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Old 03-30-2007, 03:19 PM
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Interesting bit of news:

http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...d_Reissues/553

What do you guys think? Personally, I don't quite understand the combo concept -- if you're buying the HD DVD, what do you need a DVD version for?

And lower prices are always good...
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:23 PM
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Is this a typo in the article?

"Specs and features remain the same -- Universal is simply dropping the HD DVD side, with no other changes to the discs' content."

Should it read they are dropping the DVD side?
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:28 PM
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Considering the combo discs for these two are only $23.95 at Amazon, I don't really get the point of this.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:35 PM
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In Universal's line up list, very few are combo discs.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:51 PM
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I don't quite understand the combo disk idea. How many times am I going to watch the movie such that I need 2 format versions of it? I wonder if Universal has come to the conclusion that combo disks are not the way to go.
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I don't quite understand the combo disk idea. How many times am I going to watch the movie such that I need 2 format versions of it? I wonder if Universal has come to the conclusion that combo disks are not the way to go.
Universal's new policy is combo discs for day and date releases, which makes sense IMO.
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I have AoD and I did think it was strange to release this film on a combo format since it's pretty old. It's interesting that they are not going to make any changes as this title has no extras. I wonder if they are planning to re-release most of their older titles that came out as combos.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:04 PM
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I think they should continue with the new Day/Date titles. But older titles that were purchased many times over should only be HD DVD. Glad Universal is getting wise. The numbers were probably not adding up and it was probably costing them more than they were making. I looked at Amazon and DVD Empire and Both Army and Unleashed are around $25.00, so they were not too steep in price. The new versions will probably be around $20.00.
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Old 03-30-2007, 04:05 PM
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Universal's new policy is combo discs for day and date releases, which makes sense IMO.
I agree with this. In fact I have gotten a few people to buy some combo discs so they can use them down the road when they get an HD-DVD player. Now hopefully I can get them to pick up a player soon now that the prices have started to drop.
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I thought they were going to make 90% combos. Have they changed that policy?
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