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Posts Tagged ‘DVDs’

Out with Qwikster: DVDs Will Stay On Netflix.com

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Bucking from the immesnse pressure of its subscribers, Netflix has relented on creating a separate website for their mail-order DVDs and kept Netflix.com the way it was.  The separate charges, however, will remain, but the CEO has taken a step back from attempting to launch a new website.

Netflix CEO Reed hastings released the following statement, “I messed up. I owe everyone an explanation. It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming, and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology.”

We’ll see if Netflix continues to lose or recoup customers from this public mishap.

 

Flip Your Disc?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Have you been leery of buying DVDs lately? Are you thinking that you might purchase a Blu-ray player in the future and don’t want to spend money on a DVD, only to replace it with a Blu-ray? Well, you aren’t alone and there might be a solution early January 2010.

The Blu-ray Disc Association just released the date for their “flipper” discs. January 19, 2010 discs which are compatible with both Blu-ray and DVD players will launch. One side will contain a DVD movie and on the flip side there will be a Blu-ray format movie.

A few questions come to mind… Will all movies be available in “flipper” format? What will they cost? Will they be more expensive than Blu-ray discs? Will the quality be just as good as a single format disc?

The first movies to be released in the new BD-59 format are The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and the Bourne Ultimatum. According to the official Blu-ray website, the Bourne Trilogy will also be available as individually packaged Blu-rays.

-Kelly B.

DVDs for Blu-rays?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

 

 

If you could trade in your DVDs for movies in Blu-ray format, would you? Warner Bros. is betting that you will. This holiday season Warner Bros. has implemented a program allowing owners to trade in all of their Warner Bros. DVDs to exchange them for the same movie in Blu-ray format.

Warner Bros. created a website to get your Blu-ray collection jump-started. If you visit www.DVD2blu.com, you can get instructions for your DVD trade-in. Simply send in your DVD and a small fee, and then a few days later get the same movie sent back to you in Blu-ray format.

With over 50 titles to choose from currently, you may select up to 25 to trade-in per visit. The cost of the trade-in varies per movie from $7.95 to $9.95 depending on the title. The available movies range from family titles to action movies. Warner Bros. will constantly add titles to the collection, so check their website regularly.

Are you interested in any Blu-ray titles on their list?

 

-Kelly B.