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View Poll Results: How many Blu-Ray discs do you own?
1-5 17 13.93%
6-10 14 11.48%
11-20 15 12.30%
21 plus (especify) 76 62.30%
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:11 AM   #46
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Really? Cuz tons of blu-rays are on sale on amazon ALL the time for like $9.99-19.99. This includes most Warner titles, Criterion blu-rays (many Criterion blu-rays are actually CHEAPER than their DVD counterparts).

To be honest...with blu-rays being as cheap as they are, there's almost no reason not to upgrade.

Don't mean to be a dick to those of you who haven't made the jump yet, I'm just pointing out that blu-rays really AREN'T that expensive anymore. Even MGM has slashed their prices on blu-rays.

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For me the cost of the disks isn't as much the issue, it's the cost of a region free player (I've seen a great one for $300, which isn't bad, but I'm not quite there yet....)
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:25 AM   #47
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To be honest though, I don't know how much of a point there is right now in having a region-free blu-ray player. I mean, right now the UK has a few advantages. They have Salo and Red Desert on blu-ray, and they're region-locked. However, Salo is owned by Criterion in the US, so it's bound to get a blu-ray release eventually (considering the film was completely remastered in HD) and Red Desert is coming out in 2010 from Criterion. They also have what? The Goonies, Gremlins, The Thing with all the features missing from the Region A blu-ray, but these are all region-free anyway. Warner, Universal and Paramount are universally region-free so there's no issue there.

The only thing that really bugs me that's region-locked is the BFI blu-ray of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

But with so many titles currently mastered in HD (but still only available on DVD) they're bound to eventually hit blu. That's the way I see it, anyway.

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Really? Cuz tons of blu-rays are on sale on amazon ALL the time for like $9.99-19.99. This includes most Warner titles, Criterion blu-rays (many Criterion blu-rays are actually CHEAPER than their DVD counterparts).

To be honest...with blu-rays being as cheap as they are, there's almost no reason not to upgrade.

Don't mean to be a dick to those of you who haven't made the jump yet, I'm just pointing out that blu-rays really AREN'T that expensive anymore. Even MGM has slashed their prices on blu-rays.

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i need an HDTV, bluray player, sound system, and the blu-rays....yea too much money.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:54 AM   #49
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i need an HDTV, bluray player, sound system, and the blu-rays....yea too much money.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:47 AM   #50
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To be honest though, I don't know how much of a point there is right now in having a region-free blu-ray player. I mean, right now the UK has a few advantages. They have Salo and Red Desert on blu-ray, and they're region-locked. However, Salo is owned by Criterion in the US, so it's bound to get a blu-ray release eventually (considering the film was completely remastered in HD) and Red Desert is coming out in 2010 from Criterion. They also have what? The Goonies, Gremlins, The Thing with all the features missing from the Region A blu-ray, but these are all region-free anyway. Warner, Universal and Paramount are universally region-free so there's no issue there.

The only thing that really bugs me that's region-locked is the BFI blu-ray of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

But with so many titles currently mastered in HD (but still only available on DVD) they're bound to eventually hit blu. That's the way I see it, anyway.

~Matt

I don't know about other-region blu's, but when I upgrade I want to make sure that I maintain backwards compatibility with my existing DVDs, many of which are PAL and/or not region 1.

I could always keep my current DVD player, but if and when it dies I'd rather have a seamless transition.

So that's really the main issue for me.

(plus the reason I tend to need a region free player is that I'm impatient, and don't always wait for the region 1 release... that probably won't change in a hurry)
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:58 AM   #51
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:13 AM   #52
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11 to 20 ; probably around 15. I did just get two more. Both Criterion's - Third Man and Seventh Seal. Yum. Next will probably be Night of the Creeps unless another good sale comes along. I may get Ghostbusters, too. $8.99 is pretty damn cheap.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:35 AM   #53
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i am just fine with my 4x3 TV and DVD/VHS combo with over 200 DVD (not just horror) in my collection. but having a HDTV would be nice tho
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Old 08-02-2009, 03:37 PM   #54
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Having an HDTV enhances the picture so much (even DVDs) - the image has better color, more depth. Especially many blu-rays (ones that haven't been DNR'd) - look like actual film. Criterion's The Third Man and Last Year at Marienbad are two amazing examples. They look simply stunning.

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Old 08-02-2009, 04:42 PM   #55
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somewhere close to 100 , haven't got a seperate list so plus minus 10 would be correct. Been buying less lately because the leap on some weren't that much from the original dvd's. But all the catalog titles I have have been incredible improvements, so bring on the 70's and 80's horror
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:56 PM   #56
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I currently have 41 BR titles and as prices continue to come down I'll add more. I've got nearly 2000 DVD's.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:41 AM   #57
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:44 AM   #58
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:35 AM   #59
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Now at 2: I have The Shining, which, by the way, looks absolutely terrific on Blu-Ray,and I just bought the unrated version of American Psycho today.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:56 AM   #60
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I presently have 37 blu-rays. My collection was slow to start but lately with all the great deals on-line and some patience I've been ramping up my BD purchasing.
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