Re: Not interested.. But I am.
The differences are similar. Just that you are happy with SD.
Vhs was a terrible format, a well mastered DVD, anamorphic, encoded for quality, good source is near the top in SD video, I just watched a Superbit DVD last night still looks good, one of the best SD pictures I have seen. But a well mastered Blu Ray does look a lot better.
I have seen a film on 3 formats, a Super Beta copy of the DVD (bad pressing so missed 20 seconds, so copied before posted back to be swapped), the DVD and the Bluray.
The tape copy was quite acceptable on a wide screen tube TV of British SD resolution (TV was not properly a PAL TV as the main tuner was DVB-T), main issue was composite edge enhancement. But this Vcr pissed all over any Vhs deck,
DVD looks good, best on THAT TV, via RGB of course.
Newer HDTV with decent upscaling
DVD looks good but a little soft.
BluRay looks stunning and is at the correct speed without being in jerkyvision (3:2 pull down).
So far I have replaced 6 films from DVD to BluRay.
1) Remastered, 5.1 and directors final cut better than, grainy master, PooLogic and directors quick cut.
I enjoyed the better presentation and the lack of messy grain, I also got a decent price for the DVD at a CBS.
2-5) Box set at £15 too good to pass up, pity last one is best used as a drinks mat.
I paid more for the DVDs but keeping them for the extras.
6) One of my favourite films.
Looks and sounds better.
So to me with a large screen panel TV of good quality and a Cell powered Blu Ray player I get more enjoyment from a film with the better quality as it is more like my own personal cinema, better than huddled around a 14" portable with a rental tape in my old Beta portable.
Mind you I have seen size and loudness substituted for quality, a work collegue from a previous job showed off his new TV and video, guess it was 29" about, but the size took away people from noticing the fuzzy picture and hissy sound. I noticed everyone else looking impressed and me thinking yes you have a TV and a crap VCR. I just sat 4 foot from my 25" between a pair of stereo speakers from Skipton, with a nice amp and the stereo out from one of my Beta HiFi VCRs, mainly watching films and TV from ITV (when they were good) because they had NICAM and BBC didn't.
Some of us like quality.