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Old 02-03-08, 11:37 AM
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What is the average you've paid per HDM title?

I've paid an average of $16.20 per HDM title, and that includes the absorbed cost of 2 XBOX 360 add-ons, 2 HD-DVD players, as well as Heroes S1, Prison Break S1, Lost S3, Ultimate Matrix, Planet Earth, Spider-man 1-3, Ocean's 11, 1-3, and Mission Impossible 1-3 counted as one $16.20 title each.
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Old 02-03-08, 12:44 PM
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And how many titles do you own? Because I've seen your trade thread and I think you own almost every HDM title out there..thats a lot of cash!
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Old 02-03-08, 01:06 PM
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I'm a newbie to Blu-ray, but I'm VERY happy to say the average is $10.76

And people call this an expensive hobby.

In all seriousness, this number is helped by the 5 free title rebate as well as the free Spider-man 3 disc. Not to mention Superbad and Flags of Our Fathers being counted as free because I just got them for my birthday.

However, I did pay for the other 15 Blu-rays I own, which include Close Encounters and Blade Runner. I took advantage of Amazon sales, Best Buy's $20 off 3 BD coupon, and a few used purchases from DVD Talkers.
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Old 02-03-08, 01:25 PM
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I've kept a detailed spreadsheet on this. It includes freebies, BOGO's, box sets, etc:

$13.57
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Old 02-03-08, 01:43 PM
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Between gifts, BOGO sales, Columbia House, and buying $.50 movies at a closing Hollywood Video and getting $5 trade value at Movie Stop, my average is less than $10.
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Old 02-03-08, 02:49 PM
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$18.25 HD DVD; $ 16.75 Blu-ray (Includes 6 TV sets... W/O TV? $15.95)

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$11.44 for 45 discs.
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Old 02-03-08, 03:31 PM
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I'm at about $14 even for 19 BD's and 15 HD DVD's (including 5 free). This includes the monetary value of discs given to me as Christmas presents (BOURNE ULT. & POTTER 1-5) and the actual retail price for discs I bought with reward zone certificates (TRANSFORMERS, BOURNE ID., & HOT FUZZ).

If I only went by the amount of money out of my pockets it would be $8.56 per title.

Factoring in PS3 and A2 and I'm up to $28 per title (out of my pockets)...which is still reasonable.

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Old 02-03-08, 03:36 PM
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How are people accounting for freebie promo titles?

Since I got in on the Toy R Us sales in combination with the $5 Disney coupon I'm running just over $12 so far (not counting the freebies I haven't even received yet).
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Freebie promo titles should indeed be factored in as $0 just like any other title -- since, believe it or not, there are some people who have had to pay for The Prestige, Superman the Movie, The Patriot, etc. and it's a deal just like a B1G1 ... except it's completely free.
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$16.72 counting sets as one. $11.63 counting sets per title/disc. (For example: counting The Matrix set as three.)

But my actual cost is much lower because I have also sold 55 HD titles at a profit to defray the cost of the ones I keep. Subtracting out the net gain from the discs sold I get:

$8.69 counting sets as one. $6.04 counting sets per title/disc. Since I have another half dozen titles in my "for sale" inventory, my average cost numbers will drop a bit more when I get them sold.

For the record, I got NO free promotional titles from the purchase of my player. Those deals came later.

[Edited to reflect an Amazon refund just received.]

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If I counted my freebie titles my average would drop to $10.36 per disc.
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I figure that I average around $13 per movie. Not too shabby for high def content.
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162 hd dvds for a average of $12.69 each. That includes 5 (Matrix, Mission Impossible, That's Entertainment, & two Heroes Season 1) box sets. If you add the 10 freebies (172 hd dvds) the average drops to $11.95.

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Old 02-03-08, 08:20 PM
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About $16 a title, have 140+
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It was less than $10, but recent purchases had dragged it over. The BOGO deals did amazing things for my average.

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Meaningless metric. Those of us in the game since day 1 and long before there were BOGOs obviously paid a higher average cost per title...
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All the free discs, 10% Amazon discounts and various B1G1, B2G1 and GameStop cheap used deals still have me around $10 a movie for my average and that is for 126 titles. I have also been in the game since day one, but really lowered my average disc cost in 2007. The cost is much higher now and that has pretty much killed my HD disc buying unless I run across a good deal on used at GameStop. Bonnie and Clyde is the only movie I currently have preordered.
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I'm closing in on 300 titles, which includes some bigger box sets. I'd say my average is between $12.50-$14 for BD & HD DVD.
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Originally Posted by dharding
Meaningless metric. Those of us in the game since day 1 and long before there were BOGOs obviously paid a higher average cost per title...
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Old 02-03-08, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by dharding
Meaningless metric. Those of us in the game since day 1 and long before there were BOGOs obviously paid a higher average cost per title...
Obviously that's true, but I do still find it interesting given the number of posts that claim higher prices as one of the reasons the formats are not doing well. What I think people forget is that just because the folks here don't average anywhere near regualar price for discs (both SD and HD) it doesn't mean J6P isn't paying twice, or maybe even three times as much even for SD.

I once had somebody come into my house, see my collection of 2000+ discs, and wonder how I could afford so many and everything else in the house. I later found out he thought I was paying full price he like he does. He was floored when I told him I got the majority of them for under $10.
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Haven't been in since exactly day one, but pretty close and Im at about $14.00 a movie... Im pretty happy about that.
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