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Are they going to put entire seasons on 1 bluray disk? or say like all the starwars movies on one disk? or lord of the rings all on one disk? I would rather have 3 lord of the rings movies at regular dvd quality on one disk than have 1 better quality movie on a disk alone ...it would be very convienent too put this to use with tv shows too!
I hate when they put 3 episodes per dvd its annoying to have so many dvds lying around ..hopefully they will put entire season of shows like (lost 24 house and n iptuck) on a single bluray disk!
EDIT.... I know this says part one... how many episodes are on this? does anyone know? http://www.amazon.com/Sopranos-Season-Part-Blu-ray/dp/B000L43AMU/sr=1-2/qid=1169599233/ref=sr_1_2/002-9259792-4796030?ie=UTF8&s=dvd and its still 4 disks :(
If they did then I don't think they would be able to utilize the full 1080p.
If I'm not mistaken a good portion of the Blu-Ray disc is used up with the high definition picture and sound. It may be possible to put normal 480i content to utilize the space offered by a BRD.
Depending on the codec used, and whether a studio is doing an identical Blu-ray/HD DVD release, you will likely be able to get a few more episodes on a dual-layer Blu-ray than you could on a DVD, and get them in HD. Given that only people seeking HD playback would have a Blu-ray player, it really doesn't make any sense to release SD content on the media -- so bet on DVD to continue as the SD format of choice.
Of course, if you had all the DVDs and a Blu-ray burner, you could rip all the DVDs and create a Blu-ray with the SD content you want -- not cost effective, but I suppose if you find it more convenient...
I bought the Sopranos Season Six Pt.1 on HD DVD, I was going to get it on Blu-ray initially but it didnt hit shelves here for 2-3 weeks after the HD DVD version!
Anyway, both are the same quality.....
.... Oh, basically the reasoning is that they can fit the higher-end audio onto these discs, the audio takes up a lot of extra room! Fitting more stuff onto 1 disk makes it harder to keep the quality the same. These HD programs take up a lot more space. It doesnt bother me, im just glad to have this stuff in HD.
I personally want best picture and sound no matter how many discs it takes.
Anyway, is anyone else as excited as I am about 24 coming to bluray??
I'M F'ING STOKED!
it's all about better picture/sound/quality...why settle of quantity? but have dvd quality?
If you're lazy, then get a 100 disc dvd changer or something to that effect.
Family Guy on Blu-Ray would be freakin' awesome! (insert Peter Laugh)
The main thing I see (besides buying the rights to the shows to make into Blu-Ray) is that a lot of series shows are/were made in 480i format. When you go to Blu-Ray format, the shows will be upconverted, and it will look better than before but not much. So the question is, is it really worth it to do that for the studio & Sony? However, with newer shows or other series shows, that are now recorded and shown in HD, making those into Blu-Ray may be a better choice since the format will come out looking better to watch.
Take for example the series shows Entrourage and 24. The first few seasons were all in 480i standard definition format, since most networks or shows weren't filming in HD formats yet. Then as the years went on, the recent series' are now filmed and broadcasted in HD format. A TV series show like Seinfield or Friends, something that's been on for many seasons, was never recorded in HD format so if those ever went to Blu-Ray, they would be in 4:3 screen format and would all be upconverted to 1080p. I don't think studios will spend that much on doing that for older series shows unless they know it's going to really sell.
If it was filmed on video then your outta luck pretty much, but if it was HD video or film (like the original star trek series!) then your fine.
They are releasing the original star trek (yes the old one from the 60/70's) on HD DVD!
So it does depend on how it was filmed for sure.