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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Does HD really make a difference?

A lot of people are reluctant to jump into the HD bandwagon saying that the upscaling capabilities of their DVD player is enough for them. Well, the people who say this probably didn't have the chance to watch Blu-ray in all its glory.

HD DOES make a difference and in my opinion, a big one. I am fortunate enough to watch some Blu-ray movies on my LCD TV and whenever I've just watched an HD movie then switch to regular DVDs, I always find myself tinkering with the settings of my LCD TV because I was not satisfied with the picture. I thought someone messed with the picture settings again but it turns out that it was only because I was comparing the upscaled DVD movie to the previous Blu-ray movie.

So even though I don't have a soft spot for Sony and their marketing gimmicks, I have to say that what Sony is saying about Blu-ray is true: Once you go High Definition, you never want to go back to standard definition.