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Why are so many series stalled or stopped?


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#101 of 108 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted January 05 2010 - 03:11 PM

I guess you guys didn't tape a lot of shows when videotapes cost $20 each for 2 hours of recording time.

#102 of 108 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 05 2010 - 03:21 PM

^ Or buy laserdiscs. Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone and especially Star Trek were all hundreds of dollars.

Having said that, that is the past and no one would pay those kinds of prices today.

#103 of 108 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted January 06 2010 - 06:18 AM



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^ Or buy laserdiscs. Twin Peaks, The Twilight Zone and especially Star Trek were all hundreds of dollars.

Having said that, that is the past and no one would pay those kinds of prices today.
Exactly.  Indeed, I have paid $100 or more in the past for some laserdisc sets, including Twin Peaks, and even around $125 for the special edition of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' on laserdisc.  The early DVD sets of Star Trek: TNG and The X-Files were also $100/each or more when I started my collection.

But the modern marketplace has changed with the technology and I would no longer spend that much on any release. That's one of the reasons I resist moving fully into Blu-Ray; I'm not willing to spend $25-$40 per disc.

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#104 of 108 OFFLINE   Traveling Matt

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Posted January 07 2010 - 05:16 AM

Those early sets of TNG and The X-Files are still extremely expensive for their age (even though X-Files was repackaged). I still won't buy them because of the price, and they've been available since the dawn of TV-DVD.

Too bad, I'd love to own them.

#105 of 108 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted January 07 2010 - 11:21 AM



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Those early sets of TNG and The X-Files are still extremely expensive for their age (even though X-Files was repackaged). I still won't buy them because of the price, and they've been available since the dawn of TV-DVD.

Too bad, I'd love to own them.
I have seen both shows on sale quite often. I have seen The X Files thinpack sets for under $20 a season! I myself picked up the later seasons of TNG for $25, a season.

#106 of 108 OFFLINE   Traveling Matt

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Posted January 08 2010 - 06:28 AM

Where did you find them for those prices? Everywhere I look, they're at or near full cost. Even on Amazon.

#107 of 108 OFFLINE   TravisR

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Posted January 08 2010 - 07:56 AM

^ It's been a while but Best Buy has had The X-Files slim sets on sale for $20 a couple times. And I think I've seen them at Target for $20 or $25 a few times too.

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Posted January 09 2010 - 05:19 AM



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I guess you guys didn't tape a lot of shows when videotapes cost $20 each for 2 hours of recording time.
$25 in 1977, but only if the one or two stores that sold them had any in stock, which was sporadic at best./img/vbsmilies/htf/crazy.gif