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post #121 of 239
Fewer Bluray discs recently…. Hope that’s not a trend. I probably burned five years normal viewing lifespan off of my plasma screen renting out their library already.
post #122 of 239
signed up with Redbox today...when does a New Release show up on the website for me to reserve?...I want to reserve 'Star Trek Into Darkness' tomorrow but it's not showing as available yet on the Redbox website
post #123 of 239
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

signed up with Redbox today...when does a New Release show up on the website for me to reserve?...I want to reserve 'Star Trek Into Darkness' tomorrow but it's not showing as available yet on the Redbox website
Most of them are 28 days from the release. Redbox has also been known to go around the studio imposed waiting period, and purchase through another party for their DVD's. You just have to wait, or get it online through Amazon.com. Instead of buying physical media, I have been purchasing Digital through Amazon, so I do not have a bunch of space taken up by Blu-Rays.
post #124 of 239
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

signed up with Redbox today...when does a New Release show up on the website for me to reserve?...I want to reserve 'Star Trek Into Darkness' tomorrow but it's not showing as available yet on the Redbox website
They are usually available after midnight Monday night(day of actual release).
You can find them listed in the "Coming Soon" section before they are available.
http://www.redbox.com/movies/comingsoon

*It's available now.
http://www.redbox.com/movies/star-trek-into-darkness-blu-ray
post #125 of 239
I reserved Star Trek in bluray this morning.
post #126 of 239
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

They are usually available after midnight Monday night(day of actual release).
You can find them listed in the "Coming Soon" section before they are available.
http://www.redbox.com/movies/comingsoon

*It's available now.
http://www.redbox.com/movies/star-trek-into-darkness-blu-ray

thanks...I was able to reserve it at 2:00 AM last night and picked it up today...I'm really loving Redbox...I almost forgot 1 important detail...that your rental starts on the day you reserve it or pick it up from the kiosk...meaning if I reserve a title at 11:58 PM on Monday night, they include Monday as part of your rental window...so you have to return it by Tuesday at 9:00 PM

I also love that the nearest Redbox location to me is open 24 hours...plus they sent me credit for 1 free DVD (or credit towards a Blu-ray) rental...really can't say enough good things about Redbox
post #127 of 239
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

thanks...I was able to reserve it at 2:00 AM last night and picked it up today...I'm really loving Redbox...I almost forgot 1 important detail...that your rental starts on the day you reserve it or pick it up from the kiosk...meaning if I reserve a title at 11:58 PM on Monday night, they include Monday as part of your rental window...so you have to return it by Tuesday at 9:00 PM

I also love that the nearest Redbox location to me is open 24 hours...plus they sent me credit for 1 free DVD (or credit towards a Blu-ray) rental...really can't say enough good things about Redbox

and your rental won't be due back until 9:00 PM tomorrow .. biggrin.gif
post #128 of 239
i'm luvin redbox. with locations up the ying yang, and all new releases (some delayed) available, it
is my service of choice.

only downer is older title not usually available.
post #129 of 239
I switched to Redbox 2 weeks ago and could not be happier...I don't know why I didn't switch earlier...so much better on every level...I didn't sign up for the streaming plan and just use the kiosk to rent Blu-ray's...the ability to reserve titles make picking up any movie simple and even if I don't reserve it still seems to be available on Day 1...I rented Star Trek Into Darkness last week and World War Z today

$1.50 per day is a steal of a price...and the biggest advantage over Netflix, Blockbuster etc is that I am pretty much guaranteed the title I want every time...new titles on Release Day...with BB you are at the mercy of the company to determine which title to ship out to you...now no more queues...I only use Redbox for new titles but if you use them for older titles you might have issues (I have HBO, Showtime, Starz etc for older movies)...plus they are always sending out promo codes so for example I was able to rent World War Z (Blu-ray) today for .33 cents
post #130 of 239
what time does Redbox usually stock New Releases?...I was hoping to reserve Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray) and go pick it up tonight (after Midnight) but no kiosk seems to have it in stock yet
post #131 of 239
^^^Yeah, something a little bit strange happening with this release. Just did a search for it and it shows it is only available many miles from me, though there must be at the very least 50 kiosks that are closer -- possibly a hundred or more. Maybe they are only stocking a few copies in central locations...?
post #132 of 239
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

