$13.95 BDs @ Amazon

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  1. Mike Frezon

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    Click HERE to get to the offer.

    There are only six titles posted...but some might be one's YOU want! [​IMG]
     
  2. Patrick Sun

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    These 6 titles are pretty much candidates for the eventual double-dip on BD. Proceed with caution...
     
  3. Chris Lockwood

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    Is BD a common term for BluRay?
     
  4. Mike Frezon

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    Actually, yes, Chris.

    I should have been more sensitive to the use of shorthand in the thread title...but while many people use BR, I read here on the HTF early-on that BD was the accepted industry abbreviation and I conditioned myself to use it.
     
  5. alan halvorson

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    Meaning, I suppose, that the picture quality isn't all that it could be? Or something else?
     
  6. ManW_TheUncool

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    That and/or missing extra features, etc. in some cases. For instance, the T2 release is barebones kinda like the original DVD version on top of being subpar in PQ.

    _Man_
     
  7. Patrick Sun

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    When in doubt, just go read reviews of the BD titles in question, there are plenty of online sources for reviews. That's one of the things I do when I see a "deal" on HDM, and that usually saves me from the impulse purchase for a good many titles.
     
  8. Carlo Medina

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    I would be highly surprised if T2 was NOT double dipped. I think it had, what, half a dozen iterations on DVD between the theatrical and director's cuts? This BD isn't even the director's cut so I fully expect that version in short order.

    I own Stargate (twice, I got the corrected version with proper subs for the alien languages) and am underwhelmed by the PQ.
     
  9. Mike Frezon

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    Exactly what I did when I checked out this sale. While I almost pulled the trigger on T2 at that price, I sought out a couple of on-line reviews which made it clear that an upgrade is expected down the road with better features, PQ & SQ. One reviewer also made a point that T2 is Artisan's cash cow...so they are going to keep coming up with creative ways to encourage double-dips.
     
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    BD meaning Blu-ray disk. I know you got that it meant Blu-ray but just meant the D for disk ha ha. Johnathan
     
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    There's already a deluxe HD DVD due at the end of January in Germany, under the banner of "Dynamic HD." It boasts a lot of interactivity. I don't know if the whole Warner thing will affect its release or not.
     
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    I was tempted to pick up T2, but Im sure we'll see another version with the Dir Cut somewhere down the line.
     
  13. ManW_TheUncool

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    Aye. Interestingly, Artisan even uses the same cover for this T2 release as the first DVD release way back when. Seems like a dead giveaway for those of us who still remember (or still have that version lying around). ;D

    _Man_
     
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    a bunch of br's have shown up in my cart as dropped $5 each or more., examples.

    arlington road from 19.95 to 14.49
    x-men last stand from 27.95 to 19.95
    memoirs of a geisha 19.99 to 14.49.
    plus a ton more including the spidey trilogy from $62 down to $43.

    looks like a bunch of hd dvds have droppped also.
     
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    Aye. Anyone interested in Close Encounters might want to get it now. That one just dropped from ~$33 down to ~$24 today.

    _Man_
     
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    i also posted links in the bargans area.
    i also posted a question in feedback on whether we should have a hdm bargain
    thread in the hd software section.
     
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    Spider-Man - Trilogy for only $43.49 (or if you still have the 10% discount $39.14) is the best deal I've seen so far on this set.
     

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