Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tech Stuff: Blu-Ray Wins

Earlier this week Blu-Ray was declared the winner over HD-DVD as the standard for high definition discs. I am so glad that we're finally going to see a lot more support for high def now. I realize that I am becoming a high def snob, but I can't help it. Once you get used to the clarity, it's hard to go back. I realized that this week when we rented Oceans Thirteen. Not only was the movie a total waste of time (all that star power but no story), but even at 480p on DVD it didn't draw me in because it didn't have the crispness of HD that is becoming more and more prevalent. At Target, there was an endcap display with a Blu-Ray loop and I couldn't take my eyes off of it. It kept showing "Cars", "Surf's Up", and "Spider Man" and I couldn't look away. I told Anne I definitely NEED one of those. She reminded me of several other things that she considered higher priority, including the fact that one of our daughters doesn't have a dresser in her room for her clothes. Hey, I think the plastic bins work very well. She usually just uses her floor anyway. Besides, I can't have my friends over to ooh and ahh over a new dresser. Didn't work....but the Blu-Ray is definitely on the list. :)

1 comment:

Jaime Kent said...

I laughed out loud at this one. I just imagined you telling this story in your funny Mark kind of way! But you have my vote for Blu-ray over dresser.