Blockbuster Blu-ray announcement: Master Thread - Page 79 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #2341 of 2370 Old 07-23-2007, 06:08 PM
 
briankmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 13,959
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackBee View Post

Wait, i thought hd-dvd owners said that all blockbusters were ghost towns because no one rents or buys there anymore and that the entire US population used netflix exclusively?? What is happening?!

My local one (just started visiting due to blu-ray) was pretty crowded on the weekend. Too bad they were out of stock of 3 different blu-ray titles I wanted to rent.
briankmonkey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2342 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 04:20 AM
AVS Special Member
 
SimpleTheater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by briankmonkey View Post

My local one (just started visiting due to blu-ray) was pretty crowded on the weekend. Too bad they were out of stock of 3 different blu-ray titles I wanted to rent.

Don't you get a free movie if they're out of stock? Isn't that the Blockbuster guarantee?

Why is there NO perfect equipment, only compromises?
SimpleTheater is offline  
post #2343 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 04:51 AM
Advanced Member
 
SGRSBSKIER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Cross Lanes, WV
Posts: 663
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 12
I went to the closest blockbuster (8 miles) that had Blu-ray. They had two collums on the side wall in the middle of all the new releases there were 63 titles one of each with a blue background that made it stand out. I was a little disappointed I thought they would of had more. They had the second Pirates there but not the first.
So, I was about to leave, turned around and walked down the aisle (I am pretty sure this was the aisle I walked through the first time) and there were the other titles, they ended up having 172 or 174 titles, 6 or 7 were out. All but one of the titles rented were from the blue background. It would have been better if they had the blue background for all the discs. I went in there and was drawn to it and didn't notice the other ones. I don't know if it had anything to do with the movies being rented, but 1 title out of 110 were rented from the non blue background and 5 or 6 out of 63 with the blue background, but it looks that way. Its not like those were all the most recent or top selling it only had the second pirates and the first was in the other section.


Here is a picture from my camera phone Blu-ray is on the left side.
LL
SGRSBSKIER is offline  
post #2344 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 11:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Rhys's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 258
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimpleTheater View Post

Don't you get a free movie if they're out of stock? Isn't that the Blockbuster guarantee?


pshhh, I was in BB about 2 years ago and there was a new release that was rented out. So I went up to the counter and said hey, such and such is out of stock can I get a free coupon for next time?

The guy crouches down behind the counter and pops back up with a VHS tape of the movie. I tell him I don't have a VCR and he says too bad, but since we have it in stock you don't get a free coupon.

Choosing between Netflix or BB is like choosing between a punch in the nose or a kick in the nads.
Rhys is offline  
post #2345 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 12:20 PM
AVS Special Member
 
whippersnapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,555
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JackBee View Post

Wait, i thought hd-dvd owners said that all blockbusters were ghost towns because no one rents or buys there anymore and that the entire US population used netflix exclusively?? What is happening?!

Blu-ray and Total Access are happening.
whippersnapper is offline  
post #2346 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 12:31 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Supermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Gerhard View Post

That is the key, but I am afraid the demand is so low, that it won't be an immediate success. I expect the results won't justify increasing the number of stores anytime soon. It has to be a long term plan for Blockbuster to make money on Blu-ray and I think Blockbuster decided to start now to help their underperforming rental business over the long run. The online business and Blu-ray rentals are the only things to try right now. If consumers are moving away from driving to the store to pick up and return DVD's, there is no magic solution to fix that. Something new and exciting like Blu-ray might get a segment of their market back in the stores.

