What's the difference between the DVDs & the Blu-rays?

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What's the difference between the DVDs & the Blu-rays?

Postby Hyena_Yamcha » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:21 pm

So , I'm thinking about buying the dragon ball z kai Sets , should i get the blue rays or should i get the dvds ? , and whats the big difference between the two ?
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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby Vegard Aune » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:24 pm

Hyena_Yamcha wrote:So , I'm thinking about buying the dragon ball z kai Sets , should i get the blue rays or should i get the dvds ? , and whats the big difference between the two ?
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Same question goes for battle of gods & ressurection F

The difference is that the Blu-Rays are HD whereas the DVDs are not. The actual content is exactly the same, but the BDs are higher quality. So if you have a Blu-ray player, absolutely go for the Blu-rays. There is literally no reason not to.

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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby ShaneisMC » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:29 pm

The Blu Rays are also presented in proper 4:3 aspect ratio whereas the dvd's are in 16:9

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Postby Hyena_Yamcha » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:43 pm

Vegard Aune wrote:
Hyena_Yamcha wrote:So , I'm thinking about buying the dragon ball z kai Sets , should i get the blue rays or should i get the dvds ? , and whats the big difference between the two ?
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Same question goes for battle of gods & ressurection F

The difference is that the Blu-Rays are HD whereas the DVDs are not. The actual content is exactly the same, but the BDs are higher quality. So if you have a Blu-ray player, absolutely go for the Blu-rays. There is literally no reason not to.



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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby Daisetsu » Sun Sep 25, 2016 2:50 pm

ShaneisMC wrote:The Blu Rays are also presented in proper 4:3 aspect ratio whereas the dvd's are in 16:9

As far as I know, that's only the case in Japan. The US DVDs are also 4:3.

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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby ShaneisMC » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:18 pm

Really? Well that's interesting.

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Postby Baggie_Saiyan » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:06 pm

ShaneisMC wrote:Really? Well that's interesting.

Yup. I have Part 3 in DVD since the BD was too expensive. It's in 4x3.

Upscaled there is honestly very little difference. The only reason to get BD's are the fact that BD are more durable than DVD's.
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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby Dragon Ball Ireland » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:38 pm

You should definitely get the Blu-Rays. Kai was, after all, intended partly to be a version of DBZ in true HD. I own some of the Dragon Boxes but I can still say that the Kai Blu-Rays have the best picture quality of any DB release thus far.

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Postby Bruma rabu » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:25 pm

People never bring this up but blu rays have superior audio quality too. So if you a home theater system blu rays are the way to go.
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Postby ZodaEX » Thu May 04, 2017 6:30 pm

Dragon Ball Ireland wrote:You should definitely get the Blu-Rays. Kai was, after all, intended partly to be a version of DBZ in true HD. I own some of the Dragon Boxes but I can still say that the Kai Blu-Rays have the best picture quality of any DB release thus far.


You are wrong about the Kai Blu-Rays having the best picture quality of any DB release because the Dragon Ball Super Blu-Rays look much much better than Kai's. Also, what is the difference between true HD and regular HD? Wouldn't the latter just simply be referred to SD?

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Postby Danfun64 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:41 am

First of all, TrueHD can refer to Dolby's lossless audio codec used on Blu-Rays, including most of Funi's DB Blu-Ray releases. Second, there's 240p (Low Definition, think VHS and VCD), 480i (Standard Definition, think of Laserdisc and some DVDs), 480p (Enhanced Definition, think other DVDs, especially ones based off film), 720p (apparently modern anime is animated in that resolution. Also appears on HDTV sports channels), 1080i (appears on HDTV channels that don't emphasize movement that much) and then there's "Full HD" 1080p (most Blu-Rays are this format). Third, the Kai Ep 1-98 transfer, despite the DVNR, is still fairly detailed, and in some cases is vastly superior to all other DBZ transfers, especially when it comes to contrast and dark detail. Finally, Kai (and by extension DBZ) and Super, while still taking place in the same universe, are two different series, thusly its not a fair comparison. Even with the remaster, the DBZ footage is going to show its age. Would I be wrong in saying that you don't think anything made before the past decade can even qualify as having the "best picture quality"?
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Re: What's the difference between the DVD's & the Blue-Rays ?

Postby Footlong Shoe » Fri May 05, 2017 10:34 am

ZodaEX wrote:You are wrong about the Kai Blu-Rays having the best picture quality of any DB release because the Dragon Ball Super Blu-Rays look much much better than Kai's.


I think it's pretty obvious that he means the best picture quality of the original footage. Super is a different subject entirely.
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