Warner Bros. Expands Blu-ray Trade Up Program

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frankie5184

offshore company have the 120gb Slim Playstation 3 console for $349.95 after $100 cashback if paid by Paypal. Playstation 3 is one of the most highly regarded blu-ray players on the market mainly because of its upgradeablity making it vertically future proof.

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schneider1492

wow, you can walk in to walmart and buy it cheeper than that!

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Elric

this sounds like a disturbingly sane policy for a big studio. I'm strangely excited and disappointed at the same time. I have nothing to nerd rage about here.

 

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karnak

Not available in Canada at this time.  Of course.  Someday perhaps would be nice.

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xveganx

they have free shipping if the order is over $35, just FYI

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Jox

Where's the VHS to Blu-Ray program?

 

-Jox

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Mark17

Where's the LaserDisc to Blu-Ray program?

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ThePsychoMachine

Where's the Betamax to Blu-Ray program?

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bathtbgin

As someone has already mentioned, film has always been able to display higher quality images than standard TV resolutions, it does not matter if the film was "shot in HD" for the blu ray to look considereably better than the DVD version

Also its 4.95 per DVD to trade in, with a 4.95 per order shipping fee.  so even if you trade in 6 DVD's you are still only paying 4.95 in shipping.  Personally i think thatsa pretty resonable price when you consider what a new bluray disc costs.  

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Bustout

Ok, am I missing something? I didn't think "upgrading" from DVD to BD would make any difference for a movie like the Shining. The movie was not shot in HD. How can changing the media make a difference?

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aviaggio

There is still a significant visual difference between DVD resolution (720x480) and 720p/1080p resolution (1280x720/1920x1080). They go back to the original film prints and make high-resolution masters for the blu-rays.

The part of this service that gets me is the $4.95 shipping fee. So unless you're ready to trade up 8 discs to get free shipping each one is going to cost you $9.90. You'd be better off waiting till the movie hits the bargain bin for $10 or less and keep your DVD.

 

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Deanjo

35mm film can resolve about 4K of horizontal resolution which far exceeds any bluray disks capabilities.  Film stock capabilities still makes "Digital HD" look like a low def format.

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