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    Default Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    I was about to order Star Trek Discovery season 1 on DVD but I thought that the thirty something amazon wanted was too much. Or maybe it was Blu-ray instead of DVD, but still I was not sure if it was a good deal or not.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Amazon isn't usually the cheapest way to buy anything, but considering it's a remote purchase, you have very little recourse if the deal goes sour. I'd rather pay Amazon a little more for it because they've got a very good track record.

    Myself, I have no plans to buy it anytime soon. I will not subscribe to their streaming channel to watch it.

    CBS is a rich, old-line network. All of these new shows will be subscription only. They're just trying to use the Trek franchise to bootstrap their streaming service, and since I don't like that all that much, they can keep "Discovery" and whatever else they paint Trek's name on.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    In the rest of the world, Discovery is on Netflix so until the series ends, I'm not investing in DVD's for it.

    But I guess, in the USA that's a different ballgame.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    On Amazon Canada, the season 1 set is currently listed for $17.99 (DVD) / $48.90 (BD). Maybe just keep an eye on it for price fluctuations to make sure you get the best deal.

    Discovery is an awesome show, but there is zero chance I would pay $30 for a DVD of 15 episodes. BD yes, DVD no. Heck, there's no way I would pay $30 for any DVD at this point, it's an obsolete/outmoded format and has been for over ten years -- even DVD's replacement is now being obsoleted out by a superior format. Excepting MOD or specialty products, no DVD should be priced higher than $15-20.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    On Amazon Canada, the season 1 set is currently listed for $17.99 (DVD) / $48.90 (BD). Maybe just keep an eye on it for price fluctuations to make sure you get the best deal.

    Discovery is an awesome show, but there is zero chance I would pay $30 for a DVD of 15 episodes. BD yes, DVD no. Heck, there's no way I would pay $30 for any DVD at this point, it's an obsolete/outmoded format and has been for over ten years -- even DVD's replacement is now being obsoleted out by a superior format. Excepting MOD or specialty products, no DVD should be priced higher than $15-20.
    $49 bucks for BD? Man, they really are milking that cow for all its worth.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Yes. Continuing on with what I was saying in my previous post here, BD is also being obsoleted out by a superior format, so I was also surprised that it's priced so high. These days I'm surprised to see a BD set that's priced higher than $30-40.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    I’d be all for buying it for that price. Seems very fair for a season no set. But i’m All for supporting physical media.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    On Amazon Canada, the season 1 set is currently listed for $17.99 (DVD) / $48.90 (BD). Maybe just keep an eye on it for price fluctuations to make sure you get the best deal.

    Discovery is an awesome show, but there is zero chance I would pay $30 for a DVD of 15 episodes. BD yes, DVD no. Heck, there's no way I would pay $30 for any DVD at this point, it's an obsolete/outmoded format and has been for over ten years -- even DVD's replacement is now being obsoleted out by a superior format. Excepting MOD or specialty products, no DVD should be priced higher than $15-20.
    never heard of a physical format set to replace BD's

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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    4K discs.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by DigiFluid View Post
    4K discs.
    ah I see....must be really new...and I guess people will be looking for players that can play all 3 video disc formats now

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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Not super new no, they started releasing them around mid-2016 sometime. But much like BD supplanting DVD, it's been a gradual process of more and more releases, 'combo pack' bundles, that kind of thing.

    I don't actually own a 4K TV, but I've been 'future proofing' my disc purchases for a year or two now by getting the 4K/BD combo pack releases, so I can play on what I currently own while still being prepared for whenever I end up getting a new TV.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    I dunno about you, but I can't afford to update every time there is a new format.

    I don't plan on upgrading TV's anytime soon. All are either Plasma or LED, with digital tuners and HDMI connections.

    And at my age, I don't think I can tell the difference anyway. I've seen displays in stores, and I don't see that big a change.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    You'll note that I said I don't own a 4K TV, three-ish years into their lifecycle

    Prices on 4K TVs are significantly down from where they were at launch, which is just how I like to buy things, but even then, I won't be bothering until my current TV croaks. Gotta keep up with new formats and new standards....but that doesn't mean I have to do it at full/launch price.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    *still has some old VHS cassettes...and a VCR to play them on*

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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by mad_gater View Post
    *still has some old VHS cassettes...and a VCR to play them on*
    They almost pre-date you dude!!
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    I guess that depends on how much you actually want that DVD/blu-ray. Though one should also keep in mind that they can get more expensive the longer you wait....I had that a few times with something I wanted. Thought I wait, it will get cheaper but the actual opposite to that happend

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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    The last major film to be released on VHS was A History of Violence, back in 2006, and production on VCRs ceased entirely in 2016. VHS is definitely dead

    I won't try to predict when the same will happen to DVD - it's really only the second-ever mainstream home video format - but I'm sure it will happen sooner or later.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    I installed the DVD/BR app on my Xbox One just yesterday because I mixed up my Xbox's. I usually play DVD's on my 360. So now, I could probably buy BR's if I wanted to but will I... depends on the price and what's available.
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    Default Re: Is 30 something too much for season 1 for dvd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Wolf the Artist View Post
    I was about to order Star Trek Discovery season 1 on DVD but I thought that the thirty something amazon wanted was too much. Or maybe it was Blu-ray instead of DVD, but still I was not sure if it was a good deal or not.
    Forgot to ask, how many discs are in there?

    Like for 2 discs I would say 30 is too much, but for 6 I would say it's alright

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