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Warner starts trade-in program for DVD to Blu-ray

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 May 2010 15:44 User comments (26)

Warner starts trade-in program for DVD to Blu-ray Warner Bros., which pioneered the Red2Blu program last year, has started a new DVD2Blu program, making it cheap for DVD owners to upgrade or start their Blu-ray collections.
If you own one of the 91 Warner DVDs listed, you can send in your DVD along with $5-7 and the company will send you back the Blu-ray version.

The pros of the deal are you get to upgrade to Blu for cheap, but the cons are Warner says turnaround can be up to 8 weeks, and there are shipping charges if you don't send in over 7 movies.

A few of the most popular movies are expected to be Dark City: Director's Cut, the Ocean's trilogy, The Departed, V for Vendetta and a few others although the selection is not by any means "great."

The Red2Blu program allowed users to trade in their HD-DVD movies for Blu-rays at a discounted price.

You can check the full selection here: http://www.dvd2blu.com/products.html

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26 user comments

17.5.2010 16:39

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If you own one of the 91 Warner DVDs available, you can send in your DVD along with $5-7 and the company will send you back the Blu-ray version.
Did you mean "own one of the 91 Warner DVDs that are also available on Blu-ray"?...Or maybe "if you own one of the 91 BDs available"...
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27.5.2010 17:08

Make sure you copy them first. ^_^
Best of both worlds.

37.5.2010 17:40

lol...

Quote:

"If you had any balls, U'd be out stealing for a living"

Joe Pesci GOODFELLAS 1990

Advice:

U-torrent + ANYDVD + BD Rebuilder = Blu-Ray Bliss for the right price..

47.5.2010 17:50

Originally posted by CaptHook:
lol...

Quote:

"If you had any balls, U'd be out stealing for a living"

Joe Pesci GOODFELLAS 1990

Advice:

U-torrent + ANYDVD + BD Rebuilder = Blu-Ray Bliss for the right price..
U-torrent? Old fashioned, Megaupload Platinum rocks!

57.5.2010 18:31

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U-torrent? Old fashioned, Megaupload Platinum rocks!



Now you see how the brothers and sisters in the P2P movement look out for one another. My man cyprusrom was gracious enough to let me know about a site that may better assist me with file sharing. Do you think that the industry will give me secrets on how to find affordable music.......NOT!!! Instead, they want me to trade-in movies I have already payed for in order to receive a new version, and still charge me an upgrade fee and shipping costs. Did we request the industry to change the technology from DVD to Blu-Ray.....NOT So why should we be on the hook the the upgrade fees?

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67.5.2010 18:45

I don't see any problems with the "DVD trade" program. For those that do care about the new Blu-ray and all that,and were gonna "upgrade" anyway, I actually think is a very good, cheap way to do it. After all, no one is forced to "switch", spend any money. I personally am happy with an "Upscaller".
When I would see a problem, is if they would stop releasing movies on DVD, and go Blu-ray exclusively...but then again, if it would get to that point, probably a BD player and the discs would cost what the DVD players/discs costs now...
Either way, I am "digitally" exclusive, wouldn't affect me much at all:)!

77.5.2010 19:07

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U-torrent? Old fashioned, Megaupload Platinum rocks!


Just read here on afterdawn that Rapid-Share is dodging "THE MAN"... Is Megaupload that much more secure, or is it that you recommended this site for legal file sharing only? If your recommendation was in regard to the latter, then Megaupload would be of no use to me!! Thanks anyway!!

87.5.2010 19:18

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or is it that you recommended this site for legal file sharing only

All of these sites are for "legal" file sharing only!!;)
RapidShare and megauplaod are in the same business.

The reason why I like MU, is better for dl, with a premium account you get no restriction, no limit on storage/bandwidth. RS has daily/monthly restrictions. MU also has a "Platinum" option, buying a Premium account for life,, which is only about $175, instead of monthly re-renewal.
The Free accounts is better with MU as well, no ridiculous time limit between dls.

97.5.2010 20:05

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Quote:
or is it that you recommended this site for legal file sharing only

All of these sites are for "legal" file sharing only!!;)
RapidShare and megauplaod are in the same business.

