Originally Posted by rickyh24
Well this is disappointing. Why am I not surprised that this happened? Band finally releases a bluRay and it's not even really a bluray.
Blu-ray is a format, it doesn't specify content. If you were under the impression it does, you are misinformed.
Some Blu-ray discs have lossy DVD-quality audio.
Some Blu-ray discs have no video content whatsoever.
Some Blu-ray discs are 720p.
Some Blu-ray discs are 480p.
Dire Straits Alchemy (https://www.amazon.com/Dire-Straits-.../dp/B003D83DPA
) was shot on video in 1983, the source material is probably around 300 lines of usable resolution. In spite of the resolution, the release is still amazing, Alchemy in 24/96 5.1 surround. Not surprisingly it has almost 100 reviews and a 4-star average.
You have the option of a DVD if you prefer lossy surround and poorer picture quality, they're not forcing you to choose the Blu-ray option and you can save $5 in the meantime.