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Rental stores carrying HD DVD format in Canada. Please post here on stores in Canada that are renting HD DVD. I will keep it updated.


Superclub Videotron
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Montreal - Corner of Sources blvd and Pierrefonds blvd (west island) - has all the new hd-dvd and BR releases. The clerk told me that they are testing the waters with 4 stores in mtl. Don't know of the other 3 though.


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Note: Trading DVD's at Blockbusters - trading was for HD-DVD's, went over the Blockbuster on Victoria and they have a $5 minimum on trade-ins right now. I got $82.50 in trade-in for 15 DVD's. See post below for further details.


AURORA - Yonge/Murray Dr.

BURLINGTON - Brant/Victoria - about a dozen movies only so far.

CALGARY - 17th Ave./37th St.

CALGARY - Crowfoot Terr. NW

CALGARY - Brentwood/Charle

CALGARY - Centre/Beddingtn

CALGARY - Stewart/Richmond

EDMONTON - 104th Ave./115 St.

EDMONTON - 23 Ave./56 St.

EDMONTON - 66 Ave./178 St.

EDMONTON - 109th St./23rd

GRD PRAIRIE - 114th/100th

HALIFAX - Lacewood/Dunbrack

LONDON - Richmond/Fanshawe

MAPLE RDG - Lougheed/216th

NORTH BAY - Shirf/Algonqun

TIMMINS - Algonquin//Water

TORONTO - Humbertown Plaza

TORONTO - Avenue Rd./Fairlawn

TORONTO - Bayview/Millwood

WESTBANK - Hwy 97/Gossett

WINDSOR - Tecumseh/Annie

VANCOUVER - 13th/Main

VANCOUVER - W. Broadway/Blen

VICTORIA - Saanich/Blansha

What you see is what you get. HD DVD is spectacular, early adopters will freak out, every Tuesday will feel like Xmas. The best film-based audio and video I've yet experienced in my home theater.
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post #2 of 26 Old 01-28-2007, 05:19 AM
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Thanks grant,

I see there's a location in my hometown. I don't have a membership at that particular location and it's a bugger to find parking in that area but it might be worth a visit.

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I've already started to rent in Burlington. But they have a very limited selection-about a dozen movies only so far.
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Thanks grant,

I see there's a location in my hometown. I don't have a membership at that particular location and it's a bugger to find parking in that area but it might be worth a visit.

Wayne

You don't need to have a membership at that location. I rent from different blockbusters all the time. The first time you go though, they will call your home store blockbuster (whichever the card is registered) to see if you have any outstanding balance or something like that maybe...i dunno, but then everytime after that its no hassle.

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HD DVD 33

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Okay, thanks! I guess I'll give it a try.

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I rented an HD DVD at Blockbuster in Toronto. Their selection totally sucks.


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Blockbuster Canada - you suck. Get with it nationally.
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Blockbuster Canada - you suck. Get with it nationally.


I agree Blockbuster suck by not releasing Nationally. No one in my area rents HD DVD at this time. Was hoping other AVS member in Canada would posts rental locations to this list, helping other members locate a shop.....thanks Grant

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I've already started to rent in Burlington. But they have a very limited selection-about a dozen movies only so far.



Do they have any newer movie sout for sale by chance? Been meaning to stop by an dsee and maybe trade in a few old sd-dvd movies for an HD one of two.

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invadergir-they have a dozen to rent and a dozen to buy new.
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Do they have any newer movie sout for sale by chance? Been meaning to stop by an dsee and maybe trade in a few old sd-dvd movies for an HD one of two.

I traded in a bunch of DVD's at the Burlington location last week. I had taken about 15 movies over to "The Beat Goes On" on Fairview, they offered me $43 cash and $53 trade, I didn't like that amount much, seeing as my purpose for trading was HD-DVD's I went over the Blockbuster on Victoria and they have a $5 minimum on trade-ins right now. I got $82.50 in trade-in!

Picked up Pitch Black for $27.99, considered a few others but their retail prices on their limited selection is on the high side, so I'll wait for a title I really want before burning the rest of my credit.

"The Beat Goes On" had no HD-DVD's in stock, they did have a couple of Blu-Rays, when they do have them they are fairly priced if the condition is good, I believe he said their average price was $21.99 when they do come in.
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Superclub videotron in Mtl on the corner of Sources blvd and Pierrefonds blvd (west island) has all the new hd-dvd and BR releases. The clerk told me that they are testing the waters with 4 stores in mtl. Don't know of the other 3 though..
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So i guess they really haven't gotten any of the newer movies for sale yet at BlockBuster i guess. I traded in soem movies and upgraded to the HD-DVD of V for Vendetta (well worth it) I have tried The Beat Goes On and they only had BackDraft in about 2 weeks ago. The great thing is they have the website up and some HD-DVD movies are in there and they all do seem to be $21.99 and add an extra dollar for them to ship it into the store fr you to pick up. Tried to get Accepted 2 weeks ago but someone bought it that day form the Hamilton location and they canceled my shipment of the movie. $23 would of been great, but you can make a wishlist that will notify you when a movie is in stock to buy on HD-DVD.