The reason why I like MU, is better for dl, with a premium account you get no restriction, no limit on storage/bandwidth. RS has daily/monthly restrictions. MU also has a "Platinum" option, buying a Premium account for life,, which is only about $175, instead of monthly re-renewal.
The Free accounts is better with MU as well, no ridiculous time limit between dls.
but there are ridiculous time limits on video stored on MU

107.5.2010 20:19

You mean MegaVideo, not MU? Although is same company, is a totally different issue.

117.5.2010 22:50

Originally posted by CaptHook:
Did we request the industry to change the technology from DVD to Blu-Ray.....NOT So why should we be on the hook the the upgrade fees?
Yes, I was requesting an improvement on DVDs long before bluray, HD-DVD, or even HD-TVs were available. BluRay might not be the ideal format for me, but it is a whole lot better than DVD. You don't NEED to upgrade to bluray, it is an option they are giving you.

I can understand complaints about poor selection, high replacement costs, high shipping, etc...but to complain that they are giving you the option to upgrade to better quality is just silly.

127.5.2010 23:46

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I can understand complaints about poor selection, high replacement costs, high shipping, etc...but to complain that they are giving you the option to upgrade to better quality is just silly.


lol... okay, while I may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, my guess that the days of your precious DVD's will be coming to a halt in a few years is not so far fetched. With BD players costing as little as $125,even lower in some cases, and the prices of BD video even dropping, DVD's will soon be phased out. Your DVD option will not last partner, believe me....and yes, you will be forced to upgrade in order to own new digital video!! The industry is going to squeeze the last bit of change they can out of DVD owners because they have recognized this fact also, and if they can get current DVD owners to upgrade to BD, that would be an additional plus. This is their way of getting you to purchase their products 2-3 different times.

You may find this idea silly...lol But be my guest and pay the optional upgrade fee of 7 bucks and the $5-$10 shipping, but don't turn your lip up in anger when you see that same BD movie in a few years at your local quickie mart for $5 and no option for it on DVD.

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138.5.2010 0:11

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Quote:
If you own one of the 91 Warner DVDs available, you can send in your DVD along with $5-7 and the company will send you back the Blu-ray version.
Did you mean "own one of the 91 Warner DVDs that are also available on Blu-ray"?...Or maybe "if you own one of the 91 BDs available"...
No. I think they mean if we own any of the 91 Warner DVDs that is made available by Warner Bros. You can select up to 25 Dvds you wish to upgrade.

Check this link: http://www.dvd2blu.com/products.html

Nothing beatsTaiyo Yuden CDs

148.5.2010 0:50

some retro technology is good im gonna keep my dvds.who knows in 20 years they might be worth something to collectors.I plan to keep my dvd player in good working condition and use it for as long as i can.gonna have the option of watching blu ray using a ps3 or my pc.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

158.5.2010 1:25

Originally posted by rylai17:
Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Quote:
If you own one of the 91 Warner DVDs available, you can send in your DVD along with $5-7 and the company will send you back the Blu-ray version.
Did you mean "own one of the 91 Warner DVDs that are also available on Blu-ray"?...Or maybe "if you own one of the 91 BDs available"...
No. I think they mean if we own any of the 91 Warner DVDs that is made available by Warner Bros. You can select up to 25 Dvds you wish to upgrade.

Check this link: http://www.dvd2blu.com/products.html
Yeah, that's what it reads, but not what it was meant...I think it was meant "If you own the DVD of any of the 91 titles available on Blu-ray"...

168.5.2010 3:46
Paula_X
Inactive

so insert your credit card details.. then there is actual hardline legal proof that you are paying for access to stolen content.. the grey area of sharing is gone.. it's being done for profit and that my friends is criminal. These pay sites will not hesitate to hand over yoyr details when they get closed down.. wait and see. RS have already bowed to the man and handed over thousands of ip's of uploaders to the german anti-piracy groups.. this was widely reported last year (or don't people have memories?)

you are all being tricked by these people.. time will show (same as the newsgroups) that when it comes to hand over your details or face jail these people will hang on to their millions and you will be the ones taking the fall.. unlike the bay guys who at least stood by their principles and destroyed any evidence they had of YOUR activities.

trade in dvd for blu-crap .. I smell the stench of desperation.. hahahahaha

178.5.2010 4:57

Warner Bros. are not as good as they looks like.

