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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. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    It's not that a Blu-ray is perfect, but that a copy of a Blu-ray is a perfect copy---that is, 100% as good as the original (disc). Same of course applies to DVDs.
     
  2. wmcbrine

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    Blu-Ray players are only like $80 now.

    no1curr
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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  4. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

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    Manufacturing costs for any disk (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray) are nothing compared to the price you pay for a title. The price that should be REQUIRED to include access to any version a title is available in. The only real cost impact over doubling the amount of disks is in the packaging and transportation costs, and even then we're talking about some pretty insignificant impact on the final product price. It's not like were talking about adding a second lead brick to a package that formerly contained only one.

    The only thing more stupid than some of the comments being made about this is paying full price multiple times for the exact same thing content wise.
     
  5. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    This.

    I have an iPad 1. Not to mention that, I've been pretty happy with the quality I get from Handbrake's ATV2 setting...even on my 50" 1080p Panny.

    As far as legality goes, whatever happen to the Betamax decision?

     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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    Nothing, except...
     
  7. sieglinde

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    Since I won't be buying these but just watching them. It makes no difference to me. Eventually Blu-Ray will replace DVD because most of the players will play both and I suspect soon, you will not be able to buy a player which only plays DVDs.
     
  8. Robin

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    I think it's a smart business move. I only have a DVD player. I could certainly afford a bluray player, but I have no interest in getting one.

    I've stopped buying discs since DVDs are on their way out, but I can't play blurays.

    I'm probably not the only one.

    (I'm sure plenty of you will want to argue my logic, but that's not the point. This is where I've been for years and it's not changing any time soon. Not even with the new plasma.)
     
  9. sieglinde

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    I want a combo that will play Blu-Rays, CDs and DVDs and have a slot for VHS tapes. I guess I need to buy one since they are available.
     
  10. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I think you'd be better off buying a device to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD---that way they won't degrade every time you watch them.
     
  11. sieglinde

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    I have one but I don't know how to break the copy protect.
     
  12. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    If they are store bought movies, they will most likely have Macrovision. Not sure if a DVD recorder will bypass that signal cleanly.

    I would just replace the movies I really love with DVDs and be done with it.
     
  13. Johnny Dancing

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    Great idea, this should have been standard practice with all BDs since day one. We have a BD player in the home theater but DVD players elsewhere like my daughters little combo dvd tv, my son's PC, the cars, and in the 4 laptops that aren't being phased out anytime soon.

    If you don't want the DVDs you could probably sell the pristine DVD season set for more than the any extra cost of the box set.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    And that might be the problem from the studio's point of view...they're selling two copies of the show, but only getting paid for one.
     
  15. sieglinde

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    I need to work on VHS tapes that I have that are not movies and probably don't have copy protection.
     
  16. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    If those are home movies, they're irreplaceable. I would definitely back those up onto DVDs.
     
  17. sieglinde

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    Yeah and some other material that is of the same sort of nature.
     

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