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Canadian AVS members let me know where in Canada HD DVD rental stores are located.

What you see is what you get. HD DVD is spectacular, early adopters will freak out, every Tuesday will feel like Xmas. The best film-based audio and video I've yet experienced in my home theater.
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Just got back from Blockbuster at Taunton and Ritson in Oshawa, had about 10 HD DVDs for rent and maybe 15 or 20 of the other HD format...

Enjoy

PS...Just checked the Blockbuster.ca website, and they have added 50 new stores where HD discs are available
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Just got back from Blockbuster at Taunton and Ritson in Oshawa, had about 10 HD DVDs for rent and maybe 15 or 20 of the other HD format...

Enjoy

PS...Just checked the Blockbuster.ca website, and they have added 50 new stores where HD discs are available

And although I live in Toronto, none are near me (Scarborough). I'll just buy from amazon, instead of going out of my way, to find less selection than my own shelf.

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Waterloo, Ontario has a Jumbo Video location on the corner of Columbia and Fischer Hallman that rents HD DVD movies.

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Here are the fifty new Blockbuster stores. I just noticed the one down my street is stocking them.

AIRDRIE-Main/Center
AYLMER-Chemin d'/Fraser
BOWMANVILLE-King/Lambert
CALGARY-Shawville/162nd
CALGARY-32nd/36th Ave.
CALGARY-High Street
CALGARY-17th Ave/6th St.
CHATEAU-St.Jean/Francis
CHATHAM-St.Clair/McNaugh
COTE ST LUC-Cote/Silvers
DOLLARD-DES-St-Jean/Rogr
EDMONTON-avenue road
FORT ST. JOHN-93rd/96th
GATINEAU-Belle/Bowl Maln
HALIFAX-Quinpool/Robie
HAMILTON-Dundurn Plaza
HULL-St. Joseph/Marquete
KESWICK-Queens/Glenwoods
KIRKLND-St Char/Ant Fucn
KIRKLND-St.Charls/Kirkln
KITCHERER-Weber/Fergus
MDCNE HT-Carry/Trn Cnda
MISSISSAUGA-Erin/Erin Ml
MONTREAL-Sher/Honore-Bea
MONTREAL-Ste-Cathrn/Fort
NEPEAN-Greenbank/Larkin
OAKVILLE-Monastery/Notng
ORLEANS-Innes & Portebello
OSHAWA-Taunton/Ritson Rd
OTTAWA-St.Laurent/Smythe
PENTICTON-Main/Rosetown
PETRBRGH-Chemong/Wolsely
PIERREFONDS-Des Sources
PINCOURT-Cardinal/Autort
QUEBEC-St Dorthy
REGINA-Albert/Parliament
SASKATOON-8 St/Cumberlnd
SHERWOOD PARK-Nottingham
ST.ALBERT-Bellerose/Albe
ST.CATHARINES-Lake/Scott
ST.HUBERT-Cousin/Gaetan
ST JOHNS-Torbay/McDonald
SUDBURY-Regent/Paris
TORONTO-King and Liberty
VANCOUVER-Robson/Cardero
N VANCVR-Brooksbnks/Main
WATERLOO-Lincoln/Univers
WELLAND-Niagara/Thorold
WHITBY-Baldwin Street South
WINNIPEG-Lakeshort Blvd
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WINNIPEG-Lakeshort Blvd

Is this Lakewood Blvd?
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Is this Lakewood Blvd?

It is the Lakewood and I called them and confirmed they have both formats for rental.!!!!!!!!!!!!

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...only independent I know with any titles for rent is Queen Video, both the Queen St and Bloor locations... Support your local mom & pop, kids!

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Blockbuster on Erin Mills Parkway is now renting HD DVD. Just talked to the salesperson. Of course, this is in Mississauga.

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I don't see this place listed, so here goes:


DVD Mansion, 8425 Ave., Markham Ontario (right beside the TigerDirect store) rents HD DVD (also Blu-Ray and every other kind of DVD you can think of....)
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...only independent I know with any titles for rent is Queen Video, both the Queen St and Bloor locations... Support your local mom & pop, kids!

i was there around january and they were only buying/selling HD. has that changed?
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It is the Lakewood and I called them and confirmed they have both formats for rental.!!!!!!!!!!!!



YESSSSSSSS!!!!! Just went. Nice selection. Just rented, Children of Men, Balboa, U-571.
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I don't see this place listed, so here goes:


DVD Mansion, 8425 Ave., Markham Ontario (right beside the TigerDirect store) rents HD DVD (also Blu-Ray and every other kind of DVD you can think of....)

...and across the street (well, up the street and to the right, beside Burger King) is DVDWave if you want to purchase stuff... not the cheapest, to be sure, but good people.

And, yeah, Queen Video rents, as far back as last October... I rented my first titles when I "borrowed" my A1 for review back then, and, after watching Unforgiven, decided to keep the player...

Seems like ages ago!

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