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#33957
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Make Original Trilogy DVDs available through originaltrilogy.com
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I'm looking for something around $100, used. Got a couple leads locally, the 909 is $75 and the D505 is $100 plus it comes with a few discs (would be great for testing the unit out, I figure.)

Do you happen to know which is the newer model?

I mean, my only other option that I can think of is eBay and I don't want to have to pay $30 for someone to ship me one of these monsters.

(Edit: Oh, and what would I need/want for getting Dolby 5.1 sound out of one of these?)


And, as an update to my original thought in this thread: what if you offered VHS sets (like the 1995 THX box sets) plus DVD backups? Problem is, it'd be quite a time-intensive process, creating a DVD backup of each set.
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#33198
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Make Original Trilogy DVDs available through originaltrilogy.com
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Yeah, except - it isn't Lucas' money if I wasn't going to spend it on his SE DVDs no matter what.

I mean, what I could do is purchase a VHS-to-DVD burner and make backups that way. Or, I could buy the Laserdiscs from someone who got them back in the 90's and get all the software / hardware necessary to make a DVD backup from them.

I could spend hundreds of dollars getting DVD copies from the copies I already have, and Lucas wouldn't see a cent of it. I would much rather pay $40 or $50 for an official DVD copy from Lucasfilm, since it'd be higher quality, but if I can't get that there are other legal means of getting my own personal DVD copy of the original versions.
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#33131
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Make Original Trilogy DVDs available through originaltrilogy.com
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Well, there's no way Lucas would allow people to sell copies of the original cuts, because it would be seen as direct competition to the SE DVDs.

However, I'm just talking about a backup service for people who already own the old copies. But, of course, since it would be difficult to ensure that only legit owners of a copy of Star Wars were purchasing the "backups", I can see why the administration here isn't keen on it.
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#32916
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Make Original Trilogy DVDs available through originaltrilogy.com
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Except those are movies currently running in theaters and/or soon to be released on DVD. (People are trying to protect their revenue sources.)

Lucas has indicated that he does not intend to release the originals on DVD.


However, I don't want anyone giving out pirated copies anyway. Isn't it legal for me to buy a DVD backup as long as I have the originals on VHS or LD?
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#32878
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Make Original Trilogy DVDs available through originaltrilogy.com
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The DVDs scheduled for release in Fall 2004 will be the SE versions of the Star Wars trilogy.

However, those of us wanting the original theatrical cuts on DVD are getting the cold shoulder from Lucasfilm.

Instead of leaving us to hunt through eBay for old Laserdisc copies or bootleg DVDs, why not make them available from the originaltrilogy.com website? You could create a DVD set, perhaps using Laserdisc transfers, and charge people 5 or 10 dollars plus shipping for these DVD copies. I'm not advocating piracy here; anyone who purchases would have to sign a statement affirming that they already own these films in some other format (such as VHS), or could possibly be required to send in some sort of proof-of-purchase if necessary. The DVD copies would simply be "backups" to their purchased copies, and would give the thousands of people longing for a DVD set of the original Star Wars trilogy the movies they want with better resolution and more longevity than their existing VHS copies.

The money raised through this effort could be used to promote the originaltrilogy.com petition since, after all, everyone would probably still want an official DVD copy of the original trilogy with all the bonus features Lucasfilm can offer.

And I'll just take a small percentage of the profits for coming up with this idea.