VHS to DVD to Bluray, a Scam
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.