Now that I have a Playstation 3 that means I can start buying DVDs again, or rather, I can start buying blu-ray discs in earnest. Not that I’m planning on going off the deep end, but it’s been ages since I’ve done much DVD buying. First big order I made was for the first Matrix film (finally available without the sequels), Chocolate (Thai action movie), Sunshine and Hellboy. The most I watched was several scenes from The Matrix.

Of course, being the trailer junkie that I am I watched the trailer first which was actually in SD. That trailer is ten years old now and apparently they didn’t think it was worth it to remaster. Actually the entire DVD is pretty bare bones. Lots of Blu-ray discs seem to have at least a little animation in their menus but the menu here is just static Matrix code, the standard Def DVD has a more interesting menu.

Anyway, my point was that the difference between formats before DVD and DVD was a lot greater than the difference between DVD and Blu-ray. Certainly side by side they look pretty darn different, but still, just regular DVDs still don’t look that bad.

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