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Old 11-14-2011, 02:26 PM   #226
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Seriously thinking of getting a ps3 in lieu of an xbox now.

If you're a casual gamer pick up a 2nd hand PS3. I'm not sure what they're priced at on your side of the pond but over here there's an abundance of them..... Thanks recession!
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:56 PM   #227
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what's the difference between a cheap and a expensive bd player

Internet connectivity is one feature than higher end bluray players have. Allowing you to stream movies from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc. You can also watch YouTube on your TV and listen to music from Pandora. So there's a ton of internet apps.

Load time is another issue, Blu Rays have a lot of Data and take a while to load.

How well they up rez DVDs would be another issue.

Unless you have an outstanding TV, the image quality from the low end player of a good brand shouldn't be that noticeable from the high end player of that brand. And if you moving up from Standard Def, it will look great anyway.

Prices have come down, so that fairly cheap blu ray players today have more features than expensive ones from 3 years ago.

If I was buying today, I would make sure it supported the Internet Apps I wanted and it would be worth it to me to have WiFi built into the player.

CNET is usually pretty good for this sort of info.
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #228
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Internet connectivity is one feature than higher end bluray players have. Allowing you to stream movies from Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, etc. You can also watch YouTube on your TV and listen to music from Pandora. So there's a ton of internet apps.

Load time is another issue, Blu Rays have a lot of Data and take a while to load.

How well they up rez DVDs would be another issue.

Unless you have an outstanding TV, the image quality from the low end player of a good brand shouldn't be that noticeable from the high end player of that brand. And if you moving up from Standard Def, it will look great anyway.

Prices have come down, so that fairly cheap blu ray players today have more features than expensive ones from 3 years ago.

If I was buying today, I would make sure it supported the Internet Apps I wanted and it would be worth it to me to have WiFi built into the player.

CNET is usually pretty good for this sort of info.
yeah the one i want to buy has wifi and it's also 3d if i ever get a 3d tv
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:29 PM   #229
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If you're a casual gamer pick up a 2nd hand PS3. I'm not sure what they're priced at on your side of the pond but over here there's an abundance of them..... Thanks recession!

EDIT: My PS3 just broke, I now feel like an complete arse for mocking everyone else. Karma
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:00 AM   #230
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Anyone find any deals on Blu rays on black friday?

Super 8 comes out next week but i want to see if theres a black friday deal on it
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #231
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I'll be making two very large BD purchases this month. There are quite a few Criterion releases I'm going to get. Barnes & Noble is having a 50% off sale on Criterion up until the 21st. I can't wait for Black Friday because if there aren't any Criterion sales on Amazon then I'll end up paying over $300 instead of about $205 which what they are with the sale.

So for my first order, all of them from the Criterion collection:

Carlos
Days Of Heaven
Fear and Loathing
Hunger
the Last Emperor
Naked
Paris, Texas
Playtime
Repulsion
Videodrome

$205

I might get something else instead of Playtime though, not sure I'll have to think about it. I have about 70 other BD's on my wishlist for Black Friday and Christmas.

I opted out of Repulson, Playtime and Naked for Blow Out [1981], Solaris [1972] and Gomorrah [2008]. All still Criterion and still a cool $205
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:29 PM   #232
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For anyone in Canada, Amazon.ca has The Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-Ray set on sale for $44.99 right now.

Just ordered it along with Inglorious Basterds.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:30 PM   #233
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For anyone in Canada, Amazon.ca has The Lord of the Rings Extended Blu-Ray set on sale for $44.99 right now.

Just ordered it along with Inglorious Basterds.

Just got the Inglorious Basterds BD along with 18 others. I'll list them some other time. IB BD is so cheap for some reason. Not even because of the holiday, It's been $9.99 for a long time.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:40 PM   #234
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I love the movie. I just hope there won't any super extended premium edition any time soon because then I'd be tempted to upgrade.

I actually haven't watched the first two LOTR movies since they came out in the theaters. I watched the extended version of ROTK but that was years ago as well. Excited to revisit these.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:02 PM   #235
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I love the movie. I just hope there won't any super extended premium edition any time soon because then I'd be tempted to upgrade.

I actually haven't watched the first two LOTR movies since they came out in the theaters. I watched the extended version of ROTK but that was years ago as well. Excited to revisit these.

I've watched IB more than any other movie since It's come out. I stop every single time I see it on TV to watch it. That's how captivating Tarantino's dialogue scenes are. I'm glad I finally bought it because I'm sure I'll wear out my version, and you really can't beat the price.

the BD's I ordered today:

All the President's Men [digibook]
Apocalypse Now [Full Disclosure edition]
Boogie Nights
Close Encounters [30th anniversary edition]
Dog Day Afternoon
French Connection I+II
Gladiator
the Hustler [50th anniversary digibook]
Infernal Affairs
Inglorious Basterds
Labyrinth
Let the Right One In
Memento [10th anniversary edition]
North By Northwest [50th anniversary digibook]
the Prestige
the Proposition
Road to Perdition

Bolded are the blind buys but I've always wanted to see them so I might as well get the best version available.

Also, while I'm here, December and January is f*cking PACKED with great releases. I'll probably drop another couple hundred in Feb and then call it a day for a long while. I'll have nearly every BD I want.

Traffic [Criterion] Jan 17th
Point Blank Dec 6th
Drive Jan 31st
Malcom X Jan 31st
50/50 Jan 24th
Contagion Jan 24th

And one no ones probably ever heard of but I've been reading up on this release and apparently two of the four movies [they're all Italian gangster flicks] are some of the best of the genre ever.

Fernando Di Leo crime collection Jan 17th

Adaptation Jan 17th
Dead Poets Society Jan 17th
the Green Mile Jan 10th
Moneyball Jan 10th
Network Jan 10th
City of God Dec 13th
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #236
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Holy shit dude how much have you spent on blurays?/
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #237
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Holy shit dude how much have you spent on blurays?/

Total so far? I probably have about $750 on my shelf right now, plus $200 for the Criterion order, then about $300 for that one I listed above, so we're talking anywhere from $1200 to $1300.

People think I'm crazy spending that much, but that's cool, because It's LITERALLY the only thing I spend money on. I don't buy anything. Ever. Well, other than video games, but I count those as the same thing basically. Movies are a huge part of my life, and It's weird because I'm cheap, have horrible buyer's remorse but I never have a problem when it comes to buying movies. It's so easy to me.

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pete, how do you store all your blu-rays. just on like bookshelves?

and, how do you have them organized? genre? alphabetical?

Right now I'm using a cheap ass bookshelf I bought from Wal-Mart, but since I run a woodshop I'm going to build a very nice, very complex and sturdy entertainment shelf. I haven't decided what exactly I want yet but I have the luxury of building it electronically first and also since I work next to a gentleman that has a CNC machine, I can make very small prototypes to see if I actually like it or not. I'm planning on some very extravagant molding, both top and bottom with small sections for display purposes. I'm also going to manufacture my own display holders which should be cool.

And as far as organization, right now It's just alphabetical but with my recent additions I'll probably do something like: Criterion/steel-case/digi-book/standard cases.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:26 PM   #238
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Like I said though, I'll probably buy most of those new BD's I listed above and then call it quits for several months. My collection should be around 60 after these orders, then about 75 after the start of the new year and then I don't expect to break triple digits for at least another year or so. I'll really cut down.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #239
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That is nice.....what kind did you get and how much did it run you?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882676239
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:56 PM   #240
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F*cking Amazon cancelled my Apocalypse Now because they ran out of them. I wanted that more than anything I ordered. Shitheads.
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