I have to admit, I don't really notice a difference between Blu-ray and regular DVD picture quality. Last year, after buying my new 32" television and new Blu-ray/DVD player on Black Friday, I was excited to watch a Blu-ray for the first time ever. However, I was disappointed to find that the experience wasn't noteworthy or significantly better than watching a regular DVD.shiftyjedi wrote:However, anyone who watch a DVD after a Blu-ray notices and to a lot of people they care.
My theory of technology is that most people don't really feel the need to keep up with the leading edge. Instead, what motivates them to upgrade is the desire to stay one step ahead of the receding edge, to avoid being left behind. I didn't buy my new television because I was tired of my 27" CRT's picture (that's the television I replaced last year) or because I wanted to see an HD-quality picture. Instead, what made me upgrade was the realization that having a television with no HDMI inputs was an increasingly big liability (as I needed to buy a new DVD player to replace one that had stopped working).
I guess the upshot is that, if I didn't think about ditching my CRT television over the 7 years that HD content became available, I just don't think I would consider ditching a non-4K television when 4K content becomes available.