I only just realised that there isn't an official discussion thread thread on Blu-ray yet! The newest and best technology in watching movies as we know it, and it didn't even have a thread! tsk tsk tsk
I got into Blu-ray about a year and a half ago when I bought my 40" LCD and my PlayStation 3 and have since been in love with the format. I still buy DVDs because I love them, I love the look of them, they're cheaper and of course, most films haven't been released on BR yet; but when I get around to it I try to buy as much BDs as I can, even if I already have them on DVD, because I like to know that I own a movie that can be viewed in the best possible quality. I currently own 45 BDs which in total adds up to 49 films.
Another reason why I still buy DVDs is because they usually look very good up-scaled and using the PS3's and the TV's ability to remove video blocks and compression artefacts, but they look literally 45% as good as Blu-ray. Since I don't go to cinemas it's lovely to be able to not view films in almost source-master quality, for not only new films but for ones which were released before I was born.
Of all the BDs I have, the transfer of "2001: A Space Odyssey" looks the best. Watch it at night and it literally looks like you're in a movie theatre back in '68 watching it for the first time. The transfers for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe" and "No Country For Old Men" also look absolutely stellar, particularly the latter which absolutely beautiful scenery and shots of the desert. The number one movie I am currently awaiting for a release is "Suspiria", because I believe that if they do the transfer right it will look as good as Jeremy Sisto.Blu-ray StillsBR still #1 from "2001: A Space Odyssey"BR still #2 from "2001: A Space Odyssey"
I frequently visit Blu-ray.com to check out the latest BD reviews, all of which contain numerous 1080p screenshots of the film.