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That's great news. Dapat talaga P150 na lang and regular prices ng mga legit DVDs, whether single to dual discs. With the new high def formats and the pirated copies of Blu ray and HD DVDs that have higher video bitrates than these origs, they better halve their prices or they'll end up with unsold inventories. Except maybe for those with unique or better packaging like steelbooks.
Wow they've finally cracked Blu-Ray discs?
No these are pirated DVDs on DVD9 discs..
Ah, grabe. Thought Blu-Ray finally succumbed to capt. Jack.
parang tayo naman ang niLoLoko ng "Senator" Bong ReviLLa (I reaLLy hate this guy) na yan na nagsasabing huwag bumiLi ng pirated DVDs because they have Low quaLity, its steaLing, etc. when sometimes the orig DVD distributors themseLves ang parang nagnanakaw at naLoLoko sa mga consumers.
I haven't seen MI:3 and Munich around for a long time now. If anyone have seen those let me know. I'm also looking for Shoot em' Up.
I bought Babel on DVD from Astro. Why don't we show that to Bong? After I got burned a few times by the DVD distributors themselves, I just stopped my spontaneous buying. Every title I want to buy has to be checked here and recheck. My DVD buying habit slowed down. I've also went with "alternative" sources.It's funny isn't it? They are trying to sell us the idea that legit DVDs are better, trying to condition the buyers mentality to buy legit but they themselves would sometimes try and slip in low quality crap out with the intent to fool their customers. Why am I going to pay good money for a DVD5 movie when the alternative vendors sells the DVD9 version? The newer higher-bit DVD9 movies are also entering the market.All it takes is one lie to ruin 100 truths. I wonder if that one lie is worth it? Customers are not idiots. You can hear them talk during the sale. They are iffy on picking up DVDs they are not familiar with. I heard them mention yesterday "baka fullscreen ito.." "malabo siguro ito..." and they kept asking the reps if there are two versions of it.Our local DVD industry has to realize there are options out there, literally around the corner. Better price, better selection and better quality. DSL is getting cheaper as well. They can't afford to keep screwing their customers.
Not because you bought your DVD at Astro or any other retail store automatically means you bought an ORIG copy.
Oh, and I'm putting my foot down on these discussions right now. If someone's asking where to buy an original copy of a movie, pointing out you can buy fakes is NOT acceptable on these forums. Take that discussion elsewhere, or even in PMs. The posts I'm referring to have been edited. Thank you.
I'm not encouraging any illegal buying. Someone has to say all this, like a wake up call. Censoring this topic won't make a difference since other pinoy sites are discussing similar topics. I think it's better to air out our grievance so they know we want better quality products. Buying original doesn't carry the same weight it used to be. Even some of the box art pales in comparison.
Actually, some BD and HD titles have been hacked and are downloadable as 1080p video files from some torrent sites already, 30gb - 40gb files that can take days to download. It's the direct duplication to HD and BR discs that's still not economically feasible.
Taking days to download a copy of a movie probably doesn't make it worth it But I'll be genuinely impressed if and when Blu-Ray gets cracked and economically feasible like you said.
Just got myself a copy of a BD copy of The Patriot from Jack Sparrow (curiosity... really is a pain)... I put my original Dual layer DVD and the bootleg on 2 players and 2 TVs to make a comparison.... the result was awefully disheartening...
I honestly think it's more fulfilling to buy the original ones... i hope our local dvd producers realize that this virtue may soon grow extinct if they don't do anything about it.... my two cents.
Careful guys, a couple of threads have already been locked away due to piracy discussions. I just pointed out that it really would make more marketing sense for legit distributors to halve even their 299 and 399, much more their 550 and 750 titles. Those tiangge DVDs offer a true alternative source today with their DVD9 superbit copies of HD and BD sources. Despite whatever those intellectual property laws tell you, there's really nothing anyone can do to stop piracy. Not even the GATT or all the commercial clout of Uncle Sam can do anything about it in third world countries. Sorry guys, in a capitalist free market economy, it's still value for the money that has primacy over any laws out there. If buyers find more value in a commodity, they'll gravitate to it. These days, those DVD9 copies of HD and BD titles offer just that. As they say, you cannot legislate against supply and demand. Copyright laws are a feeble attempt at it. So the sooner those legit regular DVDs come down in prices to the level of these alternate sources, the better for their business.
I agree with that. But lets be realistic here. How can the local supplier or maker of legit r-3 dvds match a blue ray or hd pirated dvd that sells for 70 bucks a pop?
Censoring this topic won't make a difference since other pinoy sites are discussing similar topics.
With all due respect, pointing out the alternative source may sound like an encouragement to use that alternative, but it's as much providing the members here the information they need to satisfy their HT hobbies.
Oh and one thing about buying legit dvds. Soon as it comes out, we see it in the store. We shell out the price lets say 899. Then in a fewmonths you see it in a sale. Down to the price of 299. Which makes you feel like an idiot for buying it in the first place.And im just talking about the single or two disc set. DOnte get me started with the box set collections. I have been burned plenty of times. You get the initial release of INDIANA JONES for 3,600 then you see it in sale for like how much? 999?So what does an intelligent consumer do? HE HOLDS BACK! I'LL WAIT FOR THE SALE! But how des he curb that need to satisfy his craving to watch the title while waiting for the sale?He maybe buys a pirated version.Which is supposed to placate him in the interim. So when the sale comes in do you honestly think he's going to fork out his additional buck to get a movie he already has a copy of?
This is not a post glorifying the wonders of patronizing pirated dvds. Im just merely stating a fact.
They shoud release the dvds on a lower price immediately and not use the sale as an excuse to lower their prices down.Because in the long run they stand to lose more than they thought they would gained.In the end I dont even know why I am even stating this? Isnt it pretty obvious?