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Old 18 Jan 2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default how much $$$ will a high-definition movie DVD cost?

how much $$$ will a high-definition movie DVD cost?

I wouldn't be surprised if the movie studios price them way higher than the current movie DVDs... but how much are consumers willing to pay?

For me, I think $40 will be the limit...
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 03:46 PM   #2
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Saw some prices in Sweden - somewhere around 35$ for the first versions. Can't remember if it was for blue-ray or HD DVD.
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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The question: what's the point of HD DVDs or Blu-Ray other than good storage? I don't have surround sound or a HDTV - just a 27" TV with two speakers - normal DVDs look great on my screen.

Another interesting note: My grandparents have an HDTV, and they were saying that unless their satellite programs come in HD, the picture looks fuzzy but DVDs look crisp and clear. Obviously DVD looks good enough on HD, why bother with HD DVDS?
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 10:35 PM   #4
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Perhaps, drf, folks with a huge investment in their hardware, such as anonymez and nwg, might prefer even better resolutions than DVD offers.

Having a 27" TV, you may as well stay with DVD Shrink. But when you get to the "big screen", you will want better quality.

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Old 19 Jan 2006, 02:16 AM   #5
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Well once I move into my own house in 10 years or whatever, I will consider that. For now, that's all we have.

However, normal DVDs look great on my grandparents' plasma TV, about 50" or so (widescreen).

Unless you got a hugely huge TV, I don't see a difference.

Also, I am sure HD DVDs or Blu Ray are gonna be harder to shrink and burn than DVDs. Plus that just means even more hardware to buy.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 05:18 AM   #6
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i can see why some would want it. but i think those kind of prices are ridiculous. that'll be the day i'd spend 40 dollars on a movie. these big hollywood tycoons and producers/studios and actors are making far too much money. this should all be boycotted IMO. someone needs to put a stop to this. people like tom cruise making 30 million for spending 4 months on a movie, 6500$ on a hotel per night going around saying how we need to give to the starving in africa and abroad---but what do they give? why not share that 30 million with them? oh well greed is one of the seven deadly sins.
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I like that movie Seven, do you LT
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 06:33 AM   #8
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And I remember what happened to "Mr Greedy". But "Mr Gluttony" was the best IMO.

PS -- Agrees with the looie but will have a look at HD DVD when it really appears here.

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I willl rent one from the library, by then they will make HD-DVD burners/readers for the computer. Then I will test on my computer.
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Old 19 Jan 2006, 05:48 PM   #10
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You have to remember, that the price will vary depending on what country you're talking about. For example, while DVD's average $3 to $20 in the United States, in Japan, the price ranges from $5 to $50 and above. I remember buying a Japanese Laser Disc for $100 (The going rate at the time), when LD's in America were going for $20-$25. That being said, I don't expect Blu-Ray Discs to go for more than a $30 street price in the US. If it's any higher than that you can expect to see the same thing happen to Blu-Ray & HD-DVD vs. DVD as happened to SACD & DVD-A vs. CD.
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Kinda depends on where it is released first. If it is here first, then when it finally hits Japan, it might lower in price here. No guarantees, don't quote me on that.
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I like that movie Seven, do you LT
love it. just got it not too long ago. seen it about 7 times now too
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It's showing on TNT soon... is it good?
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it's bloody excellent. but you're not allowed to see it. it's for adults. even the tv version will have frightening scenes. unless you want horrific nighmares for months--i'd skip it.
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LOL! It is rated TV14 however... maybe they took those parts out? Is it a horror movie?
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