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Blu-Ray – the next generation of DVD

Posted by on August 24, 2007

Having bought a Playstation 3 the other week, I thought it would be good to try and take full advantage of all of it’s capabilities. I really wanted to to find out if I thought Blu-Ray was indeed better quality than DVD. Unfortunately, both of our local video stores don’t have any Blu-Ray discs to rent, so I decided to fork over $30 at Big W’s sale to buy X-Men 3 – luckily for us, this is one of the few movies on Blu-Ray I haven’t already got on DVD, and actually like!

We haven’t watched the entire film yet, as I have more important things to be spending my time on right now, but I’m happy to announce, upon testing the disc briefly, that indeed I do consider it better quality than DVD. Plus I like how you can pop the menu up while you’re playing the film. That’s pretty cool. I’m glad it has special features, too, despite not saying so on the case. Now to hope Microsoft’s bid to keep HD-DVD in the running will lose out in the end. Come on, Sony! Promote PS3 as a Blu-Ray player! At least it’s easier to find Blu-Ray movies in shops than it is HD-DVD.

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Dominica has a strong interest in exploring diversity in media, seeing people subverting corporate control of creativity through crowdfunding and indie publishing, and spending as much time as she can travelling the world and discovering culture. This is what she most regularly blogs about. In her spare time, Dominica is primarily focused on long-form improv theatre, and writing and publishing speculative fiction. You can find links to some of her free and published stories and screenplays on her writing page, or check out her pirate time-travel novel Adrift. Though born and raised in Australia to American parents, Dominica lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, between 2008-2014, until she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She also has a background in web programming, filmmaking, and stand-up comedy. For more information, check out her about page, or any of the specific pages about her various creative pursuits in the links at the top of the page.

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