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Old 02-18-2009, 08:37 AM
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Default Redbox getting more expensive for Blu-ray ???

http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/02/18...rental-prices/

Not that it effects me since unfortunately none of my local Redbox's carry Blu-ray yet anyway.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:39 AM
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I have no problem paying a premium for Blu-Ray discs as long as it is reasonable. Say $1.25-$1.50 for a rental. But if if it more than that I would stick with Blockbuster which is $3.99 for new releases and I get reward points towards free rentals. I typically keep a movie for 2 days from Redbox and have been known to keep it as much as 4 days. Blockbuster lets me keep the movie for a full week.
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:52 AM
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Same here. I dont have a problem with that sort of level. I suspect they will probably round it to $1 SD rental $2 BD rental. I am pretty good at watching the movie the same night I get it from Redbox and returning it the next day.

I just wish they would start to roll out Blu-rays into the Redbox's up here in New Hampshire.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:06 AM
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yeah, I think bluray is still very much in a position where it's deserving of a small premium... DVD has yet to go the way of VHS, that puts bluray in the position of being a premium product.
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:23 AM
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We dont have any redboxes where I am but I can see the justification a slightly higher price, maybe .25 - .50 more.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:34 AM
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If my local Redbox machines ever carry BD I am not paying more than $1.50 for a 1 day rental. I see no need to abandon Netlfix at this time either.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:43 PM
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I agree to some degree a premium appears warranted, but I don't remember paying premium rental prices for dvd over vhs. I remember paying a small premium for the product in regards to ownership.
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I agree to some degree a premium appears warranted, but I don't remember paying premium rental prices for dvd over vhs. I remember paying a small premium for the product in regards to ownership.
There's a larger jump in resolution with BD vs. DVD though. 1080 to 480 where with DVD vs. VHS the difference was only 480 to 240.
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I agree to some degree a premium appears warranted, but I don't remember paying premium rental prices for dvd over vhs. I remember paying a small premium for the product in regards to ownership.
So the question is why the price hike? Are the versions taking up real estate in their machines and not moving as quickly? Or do they just feel like it's worth it for BR. I'm guessing the former. Otherwise why not have just charged a premium from the start?
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:18 PM
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So the question is why the price hike? Are the versions taking up real estate in their machines and not moving as quickly? Or do they just feel like it's worth it for BR. I'm guessing the former. Otherwise why not have just charged a premium from the start?
Good question. There is obviously a very limited amount of space in a redbox machine but would a Blu-ray copy of The Dark Knight really be rented less than a SD DVD of 'I know who killed me' (title chosen because its in stock at my local Redbox and I cant believe anybody would ever want to rent that )
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