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When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

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View Poll Results: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?
2006
7
14.89%
2007
5
10.64%
2008
11
23.40%
2009
4
8.51%
2010
6
12.77%
2011
2
4.26%
2012
3
6.38%
2013
3
6.38%
2014
2
4.26%
2015
0
0%
I haven't upgraded to Blu-ray.
0
0%
I don't remember when I upgraded to Blu-ray.
4
8.51%
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When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Old 11-24-15, 05:45 PM
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

November of 2008. I bought my Playstation 3 shortly before Black Friday I believe.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

July 2007.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

The day Inception was released on steelbook. I didn't buy a blu ray player for another 3 months or so and even longer for a hi def tv, but I knew if I kept buying the dvd over the blu ray I'd eventually regret it.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Well, I actually had a bluray player hooked up to a standard def tv funnily enough. I'm sure I wrote a thread about it but not sure exactly when. Anyone?
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Way back then when it started.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

It was January (don't remember the year) but the PS3 had recently gotten the update for the full lossless playback option. For a while it only had the core playback. I was purple until HD-DVD went away.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

February of 2012. My old SDTV had shit the bed, and I purchased my first HDTV. I figured I might as well just get a Blu-ray player at that point.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

May 2010. First two BDs were The Monster Squad and Reservoir Dogs.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Around late summer/early Fall 2009 I think.

Bought my 1st BD player and my 1st HDTV. A super cheap Dynex 21-22 inch TV from Best Buy. I don't recall the exact title though. So many have come and gone.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

I really don't remember, but it was probably the winter of 2007/08. I had come across a nice Panasonic player at a good price at Costco and decided to make it a family Xmas present.

Up until then I had sat out the format war (even though Blu was the superior medium, IMO), but by that time the handwriting was clearly on the wall for HD-DVD.

Just remembered I still have that Panasonic (which still works, btw) hooked up to the TV in my den/library. The date on it is Nov 2008.
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I think it was 2011.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Either 2007 or 2008
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

I bought a used HD DVD A2 Toshiba player with 30 movies for $75 in December 2010.

Bought my first Blu-ray player (Sony BDP-S360) for $80 at a Boxing Day sale 3 weeks later.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

February of 2008. I remember driving back from Best Buy on a cold dark winter's night. The news on the radio was reporting some guy named Barack Obama had just won the Iowa Caucuses. Dark days, indeed.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

I'm guessing 2008ish. Bought a PS3 shortly after my XBox 360 got the red ring of death.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Last quarter of 2009.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

August 2009. My rear projector TV died on me in July so I bought a HDTV in the first week of August. Two weeks later I bought a blu-ray player and several blu-ray movies. The original plan was to make the switch to HD in the first quarter of 2009 together with a friend, but the friend bailed and I was between new jobs at the time.
I was the first among my friends and family who made the HD switch. I used to show off my new system with the movie Coraline. Everybody was like "wow!, amazing quality!."
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Right from the get go in 2006. Jumped on Hd-Dvd & Blu-ray. Even before both formats were released & started selling off my 2000+ dvd collection. Did the same thing with my 500+ laser disc collection before dvds first came out.

The sad thing I have 4 hd-dvd players & 350 hd-dvds stored away in the closet.
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Beginning of 2010.
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Re: When did you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Last few weeks of 2011.
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Even before both formats were released & started selling off my 2000+ dvd collection. Did the same thing with my 500+ laser disc collection before dvds first came out.
By the time I was buying blurays (in late-2011 and 2012), second handed dvds were only bringing in around 50 cents a pop (or less). I couldn't even give them away by then.
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2007. I usually wait a year or so before buying any new tech. 4 BD players in the house now. I had 5 but one of the PS3's died. It was a first gen.
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Late to the game : 2013
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The end of 2006.

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