VHS to DVD to Bluray, a Scam

February 2, 2011 at 8:55 pm 5 comments

By Good Ole Boy/Jim  Not my regular political blog

If you have noted that DVD’s don’t look as well as you remember, it’s not a memory problem. When DVD’s first came out they were pitted against VHS tapes. The big claim for DVD’s was picture clarity. The dpi of those early DVD movies was 720. This was a slight improvement over VHS.

Later as DVD supplanted VHS it was not to long until HD DVD’s came out and DVD players that upgraded DVD’s to near HD. This was not what HD DVD and the following Bluray wanted so the dpi of DVD’s was lowered to 480dpi which can’t be upgraded. Now DVD’s have a poorer image quality than VHS tapes. Bluray was somehow chosen over HD DVD’s and is the standard now. Most all movies today are on video tape transferred to Bluray and the picture quality is not much better than DVD’s unless it is animated or an older movie that was done from around 1960-1980 at height of the film movie quality. These are very good when transferred to HD.

The net effect of all this is DVD’s now are not as good as VHS tapes and Bluray is slightly better and you have been flimflammed into buying three different systems and media, or better termed planed obsolescence. No wonder there is so much of our money in Hollywood. They have already come out with a new media, 3D  that requires a new type of TV and in a few years there will no doubt be something to make Bluray obsolete.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jacquiefhurlbut  |  February 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the info, you certainly put it all in perspective

    • 2. GoodOleBoy  |  February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm

      Big business rips us off more and more all the time.

  • 3. Reaganite Republican  |  February 19, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Very enlightening- good thing I hate Hollywood movies, saves me plenty of dough lol

  • 4. Adam  |  December 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    dvd was never 720p it was always 480i you don’t know what you are talking about if you can’t see a difference buy a new tv and use hdmi.

    • 5. GoodOleBoy  |  December 17, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Then why do some old ones upgrade on some players while new ones don’t. That is something one can tell on 1080 dpi it causes a shimmering effect. My HDDVD will upgrade 720 but not 480.


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