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Old 06-09-08, 03:51 PM
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Anyone still collecting HD DVD movies?

For me I am still collecting esp some of them are very cheap and I'd rather get it on HD DVD than regular DVD.

Its amazing some places still sell some HD DVDs at a regular price. One of the HD DVD I am waiting for is Planet Earth. Some store have them on sale for like 15% off.
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Old 06-09-08, 04:15 PM
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i was in hastings a few days ago and decided to look and see if they had anything of interests and the used/pvhddvd were all prices $14.99-$20.00. wtf!?
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Old 06-09-08, 04:44 PM
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I'm waiting for them to all hit $10 or below.
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Old 06-09-08, 04:50 PM
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Um... yeah. I'm stilling collecting. I think I've purchased around 40 or so in the past week.

You can get a lot from that Canadian eBay store for only $5.99 (with free shipping) by the way.
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Old 06-09-08, 04:58 PM
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Just bought nine HD-DVD's with the inetvideo deal. Six dollars for HD DVD's with free shipping...why not? My HD player isn't broke and it still looks and sounds amazing, so for $6 I'll budge.
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Old 06-09-08, 05:03 PM
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I just picked up a few from the DDD 20% sale that wound up being about $10 each. Stuff I have a feeling won't see a BD re-release anytime soon.
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Old 06-09-08, 07:21 PM
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If the price is low enough I will keep buying them. I still have two devices that can play them and have to hope those will last for some time. Haven't had the best of luck with the Toshibas though.
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Old 06-09-08, 07:36 PM
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Hell yeah. 17 from Intvideo, 5 from DD, 5 from eBay, 13 from a seller here on DVDTalk in the past week.
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Old 06-09-08, 07:37 PM
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My XA2 is kickin' butt and I'm Lovin' it.

Like darkside, if the price is right, I'm buying it, and even when it's not so right, I still buy 'em.

Bought that Moody Blues Live concert and Cinderella Man just yesterday.


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Old 06-09-08, 08:42 PM
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Probably about 40-50 HD DVDs in the last 3 weeks. I am so fucked. But in a good way.


Be sure to get the BBC version. Do a search on here for more info on that. Otherwise, keep a lookout on eBay (don't see any at the moment), Amazon, and the DVD Bargains Forum here on DVD Talk.
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Old 06-09-08, 08:51 PM
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Just got Sneakers and Children of Men from DD Sale. Missed out on American Gangster.
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Old 06-09-08, 09:07 PM
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I pretty much finished out the HD-DVDs I wanted. There's are a precious few left that I'd still bite on at under $10. Still waiting.
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Old 06-09-08, 09:28 PM
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With the inetvideo deals, and a few from the DD sale, I'm probably done with the Universal HD DVD titles, but I do have a few Warner HD DVD titles that I still want to get if the price is right (below $8-$9 including shipping on average).
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Old 06-09-08, 10:45 PM
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There are a handful of Warner titles I'd still like to get, but the prices have yet to drop to an acceptable level. Seems like all the really dirt cheap bargains are for every studio but WB!
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Old 06-09-08, 10:49 PM
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Okay, I just counted the amount of HD-DVD titles I've purchased this week: 32.

Um... Great. I think I'll be working on this back-catalog for a long time.

To think I am still wading slowly through my regular DVD's too...
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Old 06-09-08, 11:51 PM
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I want three more HD titles I've wanted since the format died and I'll be done: Being John Malkovich, Midnight Run, and Tremors, all movies I'll gladly buy soon from DD's sale.
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Old 06-10-08, 12:13 AM
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Still? I just started. The best (or perhaps cheapest) time to get into HD-DVD was when the format died, which is what I did. I bought the Xbox 360 addon for $50. I have since bought about 20 titles and suspect my per-title cost is around $5-$10.
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Old 06-10-08, 12:33 AM
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I always keep my eyes open for new or used HD-DVD's of films I don't own on DVD (especially if they are really cheap).
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Old 06-10-08, 03:17 AM
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Yeah, my order of preference when buying a movie is: HD DVD, Blu-ray then SD.

The HD DVD choice is obviously becoming limited.
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Old 06-10-08, 06:08 AM
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Have about 95 discs right now, and a D3 player, but still no HDTV to hook it up to yet. I collect dead formats (I have EVERY movie ever put out on CED videodisc!) so grabbing all the cheap HD-DVDs while they're out there and will save $ for the TV to watch them on afterwards. Don't know if I'll be able to get every HD-DVD title, but I'm at least trying to get all the combo discs since those are kind of an oddity, and was one feature I liked about the format from the beginning since you could watch them on your old system right away then watch them in HD when you upgraded. If they were smart they could have won the format war with these, if they hadn't priced them higher than regular HD-DVDs and made cheaper DVD-only discs available at the same time.

My only worry is whether the player I have will last- I have a feeling it won't be as easy to fix as CED players are!
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Old 06-10-08, 09:11 AM
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I bought a new player at costco for $85 soon after the format died, and am very happy I did so since the discs are so cheap. I've gotten a couple great deals recently through Hastings' buy 2 get 1 or $0.01 deal:

King Kong + Black Snake Moan + Sopranos season six II = $21.19!

Children of Men + Miami Vice + The Bad Sleep Well (Criterion) = $21.19!
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Old 06-10-08, 09:14 AM
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When the format first died, I told myself that I would still collect HD-DVD, and take advantage of the low prices that were going to come as a result. But that just hasn't proven to be the case. Especially since I went ahead and bought a PS3, I just can't bring myself to invest any more in HD-DVD. I don't exactly have a ton of money, so I just feel like I should put that toward deals for what has turned out to be the real HD successor, Blu-ray.

I think the fact that my 360 ended up dying on me and I had to send it back to Microsoft in one of their coffins also swayed me from continuing with HD-DVD.
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Old 06-10-08, 11:26 AM
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Hells yeah I am still collecting, there's some great deals out there!
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Old 06-10-08, 11:44 AM
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I quit buying HD-DVDs and sold off my Toshiba player and entire collection of about 50 discs several months ago after the format war ended. I didn't see many more HD-DVD movies I wanted, and couldn't justify having a HD-DVD player taking up space for only a few movies. Most of what I owned was also available on Blu-ray. I have already replaced many of those titles when I can get them on sale. I figure what is not available will eventually get released on Blu-ray in the future. Even though I liked HD-DVD I have no regrets getting out.
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Old 06-10-08, 12:01 PM
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Yup, especially with the sales. Couldn't justify paying $15 - $20 for a movie on Blu when I can get it for $5 on HDDVD.
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