If you own an HD Tv and you enjoy movies you should consider buying a Blu-Ray player to complement your television set especially if you do not have a paid service that allows you to receive signals in high definition. At first glance you might think that these players are expensive but this is far from the truth.
A few years ago buying a Blu-Ray players costed an eye. Most of the products that were available costed more than $400 dollars and even more during the first months that this technology was available. For many, they were out of reach. Along with HD Tv sets their cost is much lower now than ever. You can get a product from a known brand for as low as $100 dollars. The reason why a Blu-Ray player is almost mandatory is because in contrast to movies that are recorded in DVDs, movies that are recorded in Blu-Ray use HD standards. Using you DVDs on your HD Tv is fine but you will not see any improvements in the image. It can even look worst actually.
In case that you have been worried that you may have to forget about DVDs that you already own if you switch to one of these players you will feel relieved to know that they are backwards compatible. In other words, they are able to play different media including DVDs and music CDs. You really have nothing to lose if you upgrade. In fact, you will enjoy your high definition television a lot more since you will fully appreciate the power of your television set as a great source of home entertainment. If you enjoy games you may consider buying a Sony PS3, a gaming console and at the same time the Blu-Ray player. This way you can save money and even room space since you would have only one console instead of two different units that are independent of each other.