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Old December 17 2008, 01:07 AM   #16
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

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You do realize that the price of DVDs have gone up $3 before they started adding the D-copy? From $15 to $18 for a new movie. You do realize that they have about 5 different versions of the same movie? So you can buy what you want.

So instead of buying some movies, buy yourself a drink.
The price of the titles differ based on the title so I don't know where you're coming up with this notion that DVD's have gone up across the board from $15- $18. My point is that I don't understand what your basis for comparison is for new releases as there's no consistent price for them to begin with.


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You do realize that they only include the special features on the versions with the digital copy, and that those 2 discers have in the last little while gone from (in Canada) an average of about 24.99 on release to 29.99?
Not seeing this at all. I've seen multiple versions available with the digital copy (including the one sans the SF). The only price increase I'm seeing is for special two disc sets which - imagine that- cost more than a title with one disc. This actually makes sense to me as I for one don't give 2 shits about special features on a disc unless it's something like Trek or SW. But, there are some people out there who have to have the SF but I'm normally not one of them.

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Old December 17 2008, 01:08 AM   #17
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Locking tabs = major annoyance with a 2yr old clamoring for his Spiderman or Batman movies while tugging on my legs...
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Old December 17 2008, 01:16 AM   #18
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I also "love" when the "security stickers" are on all three sides of the case.
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Old December 17 2008, 01:16 AM   #19
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

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Locking tabs = major annoyance with a 2yr old clamoring for his Spiderman or Batman movies while tugging on my legs...
Ummmm... scissors???

Not for nothing, though, as much as a nuisance as they are, they have literally saved my DVD's from my 2 year-old.

-Shawn
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Old December 17 2008, 01:20 AM   #20
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

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Locking tabs = major annoyance with a 2yr old clamoring for his Spiderman or Batman movies while tugging on my legs...
Ummmm... scissors???

Not for nothing, though, as much as a nuisance as they are, they have literally saved my DVD's from my 2 year-old.

-Shawn
While the thought has crossed my mind from time to time, I have thus far managed to refrain from using scissors on my son. Perhaps when he's older...
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Old December 17 2008, 04:47 AM   #21
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

When I looked up new released a few years ago they were almost always $15 the first week, some even $13.

Now-a-days there isn't a single major new release that is $15, and most are at $17-$18. My data comes from my eyes, and common sense about numbers.
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Old December 17 2008, 04:03 PM   #22
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I guess I'll go against the grain a little here. As a not very literate computer user who certainly doesn't know anything about DVD ripping (technically and legally), and as an Ipod Touch owner, I like the idea of having a digital copy that I can legally and (hopefully easily) put on my Ipod. I'm not sure if any DVDs that I own have this or not.

Come to think of it though, I don't buy DVDs anymore, I pretty much buy Blu-rays which aren't going to play in my laptop anyway. Presumably I can transfer a copy of the digital copy out of my PS3?

EDIT TO ADD: Well duh, I guess that was a stupid question. I remember someone upthread saying it wasn't really on the disc, it was a code that you use in Itunes to download it. In my case, that would be sweet.
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Old December 17 2008, 04:10 PM   #23
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I'm a fan of digital copies and I don't think they are charging more for them. Anything that brings us closer to all downloaded/digital copies of movies is fine by me.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:33 PM   #24
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Count me as someone who's also a fan of digital copies. I bought The Dark Knight about 3 days before I had to spend 16 hours on a plane (not to mention about 5 hours in airport layovers).

Including access to a copy of Dark Knight for my iPod Touch was a great great move. Franklly i have neither the desire nor the time to spend hours decrypting a dvd and converting it.
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Old December 17 2008, 05:49 PM   #25
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I can't imagine wanting to watch a movie on that small a screen, even on a long airplane ride. The laptop is the smallest I would go, and those typically have DVD-ROM drives now.
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Old December 17 2008, 06:34 PM   #26
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I can't imagine wanting to watch a movie on that small a screen, even on a long airplane ride.
It's actually not bad at all. I recently rented a couple of movies from Itunes for a plane ride to Florida. They were movies that I probably woudn't have rented otherwise, so the plane ride give me an excuse to check them out. The Touch screen is small, but not unreasonably tiny and I really didn't have an issue with the screen at all.

Now the sound, that was a different issue. Can't stress the need for noise cancelling headphones on a jet enough.
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Old December 19 2008, 03:49 AM   #27
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

Mistral wrote: View Post
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Locking tabs = major annoyance with a 2yr old clamoring for his Spiderman or Batman movies while tugging on my legs...
Ummmm... scissors???

Not for nothing, though, as much as a nuisance as they are, they have literally saved my DVD's from my 2 year-old.

-Shawn
While the thought has crossed my mind from time to time, I have thus far managed to refrain from using scissors on my son. Perhaps when he's older...
Locking tabs are only meant as a security measure before purchase. That's why you tear them off after you buy the movie.
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Old December 19 2008, 04:04 AM   #28
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I hate to sound like an old fogey, but digital is a scam. You are giving up more rights than you're gaining in picture resolution.
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Old December 19 2008, 04:20 AM   #29
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

I don't like studios including digital copies of a movie with the DVD, if I want a digital copy I'll make my own from the DVD without any of the DRM their digital copies have.
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Old December 19 2008, 05:11 AM   #30
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Re: Dear Movie Studios, Marketers and DVD Manufacturers;

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I hate to sound like an old fogey, but digital is a scam. You are giving up more rights than you're gaining in picture resolution.
... Rights?

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