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Old 12-27-2008, 04:49 PM   #151
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It still looks interesting, but with me it's a physical media thing. I owned alot of DVD's I owned just about as many VHS, I will {hopefully soon} own a great deal of Blu-Ray.

Plus, I was brought up with the old school belief that you should never put all your eggs in one basket.

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Good for you - old school - I can see that.

BD - that isn't all eggs in one basket? You have a large collection of DVD's also?
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:51 PM   #152
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Remember Hatt, your paying for the convenience.
I guess you do get the watch it now feature since it is SD. Me personally, if I wanted to watch Wall-E I would have hit the watch it a month ago button on Netflix or went into one of the BB near me a month ago and picked it up.
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I guess you do get the watch it now feature since it is SD. Me personally, if I wanted to watch Wall-E I would have hit the watch it a month ago button on Netflix or went into one of the BB near me a month ago and picked it up.
Same here.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:59 PM   #154
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BD - that isn't all eggs in one basket? You have a large collection of DVD's also?
Nope, it's really not.

Because with BD, if something happens to the PS3 *knock on wood* then I can easily get another, or a stand alone Blu-Ray player if I didn't want to get a PS3 again.

Rather it's HAD a large collection of DVD's, they've been dwindling down since I started trading in the one's that are coming out on Blu-Ray to Blockbuster for trade in value, when I go to buy Blu-Ray's.

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Old 12-27-2008, 05:25 PM   #155
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I guess you do get the watch it now feature since it is SD. Me personally, if I wanted to watch Wall-E I would have hit the watch it a month ago button on Netflix or went into one of the BB near me a month ago and picked it up.
So what about the issue of people loading desired films in their NF Que - and not getting what they requested?

No such thing as "out of stock" with Vudu.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #156
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First, let's clear up a false statement that is being propagated - the SD content on Vudu is not worse than DVD - every person who has seen SD content on a Vudu has commented on how much better it looks than DVD as it is upscaled to 1080p24fps (the Vudu will show everything at this resolution if your TV supports it). Please don't propagate lies about other products - get the facts correct and stop posting ignorantly.

The other thing that is obvious is the lack of sincerity in posts from people that already have decided against the concept of DD and have made their decision regardless of how well it works, how great it looks, and clearly have no interest in having access to 50% more HD content - that's your loss. Your doubtful concern over the purchase price for one SD title is just blowing smoke to avoid the reality of the impact Vudu already is having on the delivery of HD media to the consumer. Why do you think the studios are helping Vudu far surpass BR in HD content?
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First, let's clear up a false statement that is being propagated - the SD content on Vudu is not worse than DVD - every person who has seen SD content on a Vudu has commented on how much better it looks than DVD as it is upscaled to 1080p24fps (the Vudu will show everything at this resolution if your TV supports it). Please don't propagate lies about other products - get the facts correct and stop posting ignorantly.

The other thing that is obvious is the lack of sincerity in posts from people that already have decided against the concept of DD and have made their decision regardless of how well it works, how great it looks, and clearly have no interest in having access to 50% more HD content - that's your loss. Your doubtful concern over the purchase price for one SD title is just blowing smoke to avoid the reality of the impact Vudu already is having on the delivery of HD media to the consumer. Why do you think the studios are helping Vudu far surpass BR in HD content?
Nothing more than SOP for the BD/PS3 Defenders.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:45 PM   #158
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I'm waiting for something like this to get into HD, no plans to ever get Blu ray anything. So when one of the alternatives gets my attention I will make the jump.
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So what about the issue of people loading desired films in their NF Que - and not getting what they requested?

No such thing as "out of stock" with Vudu.
Note I said me personally. I have absolutely ZERO problems with not getting discs, got TDK, Wanted, IM and so on, the release week. Also, we are talking SD in the case of Wall-E and Vudu, if you think BB and Netflix are not going to be able to get you the DVD in a month or two...

And of course I could just watch the new stuff with my current cable box with HD on demand for $4.99.
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First, let's clear up a false statement that is being propagated - the SD content on Vudu is not worse than DVD - every person who has seen SD content on a Vudu has commented on how much better it looks than DVD as it is upscaled to 1080p24fps (the Vudu will show everything at this resolution if your TV supports it). Please don't propagate lies about other products - get the facts correct and stop posting ignorantly.

The other thing that is obvious is the lack of sincerity in posts from people that already have decided against the concept of DD and have made their decision regardless of how well it works, how great it looks, and clearly have no interest in having access to 50% more HD content - that's your loss. Your doubtful concern over the purchase price for one SD title is just blowing smoke to avoid the reality of the impact Vudu already is having on the delivery of HD media to the consumer. Why do you think the studios are helping Vudu far surpass BR in HD content?
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Back to Vudu. If I could watch 10-12 HDX movies a month including new releases for $16, it would become a lot more appealing immediately. Instead you're looking at $40-$72.
Yeah, I'm all against Vudu. I am against paying MORE for LESS.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:08 PM   #161
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Note I said me personally. I have absolutely ZERO problems with not getting discs, got TDK, Wanted, IM and so on, the release week. Also, we are talking SD in the case of Wall-E and Vudu, if you think BB and Netflix are not going to be able to get you the DVD in a month or two...
Well I would only be interested in HD movies. 1300 of them - that's what? Almost 300 more than BD?

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They offer 1300 HD PPV movies. WoW! - which provider are you using?

Comcast - you are lucky if they have a dozen in HD.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM   #162
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Well I would only be interested in HD movies. 1300 of them - that's what? Almost 300 more than BD?



They offer 1300 HD PPV movies. WoW! - which provider are you using?

Comcast - you are lucky if they have a dozen in HD.
I'm sorry Lee, you are mistaken to say 1300 HD PPV. Actually the HD PPV count is over 1400 when you add in the adult titles in the "After Dark" section of Vudu.
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I'm sorry Lee, you are mistaken to say 1300 HD PPV. Actually the HD PPV count is over 1400 when you add in the adult titles in the "After Dark" section of Vudu.
Oops! My bad.

I don't watch adult films.



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Old 12-27-2008, 06:49 PM   #164
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You just don't get it do you?
I'd argue you're the one not getting it.

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I don't let the hype of the DVD Tuesday influence what I want to watch (probably because I haven't watched a commercial in about 10 years).
But you're letting the hype of so called "instant gratification" influence it. It's "instant gratification" as long as Vudu carries it. Just as you can disregard day/date releases, others can disregard the so called "convienence" of watching a movie without waiting an hour or so to go to the video store, or waiting for it to arrive by mail. If you can wait 3 weeks for "Wanted" to appear on Vudu, what's so bad about a 2 hour trip to the video store, or waiting for it to appear in the mailbox from Netflix/Blockbuster.com?

Myself, I am indifferent to day/date releases. With as many movies as I "need" to watch (or want to), I don't need to watch Pineapple Express in January; I'd gladly wait until June or so to catch it. But I also don't think the "instant gratification" of a download matters so much either. If I can wait 3 weeks for Wanted to appear as a download, what's 3 weeks and 1 day for it to come via netflix?
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:08 PM   #165
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In all seriousness,

I think a Vudu box would be a good fit for you Lee. For $99 it's almost free.

I have a PS3, X360, HD Cable, HTPC etc. So my personal VOD need is pretty well filled.

If you do decide to go with one I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on it vs. HD DVD.

Plus, we could soon expect classic threads such as "Lee Stewart is a Paid Vudu Shill".
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