^^^Yeah, something a little bit strange happening with this release. Just did a search for it and it shows it is only available many miles from me, though there must be at the very least 50 kiosks that are closer -- possibly a hundred or more. Maybe they are only stocking a few copies in central locations...?

are new titles usually available for pick-up shortly after Midnight on Release Day?...or is it just an issue with Iron Man 3?
post #133 of 239
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

^^^Yeah, something a little bit strange happening with this release. Just did a search for it and it shows it is only available many miles from me, though there must be at the very least 50 kiosks that are closer -- possibly a hundred or more. Maybe they are only stocking a few copies in central locations...?
Same here.
Closest location is 4 miles away.
post #134 of 239
LIVE CHAT MINUTES AGO WITH REDBOX. STARTS WITH REDBOX:



Thank you for holding. I'm sorry you are having trouble renting this movie I can imagine that would be frustrating I would be happy to look into that for you.

I looked up the new release of IRON MAN 3 and found it is only available many miles from my home. It is not shown as being rented out at my familiar locales, so are there only a few copies per city?

Each disc is stocked with a few copies of the disc as this is a very wanted disc the copies may be already rented or reserved. Unfortunately not every kiosk may be stocked at the exact time of release they can be released throughout the day as well as the week depending on your area. Please be aware that our rentals can be returned to any Redbox location nationwide so the availability will constantly be changing.

This particular situation has NEVER happened before. As I said, the kiosks I generally check in on show that there were never any copies there. My suspicion is that they will not be stocked by the end of the day. I am thinking this is a marketing strategy by the studio. Is that correct?

They are stocked on the Monday before though they can be released to the public at different times I do apologize but we do not have an exact release time and date for every kiosk in the US.

Well, sure sounds like politico-speak to me. If the studio wants us to realize they are releasing very few to the public for rental, should not REDBOX be in on revealing that strategy?

So sorry we have thousands of kiosk and each kiosk is stocked with multiple copies of this movie.

I am not finding that to be the case, but I will keep checking through the day and get back to you. Thank you for your time.

You're welcome. Have I answered all of your questions today?

Not really, Again, thank you for your time. Signing off now.
post #135 of 239
I had no problem with Iron Man III this morning at 9 AM on BD .. guy in front of me at the Box got one as well ..

Did a search just now, still shows available in BD & DVD in 2 Boxes within 2 miles of my house ..

Don't know what's up at other locals
post #136 of 239
It's a big release disk .. there is no guarantee or warrantee from RB that's it's going to be available when you want it .. other renters can and do rent before other folks get there ..

Why anyone would assume they should have a copy available at all times is beyond me ..
post #137 of 239
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

It's a big release disk .. there is no guarantee or warrantee from RB that's it's going to be available when you want it .. other renters can and do rent before other folks get there ..

Why anyone would assume they should have a copy available at all times is beyond me ..
Well of course you sound as if you are the type of person people go to extraordinary measures to please. I am happy for your success on your mission to rent this title. Furthermore, even without knowing the other fellow, I bask in warmth at his success as well. What I was reporting (again, of course), was that this release does not match a pattern I have ever seen before. ANY movie due out for release has ALWAYS been shown as available at about 4AM the morning of, when I check. Not so with this release. Not at any near kiosk. The closest it showed was many miles from my house. Also, the kiosks I typically check, and many others as well, did not show it as ever being stocked -- as has always been the case with any other movie -- it shows rented titles as currently OUT OF STOCK -- meaning it was there, now rented. This was not the case with this title. I do hope this makes it clear that I was not assuming of an absolute right, though clearly you might just be such a person as can count on the world opening up for you. Again, I am very happy for your success in this.
post #138 of 239
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

Well of course you sound as if you are the type of person people go to extraordinary measures to please. I am happy for your success on your mission to rent this title. Furthermore, even without knowing the other fellow, I bask in warmth at his success as well. What I was reporting (again, of course), was that this release does not match a pattern I have ever seen before. ANY movie due out for release has ALWAYS been shown as available at about 4AM the morning of, when I check. Not so with this release. Not at any near kiosk. The closest it showed was many miles from my house. Also, the kiosks I typically check, and many others as well, did not show it as ever being stocked -- as has always been the case with any other movie -- it shows rented titles as currently OUT OF STOCK -- meaning it was there, now rented. This was not the case with this title. I do hope this makes it clear that I was not assuming of an absolute right, though clearly you might just be such a person as can count on the world opening up for you. Again, I am very happy for your success in this.

