HD DVD trends

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Yumbo, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Yumbo

    Yumbo Cinematographer

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    Departed has dropped the promo montage at beginning, and goes straight into movie!
    The SD version is highly compressed! Artifacts abound.

    Universal drops pricing for new combos to $34.99, and catalog to $28.99.

    Some covers for Universal titles have a terrible open flap which stays open!
     
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    This is good news, that promo has started to get annoying. Reminds of that other old annoying ...'Are you ready for FOX DVD...' promo.
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    What catalog combos have been announced at $29? I've heard of catalog titles previously announced as combos getting a price drop, but the information indicated that they were no longer combo discs.
     
  4. Denny_S

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    I've seen Universal catalog titles such as Seabiscuit, Red Dragon, Fast & the Furious 1 & 2, Fear & Loathing in Las Veags, The Rundown etc. drop to $27.99 CAD at most B&Ms. A lot of these had previous stickered prices of $32-$36 each.
    The Departed combo is on sale at BB and FS here in Canada for $32.99!
     
  5. Shaun

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    These flaps are not required to keep the case closed and are easily removable.
     
  6. Yumbo

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    Thanks Shaun.

    Jason,

    Combo $35 overall drop.
    Catalog $29 in line with Warner.
     
  7. elMalloc

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    Our best buy only had 3 HD-DVD copies and people went out in the blizzard to get them before 3 PM.
     
  8. Mark Zimmer

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    If these are the flaps I'm thinking of, just fold them in and close the case normally.
     
  9. Brent T

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    I got to our Best Buy (out side of philly) and I was surprised by two things.

    #1 - Best Buy had the HD-DVD of the Departed right out front in the New Releases section (no Blue Ray)

    #2 - They were sold out of it. When I asked about it was told that they got 10 or so in and that they were all gone by lunch time.

    #3 - I went to another Best Buy closer to my house and was able to pick up the 2nd to last copy for $22.99, $24.37 with tax
     

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