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Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

Postby Bouncy X » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:01 pm

cotss2012 wrote:Those discs cost about 10 cents each to manufacture. The rest of the price tag is packaging, shipping, advertising, royalties, etc... so they might as well throw in a DVD for the hell of it. I bought the Tron Legacy Blu-Ray, which came with a DVD. I kept the DVD for myself and let my family have the Blu-Ray because I don't have anything that can play Blu-Rays.

I don't see why you guys are whining about getting free stuff.


because its a pointless item i dont want, need or will ever use. dvd buyers have the option of only getting the dvd if they dont want the blu, dont see why they cant do the same for the other way. like i said there are titles that do offer the choice of blu only or blu+dvd but its getting rarer these days.

and it sorta defeats the purpose of advancing technology. blu is meant to be the new format to replace dvd, so why not give it the chance to get to that point. and even if it doesn't, then just sell both and let each group decide what they want and not force one to get it all when they dont want it all.
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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:42 pm

Blu-Ray isn't supposed to replace DVD any more than DVD was supposed to replace CD. Blu-Rays and their players cost a little bit more to make and they're much more sensitive to damage, and not everyone needs the extra resolution or disc space.
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

Postby Bouncy X » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:40 pm

cotss2012 wrote:Blu-Ray isn't supposed to replace DVD any more than DVD was supposed to replace CD. Blu-Rays and their players cost a little bit more to make and they're much more sensitive to damage, and not everyone needs the extra resolution or disc space.


of course dvds weren't gonna replace cds, its two different forms of entertainment. dvds replaced vhs just like cds replaced cassette tapes which they themselves replaced 8-track tapes. they were each the next step in evolution for watching/listening to the entertainment. although in film's case, we did have an attempt with laserdisc but that died fast and quick but of course dvd holds many similarities as far as style and content go, especially in the early days.

and now blu-ray is that next step. its just suffering from the fact its not the giant leap that dvd was from vhs. its basically just a better version of a dvd so the average joe can't be bothered to really get into it and most are just not informed well enough. i mean blu-ray is finally a mainstream thing and some people still believe they "have to" replace their dvd library and thats a main reason they dont bother. of course if they did their homework they'd realize there's no need for that unless you choose to as the blu-ray player plays both.

although even the "informed" have issues to deal with. can't count how often i see people on HD forums/websites complain that a certain movie has hit the format. as if blu-ray was just made for specific movies or genres. lol

but of course dvd got big and accepted really fast. its to the point you have grandparents who have no problem watching and using them. so i'm sure dvd will be around a while and wont disappear into nothing like vhs did anytime soon. which is even more reason why its so pointless to include them with blu-ray movies.
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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

Postby cotss2012 » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:35 am

CD, DVD, and BD are all data storage standards. They are not, in any way, "different forms of entertainment". CDs can be used for general data storage and transmission (like computer software), or as audio CDs, or as VCDs, or as SVCDs, or whatever. DVDs can also be used for data storage, or for movies, and hey look, even audio! Now we have not just movies, but PS3 games on Blu-Ray, too.

So, as I said before, Blu-Ray will not replace DVD any more than DVD replaced CD.
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Re: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3-D Blu-ray Available January 31st

Postby Bouncy X » Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:45 am

cotss2012 wrote:CD, DVD, and BD are all data storage standards. They are not, in any way, "different forms of entertainment". CDs can be used for general data storage and transmission (like computer software), or as audio CDs, or as VCDs, or as SVCDs, or whatever. DVDs can also be used for data storage, or for movies, and hey look, even audio! Now we have not just movies, but PS3 games on Blu-Ray, too.

So, as I said before, Blu-Ray will not replace DVD any more than DVD replaced CD.


well i thought since its a whole thread about a home video release of a movie, it was pretty much assumed the whole dvd/blu talk was in regards to movies only.

but anyway....it doesnt matter.
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