What is your opinion on Blu-ray?
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 December 2012, 2:32 am
I was looking for a Christmas present for my wife, the Star Wars Trilogy on DVD. To my surprise it turned out that this isn't produced any more. The last remaining Star Wars DVDs on the secondary market on Amazon go for over a 100 bucks. The only version still in production is Blu-ray. That of course makes me wonder if I need to switch over anytime soon.

Technically I do have a Blu-ray player, in the form of my PS3. I just never used it as such yet, and it isn't on the living room TV. I am not a specialist at all, but I would assume that an on-purpose Blu-ray player isn't all that expensive by now any more. And I would hope it would be able to play both DVDs and Blu-ray discs. One additional problem is that I own DVDs with different region codes, having sometimes imported them from the USA. I know most DVD players can be made "region free" with a few button presses on the remote. Does anyone know if the same is true for Blu-ray players?

Ultimately the question is whether Blu-ray is already confirmed as definitively being the future, so that in a few years time it won't be possible to get anything on DVD any more. I'd hate to invest in a future that doesn't come to pass, that would be like having bought a Betamax system. What do you think? Should I get a Blu-ray player for Christmas?
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