I have just purchased the first three Star Trek films for blu- ray, and to be honest, I'm not sure why. It's not that I don't love them, I do. Instead, it's that I'm not convinced I need them in blu-ray. I already own them on dvd.
"Is it really that much of a difference? Blu-ray?" The answer is ..."yes" and "no". Blu- ray and high definition broadcasts are clear and colorful. They are a delight to watch. But are they enough of a jump in technology to forsake DVD's and leap into a new technology? I'm not talking about the technophile, I'm referring to average person who isn't sure what the difference is between 1080i and 1080p, or who doesn't really understand what black contrast is or how DTS makes a difference in sound.
This is actually the worst time for Blu-ray to be sprung upon the public. First, most decent blu-ray players are fairly costly and let's face it, if you don't have a HD TV, you don't need one. Second, the discs themselves are pretty steep. A new DVD is about twenty dollars and often much cheaper, a new blue-ray is often close to thirty bucks.
With the economy the way it is, with number of people who have yet to buy HD TV's (not a small investment) and with the leap from DVD to Blu-Ray not being enough of a leap for many people to justify the cash----I almost feel sorry for Sony. Almost.
As for me? I'm waiting for my delivery from Amazon so I can watch a cleaned up and enhanced version of the first three films.