Well, blu-ray movies may be closer than we think and at a good price too.
Engadget ran an artical commenting on amazons pre-order prices for a BR Movie
While this isnt a definate thing, it probably is closeIf you pre-ordered your Toshiba HD-DVD player then donít forget to throw down for some flix, kid. Amazon.com now has HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles available for pre-order too. Of the 60 or so titles listed, at the moment only "Chronos" actually shows any details calling for a drop date of 14 March at $22.49 in both BD and HD-DVD formats (hey, wasn't Blu-ray supposed to cost more?). And in case youíre wondering, the same title is available on straight-up DVD for $9.98 giving you an idea of what that hi-def fix is gonna cost ya.
Engadget : http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/30/a...for-pre-order/
Amazon : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...v=glance&n=130
If they release new ones at $22.29 that's not to bad, considering most DVD's start at $20ish last I looked.
Not bad at all. DVD's range from 15 bucks to 25 now days. We should start seeing DVD sales go down dramatically in the next couple months or so.
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do the movies (blu-ray) that amazon have listed. Have that DVD layer? If so I'm going to start buying blu-ray. That way, I don't have to buy two different discs for the same movie when the PS3 comes out.
Rather odd for a first listed HD DVD/Blu Ray title. I mean this film came out almost 2 decades ago. Not exactly filmed in HD so you get no real big benefit of being on superior formats and you're paying almost 10 bucks more.
Just very odd showing for being the first listed title for both formats which being of the same price is also odd and we all known that pre-orders sale prices are not always the final price.
Just asking you guys to take this waith a grain of salt.
PS3 just got that much more appealing to me. Nice find, +rep.
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That did come to mind when I saw it, but still...it's an interesting find nonetheless. I'd bet that more 'up-to-date' movies will be a little more expensive, but not much.Originally Posted by Viper
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I wish I had more time on my hands, as I would look through the threads to find this quote, but I seem to remember seeing someone mention the fact that movies have always been filmed in much higher quality than TVs allowed to be displayed. So maybe there's still untapped potential in those 20 year old movies. Just mentioning it, nothing major. And I also agree that this price should be taken with a grain of salt.Originally Posted by Viper
I doubt the film was saved in a higher resolution. Many times the original film itself is lost, stolen, destroyed, etc and updates to newer formats are done off regular theater film or vhs.
Yes, they've almost always been recorded in a format higher than what can be displayed simply to maintain the quality but HD filming is relatively new to the cinema world and lower budget filming is still limited even today much les 20 years ago.
Actually Viper, if it is clear enough to fill a movie theater screen and still maintain a decent resolution, it is more than enough quality for 1080p. Consider HD was developed for home theater sized screens, so squishing it down to 100' or less will produce plenty of detail to show off blu-ray's capabilities. Sure there may be scratches and such on the film, but the quality will most likley be higher than SD or HD can handle.
Seriously? Well, technically anything can be displayed in any resolution but will the quality be as pristine as if it were recorded with HD in mind? I'm just noting that thatrical releases now look much better than 20 years ago in terms of image sharpness and clarity. I figured displayign that in HD would simply make all the nasty artifacts just that much mroe glaring and very non-HD quality like.
Well, of course if it was filmed digitally, it will look better than a film transfer, but film would take much more than 2 million pixels to accuratly capture digitally. A lot of the new cinema HD cameras and projectors are using 2k x 4k technology, which is twice that of 1080p.
I have little doubt that we can expect to pay more for hd dvd and blu ray movies, although I think Sony will follow suit with MS and 60 dollars for titles will probably be the norm (as in games will not raise in prices due to the use of blu ray disks).
I think that price is pretty decent, i'd be happy to pay that for HD movies, for now anyways
But i'd expect new/recent movies to be priced a fair bit higher than that considering that's a pretty old movie...
um. i'd justlike to inform you guys that the first commercial HD-projectors for cinema's were only realesed a few years ago. I know this, as my uncle is a top-guy in Demarks leading cinema, and they only got digital HD-projektors in 2003.
hahaha, you're kidding... right? They've still yet to stop making VHS tapes... you think DVD will just disappear... over night? Give me a break.Originally Posted by indiekid4
Arrrgh! It isn't Microsoft whose charging $60 for the games!Originally Posted by woundingchaney
MICROSOFT IS STILL CHARING FIFTY!
Well, I've noticed a few X360 games selling for £50, which is $88. This is generally the norm for new hardware on the market, it was the same story with the PS1.
On the subject of Blu-Ray, I expect newer titles to be somewhat more expensive for a while. But, as usual this will start to decrease over a period of time.
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