Do you like DVD with your Blu-ray?

Discussion in 'Site Polls' started by rhett, Dec 3, 2009.

?

How would you like your Blu-rays

Poll closed Jan 2, 2010.
  1. The BD disc only with possibility for a rebate for my old DVD.

    55 vote(s)
    39.9%
  2. A flipper disc with the BD and DVD on separate sides.

    3 vote(s)
    2.2%
  3. A package with one BD and one DVD.

    47 vote(s)
    34.1%
  4. A BD disc with a Digital Copy download.

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  5. A BD disc with an additional Digital Copy disc.

    2 vote(s)
    1.4%
  6. I'm staying with DVD.

    27 vote(s)
    19.6%
  1. Fumi

    Fumi Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Messages:
    384
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    I bought one Blu ray and noticed that on my 32", 720p TV, there's no visible difference. (Thankfully my Blu ray player is a PS3, and I do really love my games in hi-def.) So that's it for me, until I get a bigger TV, which may not be for some time. I've always been perfectly satisfied with DVD, and the selection of movies on Blu ray is still extremely limited - at least for us who aren't interested in Hollywood's latest remakes.
     
  2. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    410
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    WA
    Sticking with DVD
     
  3. philxus

    philxus New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    NEW YORK
     
  4. evildeadfan123

    evildeadfan123 Sam & Dean Winchester

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,247
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Missouri
    Right now I'm sticking with DVD, because I am waiting for blu-ray to go down in price.
     
  5. HellRazor

    HellRazor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So what is stupid about getting something extra for the same price?

    Yeah, it would be stupid if they are charging you more for something you don't want or need, but I haven't seen any of these where the cost is any different than other Blu's.

    More > less in my book, whether you have any use for the DVD copy or not (and some people do, such as portable DVD players, computers, or even just to give away or sell).
     
  6. maybrick

    maybrick Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2001
    Messages:
    10,780
    Likes Received:
    657
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Keene, NH
    They'll have to pull my DVDs from my COLD... DEAD... HANDS!!!! :lol:

    I've yet to know anybody personally to take the dip on blu-ray, but a few days ago I overheard some guy in the blu-ray section of Target rave out loud about how he scored GODZILLA '98 for only $10! Sad, but true! :D
     
  7. Harry Warden

    Harry Warden Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2008
    Messages:
    3,848
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Hermitage, Pennsylvania
    I would like one of each in one case.
     
  8. NightAndFog

    NightAndFog New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    santiago, chile
    New movies I own that looked awesome on blu with a full HD TV:
    30 Days Of Night
    Rambo (2008)
    Knowing
    The Last House On The Left (2009)
    Orphan
    Drag Me To Hell
    So, bottom line.Blu is for watching recent movies, NOT old flicks.
     
  9. Stige

    Stige Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,698
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Stavanger,Norway
    hmm I think older movies are more impressive than their new cousins , wizard of oz, halloween, towering inferno, terminator , texas chainsaw massacre and so on
     
  10. russweiss

    russweiss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    2,669
    Likes Received:
    494
    Trophy Points:
    83
    You must not look at older titles such as New York Ripper or Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue. These movies look far superior on the blu format than their DVDs.
     
  11. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2004
    Messages:
    4,696
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Atlanta
    ...which is exactly why I won't even look at them--I just cannot afford to start replacing my collection at the point (probably never).
     
  12. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Horror
    Nothing more complicated than: it seems like waste that a company would offer this. I just don't get it.
     
  13. HellRazor

    HellRazor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Not sure why companies do it but I am guessing that for some of the larger distributors it may be somehow more cost advantagous to sell both the blu and the DVD together in one package as opposed to having separate releases.
     
  14. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Horror
    If that's true, too bad these geniuses couldn't have forseen this when half of them started out selling full frame and widescreen discs separately.
     
  15. HellRazor

    HellRazor New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2001
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah seriously. I always hated that. Especially when I was overseas with the military and all the PX's would always stock the full screen versions and not the widescreen ones.
     
  16. DVD-fanatic-9

    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2007
    Messages:
    5,079
    Likes Received:
    411
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Horror
    Something else (like this isn't enough) about that... is when 20th would put out just one and label it "Fullscreen" as though you had the option to buy widescreen if you passed on this one. Go home, check Amazon.com and find out the "Fullscreen" version is the only one they released. I think they pulled that shit with Eye of the Beholder. And later Sony with Wild Things.
     
  17. ekent

    ekent The Lord's Arm of Justice

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2002
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    North California, South Alabam, and little towns a
    Other (Buy the Blu-ray and sell the DVD on eBay).
     
  18. Mutilated Prey

    Mutilated Prey Soul Stealer

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2007
    Messages:
    6,457
    Likes Received:
    135
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Texarkana
    Whatever with digital downloads, digital copies, flippers of the standard DVD - if I wanna keep the standard DVD I'll just clone it. Give me an incentive to upgrade by offering me a rebate for my old DVD. Love Blu's!!!!!
     
  19. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    12,508
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Under a rock
    The first dvds for Wild Things were flippers with WS on one side, FS on the other. Then Sony took over Columbia-Tristar and re-issued this and hundreds of others like it with just the FS side (and the same UPC to make it even harder to track down the orginals). I could name a bunch right off:
    The Fan, Sheena, The Deep, Idle Hands, Money Train are ones that pop right into my head, probably cuz I had to track them all down from ebay and amazon after the FS only versions were all I could find in stores. I saw a list once and will try to find it again and post it if I do.
     
  20. bigdaddyhorse

    bigdaddyhorse Detroit Hi-on

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    12,508
    Likes Received:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Under a rock
    This is not the list I was thinking of, in fact I think this is wave 2-4 of the WS cuts from Sory (love that Simpsons joke):

    Adventures Of Milo And Otis
    Air Force One
    The Best
    Bite The Bullet
    The Body
    The Buddy Holly Story
    Chances Are
    The Cheap Detective
    Deep End Of The Ocean
    Desert Heat
    Futuresport
    Gattaca
    Geronimo: An American Legend
    Guess Who's Coming To Dinner
    Hard Times
    I Dreamed Of Africa
    Jackie Chan's Who Am I?
    The Juror
    Knock Off
    MacKenna's Gold
    Madeline
    Mercy
    No Way Back
    Nowhere To Run
    The Odessa File
    The Order
    Roxanne
    Rudyard Kipling's The Second Jungle Book
    Screamers
    Silent Rage
    Starman
    Stepmom
    Suspect
    Sweet and Lowdown
    The Thirteenth Floor
    Two Moon Junction

    These look more like what I recalled, even if it's a different site than I recall seeing them on and a shorter list than I remember:
    Part 1 and part 2.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2009

Share This Page