Blu-ray disc quality Blu-ray viewing results

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Blu-ray versus DVD

The best Blu-ray films looked simply outstanding, but only five out of the 17 discs we watched were of the highest high-definition quality we were expecting. Some of the other Blu-ray discs came close, but several proved disappointing and a handful virtually no better than DVD. 

The results fell into one of three distinct groups:

  • Blu-ray was significantly better than the DVD and boasts the best full-HD picture quality
  • Blu-ray was significantly better than the DVD, but not outstanding. DVD quality was usually disappointing
  • Blu-ray was marginally better than DVD but not outstanding. In some cases it offers virtually no improvement


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