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When you buy a BD, DO NOT give away the DVD of the same title!
#1
Because, while the title is the same, probably it is different... sometimes:
  • DVD has different cut
  • DVD has different color grading
  • DVD has different aspect ratio
  • DVD has different sound mix
  • DVD has more audio and/or sub tracks
  • DVD has extras while BD has not, or less, or different
(it could be the same for HD-DVD, Laserdisc etc.)

Luckily I have retained all the DVD even when upgraded to BD, and very few times DVD had exactly the same content of the BD...
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(2015-03-15, 10:27 PM)spoRv Wrote: Because, while the title is the same, probably it is different... sometimes:
  • DVD has different cut
  • DVD has different color grading
  • DVD has different sound mix
  • DVD has more audio and/or sub tracks
  • DVD has extras while BD has not, or less, or different
(it could be the same for HD-DVD, Laserdisc etc.)

Luckily I have retained all the DVD even when upgraded to BD, and very few times DVD had exactly the same content of the BD...

Good advice. I learned that the hard way after having to reacquire several older DVDs that had different colors or sound. In my naivety I assumed the BDs would be the same as the DVDs. Time has proven otherwise.
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Luckily I was wise enough to not sell laserdiscs as well... now everyday I discover one title that I have on laserdisc with different color grading/audio mix/commentary/extra etc. not available on BD nor DVD...
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#4
Good advice Andrea ..... Smile
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#5
Not gonna lie, I've re-bought a few movies on vhs to transfer to DVD lol.
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#6
It's a good point, especially when it comes to the audio.
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#7
If you love a movie, you should get both DVD and Blu Ray. Sometimes its even worth the cool main menu.
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#8
...and don't forget glorious Laserdisc! VHS... I never loved the format... I bought brand new only few tapes, and all of them have dropouts... all...
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yes, definitely Laserdisc... there are still numerous titles that have the original theatrical color-grading/soundmix (especially mono) ONLY available on Laserdisc.
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#10
Laserdisc 4 ever!!! That's why some thousand title resides in my home - taking a LOT of space... Wink
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