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HBO combining "True Blood" DVD and Blu-Ray discs in one package

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/True-Blood-Seasons-1-and-2-and-3/16806

     
  2. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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  3. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    Da boogie...
    Nice to have the DVDs so you can rip it for your mobile devices. UV :thumbsdown:
     
  4. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    Why is that cool? If you want just the Blu-ray version, now you're being forced to pay for the DVD versions too. That seems pretty uncool to me.
     
  5. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    Why not rip the higher quality BR instead?
     
  6. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    Lots of reasons. Perhaps there's no Blu-Ray player on his computer. Perhaps he wants a smaller file size. Perhaps he doesn't need a HD version on his mobile device(s).
     
  7. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    I agree, what if you have only a DVD player not a Blu-ray. :) I wil watch it from Netflix anyway.
     
  8. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    #1 is an easy fix. (for most people, at least here on TCF)
    #2 and 3 are remedied in your encode settings.

    Better source material will more often than not give you a better result, even if you're going for a small file/low res target.
     
  9. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    It's the same retail price as previous seasons, so ostensibly you're not paying for the DVD and digital copies.

    But Amazon is charging $10 more than other Blu-Ray seasons. I don't know if that's because it's a new release or if that's because of the DVD/digital copies.

    To answer your question though, because I like getting the DVD and digital copy with the Blu-Ray. And though I probably won't buy this season set, I hope it carries over into other series I may have an interest in.
     
  10. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I'd rather they just reduced the price. It's not like the DVDs don't cost anything to produce.
    Hey, that's fine for you. But why force everyone to pay for the DVDs if they don't want them?
     
  11. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    Maybe he doesn't want to fix it. Maybe he's fine with a DVD ripped copy.

    I think that, when it comes to video ripping, that most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a copy ripped to DVD resolution from a DVD then from a BD especially on a portable device.
     
  12. Barmat

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    Because that's illegal. If you rip copyrighted material, even if it's from a legitimate purchase, you are breaking the law. When you buy a blu ray in a store or on line you are only purchasing the right to watch it on one device through approved hardware. That's the law.
     
  13. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    Because that's what I want. I don't particularly care about what you want.

    Why should I have to buy the DVD set for $45 (amazon), and then digital copies for another $47 (itunes) when they're offering to sell them to me combined for $10 more? Who's being more selfish here, the guy who doesn't want to spend $90+ more or the guy who doesn't want to spend $10 more?

    If you have a problem with it, take it up with HBO or vote with your pocketbook and don't buy the thing. Don't tell me I should sacrifice my needs for yours.
     
  14. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    The question was in comparison to ripping DVD. How would a BR be different from a legal perspective?
     
  15. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    I disagree. Look how much better high quality movies look on a retina iPad than the older ones.
     
  16. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    It may be illegal, but in all practicality, you're not going to be arrested for ripping a Blu-Ray, unless you're making copies and redistributing it.
     
  17. Barmat

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    A Blu Ray makes a perfect copy because of it's high bit rate. You are also breaking the copy right protection software built into the disk. Making a copy of a Blu Ray is a criminal act even if it's for personal use. Don't like it? Write your congressmen.
     
  18. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    I don't have a retina iPad.
     
  19. Peter000

    Peter000 Active Member TCF Club

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    Doesn't have anything to do with it. It's actually perfectly legal to make a "back up copy" of a purchased movie.

    What's illegal is breaking the encryption that protects the DVD or Blu-Ray to make a back up copy.

    And it's illegal to distribute copies of the movie.
     
  20. ebockelman

    ebockelman PR#6

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    The same law applies to DVD. My response was comparing to DVD.

    And a BluRay is nowhere near perfect, but that's beside the point.
     

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