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  1. #1
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    Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    I was checking out a Blu ray drive @ Newegg http://www.newegg.com/ProductSort/Su...ners-RW-Drives Would you buy it?
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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    To view movies, no. To back up data maybe "if" it was at same price for drives and media as current dual-layer dvds.

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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    Not right now.
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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    No way. I'd rather use a tape drive or big hard disk to back stuff up on.

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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    Hard to justify that much money when it could get you a raid controller + a terabyte to back stuff up on.


    Blue Ray still burns super slow correct? And the disks still are not exactly cheap correct? So cost of ownership will keep on going up and up while usability will more than likely still remain cumbersome and leave more to be desired.

    ...Unless you have a bunch of blue ray movies you want to watch

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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    A quote from Krodrig2

    "Just bought a Samsung Blu-Ray HD Disk Player and it was worth the money. I already had a up converting dvd player but this thing makes a normal dvd look so much better and the hd movies, all I can say is WOW."

    I think it is worth it if movies are one of your primary interests, or if you just won the Lottery.
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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    I wouldn't touch Blu-Ray right now with a ten foot cattle prod. WAY too much money for what you get imo.
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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    I have the poor mans blu ray the playstaion3 and combine that with my full hd 46 inch sony all i can say is wow to the pic quality....1920/1080 p on the computer as well.
    Is it worth it for the burner yet id say not unless you have a full hd vidio camera which requires one to burn off the movies from the camera
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    Re: Is BLU-RAY worth it?

    wait for 2nd or 3rd gen b4 you even consider bluray or hd-dvd drives!!!

    buying first gen anything is silly/stupid, its overpriced, and slower as well as lacking fetures the next gen will have.
    also the media is insainly overpriced!!!!

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