Chris


It's already happening.

http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/070723/netfl...ults.html?.v=2

People are moving away from Netflix to Blockbusters Total Access and rightly so since the convenience factor of being able to get 3 movies while waiting for shipments to your home is better than what NEtflix offers.
Supermans is offline  
post #2347 of 2370 Old 07-24-2007, 12:48 PM
Advanced Member
 
ldivinag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: N37*39 W122*3
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
anyone else feel like back in 1994/1995 when DVDs just came out and BB and others had a shelf full of funny looking packaging?


lol....

i was browsing the 2 column of BR stuff at BB this weekend. this store placed the BR shelves right in the middle of NEW RELEASES and i felt the same sensation from a decade ago.

leo d.
ldivinag is offline  
post #2348 of 2370 Old 07-25-2007, 02:43 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Supermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,086
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldivinag View Post

anyone else feel like back in 1994/1995 when DVDs just came out and BB and others had a shelf full of funny looking packaging?


lol....

i was browsing the 2 column of BR stuff at BB this weekend. this store placed the BR shelves right in the middle of NEW RELEASES and i felt the same sensation from a decade ago.


Yes, I did feel that way the first time I saw the Blu-Ray's at Best Buy
Supermans is offline  
post #2349 of 2370 Old 07-25-2007, 11:19 AM
AVS Club Gold
 
jdskycaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhys View Post


Choosing between Netflix or BB is like choosing between a punch in the nose or a kick in the nads.

LOL!! Excellent characterization Rhys. "Please Sir, may I have another!"

JD
jdskycaster is offline  
post #2350 of 2370 Old 07-25-2007, 12:38 PM
Member
 
underonesun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Under the same sun.
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhys View Post

The guy crouches down behind the counter and pops back up with a VHS tape of the movie. I tell him I don't have a VCR and he says too bad, but since we have it in stock you don't get a free coupon.

No? Come on. You're kidding, right? That's funny. Why would the minimum wage person care? Maybe they hadn't been there long enough to not care.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rhys View Post

Choosing between Netflix or BB is like choosing between a punch in the nose or a kick in the nads.

Ha! Lots of choices are like that. Cable vs. telco.
underonesun is offline  
post #2351 of 2370 Old 07-26-2007, 12:13 PM
AVS Special Member
 
los seres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA
Posts: 1,057
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Blockbuster changes Total Access terms after loss

JULY 26 | Blockbuster reported a $35.3 million second-quarter loss and made a move toward improving profitability by changing the terms of its Total Access program, limiting the number of in-store exchanges a customer can make before being charged more.

Blockbuster is emphasizing the limit to five in-store exchanges per month for its most popular plan, the unlimited online rentals of three movies out a time for $17.99.

But if a customer wants to stick with unlimited in-store exchanges, the price leaps to $24.99, according to the company's Web site, effectively a $7 price hike. That plan is now called Total Access Premium.

Analysts had been expecting a price hike, but the shift to an in-store exchange limit emphasis was largely a surprise.

James Keyes, Blockbuster's new chairman and CEO, was somewhat vague about the term changes during the company's conference call with analysts on second-quarter results, as was a press release on the changes issued shortly after the call.

Rather than characterizing the modifications as a price hike, Keyes stressed the limit on in-store exchanges. If a customer on the $17.99 plan wants to make more than five in-store exchanges per month, an additional $1.99 per rental will be charged, he said. Customers who subscribe to the online-only Blockbuster by Mail program also will have that option, he said.

According to the press release, customers will now be able to exchange their online rentals for discounted in-store game rentals in addition to movies. Previously, Total Access members had the option to get one free game rental per month through a once-per-month coupon.

Blockbuster announced it increased its subscriber count by 600,000 in the second quarter to a total of 3.6 million subscribers, more than 3.3 million of them paid. Netflix, in contrast, lost subscribers during the quarter for the first time.

But Blockbuster's subscriber increase came at a cost of about $50 million in the quarter, chief financial officer Larry Zine said.

Blockbuster will now suspend its marketing spending on the online program, according to Keyes.

More Here
los seres is offline  
post #2352 of 2370 Old 07-26-2007, 12:16 PM
AVS Special Member
 
donricouga's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,392
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Well thats no good. Then again i don't think i exchange more than 5 in a month. But still, to those that do, that is no good. Their $17.99 deal was actually really too good honestly. 3 movies at once, exchange 3 movies in store, plus get one game or movie rental for free ? You can get around 20+ movies a month if you're an avid movie watcher.
donricouga is offline  
post #2353 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Numanoid101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I just got this from Netflix:
Quote:


Netflix Email

Great news! We're lowering the price of your 3 DVDs out at-a-time plan to $16.99 a month plus applicable taxes. Now you can enjoy Netflix for less!

