So I've been kind of a Blu-Ray "I don't get it" person for awhile. I thought it would be cool to have, but honestly, I wasn't really expecting a big difference. We've had an HD-DVD player for awhile (got one for $100 when they were going away). I thought the HD-DVD's looked good, but didn't think it was all that.
Last week, we got a PS3 since we had some gift cards, etc.
This week I rented Wall-E on Blu Ray from Netflix, so this morning we decided to give the Blu Ray a proper try out.
We first put in the regular DVD version to the scene titled "Eve's arrival". (This is where Eve lands on earth). Watching the DVD version, thought it looked REALLY good upconverted, pretty much the same as the upconverting on the HD-DVD, with better sound.
Then we put in the Blu-Ray. I thought we were all going to struggle to see the difference. We didn't have to struggle AT ALL. The difference ... OMG!!! Even Belle who isn't normally all ga-ga over technology had to admit that the difference was STRIKING.
I'm still not convinced Blu-Ray is for EVERYTHING (Romantic Comedies, Drama's, Older Movies, etc) but for Action movies and Animation, I'm absolutely sold.