Netflix and Superbit / DTS version discs

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  1. Douglas*A*R

    Douglas*A*R Stunt Coordinator

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    I was wondering if anyone knows whether or not Netflix rents out Superbit and/or DTS-only DVD's (like Jaws and Jurassic Park) when a DD version is available, and if so, how to acquire them?

    I figure that they only stock a single version of a particular title, so as to "make things easier" on J6P, but I thought I'd ask just in case.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    They only stock one version. My suggestion would be to just buy them [​IMG]
     
  3. Douglas*A*R

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    That's what I was afraid of. I almost always rent before I buy, but I'll probably do what you suggest here and just buy 'em. Thanks, Jeff.
     
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    Jeff Kleist wrote:
     
  5. Douglas*A*R

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    Wal-mart just started its competition rental service, and apparently they do stock DTS and Superbit versions. I think today's their first day of operations, so they'll probably be adding back-titles in short order.


    Edited to add that it looks like they're also stocking Criterion editions of movies that have "standard" releases.
     
  6. Chris_Morris

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    Wal-mart's service has been around since October of last year, unless they shut down for a time. I tried them out, and found their shipping to be slow, and sometimes a day or two after they received a disc to ship the next one out.



    Chris
     
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    According to the AP story, that was the test period. They just started up five additional distribution centers, so that might help with the delay.
     
  8. Chris_Morris

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    Interesting, but I won't try them again. The closest dist. center to me is Georgia, which is where the test center was. With Netflix, the center is in MD, alot closer. Plus the delay in sending out the next disc was a let down, though that may have improved. I do like the $25 4 out plan, as Netflix dropped this [​IMG]

    Edited to say: They offered me a free 30-day trial (as they offer everyone) so I guess I will give them one more shot, since I do like the 4 out at a time plan


    Chris
     
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    Watch out for Walmart's listing of "DTS" titles, though. I was just skimming through that list and I saw Double Jeopardy. That disc does not have a DTS track.
     
  10. Derek Iverson

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    I'm sticking with NetFlix. [​IMG]
     
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    netflix used to carry many of the dts only titles, for example..edtv, peacemaker, and others. oh, paulie too.

    i have rented them in the past. but i dont know if netflix still carries them.
     
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    When I rented Saving Private Ryan from netflix a couple years back it was the DTS version they sent.
     
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