Originally Posted by rbinck
No, not in my opinion. Blu-ray can deliver up to 30 mbps and that is far in excess of what OTA at 19 mbps or any satellite or cable system can currently provide. Will the picture be much worse? Maybe not all that worse.
I use a HTPC with a Blu-ray drive to play into another HTPC via the Hauppague 1212 PVR box to copy Blu-ray discs to my video file server. It records HD via component video and I have it set for 9mbps bitrate. It is hard to see much difference in the recording from the original on my HDTV. Now if I had a 120" projector screen, maybe I would see a difference.
I have a 128" 2:35 Screen and I can see a difference
Good quality Blu Ray rules