You don't need to do a thing - except pay less. Your membership will automatically move to the lower price and be reflected in your Membership Terms and Details. The lower price will take effect beginning with your statement on or after July 23, 2007.

Your $16.99 plan not only gives you 3 DVDs out at-a-time but you can also watch 17 hours of movies and TV episodes instantly on your PC each month - for no additional charge.

Enjoy!
Your friends at Netflix

Numanoid101 is offline  
post #2354 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 10:51 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mproper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 13
That deal was too good to last. I'm not sure I'll stick with BB anymore, since 5 rentals a month isn't really worth the trip to the store (I was at about 12 each month). Good timing for Netflix since they reported that loss of subscribers.

Any idea when this goes into effect? I have 3 online rentals sitting in my car right now and am exchanging them tonight.
mproper is offline  
post #2355 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:16 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Jiffylush's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 4,027
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Numanoid101 View Post

I just got this from Netflix:

Me too, I use both and seems almost like Blockbuster is trying to jerk me around.

Our online availability and implementation blow, but you can come into the store and get BDs for free!*







*assuming you want 5 or less and/or don't mind increasing your monthly payment by 40%
Jiffylush is offline  
post #2356 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:26 AM
AVS Special Member
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: near philly
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
it went into effect yesterday.
most of those already in before yesterday still will have the same benefits as before.

only new subs will have the new rules.
whotony is offline  
post #2357 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:31 AM
Senior Member
 
guamster's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by mproper View Post

That deal was too good to last. I'm not sure I'll stick with BB anymore, since 5 rentals a month isn't really worth the trip to the store (I was at about 12 each month). Good timing for Netflix since they reported that loss of subscribers.

Any idea when this goes into effect? I have 3 online rentals sitting in my car right now and am exchanging them tonight.

Ironically, I just re-joined Blockbuster on Wednesday. Under my account, it says my current plan is "3 at-a-time, unlimited, unlimited in-store movie exchanges."

The new plans are listed on the website. My guess is for existing Blockbuster subscribers, the changes will go into effect at the start of your next billing cycle. I suspect they have to honor the original terms of the plan (i.e. "unlimited in-store movie exchanges") you signed up for when you were billed for your current month.

I will probably go back to Netflix next month. It seems to take a day longer for movies to get to me from Blockbuster as opposed to Netflix. I don't like BB's on-line interface, especially when it comes to adding high def movies to my queue. Blockbuster's advantage over Netflix was the unlimited in-store exchange but now that is changing.
guamster is offline  
post #2358 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:36 AM
Advanced Member
 
BZiggyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
What the? I exchange at least 12 discs a month in store. Combine this with their less than desirable online availability for HD and I may need to look at switching.
BZiggyZ is offline  
post #2359 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:39 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mproper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 7,043
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by guamster View Post

Ironically, I just re-joined Blockbuster on Wednesday. Under my account, it says my current plan is "3 at-a-time, unlimited, unlimited in-store movie exchanges."

The new plans are listed on the website. My guess is for existing Blockbuster subscribers, the changes will go into effect at the start of your next billing cycle. I suspect they have to honor the original terms of the plan (i.e. "unlimited in-store movie exchanges") you signed up for when you were billed for your current month.

I will probably go back to Netflix next month. It seems to take a day longer for movies to get to me from Blockbuster as opposed to Netflix. I don't like BB's on-line interface, especially when it comes to adding high def movies to my queue. Blockbuster's advantage over Netflix was the unlimited in-store exchange but now that is changing.

My feelings exactly. Netflix has a much closer distribution center, so the turnaround is two days faster via mail (one day there and back, as opposed to two days both ways).

I will be able to rent more movies using Netflix than using BB combined with only 5 free rentals.

