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Old 26-11-2012, 13:02
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So I went into sainsburys today to browse the new DVD releases. I looked at the DVD release of TED and there's no extras so I was surprised and thought hmm ok no extras for a popular film like that. So I looked at the blu ray and to my annoyance deleted scenes, commentary and behind te scenes!!! It's so unfair how the entertainment world is going with DVDs now. If you want the extras you've got to buy a blu ray player. Ectras should be on both!
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Old 26-11-2012, 13:50
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Call the Samaritans.
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Old 26-11-2012, 13:56
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A Blu Ray disc can hold far more than a DVD disc. Maybe the DVD disc is so full of movie, subtitles, foreign language versions etc that there isn't room for any extras without including a second disc - which would of course push the price up. That's why there are sometimes one-disc and two-disc DVDs released - pay for one disc, and you only get the movie. Pay for two, and you get all the extras as well.
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Old 26-11-2012, 14:33
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This is an "outrage"? And the award for most exaggerated use of hyperbole goes to...

I can sympathise that DVD buyers are losing out, but this is hardly the start of a trend, it's been like this for well over a year now as the studios push Blu Ray.
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Old 26-11-2012, 14:36
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Quick call the daily mail, perhaps mention jimmy saville, princess dianna, illegal immigrants and benefit claimants as the same cause and you'll be on page 5 holding a copy of the offending article before you can blink
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Old 26-11-2012, 14:44
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So I went into sainsburys today to browse the new DVD releases. I looked at the DVD release of TED and there's no extras so I was surprised and thought hmm ok no extras for a popular film like that. So I looked at the blu ray and to my annoyance deleted scenes, commentary and behind te scenes!!! It's so unfair how the entertainment world is going with DVDs now. If you want the extras you've got to buy a blu ray player. Ectras should be on both!
Not a new thing at all. Yes Blu Ray can hold more but they also skimp cause they want people to switch to Blu Ray.
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Old 26-11-2012, 14:45
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Haha lol you make me laugh! I'm entitled to show frustrations and I'm probably not the only one as this is what happened with the avengers assemble when all the extras were put on blu ray and none on the DVD. But good to see so many immature replies. Would rather just hear mature responses
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Old 26-11-2012, 14:59
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All this thread is missing is 'switchboards are jammed' cliche and it wil be complete.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:07
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Its another ploy by the studios to force people to go blu ray but people wont go blu ray as the discs prices are way too high and most major films come in expensive multi format sets containing formats people are not interested in.

One studios give the consumer a blu ray only at a fair price then everyone will be happy.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:07
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No, the DVD isn't full, they're just trying to force fans to buy the Blu-Ray version to get the extras, "t'was ever thus."

What tickles me is how the movie industry does this kind of thing all the time, yet still wonders why people decide to illegally download instead
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:18
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I'm outraged over the Blu Ray release of Ted, primarily because I pre-ordered weeks ago and it hasn't arrived yet, DAMN YOU HMV!
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:21
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The price of Blu-ray players and the dics are cheaper than their DVD counterparts at the same point in their relative lifespans, that's for sure. Disc prices are definitely heading in the right direction.

As somebody who doesn't give a monkeys about 99% of extra features these days I'm not bothered if they choose to skimp on them for DVDs, though I understand it's frustrating if you find extra features an important aspect of a buy. The purposeful downgrading of picture and sound quality on DVD in order to push Blu does worry me though.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:22
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Its another ploy by the studios to force people to go blu ray but people wont go blu ray as the discs prices are way too high and most major films come in expensive multi format sets containing formats people are not interested in.

One studios give the consumer a blu ray only at a fair price then everyone will be happy.
15 for Ted at HMV (inc. UltraViolet and Digital Copies), seems reasonable to me...
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:23
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No, the DVD isn't full, they're just trying to force fans to buy the Blu-Ray version to get the extras, "t'was ever thus."

