As far as I can tell, FOX hasn't even officially announced a DVD release of the first season. This pre-order is Amazon's doing--notice that there's no release date listed on the Amazon page. So, I'm guessing that when FOX does (and I'm sure they will) announce the DVD release, it will be available on Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray is so popular, it would be stupid of them not to make it available (although, this is FOX we're talking about; don't even get me started on the stupid decisions they've made... Firefly...)
There's a "sign up to be notified" for the blu-ray that I didn't see before. Maybe that's a good sign. I'd heard rumors that there wouldn't be a bd release, but maybe they were wrong. The audience for New Girl probably watches most of their shows in HD, so I would assume it would sell reasonably well. I know the main producers, including Zooey, are aware that the blu-ray release is an issue fans care about. Hopefully, they will push for it as well.
That's not a sign at all. Amazon puts those up there whether there's going to be a release or not. The place to follow is a site called tvshowsondvd.com. They have the dirt on all of this, including official press releases from the studio - and that one said DVD only.
I ended up buying this from iTunes on a Season pass, as that IS in HD.
Again: BOO-HOO. Do you even know if the show is shot in HD, or is just upconverted? (in which case, a blu-ray release would be anticlimactic). I love this show too, but is it end of the world if it's not coming out on blu-ray? Uh, that would be NO. You'll have to just get over this horrible tragedy. Choosing not to buy it is your problem. You'll just have to wallow in misery while everyone else gets to watch the show whenever they want. (anyway, how many times will you watch each episode throughout your existence that it will be so crippling to see it in SD? OH NOOOOOOO, it's all meaningless...)
You really need to look at your life when you say "I feel sick that I might not be able to own this because they might only do a dvd release". Because in the grand scheme of life, THAT is something important to feel sick over, right? You need to put some money in the Douchebag Jar... (including for typing in all lowercase...)
choosing not to buy is not my problem, it's my choice. the show isn't upconverted from sd, but maybe you need glasses, although it probably won't matter in your cave.
i'm supposed to have to even consider the grand scheme of life when i shop for television shows or movies? i think anyone who ponders such important things as often as you seem to think they should, probably shouldn't be watching tv or movies anyway, because it's certainly not more important than feeding the hungry. i'm glad that you made me realize this OR care whether or not i choose to use lower case letters, proper grammar or spell check on a forum for a television show on http://amazon.com.
in the "grand scheme of life," i don't really think how i illustrate my point makes a lick of difference. NO ONE should have to watch a show originally broadcasted in hd on dvds. it's just plain stupid and insulting to the viewers and fans of the show. well, the ones who don't live in caves. in other words, your friends, family and neighbors.
Only someone living in cave didn't know it would be offered in HD via download and/or streaming. We want it on blu-ray. The physical copy is really the point of owning things at this point and time. Most people aren't even prepared to make that switch to own digital media and then watch in on their HDTVs. The studios will get their way with it eventually....that's why they're not completely behind blu-ray like they should be. But it will be at least a decade or more before streaming/downloading even compares to the sales of physical content for all television and movie buying. 2 Broke Girls got a blu-ray release and New Girl didn't. I think the folks at Fox might also be taking their directions from someone living in a cave.
If you want a physical copy, burn the download on to a blank blu-ray. Until then, there's nothing you can do, and life will have to go on-- can't always get what you want. And I don't know how the studios aren't completely behind blu-ray: more and more releases of film/TV shows are now on blu, or combo packs (New Girl is one exception, but it really is a minor thing to be on a crusade about). Surely, it comes down to money, and it probably costs Fox five cents less a disc to produce a blu-ray release, or an extra 38 cents to make a combo package or something. Considering that even though New Girl isn't quite a niche show, it certainly is not bringing in the numbers of CBS Monday night, so a corporate decision was probably made to skip the blu, which would be understandable. But of course, they only did it to anger J. Miller. Maybe the CEO lives in a cave. And maybe Season 2 will be on blu-ray, and all will be right with the world. Either way, the studios will *always* get their way.
Forget watching digital content on HDTV's, surely a lot of people don't even know what HD or blu-ray is-- they still have VCR's blinking *12:00* sitting in their living room. The same people who insisted on buying full frame movies because "it fills up the screen", but now watch Netflix on their tablet or phone. And now with some movies being released in no fewer than 6 different versions (1 disc DVD, 2 disc DVD, 1 disc blu, 2 disc blu, combo pack, 3D combo pack), then the Best Buy Steelbook version, Target Exclusive Special Edition, Walmart Exclusive Special Edition, digital copy, Ultraviolent, digital download, etc... market saturation + consumer confusion/indifference = 2012. Cave dwellers. (wow, this just keeps gettin' funnier!)
Although, depending on your age, there are now millions of consumers who don't give two craps about format, HD, physical copy, whatever. They just want it, and want it now, and often want it free. These are people who grew up not shopping at stores, but only using the web, and only downloading things. And they will soon be king, and physical media will be dead. As will we. And we'll be buried in a cave.
Everyone knows all the people at Fox live in caves and want to take away Medicare. I'm sure you all eat at the same stone table. While I'm out doing the crusading for the downtrodden who have had their right to a New Girl blu-ray release taken from them. You know, because that's clearly what I do.
Wow, what a shock to talk about a product on the product page on Amazon.com! Just buy the dvd, relax by torch light and watch the show in 480p. Woo-hoo, I'm sick over this. Well, yes, in the same way I'm sick when a classic album gets remastered and they butcher the job. I guess these message boards were created for people because Amazon expected people to NOT have an opinion...even a strong one? Even if they are cave dwellers? I think not.
$39.99 to own streaming content that doesn't even come in 1080p. I'd bet an important body part that this would be LESS on blu-ray at Best Buy for week one or at the very least, the same price. The studio is producing the content, giving me discs and art and cases and people work to do this have to be paid AND it's 1080p. So, they SAVE all the money on production and I'm supposed to be happy, not satisfied or, pardon me, not even be "sick" over being asked to spend $39.99 to watch what amounts to video on-demand from the cable company? You'd HAVE to live in something rock-like to think that's ok, acceptable or any kind of good deal....even as a back-up to blu-ray. Season 1/ 19.99 for 720p streaming and maybe we're talking about a realistic back-up to standard definition.
NO BLU = NO BUY. I own Big Bang Theory, 2 Broke, Bluebloods, etc. on Blu-ray, so why suddenly did they put New Girl in 2005 mode? Almost every series since 2010 has been avaliable on both standard and Blu-ray, and we're heading into 2013. This is a total ripoff! So to repeat, NO BLU = NO BUY.