I can see the disk means a lot to you .. it's so sad you did not get it when you wanted it .. but, if it's any comfort, the World continues to turn .. I know deep down, you are "entiltled" to rent whenever you want and whatever you want ..
post #139 of 239
I also had issues today finding a kiosk with Iron Man 3 in stock but I finally was able to track one down 2 miles away from me (NYC- Manhattan)...I hope that popular titles on Release Day aren't this hard to get as there are a lot of big summer movies coming out on Blu-ray in the next few weeks

least I can drop it off at the Redbox kiosk close to my place as it would have been annoying to have to go back to that same location
post #140 of 239
Just picked up Ironman 3 on Blu-ray at Redbox. But the disk says Dolby Digital and no sign of DTS Master Audio or True HD... so I'm thinking I'm's gonna put it back into the box.

Anyone know if it actually has a lossless soundtrack on the Redbox disc?
post #141 of 239
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Just picked up Ironman 3 on Blu-ray at Redbox. But the disk says Dolby Digital and no sign of DTS Master Audio or True HD... so I'm thinking I'm's gonna put it back into the box.

Anyone know if it actually has a lossless soundtrack on the Redbox disc?


I bet it does have it. My Netflix version is the same way (just says DD on the disc), but it DOES have the 7.1 DTS-HD-MA.
post #142 of 239
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I can see the disk means a lot to you .. it's so sad you did not get it when you wanted it .. but, if it's any comfort, the World continues to turn .. I know deep down, you are "entiltled" to rent whenever you want and whatever you want ..
You know what? -- you really can drop the pretense here, my good man. You and I both know you have chosen to have a problem with me going back some while, probably starting with the DEXTER thread, if not before. Herein, you have not addressed any point I am making over the availability of this movie. And it is obvious enough to me that it will be demonstrated and/or conceded in time, there is exactly the issue I have highlighted with this release vis a vis REDBOX. I have introduced information, or rather supported early observations of others, intended for the benefit of AVS members. AND for your information, I was not interested in renting today -- I never do until the weekend. But please feel free to conduct your arguments and/or suppositions with whatever individual they may actually apply to.
post #143 of 239
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Originally Posted by Emaych View Post

You know what? -- you really can drop the pretense here, my good man. You and I both know you have chosen to have a problem with me going back some while, probably starting with the DEXTER thread, if not before. Herein, you have not addressed any point I am making over the availability of this movie. And it is obvious enough to me that it will be demonstrated and/or conceded in time, there is exactly the issue I have highlighted with this release vis a vis REDBOX. I have introduced information, or rather supported early observations of others, intended for the benefit of AVS members. AND for your information, I was not interested in renting today -- I never do until the weekend. But please feel free to conduct your arguments and/or suppositions with whatever individual they may actually apply to.

I made an observation, period, just as you did, also for the benefit of other AVS members .. you see, there can be two sides to a coin and obviously every member has not been having the same experience .. my point is every bit as valid as yours .. I did not quote your initial post, yet you decided it must be worth a direct reply .. seems to me you took it personally even though it was not directed at you specifically .. that's the long and the short of it, end of story ..

and BTW, I don't memorize AVS member sigs ..
post #144 of 239
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Just picked up Ironman 3 on Blu-ray at Redbox. But the disk says Dolby Digital and no sign of DTS Master Audio or True HD... so I'm thinking I'm's gonna put it back into the box.

Anyone know if it actually has a lossless soundtrack on the Redbox disc?

You might drop it in your player and see what the encode looks like .. sometimes, the label is incorrect .. we had a thread going on stripped audio on rentals and it seemed like it died down for a while .. mostly concentrated with LionsGate .. maybe it's back ..
post #145 of 239
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I bet it does have it. My Netflix version is the same way (just says DD on the disc), but it DOES have the 7.1 DTS-HD-MA.

yeah I think it's only Lionsgate Blu-ray rentals that come with the lossy audio...don't know if they are still doing it but rentals like Hunger Games, Cabin in the Woods etc all came with lossy audio a few months back
post #146 of 239
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

yeah I think it's only Lionsgate Blu-ray rentals that come with the lossy audio...don't know if they are still doing it but rentals like Hunger Games, Cabin in the Woods etc all came with lossy audio a few months back

