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#297095
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Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
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When I hear people talk about DVD sales declining, the only factor I can possibly fathom having anything to do with it is that the DVD market is relatively saturated. By this point in time, virtually EVERY movie has had a DVD release (or two, or three, or four), and people have had the opportunity to pick them up over the years. DVD's also decrease in price relatively quick at the major retailers. Just look at Best Buy's and CC's circulars. Movies that have only been on DVD for 6 months are routinely $11.99 or something. I'm not saying people aren't still buying DVDs, there just isn't as much motivation as there was a few years ago so overall sales are declining, and new releases don't balance it out.
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#295893
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Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
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Originally posted by: lordjedi
Originally posted by: skyjedi2005
no one in my family makes close to even 40k per year and the last crt i bought for under a couple hundred.


Not even your parents? Of course no one in high school or college or even just starting their career will be able to afford it. .


I don't make much and I still have an HDTV and a HD-DVD player. It just depends what you spend your money on. A vacation to disney world for 4-5 days is a thousand bucks. Dinner out with the girlfriend is $50. Putting new rims on a car is $500 or some crap. Even talking on a cell phone for a 1000 or so unnecessary minutes a month is $70. What I'm trying to say is that I don't need any of this shit (save for the occasional dinner out with my girlfriend in order to keep her around) so I have plenty of money to spend on home entertainment toys.
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#295415
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Blu-ray Disc or HD-DVD?
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I have the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player and it's awesome. It's only $180 or something, it's quiet, and it's small. So small I have it tucked away behind my tv so you can't even see it. Even if HD-DVD folds (which it eventually will) it's not like my player will stop functioning. I was thinking of picking up a PS3, but since I'm not really interested in it I'm just going to get a stand-alone blu-ray player. I'm hoping by T-giving/Christmas the prices come down at least a little bit, though.
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#294862
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Blade Runner 2, 4, and 5-disc sets in December
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Well, don't go in expecting Raiders of the Lost Ark, as Blade Runner is pretty slow. I thought it was dull the first time I saw it, but now it's one of my favorite films. While it's extremely well made and will challenge you, what sets it apart, for me, is how atmospheric and ethereal it is. The score, the haze, the set designs, the camera angles. Just awesome.
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#294674
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I say forget the OOT on DVD, lets target HD-DVD/Blue Ray Now
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Blu-Ray will eventually win the format war. It's enevitable. However, I see the war being drawn out considerably longer that most people would think. There's just been too much money (BILLIONS of dollars) invested in HD-DVD for it to go away quietly. Toshiba may become more and more desperate, but they'll try to sqeeze every drop out of the market before they'll fold on the format.
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#290793
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So...today I bought Attack of the clones just to have a complete collection
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I agree with Zombie84 100%. AOTC, to me, fails on every conceivable level. Zombie already mentioned most of my gripes. However, the one he didn't mention is my biggest one. And that is that there is NO character developement. Yes, events happen, but the characters are all exactly the same at the end of the movie as they were at the beginning. Yoda senses something's amiss! Anakin gets pissed off a few times, but is still the same nice guy overall! Mace Windu kills some robots! None of them change at any point. Because of this, it's a complete and total waste of a third of a trilogy. At least in the other two, as awkward as it is done, the charaters have some arch to them.
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#290683
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Video Games - a general discussion thread
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Originally posted by: ferris209
I've got the Red Ring of Death on my 360 and I'm out of warranty. Didn't start doing it until after the Spring update, so I'm gonna break Micro$oft's balls over this.


My 360 just went down two weeks ago (it stopped reading disks all together but otherwise worked fine). If you haven't talked to Microsoft yet, I suggest trying to buy a new warranty before you tell them anything is wrong. Otherwise I would just keep complaining. I had to pay $140 to them to get mine fixed, and it takes forever.
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#290003
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The Sopranos Thread
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I have to say that I liked the ending. I can definitely understand the cop out opinion. However, I was hoping for something unexpected, and that's what I got. I think everyone on earth had already imagined Tony either getting whacked with his whole life flashing before his eyes, or being thrown in the slammer. They just wanted to see which one. This ending was ambiguous and surreal at the same time, which I thought was a pleasant end.
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#288967
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Article in the LA times about movie theaters
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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
Honestly, every time I go to the theater some people have ringing cellphones, another group of jackasses keeps talking throughout the movie, etc. Fucking obnoxious. I only go to the theater these days when it's a movie I really "need" to see on the big screen, otherwise I wait for the DVD and enjoy it in my home theater.


I'm with Dinkins (Stinky?). The only movies I've seen in the theater since TPM were ROTS, Finding Nemo, Charlette's Web and Night in the Museum - all of which were mainly to take my children. I always, always, ALWAYS get the dude talking or the kid kicking my seat right behind me (this even at a recent baseball game. They were also blowing whistles for every fucking play.). One time I had kids throwing skittles from the back of the crowded theater.

It's just not fucking worth it. All that money and time wasted on gas, tickets and food? Not for me. Netflix has made my life so much easier.


I too feel Stinky's pain. My local theater (and the ones in surrounding vacinities) are so infested with your garden variety degenerate that it's just not worth going. If it's something I need to see, which is every few months, I go during the afternoon on opening day, because you know you'll be there with the more diehard movie freaks. Friday or saturday night? Forget it. It's all just people yelling at the screen, talking on cell phones, babies crying, people walking in 5 minutes after the damn movie has started expecting a seat right in the middle, fatty boombas getting up for their third, fourth, and fifth buckets of popcorn, ect.