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3DBlurayRental is awesome. I've been a subscriber for around 3 months now and I love that they will go out and stock any region A / all region BD you request, even imports and limited releases like movies under the Twilight Time label. It takes a little longer to get something you've requested (usually they'll put it up on their website by the next day but then they don't actually order it until you do so it will be another week or 2 after that before you get it in the mail). However in the meantime you can just order other movies while you're waiting. So it's a great resource for all those blurays Netflix and Redbox won't stock. That you can also get movies like Hunger Games with lossless audio is nice too but to me that's just icing on the cake compared to being able to rent limited release blurays like Crimes and Misdemeanors or Thunderbolt and Lightfoot at all. Well worth the extra cost as far as I'm concerned.

Agreed - -3DBluray Rental provides a service that no one really has in the marketplace today. I used to subscribe to Netflix but was disappointed with the lack of Bluray offerings. I was a member of Blockbuster until they went out of business. I enjoyed going down to the "bricks & mortar" store and looking at the Bluray movies available. Blockbuster also was subject to the studio policy on dumbed down audio. But you have to live with what you cannot change.

I do not stream - - primarily due to the cost and bandwidth issues. I tried Vudu HDX and on the smaller screen, it was fine. Not so much with my projector. There also aren't many titles with 7.1 audio via Vudu. With my dual setup (100" Projector/65" 3D LED/LCD) - - I find that Bluray movies provide the best picture quality - - especially on my projector. It's quite noticeable. And I can watch three movies for the price of any Vudu rental using Redbox.

I find Redbox to be a real bargain. I have two locations that are very close to me - - one at my local grocery store (King Soopers) and the other at McDonalds, so I can usually find what I want without any problem. Yes, they might not have all the movie selection you want, but for the most part, they carry the major releases that I like to watch. And I supplement Redbox with 3DBluray Rental - - on a "pay as you go" basis. That way, when there is a title in 3D that I want to see - - I order from them. Much cheaper than buying the disc itself.

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does anyone know if The Prince rental has DD 5.1 only?
Thank you in advance.

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The Expendables 3 DD5.1 only.I picked it up from Redbox.

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The Expendables 3 DD5.1 only.I picked it up from Redbox.
I have the Netflix rental arriving tomorrow. I expected nothing less than it to be missing lossless.

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I have the Netflix rental arriving tomorrow. I expected nothing less than it to be missing lossless.
Just got it from Netflix. Yep, missing HD audio.
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I had read that with the Redbox rental of Expendables. So I put it on my list to rent from http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/ Since they should have the regular retail version to watch/listen to.

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I had read that with the Redbox rental of Expendables. So I put it on my list to rent from http://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com/ Since they should have the regular retail version to watch/listen to.
Or it will be on sale for $4 next Black Friday, no rental required. That's been the pattern with these...
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Here's a [potentially] related issue:

I thought about picking up How to Train Your Dragon 2 at Redbox when I stop at the grocery store tonight.

They aren't carrying the film in bluray at all. And I don't think its a matter of the boxes in my area being out of the film, there were comments in the review section asking why no bluray availability was showing nationwide.

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I logged into my Redbox and it isnt on blu-ray at all.

It is blu-ray at Netflix.

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Here's a [potentially] related issue:

I thought about picking up How to Train Your Dragon 2 at Redbox when I stop at the grocery store tonight.

They aren't carrying the film in bluray at all. And I don't think its a matter of the boxes in my area being out of the film, there were comments in the review section asking why no bluray availability was showing nationwide.
I can't off hand remember the titles, but there has been times the BD was stocked a few days to a week after the DVD .. this may be the case .. just a late shipment .. as gadgtfreek said, it's no where in the USA on a full search ..

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The Expendables 3 DD5.1 only.I picked it up from Redbox.
I guess we are special up here in Canada as ours was Dolby TrueHD/Atmos.
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After talking to some Redbox people, I was highly disappointed to find out that Redbox is having problems coming to an agreement with the distributors of "How to train your dragon 2". Probably won't be seeing the Bluray version this time around. That's a shame!!
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After talking to some Redbox people, I was highly disappointed to find out that Redbox is having problems coming to an agreement with the distributors of "How to train your dragon 2". Probably won't be seeing the Bluray version this time around. That's a shame!!
Although I don't have any interest in this film, my neighbor with kids did .. he was told by RB that corporate chose to stock a high number of DVD's and no BD's .. since there are only so many slots in a RB box, it made sense to me .. kids movie and all ..

