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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2011, 01:25:58 PM »
i can why everyone still buys dvd players and the dvds. i mean hell my kids have a dvd player in their room... i wouldnt want to put a 200 dollar blu ray in there not to mention a 20-30 dollar blu ray. plus almost every movie offers the special blu ray for liek 5 bucks more where you get the dvd+blu ray+ digital copy, hell some come with the 3d blu too.    certain movie are worth the fancyness others not so much, Tron is the only one ive actually been glad i had an hd tv for, and envied the 3d tv users. :-\

Blu players can be found on the cheap. I bought one for about $40(Netflix app,wifi) and donated it to my work so we can watch flicks on our shift. As for the disks, They can be found cheap used. Unlike buying DVDs used, BDs have that antiscratch coating by TDK. Not sure why everyone overlooks this HUGE selling point. I don't buy too many movies for myself due to Netflix streaming(and soon Amazon Prime streaming filling library gaps). I do buy a load of animated films for my kid. Bought Megamind, Bambi, Toy Story 1-3 etc for $9-13 like new on Amazon's marketplace. You just have to look for deals. At most, the Digital copy code may be used but most times everything is pristine.

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oh i love when blus come in to my work i jump on them but youd be suprised how bad people can scratch those things, its horrible, thats why i wont buy them for my kids theyll scratch them up just because they want to change the damn movie every 2 seconds.

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2011, 02:33:20 PM »
i can why everyone still buys dvd players and the dvds. i mean hell my kids have a dvd player in their room... i wouldnt want to put a 200 dollar blu ray in there not to mention a 20-30 dollar blu ray. plus almost every movie offers the special blu ray for liek 5 bucks more where you get the dvd+blu ray+ digital copy, hell some come with the 3d blu too.    certain movie are worth the fancyness others not so much, Tron is the only one ive actually been glad i had an hd tv for, and envied the 3d tv users. :-\

Blu players can be found on the cheap. I bought one for about $40(Netflix app,wifi) and donated it to my work so we can watch flicks on our shift. As for the disks, They can be found cheap used. Unlike buying DVDs used, BDs have that antiscratch coating by TDK. Not sure why everyone overlooks this HUGE selling point. I don't buy too many movies for myself due to Netflix streaming(and soon Amazon Prime streaming filling library gaps). I do buy a load of animated films for my kid. Bought Megamind, Bambi, Toy Story 1-3 etc for $9-13 like new on Amazon's marketplace. You just have to look for deals. At most, the Digital copy code may be used but most times everything is pristine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durabis

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2011, 05:36:49 PM »
if i was working at an electronics or video place i would be pimping Blu ray like i did Dvd six seven years ago at Hastings. i remember getting probably a hundred or so people to try dvd. people were getting pissed because smaller and smaller numbers of VHS were being released and i would tell them we had plenty of copies on dvd. and the answer was always i don't have a dvdplayer and they are to expensive. and i was like, " yeah in 1998." in 05' Hasting was selling those Colby dvd players that were as big as the portable players for $29.99 so when i told them about the player and all the things about it from hhoking it up like a VCR, about progressive scan, anamorphic, letterbox i literally sold all our Colby players. i've had some who came back a short time after leaving to get one or 2 more players. and people telling me how could they have not changed sooner. one biker looking old guy even told me," thanks for telling me about the dvd player and EF tracking!".

it is a lot of info missing or maybe just  wrong that put people off. not to mention they just payed for a nice HDTV, now they have to get a new player and jacked up pricey cables. so they stick with their old set up on their new HDTVs and say, " what the hell is all the fuss about hd?"

i was real glade when i got the $90 dollar insignia player at bestbuy that plays imported blu's and had netflix, pandora, and that other movie streaming app. not to mention places like walmart now selling blu for around $7 bucks. to me it kinda like it was about 10 years ago when bestbuy started selling dvds for under $10 dollars more and more. so basically what i'm saying is......dvd is gonna kill blu ray.
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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2011, 10:38:20 PM »
I've had Blu & HD since the beginning.  Unless it's not out on Blu or if it's a Drama where you don't really need Blu I'll get the DVD of it.  Concerts on Blu/HD are just totally awesome in surround sound!!! I don't know what I would do without my Blu Ray Player. 
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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2011, 03:48:57 PM »
Is Netflix and streaming keeping you from buying blus? I haven't purchased one for myself(non-cartoon) in awhile and Netflix has a great selection of movies/shows to where I don't need to buy the movies. For example, I'm considering selling my BSG boxset while I can get some dough since it's just sitting on my shelf and every episode is available in HD if I ever get the itch to watch it again(which I doubt). Whaddya think? Gonna put that puppy on CL or sell to Amazon tomorrow lol.

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2011, 08:40:32 PM »
Is Netflix and streaming keeping you from buying blus? I haven't purchased one for myself(non-cartoon) in awhile and Netflix has a great selection of movies/shows to where I don't need to buy the movies. For example, I'm considering selling my BSG boxset while I can get some dough since it's just sitting on my shelf and every episode is available in HD if I ever get the itch to watch it again(which I doubt). Whaddya think? Gonna put that puppy on CL or sell to Amazon tomorrow lol.

the blu ray set? 1st release or second release?

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2011, 03:10:50 AM »
Is Netflix and streaming keeping you from buying blus?

If it's not on instant (not all are in HD too mind you, given most of that might likely be due to the fact that there is no HD copy of the film) then I can get the disk shipped..... so yeah.... Not really a whole lotta point in me purchasing anything.

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2011, 03:26:56 PM »
Is Netflix and streaming keeping you from buying blus? I haven't purchased one for myself(non-cartoon) in awhile and Netflix has a great selection of movies/shows to where I don't need to buy the movies. For example, I'm considering selling my BSG boxset while I can get some dough since it's just sitting on my shelf and every episode is available in HD if I ever get the itch to watch it again(which I doubt). Whaddya think? Gonna put that puppy on CL or sell to Amazon tomorrow lol.

the blu ray set? 1st release or second release?

The 2nd release with better packaging.

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2011, 04:55:15 PM »
Is Netflix and streaming keeping you from buying blus? I haven't purchased one for myself(non-cartoon) in awhile and Netflix has a great selection of movies/shows to where I don't need to buy the movies. For example, I'm considering selling my BSG boxset while I can get some dough since it's just sitting on my shelf and every episode is available in HD if I ever get the itch to watch it again(which I doubt). Whaddya think? Gonna put that puppy on CL or sell to Amazon tomorrow lol.

the blu ray set? 1st release or second release?

The 2nd release with better packaging.

ahhhh cool. thats still expensive too

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 10:27:41 AM »
i love blu rays i have been working on building up my collection have so many years of dvds. the quality is just amazing. the fine details and everything.



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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #25 on: September 19, 2012, 07:33:55 AM »
ultimately everything is going to be streamed so im not buying blu rays i redbox them but streaming is the future once everyone gets a piece of that google 1gbps internet

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Re: Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?
« Reply #26 on: September 19, 2012, 03:30:45 PM »
Only reason I have a Blu-Ray player is because I have a PS3
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