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post #1 of 126 Old 03-19-2009, 09:23 PM - Thread Starter
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Just curious if I was the only one getting the itch to purchase all those cheap ($5-$10) HD DVDs on the internet ? I would post the link, but at work and don't have it with me at the moment.

Anyway, I figure they are almost getting cheaper than renting a title once at (name your rental place here)! Anyway, just wondered if anyone else was grabbing a bunch of these?

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Take a look in the software section, everyone's doin' it!

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I am.

You should buy some, too. All the cool kids are doing it!
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i just bought 4 hd-dvd's for the same price it took to buy 1 blu ray!

yes! its going great!
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bought 3 for $6.99 each 2 weeks ago. What a bargain
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I`ve even start buying not so cheap HD DVDs, underworld cost me over 20 euros. possibly I will pay serenity beetween 15 and 18 euros.
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i've bought at least 21 hd dvds in the last few months spending no more than $7.99 for any one of them

most of them from traderbora for $5 each
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Absolutely,

In fact it is the fire-firesales going on now that have sparked my re-interest in HD-DVD. I now can get some titles I have been wanting for cheap. I've got six coming from Amazon here in the next few days plus just picked up the Ultimate Matrix Trilogy all for about 60 bucks. Bring it on baby!

I love the Mummy and Mummy Returns. 10 bucks for HD-DVD if I went Blu 37 bucks. With 27 bucks left over that is five more HD-DVD's! Whoo Hoo! No question in my mind HD media is HD media either Red or Blu. I will eventually get blu but why not get as much red as possible for cheap.

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I've bought 117 new movies in the past 2 months for an average of just over $4.00 each. There's a seller on the bay that has a flat <$3 shipping charge no matter how many you buy and a pretty good selection. (around 140 titles)

Never been much of a movie buyer before, but these deals are irresistible!

Wish XA2s would drop some more, I'd like to have one, just to have it, but I watch ZERO sd DVDs (or sattelite, for that matter) so the upconverting isn't a plus for me.
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Right after Christmas, I bought a BH200 on clearance at Best Buy slightly sarcastically thinking "Cool, I can play HD DVD if I get a few."
Since then, I've bought a total of 42 movies plus Heroes Season 1 in the last 3 months and have paid only $220. Blu ray? Two movies for about $15 each.
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Just curious if I was the only one getting the itch to purchase all those cheap ($5-$10) HD DVDs on the internet ? I would post the link, but at work and don't have it with me at the moment.

Anyway, I figure they are almost getting cheaper than renting a title once at (name your rental place here)! Anyway, just wondered if anyone else was grabbing a bunch of these?


You may be late arriving at the party, but there's still enough cake to go around!

Start buying already!
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10 more today plus 1 Blu for just over $52 shipped! iNETVIDEO.com
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Well there's only one I could add if I find it:

Fast Time at Ridgemont High.

My Blu-Ray Collection got bigger than my HD-DVD collection yesterday.

361 High-Def movies and counting.
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Well there's only one I could add if I find it:

Fast Time at Ridgemont High.

My Blu-Ray Collection got bigger than my HD-DVD collection yesterday.

361 High-Def movies and counting.

Try here.

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Just got Heroes, Season 1 for $10, pretty amazing for a 7 disc box set that listed for $100. Brand new. And ordered Battlestar Galactica for $10 also. I know BG has some packaging problems and not the best PQ but TV series are few and far between on HD DVD so why not go after 6 and 7 disc sets for $10! Previously Blade Runner and Planet Earth were my only 5 or more disc packages.

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Just got Heroes, Season 1 for $10, pretty amazing for a 7 disc box set that listed for $100. Brand new. And ordered Battlestar Galactica for $10 also. I know BG has some packaging problems and not the best PQ but TV series are few and far between on HD DVD so why not go after 6 and 7 disc sets for $10! Previously Blade Runner and Planet Earth were my only 5 or more disc packages.

And don't forget Star Trek TOS. A tad more expensive right now, but well worth it.
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And don't forget Star Trek TOS. A tad more expensive right now, but well worth it.

I'd love to find it for a great price, WP, not likely though. Tempting even at $70...

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a friend of mine bought me in NYC dead silence.
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I'd love to find it for a great price, WP, not likely though. Tempting even at $70...

I guess I lucked out. Got mine at Costco for $55 a while back. But $70 is only a little bit more than $55. And there are 10 discs in that set.

I'm not trying to tempt you, of course.
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a friend of mine bought me in NYC dead silence.

At the Entertainment Outlet store I told you about?
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I guess I lucked out. Got mine at Costco for $55 a while back. But $70 is only a little bit more than $55. And there are 10 discs in that set.

I'm not trying to tempt you, of course.

I'm weakening...

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At the Entertainment Outlet store I told you about?

yes man, thank you very very much, you are a trooper. he has seen there eastern promises which I already have, army of darkness, breach, brokeback mountain, land of the dead...as we were exchanging text messages and he couldn`t write me everything which was there I told him to buy me a regular exotic dvd, which for him was a blaxploatation with fred williamson, hell in harlem.
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I'm weakening...

The blu version is coming out in late April. That might depress the price on the red version and make it more affordable.
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The Zellers store near my home has finaly put its HD-DVD in the bargain bin. I got Transformer, Beowulf, Top Gun and another one I can't seem to remember the name at the moment. All for $6.95 Cdn each.
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The Kmart in my town (very small town) still has I am Legend for $30. Part of me wants to walk up to the manager and see what the deal is. One HD DVD in the entire store and they are still asking the same price as the Blu.
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20 and counting in the last month!!!! Free s/h rules!!!!

1080P at last!!!
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Just curious if I was the only one getting the itch to purchase all those cheap ($5-$10) HD DVDs on the internet ? I would post the link, but at work and don't have it with me at the moment.

Anyway, I figure they are almost getting cheaper than renting a title once at (name your rental place here)! Anyway, just wondered if anyone else was grabbing a bunch of these?

Got over 70 HD DVDs over the last year.

A2, A35, 150, 62fd, s6200, WDTV LIVE, HTPC w/ HD-DVD/BD
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You know one of the things that is killing me with the cheap HD material out there now is the WOW comments from family and friends.

I have a dedicated theater room and of late have been playing several movies I've picked up. The usual comment is "Wow blu-ray looks fantastic I need to get a player one of these days". When I tell them that they've just watched HD dvd (you would figure the disc intro would give it away ) and how cheap the players were at one time to get into this hobby the usual answer is "I wish I'd known".

It probably wouldn't have made a difference but oh to think if Toshiba had made a better effort to get that name recognition out there in the begining.
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just bought 3 more... i keep trying to say i'm done buying HD DVD... but then i buy more
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