Is it too late to buy buying re-releases?

Mitch Stevens

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Hi Guys,

It's me again. I have been seriously considering upgrading many of my DVD purchases, but now with HD-DVD around the corner, I'm wondering if it's even worth it.

These are the DVDs that I wanted to upgrade to:

xXx (Superbit)
Charlie's Angels (Superbit)
The Fast And The Furious (Tricked Out Edition)
6th Day (Special Edition)
Alien (Quadrilogy 9 Disc Set)
Starship Troopers (Superbit)
Panic Room (Special Edition) {STILL CONSIDERING}

My family knows me for having the best/most recent version of the movies in my collection. As soon as a special edition is released, I'll go out and get it, except for the ones listed above. I was planning to buy them all at once, to replace my older versions.

Is it much too late to be replacing old versions, or do you think that HD-DVD is still so far away, that I could probably get some good viewings out of the re-releases?

What is everyone else doing out re-releases?
 

Jeff Kleist

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Alien will definately be worth upgrading

Other than that, I'll call the ball when I have more info
 

Mitch Stevens

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But by the time that the Alien Quadrilogy is released, maybe HD-DVD will be out?!?

Oh my, leave it up to me, to screw up the title of my thread. I always do this. Can somone please change it to:

Is it too late to BE buying re-releases?
 

Jeff Kleist

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But by the time that the Alien Quadrilogy is released, maybe HD-DVD will be out?!?
Since this is coming in the fall, and HD-DVD is a minimum of 5 years away (Just because they decide on a standard doesn't mean anything, you're talking a long wait, and you're not going to see any kind of major title output until more people have DTVs)
 

Tim Ke

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By the time HD-DVD become the standard, the next format will already be around the corner. You'll be waiting a very, VERY long time...
 

Carl Johnson

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A minimum of five years? That's a disappointing estimate. By that time I'd expect any television that cost more than $500 to be HD compatible. HD-DVD isn't around the corner but I'd hope that it would be released in 2-3 years so that it can be mainstream in 5.
 

Jeff Kleist

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For HD-DVD to be mainstream, the mainstreadm (read over 50% of America) nees to have an HDTV.

At a minimum of $1000 a pop, I don't see that happening anytime soon. When you can get a 27" equiv widescreen set for under $500 then we'll talk
 

Todd_N

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I have found that Columbia House has been a great way to upgrade for me. In particular trading in my non-anamorphic DVDs (Electronics Boutique/FYE/EBAY) and then selecting more recent anamorphic versions as enrollment titles. I pretty much break even that way and end up getting a better release of the film. Unfortunately the only superbit title I am aware of that Columbia House offers is Panic Room.

Todd
 

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