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    Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Hey, for those of you who got HD-DVD players like me (I got it as an up-converting player for $100 when HD-DVD went belly up) you can now trade in your HD-DVD's for Blu-Ray discs for $5 a pop.

    Red2Blu - Blu-Ray Offer - Upgrade Your Warner Bros. HD-DVDs for New Blu-Ray Discs

    I did this and just got my Blu-Rays of the Oceans series, 300, Blood Diamond and No Reservations. You have to send in the original cover art work for the exchange, but I just scanned mine and used the printed copies to put in my disc case. You get to keep the HD-DVD which is cool.

    Not all WB movies are available yet (because they aren't on Blu-Ray yet) but this is a great idea. I hope other companies do this as well.

    Now I just need to get a Blu-Ray player.


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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    I just kicked up to a 47" 1080p 120hz and the difference is spectacular. Watching a Pixar movie in BR is light years away from watching it on standard DVD. Anybody who says there isn't enough of a difference to make the switch is smoking crack.

    BR players are starting to hit the $100 price point now. They load slow and don't play DVD well, but they will give you the visuals at an affordable price.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    I want to get one of the players that support Netflix "Watch Now".


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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by justjohn View Post
    They load slow and don't play DVD well,
    A ringing endorsement, you should be a copy writer for an ad agency.

    A nice olive branch from WB, but $5? Still seems a bit much, should be a direct swap.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    But you get to keep the HD-DVD's, so that's at least something.

    Of course, I now have 3 versions of Oceans 11 and 300.


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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    I can't tell you how many copies of Pinocchio, Star Wars, and Ghostbusters I have, and I don't have any Blu-Ray or HDDVD media (with no intention to either), I'm tapped out buying and re-buying the same movies over and over again

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailerm View Post
    A nice olive branch from WB, but $5? Still seems a bit much, should be a direct swap.
    Hey, they didn't need to offer a deal at all. I think it's great what they're doing.
    What an idiot....

    Yeah, I do that Twitter thing.


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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailerm View Post
    A ringing endorsement, you should be a copy writer for an ad agency.
    Hey, that player is for the people that whine about the price of Blu-Ray. After what I spent on my HDTV and home theater, I personally wouldn't skimp on a cheap Blu-Ray player. For my set up, I'm using a PS3.

    If there are people out there that want the bare minimum price, they can get one of the cheapies and deal with the consequences. However, if I only had the $100 to spend, I would still buy one of the cheapies and deal with the slow loading. The picture difference between Blu-Ray and standard DVD is absolutely amazing.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by sir clinksalot View Post
    I want to get one of the players that support Netflix "Watch Now".
    I stream Netflix through my 360. I also hooked my PC up to my HDTV and use that to stream Hulu as well as for my internet. I run Airmouse Pro on my iPhone for the keyboard. It works great! If you have Vista with Media Center, it has built in Netflix support as well.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tui View Post
    Hey, they didn't need to offer a deal at all.
    If Blu-Ray were doing better they wouldn't have to offer any deal.

    Hey, that player is for the people that whine about the price of Blu-Ray.
    But it still should not load slow and make DVD's look bad, it doesn't help win anybody over if 'new cutting edge' technology looks like crap, where as a $49 upconverting DVD player can outshine a Blu Ray

    I stream Netflix through my 360. I also hooked my PC up to my HDTV and use that to stream Hulu as well as for my internet.
    This seems to be where the market is headed. The Blu boat is starting to take on water. I wonder how long it will take to abandon ship.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailerm View Post
    But it still should not load slow and make DVD's look bad, it doesn't help win anybody over if 'new cutting edge' technology looks like crap, where as a $49 upconverting DVD player can outshine a Blu Ray
    What upconverting DVD player can outshine Blu-Ray?

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    What upconverting DVD player can outshine Blu-Ray?
    Any of them. Most people can't tell the difference between high def and standard def. For $50 - $80 you can get an upconverting DVD player with HDMI output, which will make any DVD look great (enough) for 90% of the general public.

    Here is a sample inner dialogue to Joe Q Public:
    "So what is this Blue thing?"
    "It's a high definition format that provides a much sharper picture and great bonus features"
    "But I already have an HDTV"
    "Yes, but the picture your looking at isn't Hi Def"
    "So can I play Blue discs on my DVD player? What are my choices"
    "No you can't play them on a regular DVD player"
    "What else you got?"
    "Well for $50 you can get this DVD player that will make all your existing discs look better( though not as good as true HD), so you don't have to spend money on getting movies you already own"


    "....I'll take the DVD player"

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Quote Originally Posted by sailerm View Post
    If Blu-Ray were doing better they wouldn't have to offer any deal.

    According to the trade news Blu-ray has a bigger market share than DVD did at this stage of the game in the switch from VHS. With Lord of the Rings coming in November and Wizard of OZ in September the numbers are sure to rise evn more.
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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    Like I said, anybody who says there isn't a difference between Blu-Ray and DVD is smoking crack.

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    Re: Exchange your Red to Blu (or HD-DVD to Blu Ray)

    LOTR is going to convince a LOT of people to switch over. You get Star Wars/Indy on Blu-Ray and it will bring even more people over.

    Especially if Lucas gives us the original non-special-edition Trilogy on Blu-Ray but remastered.


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