HD-DVDs @ Axel including Matrix trilogy, Slither, Departed, 300 starting at £3.17
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HD-DVDs @ Axel including Matrix trilogy, Slither, Departed, 300 starting at £3.17

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Found 4th Jul 2010Made hot 4th Jul 2010
Dead format.... blah blah blah. Don't post if you aren't interested, kthanksbye.

Some excellent prices for some rarer HD-DVDs at Axel, most of which are Combos. I picked up Slither and departed as certainly hadn't seen them before.

Matrix (Complete Trilogy) (HD-DVD) £7.56 + £3.56 Shipping
Elizabeth - The Golden Age (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
Kingdom (2007) (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (HD-DVD) £3.52 + £1.78 Shipping
Evan Almighty (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
Evening (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
300 (Special Edition) (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.17 + FREE Shipping
Alpha Dog (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
Departed (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78
An American Werewolf In London (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
Slither (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78 Shipping
ATL (HD-DVD & DVD COMBO) £3.78 + £1.78

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whatsThePoint;8974046

Blu-rays £10 for 3 at W H Smiths, Make these prices look a rip off for … Blu-rays £10 for 3 at W H Smiths, Make these prices look a rip off for dead and dying formats



At very very few stores and not these titles. My HD-DVDs still work fine cheers and most of them were under £3 :thumbsup:

i dont care if it is classed as a dead format i still watch mine on my player and enjoy it heat added

whatsThePoint;8974046

dead and dying formats



Dead or dying? Which one is it?

Original Poster

whatsThePoint;8974208

I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain … I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain HD (dead) and DVD (dying) :roll:



Please see the first line of the deal, now go on your way

whatsThePoint;8974208

I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain … I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain HD (dead) and DVD (dying) :roll:



I will concede that HD-DVD is dead. However, there are thousands, possibly tens of thousands of people with a HD-DVD player and a fairly large collection of HD-DVD, for them another few HD-DVDs at a bargain price is a boon.

To claim that DVD is a dying format is slightly premature I am afraid. I think it still has plenty of legs. Blu-Ray (which I love by the way) is still a very small percentage of the market.

hot! thanks:thumbsup:

whatsThePoint;8974314

What % of sales were dvd compaired to blu-ray 3 years ago and is it a … What % of sales were dvd compaired to blu-ray 3 years ago and is it a bigger or smaller % now



Here you are:

techradar.com/new…857

3 years ago, as you said. 2010 to be precise.

Original Poster

whatsThePoint;8974292
If you can't stand the heat stay out of the fire :thumbsup:


Or if you aren't interested in a deal simply move on as per the forum rules :thumbsup:



If you found the item cheaper elsewhere, please let us know where and how. If you have no interest or knowledge about the deal at all, please don’t vote cold, just move on.

whatsThePoint;8974292

If you can't stand the heat stay out of the fire :thumbsup:



And if you're a troll, get under your bridge :thumbsup:

Heat to the Op :thumbsup: Nice to see some HD DVD bargains still cropping up.

DVD aint going anywhere soon - id be amazed if it wasnt still around in 10 years time to be honest.

whatsThePoint;8974208

I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain … I'll say it slowly for your benefitMost of these are combo's they contain HD (dead) and DVD (dying) :roll:



You had me worried there...............

Thought my HD-DVD player had gone to a better place & my HDDVD's were no more than ash in an urn.

Checked them and they all still seem to be working and very much alive :thumbsup:

nothing sadder than a disc format fanboy. Seriously, sort your life out.

heat for the deal, decent prices on some of those, but I've already got most of them on that list

Banned

I went ape **** for these deals last year, but really, I think by now these should be 3 for a £1. There was a great sweet spot where the xbox drive was £20 and hd-dvds were £3 a pop from hmv, but that ship has sailed in my opinion.

I've used ]iNetVideo for HD-DVD's and the delivery is quite quick considering its based in the USA. You can get some unusual titles and their prices start at 99c (about 65p) but the postage will bump this up. If you order 5 films at 99c ea then its works out at a reasonable £3.30 ea delivered. They used to have quite a few titles but this has come down drastically for obvious reasons!

whatsThePoint;8974652

the choice of media available is limited and getting less all the time … the choice of media available is limited and getting less all the time :thinking:



STOP FRIGHTENING ME !!!!

I had to go check my HD-DVD's to see if they were disappearing.

Thank the Lord they are still all there & I still had the same choice I had last week :w00t:



Seriously though I can understand your logic if this deal was for a HD-DVD player..... but its not.

