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Originally Posted by SlothBlu-rays which were purchased with the movie already on them, which you then ripped to your PC. ArthurB's purpose seems to be taking large files which are presently only in a digital format (home videos, perhaps) and burning them to Blu-rays for transfer via physical media. Such uses aren't exactly common.
Can't say I have noticed much difference. Certainly not enough to come anywhere near using the full capacity of a Blu-ray disc. As to whether cross platform games such as Skyrim would be bigger if Blu-ray was a standard media for games? That's certainly a good question. One which I don't have an answer to, but I'd suggest looking at the sizes of cross platform games, PC exclusives, and (if possible) PS3 exclusives. That'd give you a good idea of game sizes on single DVD, possible multiple DVD, and Blu-ray respectively.
Originally Posted by azazel1024Now if I had decent HD H.264 DRM free purchase and then download options that were legal, I'd be more than willing to go that route. I am lucky to have a good high speed interent connection, so a 2-4GB movie file isn't that much of an impediment (30Mbps up and down for my connection).
Originally Posted by ArticleBut back to the PC. Game publishers there would rather release a title on multiple DVDs or download instead. To my knowledge, theres never been a prominent PC game thats been published on the Blu-ray format, nor will there ever be. Certainly not a successful one, anyway.
Originally Posted by flongYou don't mention the new high capacity blu-ray disks that are coming out and you neglect also to mention the "M disks" that are coming out in both blu-ray and DVD...
Originally Posted by flongOne could argue that cloud storage may supplant this option, however, with cloud storage you are entirely dependent on a third party storage system. If their system goes down ALL of your data could be lost - and yes I know that they have redundant backup systems.
Originally Posted by law99...One of the things that made a big difference to my hearing with music especially was bi-wiring the speakers.
Originally Posted by FizzbanEasy answer to this. If you want to watch BlueRays or rip them on your PC, then yes. And if you don't, then no.
Originally Posted by l3v1ckCan you even rip a BluRay?
Originally Posted by FizzbanQuote:Originally Posted by l3v1ckCan you even rip a BluRay?
Originally Posted by pbryanwQuote:Originally Posted by FizzbanQuote:Originally Posted by l3v1ckCan you even rip a BluRay?
Of course.Yes, you can rip to an MKV file, and the MKV will be the same quality as the original Blu-ray, as MKV is just a container for the video.
I don't know the legality of doing this, but I assume it's more legal then downloading a rip off a torrent which will be inferior to Blu-ray quality.
Originally Posted by AstralWanderer
You do realise that bi-wiring does nothing for sound quality don't you? What it does to is provide a small increase in volume (due to lowering the resistance of the cable between your amp and your speaks) and small increases (1 dB or so) in volume are perceived as quality improvements ("sharper bass", "fulsome midrange", "sibilant treble").
Originally Posted by mikemortonFor gaming? No. I'd be happy never to have to install a game via disk again.
But for actually watching Blu-Rays? Hell yeah.
My monitor wees all over my TV.
And having a Blu-Ray means my wife can watch Downton Abbey & ER on telly, while I can retire to my sanctuary and watch something worth watching.
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