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Loads of HD DVD's from £7.99

£7.99 @ Play.Com
Play have loads of HD DVD's for sale at bargain prices, inc: Serenity - £14.99 Apollo 13 - £14.99 Doom - £14.99 Jarhead - £14.99 Van Helsing - £14.99 Plus many more - all in glorious… Read More
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Play have loads of HD DVD's for sale at bargain prices, inc:

Serenity - £14.99
Apollo 13 - £14.99
Doom - £14.99
Jarhead - £14.99
Van Helsing - £14.99

Plus many more - all in glorious HD !!!
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Only 3 of the 30 available titles are £7.99 and they are not commercial films, 2 are 'scenes' for your Glorious HD-DVD Player and HDTV and the 3rd is along the same lines but with Antarctica as the theme with animals and such like.

Everything else is £14.99 and above.

Can you please change the title of the post as it's mis-leading.

Just remember these are Pre-Order.
Also, you'll need a HD-DVD Player to watch them, just in case anyone wasn't aware of that.
X10
#2
X10
Also, you'll need a HD-DVD Player to watch them, just in case anyone wasn't aware of that.
X10


There's a couple of those evil 'flippers' which contain data for both HD-DVD and regular DVD players but your statement is 99% true :)
1 Like #3
I agree with X10, the title is mis-leading, since actual movies cost £14.99 or more!
#4
MBeeching
There's a couple of those evil 'flippers' which contain data for both HD-DVD and regular DVD players but your statement is 99% true :)

Just because I don't like to be wrong (and obviously get everyone the correct information) :) I checked them all.
The only dual DVD/HD-DVD releases (according to the details Play.com have provided that is) are the non-film ones I have mentioned in my first post.
And seeing as those 3 are designed for HDTV's and HD-DVD, to show off the beautiful picture quality and all that, my statement still stands.
X10
#5
Looks like the film industry are set for another pay day over the next few years... making us re-buy our film collection .. VHS cassettes, then DVDs, and now HD/BluRay ... same with the music industry .. vinyl, cassettes, CDs, mp3s etc

must be nice to have a product you can keep creaming money out of people for the rest of your life - lol!
#6
I think most of the HD, Plasma, LCD messing about is in people's heads (or good advertising, take your pick). I've stood in various television stores and departments and the picture quality is just completely random. There's been HD Plasmas that look like crap and Standard CRTs showing a normal DVD that is about as perfect as my eyes could possibly see.

I'm sticking with my basic CRT and (divx) dvd player for years to come more than likely. I'll buy this new fangled stuff when it's the same price as the standard stuff is today, I'll probably need a replacement then anyway.
#7
Your CRT will most likely last longer than any LCD/Plasma you buy nowadays anyway.
X10
1 Like #8
X10
Only 3 of the 30 available titles are £7.99 and they are not commercial films


Hence the title "from £7.99"...............

I have also listed a few £14.99 films in the OP - this price is amazing for HD DVD's, my mate bought several for over £40 each a few months ago !

If people cannot tell the difference between SD & HD, then I'd tell them to stick to a radio, as the difference is outstanding. Please don't bother posting unless it is constructive & not informative.

As for TV types, there are more HD TV's than just plasma & LCD. You can also have SED, DLP or HD CRT !!!!!
#9
Artemis
I think most of the HD, Plasma, LCD messing about is in people's heads (or good advertising, take your pick). I've stood in various television stores and departments and the picture quality is just completely random. There's been HD Plasmas that look like crap and Standard CRTs showing a normal DVD that is about as perfect as my eyes could possibly see.

I'm sticking with my basic CRT and (divx) dvd player for years to come more than likely. I'll buy this new fangled stuff when it's the same price as the standard stuff is today, I'll probably need a replacement then anyway.


They never set the tvs up properly in big electrical stores, so it makes most of the tvs look rubbish.
#10
ChrisUK
Hence the title "from £7.99"...............

I have also listed a few £14.99 films in the OP - this price is amazing for HD DVD's, my mate bought several for over £40 each a few months ago !

If people cannot tell the difference between SD & HD, then I'd tell them to stick to a radio, as the difference is outstanding. Please don't bother posting unless it is constructive & not informative.

As for TV types, there are more HD TV's than just plasma & LCD. You can also have SED, DLP or HD CRT !!!!!

I thought I was being constructive. You claimed "loads of HD DVD's from £7.99".
This is misleading as there were only 3 titles at that actual amount, none of which were anything I think the users of this board would be interested in purchasing, especially as a Hot Deal, but I could be wrong.
I was letting people know that the claim of £7.99 only related to 3 HD-DVD's.
That's certianly more informative than your original post.
The post title itself to me seemed like sensationalist marketing rather than helping us find great deals.
I certainly wouldn't call 30 titles 'loads'.
Also, this has been on Play for at least a couple of months, though people may not have known about it so you're bringing it to their attention which is good.

