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Old 22-04-2013, 15:03
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Bought the 15 disc boxset from HMV yesterday.I've been meaning to buy this boxset for some time & at 24.99 it was too good a price to pass up on.
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Old 22-04-2013, 15:39
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i got it this morning not a bad bargain for hmv

now what do i do with the extended versions of the dvds i got yearsago with the fancy book packaging
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Old 22-04-2013, 15:46
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i got it this morning not a bad bargain for hmv

now what do i do with the extended versions of the dvds i got yearsago with the fancy book packaging
Xmas presents for relatives
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:03
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I really, really want this. A shame I can't make an online purchase with them right now, as I'd feel less bad about spending money I don't realistically have
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:12
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HMV would have to pay me to watch that drivel again.
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:39
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HMV would have to pay me to watch that drivel again.
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Old 22-04-2013, 16:55
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I'm just hoping that they'll release the extended editions on single sided bluray one day. i'd buy them then.
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Old 22-04-2013, 18:39
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Wow, that's a pretty good bargain for HMV. Unfortunately I bought it years ago when it first came out lol.
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Old 22-04-2013, 18:51
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i got it this morning not a bad bargain for hmv

now what do i do with the extended versions of the dvds i got yearsago with the fancy book packaging
Those big box extended LOTR DVDs were 20+ each when they first went on sale. I was given them as Christmas presents, and I've only watched them all twice. If you trade them in at CeX atm, you'll receive the princely total of 3.40 cash.
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Old 22-04-2013, 18:59
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I'm just hoping that they'll release the extended editions on single sided bluray one day. i'd buy them then.
Wouldn't that diminish the quality to the point where it isn't worth buying them on Blu Ray? And as a fan (I shall be brave and assume you're a fan) surely you can appreciate the 4 different commentaries on the disc...

I'm not a huge fan, but I wanted to see the extended cuts and the boxset was going for the same price as the separate releases, and it's a VERY nice set. Even the packaging is nicer than I was expecting...
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Old 22-04-2013, 19:04
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I'm just hoping that they'll release the extended editions on single sided bluray one day. i'd buy them then.
If they did that then there would be a drop in PQ & SQ so what would be the point as surely having them in the best possible quality is a good thing isn't it?
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Old 22-04-2013, 20:34
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Those big box extended LOTR DVDs were 20+ each when they first went on sale. I was given them as Christmas presents, and I've only watched them all twice. If you trade them in at CeX atm, you'll receive the princely total of 3.40 cash.
2 out of 3 of the extended dvds i got the limited edition box set with a figure

must have cost around 25 each at the time
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Old 22-04-2013, 20:38
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If they did that then there would be a drop in PQ & SQ so what would be the point as surely having them in the best possible quality is a good thing isn't it?
I'm not a PQ and SQ obsessive though (obviously not implying you are either of course ..)

If they did a single sided 1080p version with one audio track then I can't really see why that couldn't fit on a 50gb disc.
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Old 22-04-2013, 21:36
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I'm not a PQ and SQ obsessive though (obviously not implying you are either of course ..)

If they did a single sided 1080p version with one audio track then I can't really see why that couldn't fit on a 50gb disc.
I can kind of see your point, Fox stuck 4 hours of Homeland on one disc. Still looked good. That said, I don't mind disc swapping or disc ripping...
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Old 22-04-2013, 23:56
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I can kind of see your point, Fox stuck 4 hours of Homeland on one disc. Still looked good. That said, I don't mind disc swapping or disc ripping...
I do actually have the extended versions on single sided discs myself thanks to a plenty of ripping and fannying around. They'll certainly do me until the official versions come out (if they ever..).

I've just always never liked disc swapping - the only exception was the early releases of 'Friends' on DVD where they had 4 episodes on each side of the disc. I didn't mind that so much
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Old 23-04-2013, 00:26
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I'm not a PQ and SQ obsessive though (obviously not implying you are either of course ..)

If they did a single sided 1080p version with one audio track then I can't really see why that couldn't fit on a 50gb disc.
According to the following which shows the stats for the Italian box set, it would suggest they may not fit on a single disc without some sort of compression along the way which kind of defeats the purpose of Blu Ray if they were to do so.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition [Blu-ray]
Runtime: 228 minutes
Discs: 30.91 GB on BD-50 and 36.32 GB on BD-50
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p24 / 2.40:1 OAR / avg bit-rate: 29.84 Mbps
Audio: English 6.1-Ch DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz / 24-bit / avg bit-rate: 4717 kbps)
http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/m...970&locale=all

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Extended Edition [Blu-ray]
Runtime: 236 minutes
Discs: 30.75 GB on BD-50 and 37.36 GB on BD-50
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p24 / 2.40:1 OAR / avg bit-rate: 29.90 Mbps
Audio: English 6.1-Ch DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz / 24-bit / avg bit-rate: 4427 kbps)
http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/m...970&locale=all

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Extended Edition [Blu-ray]
Runtime: 263 minutes
Discs: 37.12 GB on BD-50 and 40.27 GB on BD-50
Video: MPEG-4 AVC / 1080p24 / 2.40:1 OAR / avg bit-rate: 30.23 Mbps
Audio: English 6.1-Ch DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz / 24-bit / avg bit-rate: 4474 kbps)
http://www.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/m...972&locale=all
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Old 23-04-2013, 08:38
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According to the following which shows the stats for the Italian box set, it would suggest they may not fit on a single disc without some sort of compression along the way which kind of defeats the purpose of Blu Ray if they were to do so.
Unless i'm being incredibly dense (which is likely), I would have thought that a 30gb film would easily fit on a single sided 50gb disc?

If you stripped it right back to the film, a single audio soundtrack and subtitles, it would surely fit?
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Old 23-04-2013, 08:40
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HMV would have to pay me to watch that drivel again.
Yep. I HATE those movies.
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Old 23-04-2013, 08:47
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Unless i'm being incredibly dense (which is likely), I would have thought that a 30gb film would easily fit on a single sided 50gb disc?

If you stripped it right back to the film, a single audio soundtrack and subtitles, it would surely fit?
But that 30GB is for 1 disc with Fellowship & Two Towers, whereas the 2nd discs are around 36-37GB.
If you look at Return of the King, 1 disc is 37GB and the other is 40GB.
Even taking away an audio track I think they still may be over 50GB without any compression.
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Old 23-04-2013, 10:00
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But that 30GB is for 1 disc with Fellowship & Two Towers, whereas the 2nd discs are around 36-37GB.
If you look at Return of the King, 1 disc is 37GB and the other is 40GB.
Even taking away an audio track I think they still may be over 50GB without any compression.
agreed at the compression they currently use to put it on a single disc they would need

over 67Gb for Fellowship
over 68Gb for Two Towers
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over 77Gb for ROTK

the quality would have to take a drop to squeeze them onto single discs
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Old 23-04-2013, 10:30
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fair enough. i've seen 1080p encoded versions on the pirate bay that come in around the 23gb mark so I guess I was thinking along those lines.
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Old 23-04-2013, 10:48
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Well spotted O/P, when I read your post I sent my Home Entertainment Requisitor post haste to the nearest store.

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Old 23-04-2013, 20:55
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Old 26-04-2013, 00:54
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paid 40 for mine, 25 is really good.

i went in a blockbusters the other day, and they were doing discounts up to 50% off (buy 5 films/games to get 50% includes new and used, at competitive prices - not sure if its all BBs - Got potter blu ray set for 15.among others.
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