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#1 10 years ago

Alright so my computer is running on a Q6600 with 2 gigs of memory and an 8800GTS. I'm running through VGA (though I could up to HDMI if needed) into a monitor running at 1400 x 1050. I'm just curious if I would see any notable difference watching a blu-ray movie on my monitor as opposed to DVDs, and if it would be worth the 150 that such drives are going for these days.




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#2 10 years ago

yeah, even 1024*768 (768i) is better then DVD quality. I rented a BluRay movie last night because I finally have my BluRay drive, and man, the quality is massive improvement thats at 1680*1050 When I connected up a friends 24" (Which mean't I could do the Full HD res) there was No improvement in quality. So im glad I didn't sell my LCD for a 24"




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#3 10 years ago
Sgt. D. Pilla;4587619 When I connected up a friends 24" (Which mean't I could do the Full HD res) there was No improvement in quality.

No offense meant, but that's not entirely true. There is a faint improvement from 1650x1050 to 1920x1080... Reason is right there in the numbers. Not that it's an improvement nearly as massive as the one from DVD to 1650x1050, but it's there :)

If you get the opportunity, try doing a 1:1 comparison between DVD and BR




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#4 10 years ago

OMG, Please read my post again... Further more, Wiki also says there is a very minimal improvement. And yes, I am more then aware of the difference between BluRay and DVD quality, why would I do a 1:1?




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#5 10 years ago

Last sentence was meant for Afterburner...

Anyway, I read your post, again... And again, I'm not disagreeing, I'm just pointing out that 1650x1050 does not take full advantage of the 1920x1080 format...