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Blu-ray Sucks! Amazon keeps pushing a format that I hate and will never buy.


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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 6:33:47 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 7:03:53 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 11:00:36 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 11:15:56 AM PDT
Fillup,

Your rant on prices has nothing to do with the original rant about the technology itself, making both rants incoherent.

VHS tapes were $5-8 after DVD had taken the market share and VHS was on the way out. There was NEVER a new release VHS movie for $5. I don't even think there was ever a new release VHS movie for less than $30. All new release movies were $50-60 before dvd arrived.

So, the prices have gone down, especially adjusted for inflation, and the quality has gone up. What's your beef again?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 11:35:09 AM PDT
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netman says:
Phillip, where are you browsing for Blu Ray movies? I have almost 300 and I've never paid more than $20 and many are as low as $8 on Amazon. In fact, if I don't like a movie, I sell it to the local "used" store for a few bucks less than I paid and I'm out no more than the price of a rental. In fact, I just bought Toy Story 1 and 2 this week for $15 each on Amazon.

Moreover, if you buy a PS3 to play movies, you get a game machine for free. I originally bought mine to play movies and discovered that PS3 games are awesome. I haven't bought a PC game since. Try it you'll like it :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 11:49:08 AM PDT
H. Robertson says:
To Phillip Taylor:
If you're paying an average of 30-40 dollars on a blu ray movie, you're getting ripped off. Out of a over a 100 movies so far(I've only had blu ray since Christmas) I've only paid over $25 around 4-5 times for a new release. Two were box sets. I have NEVER paid $30 for one single movie. I have gotten some older films for less then the price I once paid for VHS ($10 or less) The only time VHS was in the $5-$8 range was when they were in the cutout bin at Walmart or used rentals some Blockbuster was trying to get rid of.
I have gotten the latest Harry Potter in blu ray for $15 the first week of release, and it included the DVD and digital copy. I got Toy Story 1&2 combined for the same $15 after Disney discounts and they included 2 tickets to see Toy Story 3.
You need to shop smarter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 12:28:51 PM PDT
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@CB

<<"I don't even think there was ever a new release VHS movie for less than $30. All new release movies were $50-60 before dvd arrived.">>

Some new release VHS movies were sold in the late eighties as high as $89.95. Then once DVD had broken into the mainstream, the new release VHS titles were going for $19.95 and you could get the same title on DVD for the same price (or on sale for even less than that)!

This does nothing to strengthen Todd's original point about his perceived "flaws" in Blu-ray technology however.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 12:47:50 PM PDT
The pricing structure was much different back that long ago. VHS were priced as rentals at new release, probably $60-$90 as you said. This kept the rental market strong, as it was still a relatively new industry. Then the VHS would drop a few months after release for the purchase market to $30-$50.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 12:50:00 PM PDT
Torgon says:
I've paid $30 and $40 for blu-rays, but only as boxed sets. I got all four Die Hard movies for $36, Spider-man Trilogy for $32, Lord of the Rings Trilogy $42, Rocky collection for $42 and Planet of the Apes for $50. Other than that I've gotten movies for $5 and most of my James Bond blu-rays were $7.15 here on Amazon. I got Snow White, Wolverine, and Monsters vs. Aliens all for $10 each at Christmas. You may want to find another store to shop.
Just to add to the OP, I still have my HD-DVDs, but was able to 'let go' and accept blu-ray as the format winner. I now have over 200 blu-rays. The disc hold up fine and are more scratch resistant than regualr DVDs. BTW, if you don't like Amazon 'pushing' this technology you can go and edit the recommendations in your profile, maybe that will help.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 12:52:09 PM PDT
This discussion started off with a joke post, why bother with responding to it? As so many other Blu-ray owners already know, Blu-ray has proven to be durable, high quality and a great value after four years. Let's look at the format in ten years and see if it holds up, I sure think it will.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 12:55:34 PM PDT
We have to keep posting to this discussion to keep it here for 10 years. That's why I suggested talking about Olivia Munn. What better way to spend 10 years?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 1:11:34 PM PDT
Torgon says:
I find Olivia Munn a little overrated, no offense. She is cute and all but I'm not crazy about her.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 1:30:20 PM PDT
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Torgon says:
That's why I didn't reply with a preference...to help stretch it over the next ten years. ;)

