"I don't really plan on shelling out the dough to purchase the Blu-ray disks", but I wouldn't collect more dvd either, unless you are getting it at a very cheap price (like 2/3 dollars). Save the money for the big 1080p TV and BD player.
Is there a point in getting a Blu-ray player for my current setup?
My TV: Samsung LN-S3251D http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-ln-s3251d/4507-6482_7-31787622.html
My Home Theater System: Samsung HT-Q80 XM Ready Five-Disc DVD Changer Home Theater System (5.1 Channel) http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HT-Q80-Five-Disc-Changer-Theater/dp/B000F7684U/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_3
Blu-ray player I am looking at: Sony BDP-BX1 http://reviews.cnet.com/video-players-and-recorders/sony-bdp-bx1/4507-6463_7-33401068.html
Please bear with me, my mind is swimming with information I've researched over the past 2 days and I need a kind soul or two to help me suss it out.
I believe my TV can only display a up to 720p (though in the specs I see: Input Video Formats - 480i , 480p , 720p , 1080i which just confuses me into thinking 1080i is possible with this TV).
Will I notice any discernible difference (even a slight improvement is worth it to me) in picture quality if I add the Sony BDP-BX1? Or will the picture be just as good as the Samsung HT-Q80 is providing.
We have a fairly large DVD collection so the upscaling factor is important (will they look better?). We also have Blockbuster Total Access and while I don't really plan on shelling out the dough to purchase the Blu-ray disks, renting them is not a problem especially if there is an improvement in the cinematic experience. Or should we save our money and put it towards expanding our DVD collection?
Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts regarding my dilemma.