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Sony announces prices for Blu-ray movies (surprise?)

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by RC Cola, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. RC Cola

    RC Cola Contributing Member

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    About $30, which is about what HD DVD movies will cost according to Warner.

    http://www.videobusiness.com/article/CA6305651.html
     
  2. KaiSeR SoZe

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    is this the MSRP? i've seen DVD MSRP prices to be similiar i think

    nm..just read the damn thing
     
  3. JunkyardDwg

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    Yet another reason I'm quite happy sticking with current gen formats for now; higher prices for next-gen software and price drops on current gen. Gotta love it!
     
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    jesus, talk about price fixing.
     
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    One positive of having two standards is the competition helps keep prices down from what they would have been.

    It seems Blu-ray will prevail over HD-DVD, but that may not mean much. I think online downloading of content will catch fire over the next 2-3 years and blast the whole issue of next-gen DVDs into near oblivion. Because high definition video will snag a segment of the market (plus other reasons), the next-gen DVDs will be somewhat successful. But it will never ignite and take off the way DVDs did against VCs. Competition from downloading could push the price of these next-gen DVDs down pretty low.
     
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    They'll be half that within 2-3 years of release, and less on sale prices upon new title releases...
     
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    Agreed. That was pretty much what happened whith DVDs.

    I am mostly interested when they will be available for rental.
     
  8. RC Cola

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    Wait, you guys aren’t disappointed or anything like that about the pricing, are you? $30-$35 MSRP for movies on a brand new format is great news, especially since it could have been more like ~$50; at a store, these movies might only be like $5-$10 more expensive that a DVD, and these movies will be offered in HD (up to 1080p), not to mention any of the interactive features that BD-J and iHD offer. That is a pretty good deal newly launched format; as mentioned, I'm sure prices will go down eventually, although $15-$20 MSRP within a few years might be too big of drop IMO ($5-$10 at Wal-mart?). I'm just a little happy that, despite what everyone in the HD DVD camp said, it doesn't appear like there will be any extra costs put on the consumers for purchasing a BR movie as opposed to HD DVD movies. I guess their disc manufacturing advantage wasn't much of an advantage. :)

    I believe Netflix said they'd be supporting both formats at launch and to expect the first discs around March; the 1st ones might just be HD DVD since they'll launch first, but that's a rough estimate on when to expect BR/HD DVD rentals from them. I imagine other companies will offer rentals at around the same time.
     
  9. OldManBernie

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    $30 seems to be a very fair price for a next-gen format, at least IMO.
     

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