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Although I don't have any interest in this film, my neighbor with kids did .. he was told by RB that corporate chose to stock a high number of DVD's and no BD's .. since there are only so many slots in a RB box, it made sense to me .. kids movie and all ..
That's really lame. REALLY LAME

I can't even personally know why they'd make DVD's anymore. But that's just me . . .
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That's really lame. REALLY LAME

I can't even personally know why they'd make DVD's anymore. But that's just me . . .

Yeah, well, I don't rent anything but BD's either, unless all I can get is a DVD .. but DVD still outsells BD



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Here's a [potentially] related issue:

I thought about picking up How to Train Your Dragon 2 at Redbox when I stop at the grocery store tonight.

They aren't carrying the film in bluray at all. And I don't think its a matter of the boxes in my area being out of the film, there were comments in the review section asking why no bluray availability was showing nationwide.
that's a bummer.

for those who want to rent the blu ray and don't do netflix there is another option: 3d blu ray rental. they rent 2d blu ray as well as 3d blu rays and you don't have to be a member. it's more expensive than redbox($3.99 i believe) but if you don't want to buy the disc, it's a good option.
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I also got tricked with the expendables 3. WHat I have done in the past is to buy a movie, escpecially TV series, watch it then sell it on ebay. I usually can sell it for 5 bucks less than what I paid. Sometimes more. So Im inclined to do that more with great sounding movies.

Comedies and dialogue heavy movies ill rent, since it probably wont sound great anyways.
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I also got tricked with the expendables 3. WHat I have done in the past is to buy a movie, escpecially TV series, watch it then sell it on ebay. I usually can sell it for 5 bucks less than what I paid. Sometimes more. So Im inclined to do that more with great sounding movies.

Comedies and dialogue heavy movies ill rent, since it probably wont sound great anyways.
Lions Gate is the only studio who's watering down some of their soundtracks. I rent 2 to 3 BD's a week from Netflix and rarely come across DD lossy audio. For me, it's not much of an issue.

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I just finished watching the Left Behind (2014) BD from Redbox. It only had DD audio but it also didn't look like a typical rental disc so I don't know if the retail version is the same. It is a single layer disc.

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Yeah, well, I don't rent anything but BD's either, unless all I can get is a DVD .. but DVD still outsells BD


Wow!! Just based on that it would look like BD is taking a bigger dive than DVD is. But to put it in perspective we would need to know what releases there were last year compared to this year. If there was a big blockbuster last year released during the same time frame while nothing big was released this year, then that could explain the big drop.

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Wow!! Just based on that it would look like BD is taking a bigger dive than DVD is. But to put it in perspective we would need to know what releases there were last year compared to this year. If there was a big blockbuster last year released during the same time frame while nothing big was released this year, then that could explain the big drop.
I have Directv and all the spot satellites are still standard def. This is due to the fact that the majority of subscribers still have SD sets.


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Wow!! Just based on that it would look like BD is taking a bigger dive than DVD is. But to put it in perspective we would need to know what releases there were last year compared to this year. If there was a big blockbuster last year released during the same time frame while nothing big was released this year, then that could explain the big drop.
It's doubtful one or two releases would sway the average ..

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It's doubtful one or two releases would sway the average ..
New releases are where the bulk of discs sales come from each week.

And I just looked at 2013 around that time period. It looks like the animated movie "planes" was released. And planes was number one on the charts. But i didn't see how much was sold.

It didn't look like anything big came out in 2014 during that week.

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The main point I was making was DVD continues to outsell BD and revenue is declining .. the latest numbers :



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The main point I was making was DVD continues to outsell BD and revenue is declining .. the latest numbers :


I guess it really shows how much people are embracing streaming now. SInce the people are still getting the content somehow. Either by streaming or disc rentals. And disc rentals are also in the decline.

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I hardly know anyone anymore that buys movies. Most are killing the redbox, and many of them still get dvd...

I do not claim to have a million friends, but I do have a few lol and not one of em is as anal as I am about HT tech and PQ. DVD it is!

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I guess it really shows how much people are embracing streaming now. SInce the people are still getting the content somehow. Either by streaming or disc rentals. And disc rentals are also in the decline.
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I hardly know anyone anymore that buys movies. Most are killing the redbox, and many of them still get dvd...

I do not claim to have a million friends, but I do have a few lol and not one of em is as anal as I am about HT tech and PQ. DVD it is!
I really just think the population at large considers DVD and streaming to be good enough .. on the streaming side, it's no different than what we went thru with audio .. people want convenience, instant availability on a number of devices, and the mobile sector plays a bigger and bigger part these days .. it's sad to many of us that have been in this hobby as long as we have ..


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