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Old 01-23-2008, 04:45 AM
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Warner really doesn't seem interested in the money from anyone on the red side. So much for leaving HD DVD and at the same time keeping the respect of the HD DVD supporters. Funny that it should be a The Invasion ad. These forums remind me of that movie...
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:13 AM
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The last Xbox game was released in the dim, dead days of last August and there are a lot of games available, so I can't see buying one as being incredibly dumb. It's not a great analogy anyway, since they're still releasing movies on HD DVD, exclusive or otherwise (check out, oh, the subject of this very thread).

But never mind. What fascinates me is that you don't seem to be disagreeing that a release schedule like this could be interpreted as punishment, but you're saying "good, HD DVD owners deserved to be punished." I have to admit I haven't heard that particular analysis before. What's your problem, man?
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:54 AM
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Thank you. After hearing so much about how "nice" WB is being by doing this, I have to say I'm finding their staggered releasing really sadistic. Thanks to combo discs, there's zero question in my mind of which version I'd rather have. Three weeks of seeing a shiny Blu-ray case in stores isn't going to change my mind, just annoy the crap out of me.
Call it sadistic if you want, but it's a business decision, likely intended to make sure their pro-blu stance is clear to the public. As in a PR thing.
No one NEEDS movies in HD. No one is being harmed in any way by them doing this, but it sends a clear message.

If you don't understand that or consider it "wrong" despite understanding, then I hope you never are in charge of a business.
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:57 PM
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l it sadistic if you want, but it's a business decision, likely intended to make sure their pro-blu stance is clear to the public. As in a PR thing. If you don't understand that or consider it "wrong" despite understanding, then I hope you never are in charge of a business.
No, it is a tactic to convey the perception (to those who don't frequent boards like this one) that the movie is only available on BR and not on HD-DVD. Most people will not be aware that it is coming a few weeks later.
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Sai, the HD DVDers could always switch to Blu-ray; then they wouldn't have to wait three weeks and would be able to get all the films they saw Blu having that HD DVD didn't.
Oh yes, its so easy isnt it, just run right out and plunk down $400+ on a new blu-ray player, when we have a perfectly fine player sitting in our living rooms already.

And saying we 'bought into a dying format' is BS too. Most of us bought HD DVD when it was still very much alive. What Warner is doing is indeed sadistic. Teasing and goofing on customers they originally helped talk into this format with titles like Batman Begins that could only be found on HD DVD.

You want blu Warner, then go bloody blu. We aren't mice to your [email protected] cat...
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:18 PM
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Call it sadistic if you want, but it's a business decision, likely intended to make sure their pro-blu stance is clear to the public. As in a PR thing.
No one NEEDS movies in HD. No one is being harmed in any way by them doing this, but it sends a clear message.

If you don't understand that or consider it "wrong" despite understanding, then I hope you never are in charge of a business.
I understand it totally (it's not the most complicated of concepts...sheesh). That doesn't mean I like it. Warner doesn't care that I find three more weeks of waiting annoying; they don't even know who I am. This is totally reasonable. I still find it annoying.

And yes, I would still use the word "sadistic" (although I never used the word "wrong," despite your quotes). It's a move with no other purpose than to discourage certain customers--not by removing their choice, but by artificially making it more inconvenient. It's not the kind of sadism that involves electric shocks to the genitals or anything, but it is what it is.
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:29 PM
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INVASION has been available on Xbox Live for a while. i watched the HD version a couple of weeks ago from Xbox Live.

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Just have been seeing the media blitz for Warner's new DVD/HD DVD/Blu Ray release of the film "The Invasion".

As most of us know, Warner's kindly *delayed* the HD DVD release on this *winning* title, but if any of you have seen the spots on TV, there is something very interesting about what's being said and what's not.

What is being promo'd is interesting...

The spot says..."Available January 29th on DVD, Blu Ray Hi Def, and ON DEMAND!!!


Fuck, so HD DVD has been *replaced* by V O D !?

So, they *delayed* the HD DVD release to *make* room for Blu Ray or eh...ON DEMAND...?

Warner should just scrap the HD DVD release all together, everyone that has the slightest interest in this piece of **** remake will be wanting their $30 bucks back.

BTW, will Warner still be releasing it's titles on a combo disc??

This is getting more interesting..
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:09 PM
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Consumer suffer? Isnt the consumers fault for buying into a dead format? Its like me goiing and buying a original xbox and wondering where all the games are. Oh yea, nobody supports it anymore.

Plus, WB has to release the HD DVD because its in contract but it can release them however it wants.
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