I think you are right and only SOME Lionsgate titles at that as some do have lossless.
post #147 of 239
Those who don't want to drive a few miles to rent IM3 for $1.50 can always buy the disc for $19.99. smile.gif
Being frugal disc renter comes at a cost of NO guarantee.
post #148 of 239
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I made an observation, period, just as you did, also for the benefit of other AVS members .. you see, there can be two sides to a coin and obviously every member has not been having the same experience .. my point is every bit as valid as yours .. I did not quote your initial post, yet you decided it must be worth a direct reply .. seems to me you took it personally even though it was not directed at you specifically .. that's the long and the short of it, end of story ..

and BTW, I don't memorize AVS member sigs ..
Very well then. I see it must just be your personal style to go out of your way to antagonize other members, whether you might remember them specifically or not. Of course you did not just make an observation. You wrote this: "Why anyone would assume they should have a copy available at all times is beyond me .." This entirely ignores that I was specifically highlighting something unique to this release. Instead, you chose to launch a snarky personal attack (whether quoting me or no), as if my experience was just the irritation of someone feeling entitled who got beat to the renting of this disc.

I suggested you could drop pretense, but you are still posing. Just for the record, close to me, at the kiosks I frequent, where I have ALWAYS found the new release titles early Tuesday, there still has been no stocking of IRON MAN 3 -- it is not available for rent, and has not been, as it does not either appear in the currently OUT OF STOCK whited-out section. So there was an obtainment, distribution, or marketing element at work here, I surmise.
post #149 of 239
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

Being frugal disc renter comes at a cost of NO guarantee.

I think Emaych's point is that the low stock/availability of Iron Man 3 was something highly unusual and not something normally seen with New Releases...I'm new to Redbox so I have no experience...I think Disney might have sent Redbox (and maybe all other rental places) a very limited number of IM3 discs or maybe it was just delivered late...it's still not showing in stock at the Redbox locations closest to me
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Originally Posted by thebland View Post

Just picked up Ironman 3 on Blu-ray at Redbox. But the disk says Dolby Digital and no sign of DTS Master Audio or True HD... so I'm thinking I'm's gonna put it back into the box....Anyone know if it actually has a lossless soundtrack on the Redbox disc?

I just finished watching the Redbox rental and it does come with DTS-HD Master audio
Edited by TitusTroy - 9/24/13 at 7:19pm
post #150 of 239
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Originally Posted by TitusTroy View Post

I think Emaych's point is that the low stock/availability of Iron Man 3 was something highly unusual and not something normally seen with New Releases...I'm new to Redbox so I have no experience...I think Disney might have sent Redbox (and maybe all other rental places) a very limited number of IM3 discs or maybe it was just delivered late...it's still not showing in stock at the Redbox locations closest to me
Yes, precisely. I thought I had been very clear, but perhaps not. I suppose I have been renting through REDBOX for something over a year, and typically monitor what's coming in. If I know there is a title I will likely buy, I might just pre-order it to own, or if the price seems high and REDBOX will have it that first week, rent then wait -- in this case, not that long until Black Friday.

IRON MAN 3 was looking like it was sticking at $25, so thought I'd rent and checked it at 4AM Tuesday. It has never been the case that kiosks were not stocked with the new release titles. Even if a bunch of folks came in between 12AM and 4AM (highly unlikely I should expect), I imagine it would take quite a few extraordinary renters to deplete the typical stocking of a desirable title such as this. But that was not the issue anyway -- those kiosks I frequent had never had the title in. There was no whited-out CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK showing at the end of available titles as you looked online.

When I did the specific title search, it was only available about five miles away -- there might be scores of kiosks closer that did not have it then. So that might imply hundreds of super early renters out at 12AM. This title did not get out to wide REDBOX distribution for some reason. I do note that it has now been stocked in one of the three kiosks I use. It is rented out, which may mean that they only stocked it sparingly even after the delay, or it might reflect that it still has not gotten to wide distribution in my area.

This is all the first time something like this has happened. And just as people suspect marketing manipulations for HD sound being absent from a rental, my thought goes to: make the buy cost of the title a little higher than is typical in the first week, squeeze down the pipeline of rental prospects, thus manipulate more people to buy high now versus wait. No idea if that is what happened, just have never seen this particular pattern develop. But as I've said, if it resolves by the weekend, nothing has been disrupted in my universe, as that is when I would rent...
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