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 1:31:19 PM PDT
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Rhoq says:
Saw this thread and had a good laugh at the original post. As someone who was an HD DVD owner (and had protested Blu-ray all the way until the very end), I can honestly tell you, Todd P. James couldn't be any more wrong.

The discs are quite durable thanks to their scratch-resistant, hard coating and Audio/Video quality is on par with HD DVD. Yes, there may be a few older catalog titles first released during the format war where some HD DVD versions from Warner and Paramount might have had the upper hand (better video encode and higher bitrate audio), but at the end of the end - it's a complete wash.

HD DVD is dead. I still have my HD-A2 and 360 add-on. I've since replaced many of my HD DVDs with Blu-ray, but proudly display the 20 or 30 titles that have I yet to replace (waiting for the right price) or are haven't been released on BD on my shelves right along with my BDs. Toshiba has moved on. Don't you think it's time you do the same?

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MaxRenn82 - you seem to be misinformed. Film, no matter how old, has a much higher resolution than "High Definition". All film has grain. Whether it was shot today or 30 years ago, doesn't make a difference in regards to how good it can look on Blu-ray. As long as the transfer is done right and the source is in good shape, a movie from pre-2000s yesteryear can look phenomenal.

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 3:01:02 PM PDT
I have recently purchased a Bluray version of 'Avatar'. Movie only. No extra features as the film at about 160 minutes, and designating just about all the disc space to the main presentation, is quite simply the BEST image and sound quality one could ever dare to expect. Go Bluray.

Posted on Jun 24, 2010 4:27:04 PM PDT
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A M says:
@P. Christopher Gerhard

The OP was not starting this as a joke. Todd P. James was a vehement hater of blu ray for a whole slew of reasons and ranted as such many times over in the HD DVD forum when there was one. He said Warner Bros. chose for him and took away his right to choose which format he wanted. His main gripes were that Blu Ray was expensive and that it was rushed to market before the profiles were finished (1.1 for PIP and 2.0 for BD Live came later).

As I mentioned in my first reply, he even created a website called hd dvd player owners unite (take out the spaces and .com) as a means of trying to bring the format back. Needless to say, it didn't get any traction and while the site is still up, he has removed all the content - except for the discussions forum. But that never caught a blaze either.

I remember he once gave an analogy of if there was only one brand of toaster - but it sucked and always burnt the toast (or something to that effect). I told him how his argument was flawed because there are multiple manufacturers of BD players. Also, what if there certain brands of toasters could only toast white bread, and another could only toast cinnamon raisin bread? And now that one manufacturer has folded, it was possible to have a toaster which could toast any type of bread. Which was my argument about split studio support.He never addressed my shoot down of his analogy.

The guy just has sour grapes that he bet on the wrong format. He cares more about the format than the content.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2010 5:16:22 PM PDT
netman says:
AM, what you say is correct except I don't believe he cares about the format as much as being right and/or getting what he wants. Some people cannot admit they made a mistake. They'll alienate everyone and everything before manning up and this guy is obviously one of those people. In addition, his parents probably spoiled him and he can't come to grips with not getting his own way. I just hope he doesn't have kids to pass on the ignoramus gene.

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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 9:40:13 PM PDT
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Posted on Jun 24, 2010 10:41:08 PM PDT
GarionOrb says:
Haha, like the format or not, Blu-ray discs are virtually indestructible. It's simply a fact. Join Netflix and rent Blu-ray movies...you'll see that the most you'll have on them when they arrive in the mail are fingerprints, and no scratches. By contrast, rent DVD movies and they're so scratched up they're virtually unplayable.
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