player hooked up to his
HDTV, IE, its going to look like standard definition

b. You have a HD capable Blu-Ray player hooked up using composite cables
to a non HD television, which means its outputting at 480i, possibly
480p, which is standard definition

So neither of you are using your stuff to its fullest potential. The
best bet would be to hook your Blu-Ray player up to his TV using HDMI.
That shit will blow your mind.

Quote:
>  (on my STANDARD, NON-HDTV, no less)
> once I switch it to the 3-video cable setup (I forget what they call
> it).

The cable is called a "component cable" and can deliver 1080i on an
HDTV, but will really offer you little benefit on your non HD
television, possibly better color seperation, but that's about it.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by rwa2play, The Northern Laria » Sun, 02 May 2010 11:33:33

Quote:

> "Acolyte of Glorious La Parka~ , Accompanied By Lady Gaga"

>> Have it temporarily hooked up to just regular (the single-cable video,
>> like on VCR's), on my regular, standard old T.V., with a regular DVD,
>> and I'm getting JUST AS GOOD a picture as I've seen in my father's
>> living room, with his big-screen HDTV and standard DVD player.

> Which means:

> a: Your father has a standard definition DVD player hooked up to his
> HDTV, IE, its going to look like standard definition

> b. You have a HD capable Blu-Ray player hooked up using composite cables
> to a non HD television, which means its outputting at 480i, possibly
> 480p, which is standard definition

> So neither of you are using your stuff to its fullest potential. The
> best bet would be to hook your Blu-Ray player up to his TV using HDMI.
> That shit will blow your mind.

I can vouch for the HDMI hookup.  Mother. ***.  The picture is
sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Unless you're really ***about picture quality, a Prog. Scan DVD with
an HDMI hookup to a flatscreen is really all you need.

--
rwa2play, The Northern Lariat
Watched "Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society" and it blew my mind.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Gr e » Sun, 02 May 2010 11:49:35



Quote:
> Unless you're really ***about picture quality, a Prog. Scan DVD with
> an HDMI hookup to a flatscreen is really all you need.

Progressive scan is merely ok, its still 480p, which is just a shade better
than standard def. You mentioned connecting using HDMI, which means you
might have been mistaken, and were actually talking about using an
"Upscaling" DVD player, which will upconvert standard def DVD into 1080p,
which looks damn decent.

Doesn't look as good as Blu-Ray disc in Blu-Ray player connected to 1080p
TV using HDMI, though.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by rwa2play, The Northern Laria » Mon, 03 May 2010 01:05:11

Quote:



>> Unless you're really ***about picture quality, a Prog. Scan DVD with
>> an HDMI hookup to a flatscreen is really all you need.

> Progressive scan is merely ok, its still 480p, which is just a shade better
> than standard def. You mentioned connecting using HDMI, which means you
> might have been mistaken, and were actually talking about using an
> "Upscaling" DVD player, which will upconvert standard def DVD into 1080p,
> which looks damn decent.

> Doesn't look as good as Blu-Ray disc in Blu-Ray player connected to 1080p
> TV using HDMI, though.

/nods.

I honestly am in serious thought about getting a blu-ray, and if I would
I'd get a high quality blu-ray player, but I'm not jonesing for it.

--
rwa2play, The Northern Lariat
Barely functional, partially reasonable and totally lazy.

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike
your Christ. -- Ghandi.
A Conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never
learned to walk forward. -- FDR.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Gr e » Mon, 03 May 2010 06:09:08



Quote:
> /nods.

> I honestly am in serious thought about getting a blu-ray, and if I would
> I'd get a high quality blu-ray player, but I'm not jonesing for it.

The new ones are pretty cool, some allow wi-fi connection for BD Live
content, some allow Netflix and Youtube video. There are a few out there
that are already 3-D capable. Look for those if you're looking into buying
a new 3D TV in the upcoming months. Of course, there's always the PS3,
which covers all the bases, can browse the internet, and is a *** system
to boot.
 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by rwa2play, The Northern Laria » Mon, 03 May 2010 08:41:01

Quote:



>> /nods.

>> I honestly am in serious thought about getting a blu-ray, and if I would
>> I'd get a high quality blu-ray player, but I'm not jonesing for it.

> The new ones are pretty cool, some allow wi-fi connection for BD Live
> content, some allow Netflix and Youtube video. There are a few out there
> that are already 3-D capable. Look for those if you're looking into buying
> a new 3D TV in the upcoming months. Of course, there's always the PS3,
> which covers all the bases, can browse the internet, and is a *** system
> to boot.

Welp tbh, I'm leery of using the PS3 as anything more than a ***
platform.  My dad tried to use the PS2 as both a *** platform AND a
DVD player and that shortened the life of the thing.

Maybe the tech inside the PS3 is capable enough of being able to do all
you say and not shorten it's lifespan; but I won't take chances with it
either.

--
rwa2play, The Northern Lariat
Knockouts rule, Divas drool.

"You tell me it's the institution
Well you know
You better free your mind instead." -- John Lennon, Revolution 1.

 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Scott » Tue, 04 May 2010 01:52:41


Quote:




>>> /nods.

>>> I honestly am in serious thought about getting a blu-ray, and if I
>>> would I'd get a high quality blu-ray player, but I'm not jonesing for
>>> it.

>> The new ones are pretty cool, some allow wi-fi connection for BD Live
>> content, some allow Netflix and Youtube video. There are a few out
>> there that are already 3-D capable. Look for those if you're looking
>> into buying a new 3D TV in the upcoming months. Of course, there's
>> always the PS3, which covers all the bases, can browse the internet,
>> and is a *** system to boot.

> Welp tbh, I'm leery of using the PS3 as anything more than a ***
> platform.  My dad tried to use the PS2 as both a *** platform AND a
> DVD player and that shortened the life of the thing.

> Maybe the tech inside the PS3 is capable enough of being able to do all
> you say and not shorten it's lifespan; but I won't take chances with it
> either.

I've been using the PS3 as a blu-ray player for almost 2 years now and
its been fine.  I used the PS2 as a DVD player for about 4 years before
it had problems with scratched Netflix discs and I had to buy a cheapy
$40 DVD player.  Still plays games fine though now that its almost 10
years old.
 
 
 

BLU-RAY is teh way to go, bitches.

Post by Gr e » Wed, 05 May 2010 06:25:56


september.org:

Quote:
> I've been using the PS3 as a blu-ray player for almost 2 years now and
> its been fine.  I used the PS2 as a DVD player for about 4 years before
> it had problems with scratched Netflix discs and I had to buy a cheapy
> $40 DVD player.  Still plays games fine though now that its almost 10
> years old.

Seek out DVD players that feature precision drive system technology in
them, they are made for playing warped, scratched, and damaged discs. I can
second the PS2 durability. I've had one for probably 10 years, with no
issues as well.