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DVD's Or Blu-Rays?DVD's Or Blu-Rays?Ask MFC

SamcampoverdeSamcampoverde2 months ago
So I Have 4 Anime DVD's, I Love Anime DVD's So Much, But Hate Blu Rays, How Will You Like Your Anime, DVD Or Blu Ray?
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DVD Or Blu-Ray?

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sarious Chino is My Life
Only reason to get a DVD is if there isn't a Blu-ray available or you don't have a Blu-ray player. Blu-rays have much much higher quality video. Audio is quite similar between DVD and Blu-ray. Especially for anime.
1 month ago
Something to keep in mind is that not every anime benefits from the higher resolution of Blu-ray. If the anime contains art that does not have much complex textures or lot of motion, buying the DVD and upscaling it can be decent enough (unless you are watching on a 100+ inch screen).

The other issue that often isn't mentioned is that Blu-ray releases are preferred due to lossless surround audio. However, most anime contain Japanese 2.0 tracks. Very few high profile releases contain 5.1. For example, Unlimited Blade Works is Dolby True HD 2.0, and even the English dub is 2.0. Not something you would expect for a series produced with a lot of investment and a super expensive boxset. The Heavens Feel trilogy does have 5.1 DTS HD, but they are painfully expensive because they are Aniplex releases.

All of this being said, sometimes you get Blu-ray sets priced for less than DVD sets. I got the Claymore Blu-ray set for $20, and that is less than the DVD and also gave me digital copy on Funimation. I also have AoT season 3 for around $25, which was also cheaper than the DVD set at the time.

So I recommend only going Blu-ray if the price is cheaper than DVD, or if the particular anime can benefit from the higher video and audio quality. Otherwise, just get the DVD set.
2 months ago
I watch anime in a different way. https://imagez.tmz.com/image/c9/16by9/2017/07/28/c95fef52c65d52c7b265c162b9671229_xl.jpg
2 months ago
Chloe-tsundere The louise otaku
Bluray for sure. Still got some dvds but I sell those since I rather have bluray.
Unless there's nothing else like with genshiken
2 months ago
Linkeatbanana2 months ago#100145140I don't understand why DVDs are still made. Although it's less and less now, many new releases are Blu Ray only. Still, it's mind-boggling to me that 480p media are still being sold when it's impossible to even find a 1080p TV anymore. Everything is 4K or higher.

That may be true, but due to limited data plans and slow internet speeds, most people can only stream content at standard definition. Regarding 4K, I'm fairly certain most televised programing is shot in 1080p. 4K seems to be reserved for premium content.
2 months ago
I pick whichever is available. Blu-rays are nice but DVDs are good too.
2 months ago
figuresuki2 months ago#100145330Some countries still producing DVD for sale, not everyone lives in a rich country and can afford the latest streaming tech with a huge tv
I can afford the latest streaming tech and have a huge tv but I still by DVD's, quality is good enough, especially old shows that are no longer on streaming services, I prefer blu-rays for the quality, I have even bought import VCD's and that quality is like VHS but at least I can watch shows that won't get a western release.
Streaming is ok but it's not what it could be, to many platforms to choose from, to many shows not available or by the time you become aware of something interesting it's been removed. With streaming you don't really own anything, at least with blu-rays and dvd's you have something you can sell on or keep with your collection. Even shows that are only 10 years old are no longer on streaming platforms, if you are lucky you can find it somewhere.


I know right? I see some comments here going "I don't get it how others go for DVD bla bla bla" but not everyone affords expensive TV's and even a blu ray player. I live in a country where most people live on minimal wages and barely afford food and bills,believe me,spending mooney on expensive technology just to be up to date isn't a priority.
2 months ago
DVD's for me. More affordable,more comfortable as well. I don't live in a rich country nor am I rich to afford such high rezolution TV's. I grew up with a DVD and personally,I'm not and was never that invested to be up to date with technology. I'm happy with my DVD's and with their affordable prices & quality.
2 months ago
Linkeatbanana2 months ago#100145140I don't understand why DVDs are still made. Although it's less and less now, many new releases are Blu Ray only. Still, it's mind-boggling to me that 480p media are still being sold when it's impossible to even find a 1080p TV anymore. Everything is 4K or higher.
DVD has 1/5th or 20% of the resolution of 1080p, compared to 4K it's only 10%. Unless you're watching a show from the 90s or earlier that hasn't been remastered the difference in image and sound quality is ginormous. And DVDs still have region locking, when technology at large has long abandoned it.


Because DVD's are more affordable than Blu rays,more comfortable for some people,and not everyone wants to watch something in high definition?. I know a big chunk of people who used to buy blu rays but stopped because they simply did not watch them,instead would watch DVD's because that's what they were more comfortable with. I personally preffer DVD's myself. I don't care about the 480P nor any of those stuff,not to mention I don't really see much of a difference between the two,except in price. :) Especially when it comes to Anime DvD's & Blu rays. Just because you don't like them,doesn't mean other people don't. Not everyone wants to be up to date with technology or be near it.Also not everyone has a Blu ray player either. Honestly,I never met someone yet who has one at all to be honest.
2 months ago
Some countries still producing DVD for sale, not everyone lives in a rich country and can afford the latest streaming tech with a huge tv

I can afford the latest streaming tech and have a huge tv but I still by DVD's, quality is good enough, especially old shows that are no longer on streaming services, I prefer blu-rays for the quality, I have even bought import VCD's and that quality is like VHS but at least I can watch shows that won't get a western release.

Streaming is ok but it's not what it could be, to many platforms to choose from, to many shows not available or by the time you become aware of something interesting it's been removed. With streaming you don't really own anything, at least with blu-rays and dvd's you have something you can sell on or keep with your collection. Even shows that are only 10 years old are no longer on streaming platforms, if you are lucky you can find it somewhere.
2 months ago
Import from Japan

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