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Topic # 28541 3-Dec-2008 17:57
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In the latest JB HIFI Flyer there are some good deals.

Wanted, HellBoy II which are releasing in December are going to be $37. Very good price in my opinion since the 2 disc DVD sets are going to cost $35. Although I don't know if the blu-ray versions will have the same extra content, but I don't care about the extra content anyway.

And some older movies are at $25 each so might be worth picking a few up.

All I can say is thank god for JB-HiFI who are now selling new and old releases at reasonable prices. Hopefully wharehouse and whitcoulls will follow.

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  Reply # 181848 3-Dec-2008 18:57
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Just need some reasonabled price players now..




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  Reply # 181862 3-Dec-2008 19:45

a bit of a hi jack but does anyone have insight into when the Wellington store opens.

can't wait for some low price competition



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  Reply # 182026 4-Dec-2008 14:52
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old3eyes: Just need some reasonabled price players now..


Well the Panasonic BD-30 is around the $500 mark now.  There is now way you will see $200 or $300 players anytime soon in such a small market.

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  Reply # 182031 4-Dec-2008 15:08
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Until they hit the sub-$30 mark for single movies I'm not interested in buying Blu-ray, will rent them.  Box sets/TV shows etc are fine to be over $40 bucks but $37 for a movie is still ridiculous.

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  Reply # 182032 4-Dec-2008 15:08
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Dick Smith also sell Bluray reasonably priced. Well some titles at least are around the $25 mark









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  Reply # 182039 4-Dec-2008 15:38
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gehenna: Until they hit the sub-$30 mark for single movies I'm not interested in buying Blu-ray, will rent them.  Box sets/TV shows etc are fine to be over $40 bucks but $37 for a movie is still ridiculous.


Personally I am happy to pay around $35 for a movie considering the jump in quality compared to DVD.  I just can't go back to watching stuff on DVD and will only watch DVD if there is no Blu-Ray alternative.  I will only buy movies I really want and rent the other movies I don't want to keep.

Considering the Blu-Ray version of Wanted and Hellboy II are a couple of dollars more than the DVD version I am happy to pay the extra cost.  I think prices will start to go down, otherwise deals on Amazon are your friend.

I still remember Transformers being advertised on gpstore.co.nz for $100. Surprised

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  Reply # 182040 4-Dec-2008 15:38
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It was great when the NZD was about 75cUS so you could get the movies including a large number of BOGO's from Amazon and even landed, cheaper than here. Not so good now but since I bought so many during those halcyon days it would be a while before I will have unwrapped the shrink wrap and watched them all.

JB looks close to opening - I wonder if they can do before Xmas?




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  Reply # 182056 4-Dec-2008 16:29
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Rhygar I think you have it right.  Having accumulated a big DVD collection I'm loathe to do the same again with Bluray.  It's almost an ego thing, look how big my collection is!  With most dvd stores renting bluray at the same price I just don't see why you'd want to buy at these prices when you can get them to watch any night you want for say $7 standard price or $3 monday deals for me.  I mean I'd have to watch even a $35 movie 5 times to break even at $7 a rental cost.  I'm only really looking for movie I'd repeat watch, or one good demo disc.

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  Reply # 182234 5-Dec-2008 10:31
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Agreed, JB HIFI has some good deals. And a reasonable selection.

Our local video store's selection is growing every month which is cool.

Im another that only buys movies I really like on Blu ray

My favourites so far are

Iron Man
Rambo
Rocky
Resident Evil Series

It is fully worth paying a few extra dollars for the Blu ray experience, Picture and sound




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  Reply # 182243 5-Dec-2008 11:02
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Wills1: Agreed, JB HIFI has some good deals. And a reasonable selection.

Our local video store's selection is growing every month which is cool.

Im another that only buys movies I really like on Blu ray

My favourites so far are

Iron Man
Rambo
Rocky
Resident Evil Series

It is fully worth paying a few extra dollars for the Blu ray experience, Picture and sound



I picked up Iron Man, Indy 4 and KungFu Panda from Amazon during the Black Friday sale at US$15 each.  Worked out to about NZ$33 including shipping so was very happy.



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  Reply # 182244 5-Dec-2008 11:04
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Oh by the way Amazon UK has an ongoing buy 3 for 2 sale with a decent selection of titles.  The shipping costs are a bit cheaper than amazon US and they are all Region B movies from the UK.

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  Reply # 182248 5-Dec-2008 11:25
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Rhygar: Oh by the way Amazon UK has an ongoing buy 3 for 2 sale with a decent selection of titles.  The shipping costs are a bit cheaper than amazon US and they are all Region B movies from the UK.


Thats good to know.

Thanks for the info!

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  Reply # 182255 5-Dec-2008 12:13
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SNicolle: a bit of a hi jack but does anyone have insight into when the Wellington store opens.

can't wait for some low price competition


due to open on Dec 8th. not sure if they will keep schedule as there are still builders in there atm. that being said apparently they are confident of opening then

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  Reply # 182280 5-Dec-2008 13:16
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Rhygar:
old3eyes: Just need some reasonabled price players now..


Well the Panasonic BD-30 is around the $500 mark now.  There is now way you will see $200 or $300 players anytime soon in such a small market.

 

JB HiFi in Ozz last week were selling a region free DVD /BD Soniq player for about A$350.  Must have sold out as it's not there now.. The cheapest they have is a Samsung for A$346 which is not region free BD..





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  Reply # 182291 5-Dec-2008 13:41
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old3eyes:
Rhygar:
old3eyes: Just need some reasonabled price players now..


Well the Panasonic BD-30 is around the $500 mark now.  There is now way you will see $200 or $300 players anytime soon in such a small market.

 

JB HiFi in Ozz last week were selling a region free DVD /BD Soniq player for about A$350.  Must have sold out as it's not there now.. The cheapest they have is a Samsung for A$346 which is not region free BD..



I dont know from personal experience, but I have heard that some BD players have slow menu's.
As they dont have a lot of grunt to them. Which makes the PS3 a very solid player with its processing power.

I could be compleatly wrong, but thats what I've heard

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