Originally Posted by Nitro67;
Actually, I got 5 free with my Pioneer Elite Bluray player in 2008. I bought my Pioneer Elite in October 2007, and I was using my old Yamaha DSP-A1. I noticed that I couldn't do the new bluray audio formats, so I placed an early order for a Denon 5308. I didn't get that receiver till February 08. I remember buying a few movies from Toys-R-us locally. I think it was the Disney pirate movies and it was just $5US a movie. Oh, Disney had some coupons from their rewards club. The trilogy was released in late 2008, http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/Pi...ray_Disc.shtml
So I saw the link on the bluray forums, but can't remember when I purchased them. Probably late 2008 or early 2009.
This thread here would show you the lowest prices of Bluray.http://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdispla...=49&order=desc
Sorry, it doesn't go back to 2008, but I was able to get the lowest prices via that forum. I have around 850 movies now on (3) Sony BDP-CX7000ES changers. Amazon has great deals on Black Friday (Friday after Thanksgiving), and Christmas time. Actually, I bought (2) of my Sony BDP-CX7000ES changers from them. Well, on the last changer it was 700 US. These Changers normally list for around 1899 US. Sometimes, I will pay more for a movie if it has the 3D version in it. Although, typically, I pay around 8 US to 10 US. It is hard to get them at 5 US, because it is usually special time of the day during Black Friday week.
The reason that you buy from Amazon is Amazon Prime. You pay $79 a year and Get free 2 day shipping. http://www.amazon.com/gp/prime
Also has lot of other benefits. Check it out. PS3 games is hard to get them cheap, but I got a few at 20 us. Mostly those are least 40 US.
Well, Bluray started on June 2006 and HD DVD was March 31, 2006. HD DVD really caused lot of issues with Bluray not taking off. Oh, I had both formats. Just used a Xbox HD DVD player off my HTPC for HD DVD. There is a few movies that are on HD DVD that haven't been transferred to Bluray. "Sneakers" is an example.
Well, I don't see holographic versatile disc starting till around 2016 to 2018. It might start early, but primary a storage optical media. Sony will push Bluray with a compressed h.265 format for now, but the high end consumers will eventually want a better format. I am very negative on Sony lately, because their products don't seem to last more than 5 years.
I own several Sony Products, but they don't seem to last. Currently my main TV is 70" Sony XBR2 LCOS TV, which I bought in December 2006. Mine still works great, but they are prone to Optical Block failure. I will replace this TV with a 4k 2k unit, when it fails. (Oh, I refuse to take Sony's offer)
Last night, One of my Sony DVP-CX777ES DVD Player (seems power supply died). I owned 2 of them, so I put the other movies on the second changer. Other option is to move them to my 32TB server, but my DVD collection is mostly TV shows now.
If the Sony BDP-CX7000ES start failing, then I move those movies to the server. Seagate is developing a 20 to 60 TB hard drives. http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...es_this_decade
So plenty of options are available.
I rather to see Pioneer Elite start producing products, because their equipment lasts. Well, my Pioneer Elite Bluray player is still going strong.