My only regret will be that with BB, I would return my movies to the store, and browse for unknown movies look good but I've never heard (and thus weren't in my queue). Found a few hidden gems that way.
mproper is offline  
post #2360 of 2370 Old 07-27-2007, 11:43 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Rakesh.S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 4,067
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 11
netflix is known for throttling, right? Both have distribution centers in my city, so I think I may wind up sticking with BB.
Rakesh.S is offline  
post #2361 of 2370 Old 07-28-2007, 11:53 AM
AVS Special Member
 
mpgxsvcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 5,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I actually have the 1 disc at a time plan with BB and I generally do about 8 in-store exchanges a month. If they charge me an extra $2.00 for every disc over 2/month I will end up spending about $6 more per month than the Netflix 3 at a time plan. There is no way BB is worth it now!

I emailed them and told them I was leaving if they don't grandfather me in!

Some people don't realize that the limit for 3 discs at a time is now 5. However, the limit for 2 and 1 at a time is now only 3 and 2 per month respectively. That is just a rip-off!
mpgxsvcd is offline  
post #2362 of 2370 Old 07-29-2007, 11:55 AM
Advanced Member
 
roma_victor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 655
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by whotony View Post

it went into effect yesterday.
most of those already in before yesterday still will have the same benefits as before.

only new subs will have the new rules.


It looks like the "grandfathering" effect will only be until September, at which point all subscribers will be subject to the new terms. As posted in another thread:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaswaters View Post

This is from the blockbuster website. So much for being grandfathered in...

"I received an email stating that my current plan/pricing was changing. When will this happen?

If you joined us prior to May 15, 2007, new plan options and pricing will go into effect on your regular monthly billing date following September 1, 2007. For example, if you are usually billed on the 15th of the month, your new plan and pricing will go into effect on September 15, 2007. You will receive an e-mail with information regarding your changes.

If you joined us after May 15, 2007, you will receive an e-mail at least ten days before your change takes effect."

roma_victor is offline  
post #2363 of 2370 Old 08-21-2007, 01:51 PM
AVS Special Member
 
cavu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CANADA
Posts: 6,886
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 13
I haven't seen this mentioned here!



Paramount to Drop Blu-Ray HD DVDs

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: August 20, 2007

Filed at 6:47 p.m. ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies.

Monday's announcement affects the upcoming DVD releases of the blockbusters ''Shrek the Third'' and ''Transformers,'' along with movies distributed by Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Nickelodeon Movies and MTV Films.

Movies directed by Steven Spielberg, however, will continue to be released in both formats.

Paramount, which owns DreamWorks Pictures and handles home sales for the separate company DreamWorks Animation, previously released movies in both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

''Part of our vision is to aggressively extend our movies beyond the theater, and deliver the quality and features that appeal to our audience,'' said Brad Grey, chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, a unit of Viacom Inc.

''I believe HD DVD is not only the affordable high-quality choice for consumers, but also the smart choice for Paramount,'' he said.

The competition between Blu-ray and HD DVD has kept confused consumers from rushing to buy new DVD players until they can determine which format will dominate the market.

Until recently, many consumers were able to defer the choice because players have been so expensive. But prices have been slashed by about half -- Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray player now sells for $499, and Toshiba Corp.'s cheapest HD DVD player sells for $299, with both likely to include as many as five free movies as an incentive.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, said consumers seeking to switch to high-definition DVDs will be enticed by the movies available for HD-DVD players. He added the lower price for the Toshiba devices will appeal to the family market.

''It's a game-changer, what they're doing, and it's why we decided to throw in with them,'' Katzenberg said.

Standalone HD DVD players have a bigger slice of the market than Blu-ray players. But when you count Sony's PlayStation 3 game console, which comes with a Blu-ray drive, there are more Blu-ray players in U.S. homes.

Rob Moore, president of Paramount Worldwide Distribution, said market data shows that people who own gaming consoles buy fewer movies than those who invest in a movie-only player.

Andy Parsons, chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association trade group, questioned the studios' decision to adopt HD DVD over Blu-ray, saying price differences between players have diminished in recent months. He said the trend ''is on its way to eliminating any perceived cost advantage the HD DVD format has claimed to have.''

