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Old 2007-01-19, 06:54 PM   #16
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The Best Buy website still shows Superman Returns at 34.99.
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Old 2007-01-19, 07:02 PM   #17
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I think Sony hooked up with FS somehow. the missing hd dvd xbox drive is kinda fishy.
But the did have the new Tosh HD-DVD player in their flyer this week. Perhaps this is just lack of stock after Xmas?

It doesn't look like BB has jacked their prices up yet... many movies to still be had for $23.99.
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Old 2007-01-19, 07:26 PM   #18
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$47.99 for Superman Returns at FS in HD-DVD?

And $29.99 for the BD version?

Something seriously smells rotten...
I agree and it worries me. Guess I will have to stop shopping at FutureShop and buy my HD DVD movies at Wallymart.
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Old 2007-01-19, 07:57 PM   #19
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Lightbulb Persuade FutureShop to change there course of action

I sent an email to FutureShop, essentially saying that by DRAMATICALLY upping there pricing, they are going force loyal FutureShop customers to shop elsewhere for there products. I also price matched some of there competitors to show how OVERPRICED they are on Superman Returns.

Example:

$34.99 at Best Buy (cheaper then FutureShop price of $47.99 by $13.00)



$39.99 at Chapters (cheaper then FutureShop price of $47.99 by $8.00)



$34.83 at Wal-mart (cheaper then FutureShop price of $47.99 by $13.16)


I suggest EVERYONE who wants HD DVD to win the war, to email FutureShop and hopefully persuade them to change there course of action. It will not hurt and could very well help.
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Old 2007-01-19, 08:20 PM   #20
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I can't understand why the HD-DVD camp is even bothering with the arguement. The studios have already decided who is going to win the "war" and it's not going to be HD-DVD.

With 14 of the top 20 movies in 2006 ONLY available to BD buyers, how can you expect HD-DVD to compete? I can understand those of you who have already purchased HD-DVD to hold out hope, but new consumers won't be able to overlook those statistics.

HD-DVD had their head-start and every advantage throughout 2006 and it still hasn't given them enough momentum to even hold out for one week in 2007.
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Old 2007-01-19, 08:23 PM   #21
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2006 is only one year in the history of cinema.

Besides how many of those 14 movies are available today on BD?

The war is far from over and HD DVD is doing just fine thank you very much.

Anyway, we're getting off topic here. If you don't like FS's prices tell them you are shopping elsewhere.
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Old 2007-01-19, 08:29 PM   #22
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James, the point isn't the number of titles, rather the percentage of movie studios that only support HD-DVD. The movies will change, but the studios will stay the same. The only way the war continues, is if the BD studios reverse direction and support HD-DVD. At that point, it's an even playing field and you flip a coin. Until then, it's more of a slaughter than war.
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Old 2007-01-19, 08:41 PM   #23
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If a movie studio that supports Blu-Ray only releases crap, how does that help?

And yes, I am thinking of Disney.
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Old 2007-01-19, 08:42 PM   #24
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Until the local Wamart is saturdated with cheap BR or HD players there's not going to be a winner.

All of us who have this stuff right now are cancelling each other out. We have a few bucks... we spend on expensive toys. PS3... a bit cheaper than a BR player has come out and yes ppl are buying BR movies.

This year I imagine tons of ppl will have HDTVs at some point. WHoever has the overproduced cheap player is going to win. So far the Toshiba machines are the cheapest. None of the BR ones are cheap, except the PS3. There is a "Lite-On" Bluray player coming which you know Walmart will have it hands all over. Made in China by a bunch of 11 year olds.

I don't think it has much to do with the studios at all what ppl are going to get. It's when ppl go to Walmart and see boxes stacked to the ceiling of cheap players that anyone is going to make a difference. I think both are going to survive anyway. Two players each... cha chings all around!

For now it's going to keep bouncing back and forth in silly arguments that go no where.
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Old 2007-01-19, 09:18 PM   #25
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2006 is only one year in the history of cinema.

Besides how many of those 14 movies are available today on BD?

The war is far from over and HD DVD is doing just fine thank you very much.

Anyway, we're getting off topic here. If you don't like FS's prices tell them you are shopping elsewhere.
I agree with James, this topic is about FutureShop pricing, not who is going to win the "war". Please stay on topic.
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Old 2007-01-19, 09:35 PM   #26
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just got a couple hd dvds from FS today... i checked and they are still the same price i paid for them online last week... but i could have swore they had more for 23.99 last week... positive T3 went up anyway by 3 or 4 bucks
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Old 2007-01-19, 09:37 PM   #27
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It's true that FutureShop has price protection (suppose to beat competitor price by 10%) but I think that applies only to advertisements. Anyone know if you can take a copy of a web page, like from Best Buy for example, showing them that a movie is cheaper elsewhere?
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Old 2007-01-19, 10:28 PM   #28
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It's true that FutureShop has price protection (suppose to beat competitor price by 10%) but I think that applies only to advertisements. Anyone know if you can take a copy of a web page, like from Best Buy for example, showing them that a movie is cheaper elsewhere?
Yes, I did exactly that a number of times. They not only match the price, but even give you back 10% of a price difference with BB (no guarantee here though).
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Old 2007-01-19, 11:41 PM   #29
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Isn't Future Shop owned by BB anyway? If that is the case the strategy surely comes from them which means it might be extended to the US. That would be another nail in HD-DVD's coffin... Let's just say that news hasn't been that good on that side lately... When you are stuck hanging desperately on to porn for survival things don't look too promising. Of course, I could be wrong but I just want this format "war" to be over ASAP and BD just seems so logical given it's much bigger user base, much wider studio support and better overall technical specs.
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Old 2007-01-21, 12:45 AM   #30
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Anyone know if you can take a copy of a web page, like from Best Buy for example, showing them that a movie is cheaper elsewhere?
you don't even have to print out the webpage - they will check out the site for you (which makes sense - alot of people can fake a website price on a printout.
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