That was when I spotted the price for the 2 disc edition Blu-ray release :
Bollocks ! For a modest 3 dollars extra I can savor Pepper Potts in glorious HD, and that’s when little Blu-ray thoughts starting spinning wildly in my head : Should I go HD ?
Here’s the thing : I already have a HDCP compliant BENQ 24 inch widescreen monitor ( HD movie trailers on apple.com are a blast to watch ), significantly bigger than my Sony Trinitron TV, so I’m only a blu-ray drive ( and a cheap graphics card ) away from HD awesomeness, all which can be had for a total of less than 200 dollars. Why not, huh ? Blu-ray’s definitely going to replace standard dvds in the near future, so isn’t it smarter to switch earlier rather than later ?
I think the only major downside here is that some Blu-ray releases are still rather barebones ( when it comes to extra features ), so if there’s a 2 or 3 disc standard dvd release packed with extras I’ll be stuck deciding which I should get, and I’m certainly not rich enough to doubledip.
I’m sure some of you out there have already made the jump to HD; I’ll be more than happy to hear your comments, suggestions, even caveats, if any.