I always disregarded the idea of playing bluray discs on my computer. That is, until I picked up an HDCP compliant 24" monitor on black Friday. I never had the intention of HDCP compliance in mind; only the fact that the monitor has HDMI input was of interest to me. I've already got a sound and video card setup that is more than capable of providing good quality video playback. I've also got cyberlink powerDVD.
So the only thing I am missing here is a blu ray drive. I can't find any cheaper than about 70 dollars though, which is two times more than I've ever paid for a dvd rom. To reconcile with that, I'd need to be pretty convinced that blu ray offers something really special.
What do others think? When you watch a blu ray disc on a capable system, do you find it impressive? I would never consider this if I hadn't inadvertently gathered almost everything I need to play it anyways, but I'm almost there.