Do we have any idea what pricing will look like for BR/HD titles?

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  1. JasonB

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    I saw a link where pricing was mentioned at 60.00 per title for the first HD offerings? I hope that is horribly wrong info.

    Do we have any idea where pricing will be for Blu-Ray/HD titles? Are we in for a revert back to the days of laserdisc pricing?

    Most new release titles that I pick up on release day from the local BB or other stores are in the 15-24.00 range. Are HD versions really going to be double the price? This could completely change my decision to agressively enter the HD/BR market. [​IMG]
     
  2. Brent M

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    If Blu-Ray and HD-DVD price titles at $60 we won't have to worry about which format wins out because they'll both die a horrible death fast.
     
  3. JackKay

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    AMEN
     
  4. BrianShort

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    I think $40 would be to much. $30 seems more reasonable for an initial rollout price, IMO. $60 would be insane.
     
  5. Ken_F

    Ken_F Stunt Coordinator

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    Over on the AVS Forum, a dealer reported list prices of $29.99-$39.99 for the ~20 HD-DVD titles coming March 28.

    That's not far off current disks, although we probably won't see the same level of discounting.
     
  6. FrancisP

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    The reason that the studios lost pricing power is because of the large markets that discounters such as Walmart and Target, to name a few, command a large number of customers. Yet discounters are the reason DVDs are a mainstream product.

    When cost-conscious consumers see a list price of $19.95 and 29.95 guess which way they're going. If HD wants to be the only format then it will have to cede pricing power. If not then it becomes a niche product and SD remains king.
     
  7. Yumbo

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    I'm on the fence with DVD re-issues at $19.99.

    Such as Ferris Bueller, and the Bruckheimer trilogy.
    I'd buy them at $29.99 if they were day/date/SOON.

    Any speculative advice?
     
  8. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    Both camps are shooting for MSRP of ten bucks over MSRP of DVD titles.
    Hence;
    "Dealer reported list prices of $29.99-$39.99 for the ~20 HD-DVD titles coming March 28."
    I hope they follow the super fast street pricing of UMD Video for PSP. In Nov. KB I on UMD was $29.99 at BB, in Jan. it's $14.99 at BB!
     
  9. Kelly Grannell

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    I will only buy HD content (be it BD or HD DVD) if they are no more than CDN$5 more than the SD counterpart. Any more than that is just stupid.
     
  10. Yumbo

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    I suggest they lower the list by at least $5 on DVD, if they want us to look at HD.

    Over time, cap DVD at $20 list. And then discount HD to $20.
     

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