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Old 01-02-09, 11:44 AM
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Has anyone bought Blu-Movies before getting a Player?

I don't know if I am the only one. I know that very soon I will be getting a PS3 mainly for the blu-ray and knowing this I have bought two titles so far before I bought the player. I am buying a player on the 7th and I have bought two blu-ray movies/tv shows so far. Sleeping Beauty and Smallville Season 7. I was glad when I bought Sleeping Beauty that it came with a extra DVD. So I was still able to watch it. Anyone else do this or is it just me being weird?
Old 01-02-09, 11:49 AM
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Lasy year many people owned a fairly large collection before they even owned players thanks to the very generous deals on discs the BDA was handing out. Its not unusual.
Old 01-02-09, 11:51 AM
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I bought my first LD before I had a player.

I bought my first DVD before I had a player.

I bought my first HD DVD before I had a player.

I bought my first Blu-ray before I had a player.


Incidentally (but not coincidentally), in each case, the movie was Blade Runner.
Old 01-02-09, 12:25 PM
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I bought a copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre last year, when someone - I think Family Video - had it mispriced for, like, $8 and change. I was planning on getting a new TV & player (which I did a couple months later), and that was just too good a deal to pass up.
Old 01-02-09, 12:31 PM
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I have a few and no player.
Old 01-02-09, 12:34 PM
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Batman Begins Blu in july '08
Panasonic Blu-ray player aug '08
Old 01-02-09, 12:36 PM
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I bought a few blu-rays before finally getting a player.
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I had only one before a play.

I had about a dozen DVDs before getting one of those player though.
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket View Post
I had only one before a play.

I had about a dozen DVDs before getting one of those player though.
Thanks to the boon of the internet (and this site) I had tons of DVDs before I got a DVD player. I really miss WhatsHowNow.com tag-teamed with Ghost Mouse on loop I must have had enough copies of Titanic on DVD to actually sink the Titanic!
Old 01-02-09, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Thanks to the boon of the internet (and this site) I had tons of DVDs before I got a DVD player. I really miss WhatsHowNow.com tag-teamed with Ghost Mouse on loop I must have had enough copies of Titanic on DVD to actually sink the Titanic!
Hell yeah, I traded in about about eight copies of Titanic back then to Sam Goody.
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Not Blu-ray, but I bought 3 HD-DVDs the week before I had the player.
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I had about 8-10 BD's before I got my player.

Same thing with DVD. I had about a dozen before I got my player.

Where's the fun in having new hardware if you've got nothing to use with it on day one?
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Originally Posted by PixyJunket View Post
Hell yeah, I traded in about about eight copies of Titanic back then to Sam Goody.
Yeah, they had a pretty poor selection IIRC. It was a handful of South Park DVDs, Titanic, and some BMX game for PSX. Game Stop hated me for the 10 copies of BMX I traded in and Warehouse music hated having a whole row devoted to Titanic. Good times.
Old 01-02-09, 01:22 PM
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Yep. I had about 5 Blu-ray movies before I got a player. I went a slightly different route by getting an LG HD DVD / Blu-ray ROM player for my PC which outputs to my Panasonic 50" Plasma. Eventually, I'll get a standalone player, but I'm in a holding pattern at the moment--due to wanting more Blu-ray titles (I can't afford both).
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I have 21 BDs but am still shopping for a decent price on the player I want.
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Yep. Iron Man Target Mask exclusive. About a month before I got a player OR HDTV.
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I had 24 titles before getting my player. Most of them from the DD 25% sale and Amazon's Black Friday deals.

Finally picked up a PS3 two weeks ago with the 150.00 back through Amazon/Sony Style.
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Originally Posted by PHMustang2000 View Post
Blu-Movies
Not to be confused with Blue Movies.
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wow thought I was the only one that did I was wrong. I will be getting a PS3 soon after I have 2 on blu. But I am working backwards. First I buy a couple blu-ray movies then I get the PS3 then I am saving up for a 32 - 40 inch HDTV. Until then the PS3 will be in the living room which has a HDTV.
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I bought my first Blu-ray discs with my Blu-ray player (through an Amazon deal), but not beforehand. I did get my first DVDs before my first player, back in 1999.
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Originally Posted by Jeffy Pop View Post
I bought a copy of Texas Chainsaw Massacre last year, when someone - I think Family Video - had it mispriced for, like, $8 and change.
Same here.
Old 01-02-09, 06:27 PM
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Buying blu-rays before owning a player is like buying condoms...
Old 01-02-09, 06:38 PM
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Yeah I had about 50 movies before I got my 1st blu-ray player and now about 200 with my 2nd player.
Old 01-02-09, 06:47 PM
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I bought my player first.
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I bought over 30 BD's before getting a player. I just hooked up the player today. I still haven't watched anything yet, but this weekend is gonna be AWESOME!!!

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