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Blockbuster Online and Netflix.... any word on 3D Blu Ray rental?

post #1 of 71
Thread Starter 
I've yet to hear a single peep about Blockbuster Online or Netflix renting 3D Blu Rays. Has anybody heard anything on this? I'm not really the type of guy to buy movies. I just don't normally watch the same movie over and over. I mean, sure, I'll buy Raiders of the Lost Ark or Star Wars, or a true, true classic, but for the most part I'm strictly a renter. I prefer the Blockbuster Online or Netflix method, but I'm not currently a member of either service right now.
post #2 of 71
LOL! Rental of what?

If YOU can't buy one - what makes you think they can?
post #3 of 71
lol, this is a total joke. You would think there would be 2 or 3 3d blurays for sale.
post #4 of 71
Hey, it was the same way when CD players first came out around 1980. There were very few CDs for sale. Most stores had no idea what you were talking about when you asked for one. I purchased a Sony CD player, and enclosed was a coupon for 3 free CDs. Those were my first 3.
post #5 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

LOL! Rental of what?

If YOU can't buy one - what makes you think they can?

Well, DUH!

I know that you can't even buy a 3D Blu Ray yet, but eventually you'll be able to buy one soon, right? I thought I remember reading about MvA exclusivity running out, and that it would be available seperately. Some time in June or July I think.

I was just wondering if any Netflix or Blockbuster Online customers have possibly emailed the customer service to inquire about their pending support (or lack of it) of 3D Blu Ray. Basically, I'm wondering if either of them will rent any of them during the rest of the year. No need in concerning myself with a 3D Blu Ray player until I actually have something to watch on it. I have zero need for one until I can get it at Blockbuster or via Netflix. I wouldn't consider buying one until they are $19.99 or less, and I know it'll be a long time before that happens.
post #6 of 71
I don't think you will see them avaiable from any rental companies until there at least 6 available for sale and that may not occur till next calendar year.
post #7 of 71
ya, but you will have to buy another tv to get em again. lol, what a joke!
post #8 of 71
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

I don't think you will see them avaiable from any rental companies until there at least 6 available for sale and that may not occur till next calendar year.


Yeah, you're probably right. Which means really no reason to bother with 3D Blu Ray until some time in 2011. Lame is an understatement.
post #9 of 71
Any update on 3D Blu-ray rentals from Netflix now that there are a bunch of titles available?? I've been searching google, but haven't found anything...
post #10 of 71
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Originally Posted by ndb3 View Post

Any update on 3D Blu-ray rentals from Netflix now that there are a bunch of titles available?? I've been searching google, but haven't found anything...

I have been wondering the same thing for awhile. Eventually i am sure netflix will get into renting these but have not heard anything yet.
post #11 of 71
BB Online has Dinosaurs Alive and Grand Canyon showing 3D blu ray versions available early December.
post #12 of 71
I talked to NF customer service. They are unable to get releases that contain the 3D format only so until the suppliers break up their 3d Blu-Ray/2d Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo packages 3D rental isn't going to happen. The exception would be if a BD disc has 2d on one side and 3d on the other.
post #13 of 71
Any 3D blue-ray formatted can be played in 2D on a 2D or 3D BR player. This is because 3D BR disk use the MVC(2D+Delta) format.
post #14 of 71
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Any 3D blue-ray formatted can be played in 2D on a 2D or 3D BR player. This is because 3D BR disk use the MVC(2D+Delta) format.

While that is supposed to be true, it current isn't. There are quite a few 3D BD titles that only play on 3D BD players, due to how they were authored. Whether that was on purpose or not is a different story. I think it was done on purpose, since the titles that don't play on regular BD players are exclusive titles.

With that said, those same discs can play via a software player, by selecting the individual m2ts file.
post #15 of 71
What 3D blue ray 3D disks that have the licensed Blue-Ray 3D logo on them do you have that do not meet the 3D Blue-Ray specs by not being able to played in 2D mode?
post #16 of 71
Hello everyone,

Just thought I'd post what Blockbuster wrote me...

----------beginning of message----------
Hi eieiopig,

Thank you for contacting Blockbuster Customer Care.

We appreciate your suggestion to add the titles:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D
Monster House Blu-ray 3D
My Bloody Valentine Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Wild Ocean Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure Blu-ray 3D
A Christmas Carol Blu-ray 3D
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Blu-ray 3D
Clash of the Titans Blu-ray 3D
Polar Express Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Deep Sea Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Under the Sea Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Space Station Blu-ray 3D
Open Season Blu-ray 3D
Magic Borneo Blu-ray 3D
Magic Costa Rica Blu-ray 3D
The Last Airbender Blu-ray 3D
Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Blu-ray 3D

to our online library. I've submitted your request to our online buyers. If the titles you requested are available and meet our approved MPAA ratings, we may add them to our library.

We add new titles to our site every day. Use the links in our navigation bar under the "Rent" tab to help you find them. You can also use our "Search" box at the top of our web page if you already know what you want. If you have any more recommendations, please let us know.

To ensure consistency in shipping, we recommend keeping 10 or more available titles in your Queue. You can also set your preferences for shipments based on speed vs. Queue order. Go to My Account; Manage Account Settings; and choose Speed vs. Queue ship preferences.

