Ed.A wrote:Personally speaking, I don't like it, no sirI don't. My brother has BR and a 52" HD Plasma. Simply put, Blue Ray hurts my eyes. I started watching Rambo 4 and I could not take it. Eveything is so razor sharp it's doesn't seem natural to me, I mean even in real life there are soft tones and hues that balance out, not BR. But hey, that's just me, I guess I get to stay cheap, I like standard DVD on mine.
One of the problems with it may be the fact that the tv is not calibrated correctly. All to often people never calibrate the television sets once they bring them home. The tv set's are usually set up bright for placement in a will lite room with windows allowing a lot of light in them. But at night when there is no extra sunlight for the tv to over come is when the picture becomes to bright and hurts people's eyes. Also on any tv set smaller then a projection screen it is recommended for a light to be placed behind the set to ease eye strain.
eelhc wrote: With any set calibration is key. Buy the digital video essentials and/or Avia guide to home theatre DVDs and calibrate your set as soon as you get it.
I agree 100%
eelhc wrote:But it's all relative. Since you don't have a 1080p TV set yet... I would put the $$$s allocated for a Blue Ray player on a better 1080p TV set. Blue Ray DVD players have not bottomed in price but I think we're almost there on HDTV sets.
One of the biggest problems you see people having is they have an old analog television set that doesn't have the ability to even take full advantage of what dvd has to offer (480p) and by them going to a blu-ray player their still not seeing the whole greatness that high definition has to offer.
Edit: People also don't understand that they are not getting the full picture even on some HDTV set's when they have the dvd player or cable box connected to the tv set with just the yellow and red cable's. You need to have component cables or better in order to display those resolutions.
The Sony PS3 is the best Blu-ray player out there hands down and no one has yet to release a player and knock them off. It is the one player that has it's firm ware constantly up dated to take advantage of the newer features found in some of the newer blu-ray disc's.