Its for media that can be played on an appropriate player & if someone has said player whats wrong with them getting a few more discs.


I bought my player right at the point the Toshiba players were becoming unavailable for less than £35 brand new and stocked up on £2.70 discs from HMV (wifies student discount).

Aint no-one gonna convince me I got a bum deal :santa:




p.s. The choice of media isnt getting less, the machines still play / upscale standard DVD's & plenty new ones of those around......................................but of course you think they are gasping their last too. :roll:

Tomb;8974795

STOP FRIGHTENING ME !!!!I had to go check my HD-DVD's to see if they were … STOP FRIGHTENING ME !!!!I had to go check my HD-DVD's to see if they were disappearing.Thank the Lord they are still all there & I still had the same choice I had last week :w00t:Seriously though I can understand your logic if this deal was for a HD-DVD player..... but its not.Its for media that can be played on an appropriate player & if someone has said player whats wrong with them getting a few more discs.I bought my player right at the point the Toshiba players were becoming unavailable for less than £35 brand new and stocked up on £2.70 discs from HMV (wifies student discount).Aint no-one gonna convince me I got a bum deal :santa:p.s. The choice of media isnt getting less, the machines still play standard DVD's & plenty new ones of those around......................................but of course you think they are gasping their last too. :roll:



Not really......HD-DVDs are fine, but what happens if your beloved HD-DVD player packs in and you cant get another one because they dont make them any more? - youve then got to buy a 2nd hand unit which could potentially also be faulty and with no warranty...then your cheap but fanstic mega HD collection becomes worthless

whatsThePoint;8974622

I take it by the tone of your comment you live under a bridge yourself … I take it by the tone of your comment you live under a bridge yourself :roll:



I really can't see why people get the same, extremely tired arguments and snipes thrust at them when they have gone to the trouble of posting a deal that will be of interest to anyone still using HD DVD, which despite what you may think, is quite a few people.

To quote an idiot I have encountered on this site, 'Whatsthepoint'?

Meh, postage kills it tbh.
Especially as they don't combine the shipping cost.

£7 shipping for 4 hd-dvds is simply a rip-off whatever the individual item cost is.

The Matrix box set is about the only one worth the price IMO.

spenspuma;8974808

Not really......HD-DVDs are fine, but what happens if your beloved HD-DVD … Not really......HD-DVDs are fine, but what happens if your beloved HD-DVD player packs in and you cant get another one because they dont make them any more? - youve then got to buy a 2nd hand unit which could potentially also be faulty and with no warranty...then your cheap but fanstic mega HD collection becomes worthless



Same could be said of your no doubt splendiferous BR collection...........Some day it will be useless and "a dead format".

I knew exactly what I was buying into with my eyes wide open.

People pay more for renting a DVD and giving it back 2 days later than I did for my HD-DVD media.

Remember - (sing along if you know the words) - "Always look on the bright side of life, de dum, de dum, de dum de dum de dum"

Banned

Hmmm hire a movie from Blockbuster for £3.50 and watch it once or buy a nice high def version for £3.17 and watch it time and time again.

HOT HOT HOT!!!

I only buy movies on LaserDIsc, all other formats are crap.

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I'm in agreement with an earlier post - HD-DVDs should really be pence now. I have a small collection but it rarely gets played as they're all old films everyone's seen many times before. The selection that springs up in these deals is almost always identical (and rubbish) and I expect most are available for next to nothing on regular DVD.

Tomb;8974887

Same could be said of your no doubt splendiferous BR … Same could be said of your no doubt splendiferous BR collection...........Some day it will be useless and "a dead format"."



Yep...and when that day comes i wil stop buying Blu Rays...i wont keep buying into a dead format for the very reasons i stated before.

DaveTaylor;8974121

Dead or dying? Which one is it?



Neither. It is very much alive & used by thousands of people & will be for many years to come.

whatsThePoint;8974046

Blu-rays £10 for 3 at W H Smiths, Make these prices look a rip off for … Blu-rays £10 for 3 at W H Smiths, Make these prices look a rip off for dead and dying formats



http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/files/2009/09/doublefacepalm.jpg

whatsThePoint;8975423

So your saying HD DVD is a format with a future full of new releases, if … So your saying HD DVD is a format with a future full of new releases, if thats the case you have a serious problem dealing with reality



Seriously dude, whatsThePoint? :whistling:

whatsThePoint;8974622

I take it by the tone of your comment you live under a bridge yourself … I take it by the tone of your comment you live under a bridge yourself :roll:



Bored today are we? Nothing like a 3 hour trolling argument to kill time eh?

