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Old 02-13-2008, 11:12 AM
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Usually I go to Fry's twice per week and I have to say that I'm a price-sensitive consumer. I went to Fry's last night and saw Sony/Columbia BD charges $22.99 instead of $19.99 (XXX, Curse of Golden Flower, Into the Blue, etc...). What is this? Does it mean that BD price will increase once it dominates the market?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:25 AM
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If you're so price conscious, why not just buy through Amazon? Their prices are usually the cheapest ANYWHERE. No sales tax, and free shipping.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:28 AM
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amazon also seemed to increase most catalog titles from 19.99 to 20.99
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:29 AM
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the disc prices have been going up..39.99 for the simpsons..34.99 for a 25gb of Jessie James...when and if hd dvd dies..there will only be higher priced players and higher priced movies..

when the competition is gone..the BDA can do what they want...at our expense..

If only you blu guys understood that...I'm a purple guy..I enjoy both....I have 2 HD players and 2 blu players....so my opinion is completely neutral...but I understand the need for competition to help keep prices under control....

a blu only world+ high priced players+ high priced movies=death
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:34 AM
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Which is why when I eventually get a BD or dual format player in a few months I will only buy discs used or on ebay.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:42 AM
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the disc prices have been going up..39.99 for the simpsons..34.99 for a 25gb of Jessie James...when and if hd dvd dies..there will only be higher priced players and higher priced movies..

when the competition is gone..the BDA can do what they want...at our expense..

If only you blu guys understood that...I'm a purple guy..I enjoy both....I have 2 HD players and 2 blu players....so my opinion is completely neutral...but I understand the need for competition to help keep prices under control....

a blu only world+ high priced players+ high priced movies=death
Once the war is totally over, do you really think the movie studios will stay best friends, do you really they won't compete with each other for our money. If Warner are selling a lot more discs than sony becuase they prices are cheaper,would Sony just keep there prices the same, NO. There is always competiton weather its with Phillips and Sony or Warner and Disney, there doesnt have to be format war for prices to come down. Otherwise DVD would never have become the dominant force it is today.
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:43 AM
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I doubt the player prices will increase but it's entirely possible that disc prices have been kept artificially low in some stores for awhile now because of the war but after an initial surge i'm sure they'd start dropping again and end up mirroring s dvd prices for new releases at least.
After all new s dvd's are always pricey when they come out and a lot of catalogue issues aren't that cheap either.
Expect blu rays to be the same.
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Prices go up and down all of the time. If you wait around long enough, the object you want will be on sale. I don't know why people are getting so worked up about this, it's home theater not essentials of life.
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Old 02-13-2008, 12:34 PM
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all Warner catalog titles are 29.99 rather than 24.99 at my Best Buy now.
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Remember when VHS first came out? They were priced for rental: i.e. $100. Those that were priced for consumer were $20-$30. When DVD's first came out they were priced at $30 - $40. Give it a rest. I'm sure more Blu-Ray manufacturers will be built during the year thus more supply and lower prices.
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