|Most of my Blu Ray collection (and PS3 too!)|
I soon started to amass a sizeable collection of films on the new format (without worrying too much about their expense, obviously) as more and more were made available, replacing my meagre VHS collection as well as enthusiastically acquiring many new releases, and I was almost never disappointed. Well, some of the actual films did indeed suck donkey balls of course, but their aesthetic qualities rarely failed to remind me of the splendour the new format offered.
|I, umm... just happened to be watching this...|
The first film we tried was unsurprisingly Deception. The film itself is a bit ropey but the quality of the picture was again noticeably sharper than that with which I was previously familiar. The opening scene features Ewan McGregor as a businessman of some sort in his office, and the detail, just in this unspectacular setting was superb. Success, then? Well, that's what I thought at the time, and I was eager to confirm this belief by watching some other films. Which meant more spending!
Of course, if this lack of improvement was consistent; if it always seemed the case to me, the problem must surely be with me, perhaps my eyesight. But it's not always the case. The aforementioned Deception, for example, looked great and still does, and so do a few others, so perhaps it's instead the case that the studios and/or publishers (or whoever is responsible) often simply can't be arsed to put the effort into the quality of the transfer, and that would enrage me.
|And on the other TV is Kaley Cuoco, looking... nice...|
What I now find myself wondering, however, is what you lot think. Not people involved in the industry, not hardcore enthusiasts, just normal(ish) film fans like me. Do you make a point of buying HD versions of films and TV shows, even when they're more expensive (and Blu Ray's cost around £5 more than DVD's here) than their 'standard' definition counterparts? Am I alone in my increasing indifference toward HD? Am I just not seeing it? Or is HD rarely what it's cracked up to be?