Should you have any other concerns, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Jenny
Blockbuster Customer Care

Follow us on Twitter for news, special deals and info on upcoming releases.
http://twitter.com/blockbuster_com

Customer (eieiopig) - 11/18/2010 11:02 PM
Please purchase the following Blu-ray 3D movies and have available to rent:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray 3D
Monster House Blu-ray 3D
My Bloody Valentine Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Dinosaurs Alive Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Wild Ocean Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Grand Canyon Adventure Blu-ray 3D
A Christmas Carol Blu-ray 3D
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Blu-ray 3D
Clash of the Titans Blu-ray 3D
Polar Express Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Deep Sea Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Under the Sea Blu-ray 3D
IMAX: Space Station Blu-ray 3D
Open Season Blu-ray 3D
Magic Borneo Blu-ray 3D
Magic Costa Rica Blu-ray 3D
The Last Airbender Blu-ray 3D
Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Film in 3D Blu-ray 3D
------ Please do not remove your unique tracking number! ------
<<#8-1496093#>>
----------end of message----------

So, Blockbuster does not have ANY Blu-ray 3D movies available yet. They have not even purchased any for rental. Plus, there is no definitive date set for them to have Blu-ray 3D available for rental.
post #17 of 71
I just called today and they said they just had a meeting to discuss carrying them. Probably was b/s just to get me to think they might so I wouldn't b#tch
post #18 of 71
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Originally Posted by JLennerth View Post

I just called today and they said they just had a meeting to discuss carrying them. Probably was b/s just to get me to think they might so I wouldn't b#tch

You called blockbuster or Netflix?
post #19 of 71
I hear ya. At the rate things are going, I'll probably have died of old age when BB finally gets around to carrying Avatar 3D.
post #20 of 71
According to their (Blockbuster) site, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Grand Canyon: River at Risk are available on 3D blu-ray (There is also a standard blu-ray listed for GC: RaR).
post #21 of 71
Netflix currently does not carry 3D Blu-ray disks. If you're a Netflix customer and want to be able to get 3D Blu-ray disks from them, Call them. Their toll free number is on their contact us page.

They claim to be considering 3D Blu-ray, but they claim demand is not there. What better way to let them know there is growing demand than to call them.
post #22 of 71
Blockbuster local store is now carrying 3D Tron as well as Kinect amd Move games. Haven't seen any 3D movies yet though.
post #23 of 71
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Originally Posted by ChldsPlay View Post
According to their (Blockbuster) site, Resident Evil: Afterlife and Grand Canyon: River at Risk are available on 3D blu-ray (There is also a standard blu-ray listed for GC: RaR).
Even though Blockbuster shows the 3D coverart for RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE, and "3-D" is noted in the title, the bluray they mailed to me was the 2-D version.

While Blockbuster has GRAND CANYON and another DINO 3D flick listed, in my queue, both titles are currently shown as "unavailable"...

Blockbuster: Clear as mud.
post #24 of 71
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Originally Posted by GregK View Post
Even though Blockbuster shows the 3D coverart for RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE, and "3-D" is noted in the title, the bluray they mailed to me was the 2-D version.

While Blockbuster has GRAND CANYON and another DINO 3D flick listed, in my queue, both titles are currently shown as "unavailable"...

Blockbuster: Clear as mud.
LOL - that and a few of the movie titles have the moniker "3D" in them like:

Step Up 3D

Piranha 3D
post #25 of 71
What was bad about Blockbuster and Resident Evil is they actually showed the 3-D BluRay cover art, instead of the 2D Blu version.
post #26 of 71
I called both (not that it will do any good) but said that who ever carries 3D bluray first will get my business.

I am currently a netflix subscriber, and a blockbuster brick&morter store member. Oddly Netflix seemed as if they really could care less on the phone when I said that, and then when logging into yahoo today I find this article:

http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/43...ho-prefer-dvds

post #27 of 71
blockbuster has way more interest in carrying blu-rays, and Blu-Ray 3-D. I happen to be in the store while a district Manager was there and mentioned the 3-D movies, he told me they are a few pen strokes away from carrying titles online. My local blockbuster has probably over 1,500 blu-ray titles in stock and online has way more available even compared to Netflix
post #28 of 71
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Originally Posted by jeffdom View Post

blockbuster has way more interest in carrying blu-rays, and Blu-Ray 3-D. I happen to be in the store while a district Manager was there and mentioned the 3-D movies, he told me they are a few pen strokes away from carrying titles online. My local blockbuster has probably over 1,500 blu-ray titles in stock and online has way more available even compared to Netflix

Sure hope this is true!

Ed
post #29 of 71
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Originally Posted by Droozy View Post

I called both (not that it will do any good) but said that who ever carries 3D bluray first will get my business.

I am currently a netflix subscriber, and a blockbuster brick&morter store member. Oddly Netflix seemed as if they really could care less on the phone when I said that, and then when logging into yahoo today I find this article:

http://blog.movies.yahoo.com/blog/43...ho-prefer-dvds


More evidence that Netflix caters more to the quick pick movie and TV watcher than audio/videophiles. Good business model or not, with 30 day delayed releases from 4 major studios, limited copies, premium charge for Blu-Ray, poor streaming audio and video quality, and altogether discouragement of physical media rentals... they really don't offer me what I am looking for any longer.
post #30 of 71
The playstation 3 store has a nice selection. You can either rent or buy most of them.
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