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Discussion in 'Blu-ray players' started by mattkind, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. mattkind

    mattkind Regular member

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    from all the blu ray movies i rented , theres no special features ! mayb just 1 trailer or documentary . Why do we need a 25 GB disk , i wish i went the HD DVD .
     
  2. error5

    error5 Regular member

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    I didn't know anyone cared about special features anymore. The explanation is very easy. Single layer 25Gig releases won't have any space left for supplements or special features especially if they used MPEG2.

    Try renting the films released in dual layer 50 Gig discs or the 2-disc sets. Also some 25 Gig releases have good amounts of bonus content. Use the highdefdigest.com reviews as a guide. The reviews tell you what special features are included in the disc and if they are in HD or not:

    Click
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/click.html

    Mission Impossible III
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/missionimpossibleiii.html

    Sahara
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/sahara.html

    Black Hawk Down
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/blackhawkdown.html

    Aeon Flux
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/aeonflux.html

    Superman Returns
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/supermanreturns.html

    World Trade Center
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/worldtradecenter.html

    Pearl Harbor
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/pearlharbor.html

    Invincible
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/invincible.html

    The Guardian
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/guardian2006.html

    Crank
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/crank.html
    Note: all the extras in this disc are in HD.

    Stranger Than Fiction
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/strangerthanfiction.html

    The Prestige
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/prestige.html

    Casino Royale
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/casinoroyale.html

    Rocky Balboa
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/rockybalboa.html

    Pirates of the Caribbean I and II
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/piratesofthecaribbeandeadmanschest.html
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/piratesofthecaribbeancurse.html

    Blood Diamond
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/blooddiamond.html

    Ghost Rider
    http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/ghostrider.html

    ...just to name a few.

    Don't worry. Most future releases will be using the dual layer 50 Gig discs and advanced video codecs. VC-1 and AVC/MPEG4 generally require less disc space compared to MPEG2 so you'll have enough for your extra features.
     
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  3. boykiller

    boykiller Regular member

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    he said that he rented them.i don't know about ye but around here some of the rented disc's have all or some of the special features cut from them.
     
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    error5 Regular member

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    That's the first time I've heard about that. The rentals I've had from Blockbuster and Netflix (both HD DVD and BluRay) are identical to the retail versions with all extras intact.
     
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    boykiller Regular member

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    how do you know do??do you rent them then buy them?
     
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    error5 Regular member

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    The reviews on highdefdigest.com list the disc specs and the special features included in the retail version. They're the exact same ones I see in the rental discs that I get from Netflix and Blockbuster.

    I've heard of Netflix renting out gray-colored DVD's that lack some extras but this has never happened with BluRay or HD DVD rentals at least for me.
     
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  7. wjlowe111

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    Blockbuster doesnt carry HD DVD anymore..ONly Blue-Ray...
     
  8. Bigperm88

    Bigperm88 Guest

    Blockbusters core stores; 250 in NA still carry both formats. Blockbuster online still carries both formats.

    The smaller stores, carry both formats, but are only getting new blu-rays.
     

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