Quite happy paying just shy of £12 for the Matrix trillogy. HD-DVD or any other HD format for that matter. I never picked them up 1st time around.

My combo drive deals with them just fine on my media setup so I can't see any good reason not to indulge :-D. Dead format no doubt but the Matrix set represents good value for money pure and simple if you have the hardware ;-).

It might be dead but BR is not far behind. Despite being the only HD format disc on the market it only makes up around 6% of sales currently. At current attrition rates it would take 20 years for it to go past DVD.

But we all know thats not going to happen. Dvds cost pennies to make the players cost nothing everyone has one, for BR you need a different player and a hd screen over 32" (Plus obviously hd) to see any real improvement at all over a decent dvd transfer.

If people think BR is going to succeed and become the dominant defacto disc format they are deluded by the time that happened no one will actually be buying discs at all !

Sony have failed miserably with every propriatary disc format they have created, beta max, mini disc, umd etc. BR is nothing new and will share the same fate.

Good deal. Voted Hot

why does it bother people so much if a person wants to get movies on an old format for a bargain price?? weird!!
each to their own!!

alera;8975963

It might be dead but BR is not far behind. Despite being the only HD … It might be dead but BR is not far behind. Despite being the only HD format disc on the market it only makes up around 6% of sales currently. At current attrition rates it would take 20 years for it to go past DVD. But we all know thats not going to happen. Dvds cost pennies to make the players cost nothing everyone has one, for BR you need a different player and a hd screen over 32" (Plus obviously hd) to see any real improvement at all over a decent dvd transfer.If people think BR is going to succeed and become the dominant defacto disc format they are deluded by the time that happened no one will actually be buying discs at all !Sony have failed miserably with every propriatary disc format they have created, beta max, mini disc, umd etc. BR is nothing new and will share the same fate.



This has always been my view all along, Blu(e) Ray uptake was always going to be slow, not enough people are really THAT bothered about sharper pictures and great sound. As long as they can watch the film, they are happy.
The first uptake of flat screen TV's were sold in the infancy of BD without the resolution capable to now show off BD and mostly through the likes of Comet etc.
You now have the task of convincing the same consumer to buy a new TV a new BD player and films that cost twice that of DVD.
So if people think 3-D is the next big seller....think on. It's a gimmick that people will not want to sell their now BD capable TV for, not enough anyway.

Bottom line on films BD v DVD. Is there any benefit on spending £10 on say Shawshank when you can get it for £2 on DVD? It doesn't gain anything in the new format but is as powerful on DVD.

professor yaffle;8974762

I've used ]iNetVideo for HD-DVD's and the delivery is quite quick … I've used ]iNetVideo for HD-DVD's and the delivery is quite quick considering its based in the USA. You can get some unusual titles and their prices start at 99c (about 65p) but the postage will bump this up. If you order 5 films at 99c ea then its works out at a reasonable £3.30 ea delivered. They used to have quite a few titles but this has come down drastically for obvious reasons!



well, seems they have nowt in stock any more

what i do recommend though, is looking at amazon.com, because i picked up a few bargains on there recently, such as BSG season one(inc the miniseries) for just over a tenner inc delivery. Since theyre region free, they don't have any issues shipping abroad, but it;'s best to stick to ones either shipped by amazon, or marked as "fulfilled by amazon" on the marketplace to save on postage.

Cold. These won't work in my VCR.

cowkiller;8976944

well, seems they have nowt in stock any more



You're obviously not looking in the right place ;-)

Actually they have 56 new tiitles to choose from as far as I can see search.inetvideo.com/sea…300

[That other link took you to used stock]

Faythur;8978057

You're obviously not looking in the right place ;-)Actually they have 56 … You're obviously not looking in the right place ;-)Actually they have 56 new tiitles to choose from as far as I can see http://search.inetvideo.com/search?p=Q&lbc=inetvideo&uid=646781423&ts=custom&w=Hd%20Dvd%20New&af=&isort=price&method=and&view=grid&cnt=300[That other link took you to used stock]



mustve just been bad luck then, every one i clicked on that i was interested in was listed as temporarily out of stock

would be a bit better if they didn't just have a 'more info' button, on the list, but some indication of if you could actually buy them instead!

Banned

alera;8975963

a hd screen over 32" (Plus obviously hd) to see any real improvement at … a hd screen over 32" (Plus obviously hd) to see any real improvement at all over a decent dvd transfer.



Sorry, you can have your opinion but this is completely wrong. We have a 1080p 22" TV and there is DEFINATELY a BIG difference between an upscaled DVD (yes, even a decent transfer) and a Blu Ray.
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