What tickles me is how the movie industry does this kind of thing all the time, yet still wonders why people decide to illegally download instead
exactly!! Hopefully I'll see the deleted scenes somewhere. I'm not forking out for a blu ray player. I'm going to buy the DVD eventually but not till it's like a fiver espc as there's no extras on it. Why should people pay 15 for a DVD with jst the film?
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:25
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I'm outraged over the Blu Ray release of Ted, primarily because I pre-ordered weeks ago and it hasn't arrived yet, DAMN YOU HMV!
That's why I don't preorder from hmv anymore they've gone downhill and they're more expensive. I had stuff preordered in June that didn't turn up until a week after it's release date so I either buy stuff when it comes out in the stores or I use amazon. They gave me a tracker and sent it by a carrier for free
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:27
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15 for Ted at HMV (inc. UltraViolet and Digital Copies), seems reasonable to me...
Most people iknow only want the film they don't want all this digital and ultraviolet rubbish. Just a waste of money.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:29
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Its another ploy by the studios to force people to go blu ray but people wont go blu ray as the discs prices are way too high and most major films come in expensive multi format sets containing formats people are not interested in.

One studios give the consumer a blu ray only at a fair price then everyone will be happy.


But millions of people HAVE gone blu ray and ARE buying them, and it's obvious that blu ray is thriving.


I think the system is actually reasonably fair...dvd's are cheaper than blu ray, therefore you get less for your money obviously. Blu rays can sometimes be expensive yes, but you not only get more extras, but the pic and sound quality are infinitely better than DVD.


If more people went blu ray ad it became the dominant format, then prices would come down.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:34
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Its another ploy by the studios to force people to go blu ray but people wont go blu ray as the discs prices are way too high and most major films come in expensive multi format sets containing formats people are not interested in.

One studios give the consumer a blu ray only at a fair price then everyone will be happy.
Didn't you do this to death In another thread
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:39
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Most people iknow only want the film they don't want all this digital and ultraviolet rubbish. Just a waste of money.
It doesn't cost that much (literally just hosting and printing off two sheets of paper), and it's an attempt at combating piracy. Perhaps, not a very good one, but at least they've started trying...
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:48
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So I just start sentences and whole posts with "so" as it makes me look trendy.
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Old 26-11-2012, 15:53
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So I just start sentences and whole posts with "so" as it makes me look trendy.
What does that have to do with the topic? I don't think you'll find a criticise someone's wording board around here sorry!
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Old 26-11-2012, 16:54
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Most people iknow only want the film they don't want all this digital and ultraviolet rubbish. Just a waste of money.
Thats the view of most people especially those who are considering going blu ray. Once the studios wake up and smell the coffee and drop these multi format sets for a decent priced blu ray only, then the market will take off.
And now they have taken out the DVD and replaced it with the ultraviolet copy (well a bit of paper) then its even worse value then it was before.

Removing the DVD extras from the DVD version is a total con, I wont feed this con and will be renting the blu ray rather then buying to make a stand, would advise others to do the same.
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Old 26-11-2012, 17:13
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15 for Ted at HMV (inc. UltraViolet and Digital Copies), seems reasonable to me...
I dont think 15 quid for a blu ray is acceptable really.

The fact it contains a bit of paper allowing you to download a digital copy is neither here nor there for most people, its still 15 quid for a blu ray.
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Old 26-11-2012, 17:16
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I dont think 15 quid for a blu ray is acceptable really.

The fact it contains a bit of paper allowing you to download a digital copy is neither here nor there for most people, its still 15 quid for a blu ray.
Yeah who wants a download?people pay good money they want a proper copy on a proper disc
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Old 26-11-2012, 17:34
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I dont think 15 quid for a blu ray is acceptable really.

The fact it contains a bit of paper allowing you to download a digital copy is neither here nor there for most people, its still 15 quid for a blu ray.
It only 3 more expensive than the last new release DVD I brought...


And it's TWO pieces of paper actually.... [That was a joke before you respond seriously]
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