Dr. Who on Sci-Fi Channel in March

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  1. Mar 7, 2006 #61 of 145
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Let me know if you can find it that cheap--I'll be all over it.

    I've already seen it--a friend downloaded and burned DVD-quality rips from the UK. But I'm a firm believer in only using torrents for stuff that's not otherwise available, so I'm planning on buying the US DVDs when they come out--unless I can get a decent price on the Canadian or British sets.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2006 #62 of 145
    rkester

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    So far the UK and CA routes are not cheap at all. But I dont know if its a series that's getting a higher price like Farscape, or if it's just more because its new or more because its not the US version.

    I've never seen a box like that be that much here aside from StarTrek and Farscape.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2006 #63 of 145
    Brown57

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    £44.99 is the UK price and includes UK VAT (sales taxes). You may find, once you enter your shipping address, that the price drops to the VAT-exclusive price of £38.29/$66.60. :)
     
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    amazon.co.uk without VAT does indeeed drop to
    Items: £38.29
    Postage & Packing: £3.08

    Converts to about $71, not including your bank fee for currency transfers.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2006 #66 of 145
    SnakeEyes

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    Actually, that one comes to £46.12 which converts to $80.07, or they actually have a US dollar option that is $83.78.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2006 #67 of 145
    Brown57

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    $80.07 is just a straight conversion of the UK price, and so includes UK sales taxes. The Amazon UK site removes those once you enter an overseas delivery address. Strange.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2006 #68 of 145
    SnakeEyes

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    Wasn't talking about Amazon UK there, £46.12 is the CD Wow price. I took the order to the step right before charging the card.

    Amazon related info was the post before:
     
  9. Mar 8, 2006 #69 of 145
    rkester

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    Still seems pricey for 13 episodes.

    If anyone here orders it from UK or CA, let us know how good it is qualitywise etc.
     
  10. Mar 8, 2006 #70 of 145
    Rwalls

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    I have actually already watched this whole 1st new season, it's great If anyone wants to ask me any questions about it please feel free to email away.
    Big change from the old Dr. who show. I think everyone will LOVE it.
    RHW
     
  11. Mar 8, 2006 #71 of 145
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Yeah, those are HBO prices.

    I suspect they're counting on Doctor Who fans being, well, fanatics.
     
  12. Mar 8, 2006 #72 of 145
    Paul_PDX

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    For HD owners who can play PAL DVDs-- the UK versions of the DVD have a higher resoluton (576i) so the US/canadian disks will have been either scaled down or cropped. I have several amazon.uk bought PAL series that I have compared to the US releases and the PAL ones always look better.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2006 #73 of 145
    rkester

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    Paul, that was one thing I was definately wondering about. I am still tempted to get the UK version.

    Anyone know if the Xbox 360 in the US can do PAL discs? I dont have any to test it.
     
  14. Mar 8, 2006 #74 of 145
    Jonathan_S

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    I just want to point out that this thread almost made me miss the first couple episodes of the new Dr. Who.

    When I first read it, Dr. Who wasn't in the guide data, so I set an autorecording wishlist. Which I thought was a good idea, since it turns out I will be out of town that Friday.

    Unfortunately I set a wishlist for "Dr Who" (with the extra space necessary to deal with the missing .). But the guide data is "Doctor Who", fully spelled out. Oops.
    Fortunately I checked and discovered my mistake. :)

    Clearly the TiVo needs to be smart enough to do what I mean not what I say. ;)
     
  15. Mar 8, 2006 #75 of 145
    rkester

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    I think it should be smart enough to figure out that "Dr" Dr." and "Doctor" are used mostly and they are the same
     
  16. Mar 8, 2006 #76 of 145
    Paul_PDX

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    I wonder if NBC will pick up the Doctor in HD on their Universal HD channel like they did Batlestar Galactica.

    It really is time NBC comes out with Sci-Fi HD feed.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2006 #77 of 145
    Rob Helmerichs

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    There's a rumor that the reason BG is coming back in the Fall is that it's coming back on NBC...
     
  18. Mar 8, 2006 #78 of 145
    darthrsg

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    Doctor fans know this already. :)
     
  19. Mar 8, 2006 #79 of 145
    PJO1966

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    That could be a wonderful thing, but it could also be very bad. Obviously the good would be first run episodes in HD... the bad would be they would have to put up with network crap, like being cancelled after one episode airs.
     
  20. Mar 8, 2006 #80 of 145
    Langree

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    They could also throw it up against Sci Fi Friday which could kill it for views durring it's air time (Tho I'm sure it would still be on many a DVR). IMO they should leave it where it is with the Stargates, it makes for a damn nice trifecta on the Sci Fi Channel.
     

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