Blu-ray discs can hold more data -- 50 gigabytes compared with HD DVD's 30 GB -- but the technology requires new manufacturing techniques and factories, boosting initial costs.

HD DVDs, on the other hand, are essentially DVDs on steroids, meaning movie studios can turn to existing assembly lines to produce them in mass.

Studios and retailers have been choosing sides in recent months.

With Paramount dropping Blu-ray support, Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. remains the only major studio releasing movies in both formats.

''Spider-Man 3'' will only be available in the Blu-ray DVD format when it is released by Sony Pictures, while people with Blu-ray players won't be able to enjoy the action-thriller ''The Bourne Ultimatum,'' which Universal Pictures will release only in HD DVD.

The Blu-ray format recently got a big boost as Blockbuster Inc. announced it would stock only Blu-ray titles when it expands its high-def DVD offerings this year.

Target Inc., the nation's second-largest retailer, said it will only sell Blu-ray DVD players in its stores in the fourth quarter.

Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures, News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Co., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer are releasing only in Blu-ray.

Universal, owned by General Electric Co., backs HD DVD exclusively.

"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance  it is the illusion of knowledge." - Daniel Boorstin
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
" - MLK

cavu is offline  
post #2364 of 2370 Old 08-21-2007, 02:13 PM
Senior Member
 
K-Dawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rakesh.S View Post

netflix is known for throttling, right? Both have distribution centers in my city, so I think I may wind up sticking with BB.

Yah, but speculation is that Netflix doesnt throttle until you hit the 15 or more per month mark. Even then, if you are renting that many movies, is a reorder of your que going to really affect you.

K-Dawg

"People vote with their dollars!"
K-Dawg is offline  
post #2365 of 2370 Old 08-22-2007, 01:56 PM
AVS Special Member
 
mpgxsvcd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 5,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
What does throttling mean?
mpgxsvcd is offline  
post #2366 of 2370 Old 08-22-2007, 01:59 PM
 
Lee Stewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 19,369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 44
Great! Thanks for reviving this old favorite of a thread. Now we can make fun of BBI for their short sightedness in making the decision that they did.
Lee Stewart is offline  
post #2367 of 2370 Old 08-22-2007, 02:23 PM
Senior Member
 
bbfn11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 202
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I emailed BBI and asked that they reconsider HD-DVD at "all" b&m stores.
bbfn11 is offline  
post #2368 of 2370 Old 08-22-2007, 02:47 PM
AVS Club Gold
 
jdskycaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 667
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 22
I currently support both formats in the form of game consoles so I guess I won't be buying any movies on either format according to Paramount. On second thought, now that studios are hardening the lines further we continue to look forward to continued pricing competition in the coming months! I look forward to both formats competing heavily based on price.

What are all of the existing Blockbuster customer's doing about their memberships? Are you resigning or dropping? I received my notice this week informing me that I need to resign a new plan before my renewal date.

I also shot customer service an email asking if I will also loose my 2 free game coupon rentals each month. They confirmed that I will lose them because I have to sign up for a new plan. This changes things for me because the free game rentals kept me coming back to the store as well as the in store exchange of movie titles.

I am really thinking hard about going back to Netflix. Their service was much better when I had them previously. Now that I will not have the advantage of picking up a couple of game rentals for free each month and now get to pay more for reduced customer service is a tough pill to swallow.

JD
jdskycaster is offline  
post #2369 of 2370 Old 08-23-2007, 12:15 AM
Advanced Member
 
K.L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I doubt anything will change, PS3 users are growing steadily and the problem of shelf space remains.
K.L. is offline  
post #2370 of 2370 Old 08-23-2007, 01:48 AM
AVS Special Member
 
Sean_O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carlsbad, CA.
Posts: 1,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
What has happened to all of the big BD guys that used to post here every day? Did Sony go and hire a new marketing team?
Sean_O is offline  
Reply HDTV Software Media Discussion

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off