Been with blu-ray for about 4 or 5 years now and never going back. I still buy DVDs because blu-ray players upscale DVD footage and it's still better than normal DVD footage but I always buy blu-ray over dvd now unless the film is only avaliable on DVD(a lot of foreign films still seem to just come out on DVD mostly). And it's even better when you have a multi region blu-ray player. I'm in the UK so I can play the blu-ray Criterion releases on my player and they are absolutely beautiful(just got Rushmore on blu-ray that was released not so long ago).
If you are a film fan and can afford it, there is no question, the difference in quality is astonishing. If anyone tells you any different - they need glasses or a new television.
As for the Kubrick set, what a buy. I have them seperate though. I've got a few on steelbook blu-ray(2001 for example), and some in lovely digi book format(pre ordered Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary edition from Canada), can't wait to see it on blu-ray.
but I know that once I got a Blu-Ray player I'd have to start replacing my regular DVDs. The one thing I just can't pass up right now with regular DVDs is the price.
Will power dude, will power .
I've got 800+ DVDs and I'm certainly not replacing all of these... I've only upgraded a certain few of my all time favourites and sold/sent to charity the DVD versions. The beauty of blu-ray players, they can play all your DVDs and upscale the things as well.
If you can, sell your dvd player and put that money towards a blu-ray player(you can get them really cheap now) and you still have something that plays your dvd, but you can now buy blu-rays too and blu-rays are coming down too.
Edited by Kaboom - 6/16/12 at 1:59pm