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Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

Old 04-22-09, 05:52 AM
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Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program



For $4.95 per title + $6.95 S/H you can exchange up to 25 HD DVDs for "new industry-leading Blu-ray Discs." And you don't even need to send the discs or cases - only the sleeves! Plus you get a $15 off coupon for a purchase of $50 or more at wbshop.

You can access it here. The full rules are here.
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Old 04-22-09, 06:26 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

That's not bad at all. I'm sure my XBox360 HD-DVD drive is going to kick the bucket sooner or later, and I've got a few WB HD-DVDs.

Also, it would allow me to convert that Harry Potter set to Blu, so they can all be in the same format.
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Old 04-22-09, 06:43 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

Time to start hitting the HD-DVD clearance bins/aisles.
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Old 04-22-09, 06:45 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

I'm thinking of upgrading my Harry Potter and Ocean HD-DVDs.

Cool thing about the Ocean's HD-DVDs is that it's $9.95 for the set. Cool.

I just might do it.

... and you get to keep the HD-DVD version (sans cover art).
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Old 04-22-09, 06:50 AM
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... and you get to keep the HD-DVD version (sans cover art).
Or just scan and print a replacement before sending off the original.
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Old 04-22-09, 07:28 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

I can't tell if its $6.95 for up to 25 discs shipped, or $6.95 each.

edit: just added to cart and its a 1 time fee.

I may do this, I only have 3. Also have the Matrix Collection, but its from the UK, so that's probably a no-go.

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Old 04-22-09, 07:34 AM
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Do you think they will accept the Complete Matrix Trilogy for the Ultimate Matrix Trilogy?

They don't have an option for switching out the regular 3 films, and the UPC number they are accepting for the other one is for the Ultimate one on HD-DVD.
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Old 04-22-09, 07:45 AM
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Hmm, $130 to upgrade 25 HD-DVDs? Maybe another $10 for sales tax? I have to think about it, sounds like a lot of money.

Edit: I count 38 Warner HD-DVDs in my collection. I wonder how they are handling Casablanca?

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Old 04-22-09, 07:47 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

Originally Posted by Shagrath View Post
That's not bad at all. I'm sure my XBox360 HD-DVD drive is going to kick the bucket sooner or later, and I've got a few WB HD-DVDs.

Also, it would allow me to convert that Harry Potter set to Blu, so they can all be in the same format.
Yeah, I don't plan on going Blu any time soon, but that's pretty tempting for the HP set.

Actually, maybe I should go Blu now. I wonder how much I could get for my Toshiba, a bunch of HD-DVDs and a bunch of non-artwork Warner HD-DVDs?
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Old 04-22-09, 07:57 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

I really wish they would've done this sooner, as I've sold off the majority of my HD-DVD's.

Ah well - this seems like a great program for those who haven't made the switch yet.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:02 AM
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Hmm, $130 to upgrade 25 HD-DVDs? Maybe another $10 for sales tax? I have to think about it, sounds like a lot of money.

Edit: I count 38 Warner HD-DVDs in my collection. I wonder how they are handling Casablanca?
I wondered about that too. That might be one that's worth it to send in. There is only the box set available, right? Or is there a book one, too?
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Old 04-22-09, 08:11 AM
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Looking through the list, the only bad deal is Blade Runner where they want $15 for a collection that costs under $30 normally. Also, it looks like they are offering the new version of Christmas Story, but I'm not sure if Superman Returns is the new TrueHD version.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:13 AM
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Disappointing they want $14.95 for Blade Runner after trade-in

Looks like I'll be trading over for Planet Earth, Pan's Labyrinth, The Shinning, a couple Harry Potter flicks, Galapagos, Casablanca, and Batman Begins. Will keep 300 until they reissue the Blu-ray.

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Old 04-22-09, 08:14 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

Thats not too bad to trade my Harry Potter box set. I feel extra stupid for throwing away my Planet Earth collection because of a broken first disk.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:18 AM
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Not for Canada
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I really wish they would've done this sooner, as I've sold off the majority of my HD-DVD's.

Ah well - this seems like a great program for those who haven't made the switch yet.
Yup, I had my whole collection gone that fateful Sunday night/Monday morning.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:21 AM
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This might be what it takes for me to finally go Blu. Don't have a BD player yet, but I've been thinking about it. I'm just concerned about software updates, as it's impractical for me to run a broadband connection to the player location due to my house layout.
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I wish Universal would do this. Most of my small collection are Universal disks. I only have 300 and Alexander Revisted from Warner and I don't want to spend a penny to "upgrade" those 2 freebies.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:31 AM
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i think i may take advantage of 300, constantine, and FMJ.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:38 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

I don't see the Complete Matrix set listed-just the Ultimate set.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:46 AM
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I went ahead and put in my order, 19 movies (25 if you count Ultimate Matrix and Harry Potter movies) for $125 with tax and shipping. Casablanca is listed as the Ultimate Collector's Edition in the order, so that will be a nice upgrade if that comes through for $5.

Edit: Already received my order confirmation email with the prepaid shipping label attached.

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Old 04-22-09, 08:54 AM
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This is a fair deal to me at least. Now I hope Universal and Paramount launch similar programs.
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Old 04-22-09, 08:58 AM
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$15 plus tax and shipping for the Harry Potter set is a great deal
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Old 04-22-09, 08:59 AM
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Anyone think they'll replace my UK version of Planet Earth?

I sent them an email, I'll post the results when I hear back.

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Old 04-22-09, 09:04 AM
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Re: Warner launches "Red2Blu" trade-in program

Interesting. Just the sleeves, eh? I'm afraid to look at how many Warner titles I own...$100 for 20 to "convert" from Red to Blu seems like a lot if the discs look and play the same. Might do a select few (Casablanca).

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