Being constructive, a better title would have been:

"A selection of HD DVD Films from £14.99 at Play.com"

Far more informative.

As the RRP of the titles is only a few pounds more than Play.com is selling them, the £40's your friend paid seems a bit extortionate and given that I wouldn't say these prices are 'amazing'.

X10
1 Like #11
X10

The post title itself to me seemed like sensationalist marketing rather than helping us find great deals.


You're entirely correct about this, and unfortunately it is a trend I have seen rising on this board. I don't understand why people must repeat marketer's claims and, having fallen for their tricks themselves, then push it on the rest of us. I feel I am quite capable of deciding whether something is a bargain myself without hearing all the marketing guff repeated (and often created) by members of this board.
[admin]#12
I don't understand why people must repeat marketer's claims and, having fallen for their tricks themselves, then push it on the rest of us. I feel I am quite capable of deciding whether something is a bargain myself without hearing all the marketing guff repeated (and often created) by members of this board.

Agreed. This forum is here to cut through the marketing nonsense and get down to what really is the real deals.

Edit: Don't mean to be too harsh but really we are here to get the best deal so if something is posted and is criticised let's not get too prideful about it. If it's a bad deal we all want to know including the person who posted!
#13
Yes, sorry, I wasn't trying to attack this post in particular, and I don't even think this is a particularly offending example relatively. It's just a general comment on this whole forum - I think we can do without the !!!!!! and "wow!!!!!!!!!" etc. Maybe we need a different thread to discuss those kind of problems.
#14
In response to your !!!!!! and "wow!!!!!!!!!" comment JammyB - I know I am guilty of doing this a few times. I see a lot of deals on here, and when I post one that I believe to be very good (based on my experience), I would put that in the title to draw the members' attention. I'm not here to advertise for the companies, but to make sure the members spot the best deals - that is why I do this. :)
[admin]#15
JammyB - Yes start up a thread in Comments and we can hash things out there.
#16
Fight fight fight :giggle:
#17
how cheap can you get a HD DVD player for these days?

thanks
#18
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/GENCS/261/341/-/1147914/Toshiba_HD_E1_HD_DVD_Player/Product.html?searchtype=genre
£449.99 Delivered from Play.com
It's the first HD-DVD player I'm led to believe at the moment.
But you can't have it yet:
availability: Due for release on 15/11/2006
X10
#19
Right here's the new thread, let's not derail this any further: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=152773
1 Like #20
ChrisUK
If people cannot tell the difference between SD & HD, then I'd tell them to stick to a radio, as the difference is outstanding. Please don't bother posting unless it is constructive & not informative.


It's not about 'telling the difference' it's about caring about the pathetically small difference. Just because geek blogs/websites/mags etc rave about the new HDTV available doesnt mean that a normal human's visual acuity can really tell much difference. I look at my current CRT and can't see the individual pixels, that's pretty much as good as it gets. I can look at a HDTV LCD 40" screen and also not see the individual pixels. Wow. One cost me £100 (Knew a friend in Currys when they were clearing stock :) ) the other will cost me 2 grand.

There's absolutely no way I'm replacing my dvd collection with HD dvds, there was a noticeable difference in quality between VHS and DVD (As well as an obvious storage issue), there really isn't one between DVD and HD-DVD.
#21
Artemis
It's not about 'telling the difference' it's about caring about the pathetically small difference. Just because geek blogs/websites/mags etc rave about the new HDTV available doesnt mean that a normal human's visual acuity can really tell much difference. I look at my current CRT and can't see the individual pixels, that's pretty much as good as it gets. I can look at a HDTV LCD 40" screen and also not see the individual pixels. Wow. One cost me £100 (Knew a friend in Currys when they were clearing stock :) ) the other will cost me 2 grand.

There's absolutely no way I'm replacing my dvd collection with HD dvds, there was a noticeable difference in quality between VHS and DVD (As well as an obvious storage issue), there really isn't one between DVD and HD-DVD.



I agree. I for on e will not be replacing my DVD collection (no reaching the 500 odd mark) with these! That would cost a fortune!

I still have some of my old vids I havent bothered to replace as yet (getting there though). lol. Also, one of the major advantages with DVDs was space savings. I cant see there being much of that with HD DVDs :p

I suppost if a few years this will take over from DVD though and I will have to go that way, but until then... even then I will still have my DVD player! :)

Until 2050 where they design an implant that lets you view the film from within the film itself! :giggle:
#22
A well mastered DVD can look absolutely fantastic and a badly mastered HD-DVD can look crap. I don't think high-def is necessarily as important in the world of film as it is in gaming but I can certainly see cinema buffs enjoying that extra quality if the option is available - myself included.

I don't particularly think the difference will be all that great on <32" sets and I certainly don't think the general public really wants this technology, which is why I frown upon Sony's sly tactics to introduce Blu-Ray to the masses.

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