Super Duper Tron set

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  1. Tony J Case

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    So I saw this over on Topless Robot (here: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/02/okay_even_i_dont_want_that_much_tron_legacy.php ) that the new Tron comes in a ridiculously overkill five DVD set. . . which would be fine if it wasnt just four copies of Tron 2.


    Tron: Legacy on 3-D
    Tron: Legacy on Blue-ray
    Tron: Legacy on DVD
    Tron: Legacy on digital copy
    Tron, the original one


    Serioulsy, we get Tron Legacy, Tron Legacy, Tron Legacy, Tron Legacy,and Tron (plus a toy)? I loved the movie, but that's just plain stupid! Talk about wasteful.
     
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    If Disney would just set up their 3D BDs so they would allow 2D watching like everyone else does, that would cut it down by one disc. Making the Digital Copy downloadable would cut it down by one more. Personally, I like the DVD copy so I can watch in the bedroom, but I think this should be a 4-disc set:

    Tron: Legacy 3D (2D compatible) BD

    Tron BD

    Tron: Legacy DVD

    Tron DVD

    Download codes for digital copy.


    Was that so hard?
     
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    It's my understanding that according to the Blu-Ray 3D spec ALL movies branded with the Blu-Ray 3D logo ARE backwards compatible with 2D hardware.


    Exactly WHY Disney would choose to include BOTH in the same package is unclear, though it wouldn't surprise me one bit if consumer confusion over 3D vs. 2D is at least a part of it.


    Honestly, IMO this whole 3D thing happened at a bad time. There is still a significant portion of the population that is confused as to the differences between DVD and Blu-Ray so the idea of adding a third media type that requires entirely new hardware for at least two of the three main home theater components is ludicrous.
     
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    The studio can opt to block the 2D capability of a 3D Blu-ray disc if they so choose, it is done in the disc encoding somehow, so that you cannot view the 3D disc in a 2D player... why they would do that is beyond me, though, some sort of marketing ploy, or like you said, to alleviate confusion, I suppose...
     
  5. Tony J Case

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    Really. If they wanted to inflate the disc count, why didn't they add in the deluxe soundtrack or something instead of another copy of the same flick?
     

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