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Old 01-03-11, 11:41 PM
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Old 01-03-11, 11:46 PM
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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection - $24.98 shipped

There have been LOTS of defects reported with this set. Great price, but caveat emptor.
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There have been LOTS of defects reported with this set. Great price, but caveat emptor.
Very true but you could always do what I did this past September (as copied from previous thread):

"I began to watch some of the features of a couple titles and decided to run through DVDShrink the only disc that showed evidence of discoloration. My fears were confirmed; Notorious locked up about midway through the movie.
After making a couple calls I discovered that 20th Century Fox will exchange defective sets for new ones. Unfortunately you have to pay for shipping it to them; they'll pay to ship out a new, non-defective set via UPS. This looks like it's the easiest means for me.
Call if interested to get authorization and an RMA#.
888-223-4FOX"

Shipping via media mail across continent was around $4.00.
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I'm in, thanks dlinke01 and Mosskeeto!

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Solid set...I got a couple from Costco a few months ago and everything turned out well. Can't beat it at this price. B&N still has it at $119 :-)
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At that price-point this was one of the easiest purchase decisions I have ever made in my life. Thank you for sharing this!
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At that price-point this was one of the easiest purchase decisions I have ever made in my life. Thank you for sharing this!
This. Thanks for posting the deal. I'll chance the defective discs at this price and deal with replacements if necessary.
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I picked it up at $19.99. Great price! Hopefully I don't receive one that's all jacked up (knock on wood).
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Worth a shot. Thanks, dlinke01.
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Thanks for the heads up, Giving it a shot.
Old 01-04-11, 06:58 AM
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Giving it a shot as well. I saw this the other day at Barnes and Noble for $99 ($119 minus 10% discount), so $26.75 (including tax and shipping) is the proverbial drop in the bucket.

Thanks so much for the lead...
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Sold. Thanks OP!
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Great price point. $19.99 are you kidding me? Thanks OP.
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got one myself. thank you.

now what is the best way to find out if the dvds are good if one doesn't have the time to watch them all.
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Re: Alfred Hitchcock Premiere Collection - $24.98 shipped

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got one myself. thank you.

now what is the best way to find out if the dvds are good if one doesn't have the time to watch them all.
I put some through DVD Shrink and while doing that I also put some in a DVD player. The bad ones vibrated horribly or were quite but would die when i skipped chapters through the movie. It was pretty obvious what was bad.
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I'm in for one. Thanks, dlinke01.

(I think it's worth the cheap price even if I have to send for replacement. Thanks for that info, Mosskeeto.)

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Weren't there different UPCs for the defective and fixed sets?
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And ordered. Thanks OP!
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and if anyone on the fence needs an encouraging note, they all play fine on my 2+ year old Sony BluRay player..the very first movie (the Lodger) vibrates a lot in the player upon popping in but settles down soon after the movie begins. I have tested all the discs on DVDShrink and despite some of them showing milky patterns on the discs, they work fine. This is a handsomely crafted set - the packaging itself is well worth this price (IMO that is) - and the movies are great selections. It suffered as a result of MGM's ass-backwards treatment of the release and as a result are now being dumped
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I had to return several sets to Costco. I would only recommend purchasing this set from a merchant with a great return policy and reputation.
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I had to return several sets to Costco. I would only recommend purchasing this set from a merchant with a great return policy and reputation.
Were the bad discs always the same one in each set? It would be easier to test if so.
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Were the bad discs always the same one in each set? It would be easier to test if so.
I got the set recently and Notorious was the only one that was completely bad for me, which I notice is also the one mentioned by Mosskeeto. So maybe Notorious is one of the bad ones in many cases? Some of the other discs are also bad, but I was able to get them working on my PC, which is more tolerant of bad discs than many set-top players are. I ended up replacing Notorious with a standalone retail copy because I didn't want to bother with the manufacturer.
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Were the bad discs always the same one in each set? It would be easier to test if so.
It varied.

The sets I ended up with weren't perfect (actually, the discs look pretty terrible), but at least they play.

Will you have the same luck with this batch on a different DVD player? Who knows.
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ordered one, has the Alfred Hitchcock signature collection ever been on sale? It seems to be listed as out of print on amazon.
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Worth a shit. Easy buy.

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