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HD-DVD Combo discontinued by Warner Home Video

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert_Zohn, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Robert_Zohn

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    Beginning in January 2008, the HD-DVD Combo will be discontinued by Warner Home Video for the Theatrical New Release Business Unit. Warner will be offering the HD version only.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be the last title we are offering the HD-DVD Combo for. The Invasion will be the first HD only title on the TNR release slate.

    -Robert
     
  2. Dave H

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    Thank goodness.
     
  3. MattFini

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    While I never had any issues with the combo, nor did I mind paying an extra $5 bucks for a "failsafe" (If HD never takes off, I still have the DVD)...but I'm not sad to see the combo go, either.

    It'll probably mean better busienss for HD DVD anyway.
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Now to get Universal to follow suit.
     
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    Finally!! At last the studios seem to be realising the whole "combo disc" was a huge mistake. This is great news, and along with Warner's re-issue of many of the combo titles as HD-DVD only discs, means a win win situation for the consumer.

    It's all about consumer choice. With the combo format the consumer HAD to buy the DVD version even if they only wanted the HD version. Indeed they may never intend to watch the DVD version, but they still had to pay an extra $5 for it.
     
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    Isn't this at odds with their idea for TotalHD? Or are they slowing one multi-format disc down in order to start up another?
     
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    Now if only Universal would follow suit.....surely they are getting sick of the complaints, disc returns, and bad PR in general.
     
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    Excellent. I mean EXCELLENT!

    I do not believe Total HD will EVER see the light of day.
     
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    I thought that Total HD is on hold if not dead.
     
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    a glorious day, and the only reason I say that is due to prices [​IMG]

    -Gary
     
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    So... Are they dropping $5 from the price? That's my only objection to combos. Sure, I don't think they'll price HD-DVD-only discs $5 more than the equivalent BD, but studios do things that make little sense all the time.
     
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    Indeed. Now it makes sense why they are pricing the Order of the Phoenix combo at the same price as the Blu version.
     
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    We watched our first combo the other nite. "Knocked Up"
    Watched first 1/2 upstairs on the hd-a2 in HD with no probs. Finsihed it up downstairs last nite with the sddvd side and had freezes and pixillation.
    On the SD dvd side.
    Just looking at the thing it's amazing these work at all. Honestly like somebody just glued 2 discs together. Cutting edge tech... NOT

    I am wary of Trek: TOS being a combo now. 10 discs..?
    How long will it take to go through ALL eps, both sides to make sure you don't have a defective disc? eesh
     
  15. Shane Martin

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    About time they got rid of it. I hope they lower prices to follow suit.

    I wonder if they dropped the combo because they weren't selling as well(as the Blu version at $5 cheaper) or if the complaints about faulty discs finally wore on them.
     
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    Does this mean they'll re-press the titles I want as just HD-DVD version only?
     
  17. Cees Alons

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    It seems that way: on Amazon many previous Warner combos start to show up as new HD DVD-only re-releases at a price point of $23.


    Cees
     
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    Warner are re-issuing several titles that were previously combos, as HD-DVD only discs, starting from next week (October 2nd) apparently.

    See this story from High Def Digest for more info;

    http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/show/866
     
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    They are releasing their combos in HD-DVD only form in October. Those are lower priced.

    I'm picking up a couple because of it for sure.
     
  20. Dave H

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    Yes, hopefully Universal will follow suit, as well. There are some titles I refuse to buy because they are combos.
     

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