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Do you buy all new releases in High Def?

Old 11-01-07, 11:07 AM
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Do you buy all new releases in High Def?

I really wanted to pick up Reign Over Me. I toyed back and forth with deciding on the DVD or the Blu-ray. This wasn't a movie I figured would look all that much better in HD and it was about $10 more for the Blu-ray as well. Well, I ended up going for the Blu-ray version. Pretty much because I felt overall it was the superior version.

And now onto Superbad. Perhaps the most outrageously priced Blu-ray to come our way. This isn't a grandiose epic, I'll laugh just as hard on DVD or Blu-ray but which one to get?

Have you been faced with the same dilemma?
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Old 11-01-07, 11:09 AM
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No, I only will consider movies that I feel would shine in HD, ie: actioners, horror, sci-fi, epics, etc. RomComs and talkie dramas? nyet.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:12 AM
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I get them in high definition. I wouldn't want my collection to consist only of action and epics. Then again, I don't buy a lot of new releases anyway, maybe one each month on average.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Drexl
I get them in high definition. I wouldn't want my collection to consist only of action and epics. Then again, I don't buy a lot of new releases anyway, maybe one each month on average.
Sounds like my buying pattern.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:32 AM
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If it's a movie I like and it's in HD, unless there's something drastically wrong with the HD version, I buy it in HD.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:34 AM
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I only go for the HD versions now... even if the premium is high, I prefer to have the best possible presentation...so for a movie like Superbad or Hot Rod, I'm going hd regardless.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:34 AM
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95% of my discs are blind buys. The only time I won't buy a hi-def version of a movie is if all three of the following criteria is met:

a) a ridiculously good deal on the DVD (sub 15$)
b) a movie that will not benefit from HD sound (comedies, dramas)
c) I am only blind buying the movie for the presence of an actor, though the movie premise is questionable

Having said that, of my 134 Blu-Rays I only skipped out on Norbit and this week's License to Wed.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:34 AM
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I have told myself I wont buy a new DVD thats higher priced than $9.99, but I have not actually bought a regular DVD (outside of my wifes few Disney movies) since I got my PS3/HD-DVD player and am actually glad.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by mdc3000
I only go for the HD versions now... even if the premium is high, I prefer to have the best possible presentation...so for a movie like Superbad or Hot Rod, I'm going hd regardless.
Theres my answer. I once was looked down on here for buying The Jerk in HD. But I like the movie, and I want the best it can be.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:38 AM
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I won't buy all hi-def DVDs because I own only an HD-DVD player, so I'll buy SD DVDs for all titles exclusively on Blu-ray. That's fine, too: they're cheaper, and generally look good enough.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:49 AM
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I've bought one DVD since the hi-def formats arrived: Borat.

For titles that don't need to be in HD (King of Kong) I'll buy the DVD if I want it. Otherwise, no. I'll wait until it's in HD.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:00 PM
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Always. If a new title's not available in HD, I don't get it.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:00 PM
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Talkies may not require HD, but they do look a world better.


Just saying.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:13 PM
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I'll buy HD if it's a significant improvement over the SD. In some cases, though, if the Sd has exclusive packaging or extras then that's where my money goes. Like Knocked Up. I got the 2-disc unrated since the HD lacked most of those extras and that's not really a film I need in HD.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:14 PM
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Yeah, I will usually buy all in HD... However, Superbad might be one I just skip because of the ridiculous price. Ill wait until I can find a decent deal on it.
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Old 11-01-07, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
If it's a movie I like and it's in HD, unless there's something drastically wrong with the HD version, I buy it in HD.
I second that emotion!

Why in the world would I voluntarily suffer SD when I can see it in HD?

That's like dating a girl with only 500 something lines of resolution when there's a perfectly good & decent babe sitting over there in 1080 just waiting for me to pick her up!

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Old 11-01-07, 02:23 PM
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Of course! Why would you squander money on dvds? If the HD version cost a bit more than what you like to pay for, wait...
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Old 11-01-07, 04:16 PM
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I'm pretty much in Doughboy's boat...

I never buy new films on DVD anymore, I actually started cutting back around February 2006, knowing HD was around the corner.

Television on DVD's a little trickier. If there is an high def option I'll buy that; see Sopranos, Rescue Me, Nip/Tuck, etc. Also, I have pulled back on shows that I know I'll eventually buy if released in HD. I haven't dropped a dime on the most recent releases of CSI, and I don't plan of buying 24: Season 6.

That being said... If a shows on sale, and there is no immediate (one year) HD version on the horizon, I'll pick up the cheap DVD. I most recently purchased Family Guy: Season 5 and My Name is Earl: Season 2 from Fry's which were on sale.

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Old 11-01-07, 05:04 PM
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I only buy HD and Blu-rays now. I'm holding off on standard DVD's unless it is something I really want that is not available in high def, like some anime. I buy most of my high def releases on special sales or used. I do like steelbooks, so I'm buying a few of those here and there. They recently came out with a HD/Blu-ray sized Steelbook, so I'm hoping to see those surface soon!
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Old 11-01-07, 05:11 PM
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I'm getting there quickly. Now that the format war is over (Walmart) I should be able to get the all the movies I want soon.
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Old 11-01-07, 05:37 PM
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If I want a new title and have the choice, I will always buy the HD version. I don't think I could enjoy watching the SD knowing that the HD is out there.
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Old 11-01-07, 06:49 PM
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Yes, from now all new releases from the HD-DVD camp will be purchased in HD. I do not own a Blu-Ray player yet, so I am still buying SD from those parties.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Dean Kousoulas
Yes, from now all new releases from the HD-DVD camp will be purchased in HD. I do not own a Blu-Ray player yet, so I am still buying SD from those parties.
I believe the question relates to HD, be it HD DVD or Blu-ray. So technically you're answer would be, "no."

Just minor semantics.

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Old 11-01-07, 11:32 PM
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I only buy HD DVD/Blu-ray save for a few smaller horror films or TV Boxsets.
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Old 11-01-07, 11:55 PM
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I have an HD-DVD player, so I'll buy newer movies that I really want in that format. If it's only available on Blu-Ray, I'll buy the standard DVD. TV shows, regardless, I buy on standard DVD, because of price.

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