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  Reply # 1204840 28-Dec-2014 12:17
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Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
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n how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO


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  Reply # 1204884 28-Dec-2014 13:06
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Andib: Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
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n how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO



I have seen this a number of times with them :(

That is why i use google cache a bit with their site

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  Reply # 1204907 28-Dec-2014 13:57
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Andib: Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
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n how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO



Sounds like PB Tech, Don't trust them as far as I can throw them and I typically try quite hard to avoid them.

 


I've always found that their prices are often higher than other shops and during sales come down to around the normal price as others with that vary rare cheap item but its usually something obscure.




Perpetually undecided.

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  Reply # 1204924 28-Dec-2014 14:15
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Andib: Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
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n how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO



Looks like all their items come up with the Boxing Day Sale notice so it's not specifically advertising that particular item as on sale.

But the placement of the wording is dubious

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  Reply # 1204967 28-Dec-2014 15:38
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Me and the boys got up early on boxing day to buy a PS4 and Little Big Planet 3 bundle from Noels for $499. Got the bundle OK only to get home and find the PSN being DDOS'ed. Three days later and we still can't connect to the fecking thing.

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  Reply # 1204984 28-Dec-2014 15:44
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Now the lizards are the grinch

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  Reply # 1204995 28-Dec-2014 15:59
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my biggest grinch was the lack of console deals boxing day. id say the prices increased vs recent sales if anything.

will be waiting for the console price falls early 2015 now.

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  Reply # 1205041 28-Dec-2014 17:03
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It's only going to come down

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  Reply # 1205121 28-Dec-2014 20:20
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TeaLeaf:
Got the sony blue ray player, everything works nicely together. 



It's spelt Blu-ray including the dash :-) Sorry it bugs me every time I see it, the same thing with disk and disc also annoys me.



only issue playing a blue ray movie, i got black bars at the top, during the movie i cant figure out how to full frame the screen, anyone know?


The bars are there on purpose due to the aspect ratio the movie was filmed in. When you zoom or crop you're loosing a huge part of the picture among other things, this is a good explanation quoted from the big screen cinema guide:

 

"Should I Use the Zoom Control?

 

The zoom feature on many widescreen sets allows you to "do away" with the black bars by zooming into the picture, thereby cutting off (cropping) the image or stretching it unnaturally to fill the full screen area.

 

Please don't do this! By cropping the image, you're losing part of the movie and the composition of scenes is going to be different from what the director intended. For example, if you were to zoom in on the movie Ghostbusters (a 2.35:1 movie), you would see only three of the four Ghostbusters in most scenes. Expansive battle scenes or natural vistas are now reduced to a small percentage of what the director wanted to show you (24% of the 2.35:1 image is lost if you zoom to 1.78:1, and a whopping 43% if you zoom to 1.33:1).

 

Worse than cropping is stretching. Many people do this when they first get a widescreen set, and find that some of the TV programming they watch is still 1.33:1. Annoyed at the black bars, they use the zoom control to stretch the 1.33:1 image to 1.78:1 to fill the screen. In most cases, the effect is horrible. Circles are turned into squashed ovals, people gain abnormal amounts of virtual weight because they have just been stretched to 133% of their actual width."

 

Here is the link to the original article:

http://www.bigscreen.com/about/help.php?id=46


The below linked article is also good read on the subject.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/why-you-should-embrace-black-bars/







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  Reply # 1205125 28-Dec-2014 20:24
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Why are my posts showing the date as the 27th of December when it's the 28th? "last reply by Lurch on 27-Dec-2014 22:20"

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  Reply # 1205127 28-Dec-2014 20:28
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Time zone in your profile needs changing




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

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  Reply # 1205132 28-Dec-2014 20:35
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Thanks, weird that it's only started doing it now? Also strange when you select New Zealand why it doesn't use NZ timezone, and Geekzone also being an NZ website? :-)

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  Reply # 1205183 28-Dec-2014 23:01
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Andib: Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
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n how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO



dodgy buggers : /

pricespy + price history check is a must

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  Reply # 1205278 29-Dec-2014 09:08
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Andib: Quite an interesting Post on Reddit http://www.reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/2qk0gy/pb_tech_is_increasing_not_changing_prices_for/
 
On how PBtech didn't in fact put products on sale and in once case increased the price!

https://imgur.com/a/96lvO



dodgy buggers : /

pricespy + price history check is a must



I think the CGA have had a recent law change in regard examples that was just quoted .

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  Reply # 1205308 29-Dec-2014 09:49
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i reckon they should make tvs in this super uwhd ratio of these movies then and make it main stream. its annoying losing screen real estate. i do get why i shouldnt zoom it, its just annoying.  

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