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eliehass 09-11-2008 01:19 AM

blu-ray or apple tv?
 
I just got a HDTV and I want to start building up a collection of movies and tv shows. I am debating between getting an apple tv and purchasing my content from there or a blu-ray player and getting them on blu-ray discs. Does anyone have any info on the difference in quality and the difference in cost. Also, which format would have more stuff available?

Thanks!

Kash 09-11-2008 01:31 AM

Blu-Ray would definitely have more extra content than what you would get on the iTunes Store, but then again, you also pay less for the latter. It basically comes down to cost, and I think the AppleTV is the better investment.

eliehass 09-11-2008 01:42 AM

Thanks, yeah, i have no interest in behind the scenes stuff and commentaries, I just want the movie or show

05GT 09-11-2008 06:41 AM

Not just a Blu-Ray player... Get a PS3 since for the same price as most Blu-Ray only players. You also get a free game system in the process.

eliehass 09-11-2008 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 05GT (Post 724236)
Not just a Blu-Ray player... Get a PS3 since for the same price as most Blu-Ray only players. You also get a free game system in the process.

If I would get a blu-ray player it would be a ps3, however I currently have a 360 and a wii and feel no need to get a ps3.

Zoolook 09-11-2008 01:57 PM

A Blu Ray player will have vastly better quality, there are no two ways about that. If you have a 1080p TV that is larger than 38" or so, you'll notice.

Village Idiot 09-11-2008 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zoolook (Post 724431)
A Blu Ray player will have vastly better quality, there are no two ways about that. If you have a 1080p TV that is larger than 38" or so, you'll notice.

The biggest reason. Does ATV play over 4XX?

Zoolook 09-11-2008 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Village Idiot (Post 724484)
The biggest reason. Does ATV play over 4XX?

What's 4xx?

falcontook 09-11-2008 03:58 PM

The Apple TV would be better in my opinion since you can just download the movies onto your Apple TV. With Blu-Ray, you would have to physically go out and buy/rent the blu-ray discs. I own a ps3 and have never used it to watch blu-rays videos, just play games every once in a while

eliehass 09-15-2008 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zoolook (Post 724431)
A Blu Ray player will have vastly better quality, there are no two ways about that. If you have a 1080p TV that is larger than 38" or so, you'll notice.

I have a 37" 720p. Would the difference in my case not be noticeable?

eliehass 10-03-2008 12:55 AM

Just curious, is it worth is to even get an apple tv now, or is there an update rumor for the next month or two?


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