They try to stop making regular DVD's sooner that 2013 when they supposed not wonna make them any more.
Them whole idea is to cut-off-some-how SOONER regular DVD's Piracy (Since few people know how to back-up Blu-Rays and cost more) ......in order to make more $ in the long run.

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188.5.2010 5:48

That seems a bit far fetched...I bet I could train a monkey to pirate blurays using AnyDVD...you don't even need to know how to read to do it...the hardest part of the whole process is driving to the store to get the blank disks. On top of that, new piracy measures on DVD have made newer disks unrippable to the old freewares like DVDdecrypter and DVDShrink...so you have to get AnyDVD to rip DVDs...it is now the same exact process to rip a BluRay or a DVD.

I really don't think there are any conspiracies in place at the WB, other than their plan to make a movie so bad that it kills (they have gotten close many times, but no success yet).

198.5.2010 11:33

[b You Earth People are Stupid , Stupid, Stupid Stupid ][/b]

With the Price of Some {not all } blu-Ray disc coming down especially Older Titles For as Little as $8.00-$10.00 range why go through the hassle of trading your Dvd in at all ? keep it for the kids to play on their consloe or player/computer ect... I think WB is trying to do a Cash for Clunkers But they have'nt thought it out sufficiently IMHO anyways PEACE!!!

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208.5.2010 11:38

megaupload sucks private trackers ftw

218.5.2010 12:36

Originally posted by modmyxbox:
megaupload sucks private trackers ftw
Really? Ice cream sucks too, still eat it every day...
Private trackers,public junk, whatever...torrents are stone age...

228.5.2010 16:44

Originally posted by cyprusrom:
Originally posted by modmyxbox:
megaupload sucks private trackers ftw
Really? Ice cream sucks too, still eat it every day...
Private trackers,public junk, whatever...torrents are stone age...
so was emule but it still took a few years for people to realize the future is here and move to torrents..untill then you could only really have alot of sources for new releases of very popluar media.
now you can find anything on torrents. and as much as you like MU cyprusrom,you cant say the same about it. not now at least. and since its paid it'll take even longer time to tell if it would truly become the "next" file-sharing scene.
the important thing is your happy with paying the 175$ premium and were happy dling with utorrent for free

238.5.2010 17:00

MU is not necessarily paid for, they have the free version, which works pretty good.The reason why I paid for is so I can get my money back every time someone downloads files that I uploaded to my accout.
MediaFire is even better for speed, no time restriction for free accounts, just no rewards system.

As for finding "anything"...yes, you can find everything, if know where to look. Plus you leave less traces, the torrents are being monitored heavily enough nowadays...You don't depend on seeders,pretty much dld at your networks max speed all the time;if in the right place, you have direct FTP access to any material available, and convert any other links, for example RapidShare, Hotfile, Netload...to MU premium links.
If your torrent is up and all you have is a bunch of jack ass leeches, it'll take some time. A direct, hotlink on a storage site, once is up, it all depends on your speed, you can have a 2GB movie in less than 10 minutes.

2413.5.2010 0:33

I would not be willing to pay for hosting if I was planning on putting something illegal up there...that seems like the most traceable thing of all! It is bad enough paying for a VPN that changes IP addresses and erases the old records frequently.

2514.5.2010 7:09

I don't understand WB's motivation for offering this; what do they gain?
Why only those 91 titles?
Why 125 HD titles?
Will others studios follow?

It doesn't make sense; what are they planning to do with the returned DVDs?

2614.5.2010 8:38

Originally posted by Blessedon:
I don't understand WB's motivation for offering this; what do they gain?
Why only those 91 titles?
Why 125 HD titles?
Will others studios follow?

It doesn't make sense; what are they planning to do with the returned DVDs?

bargain bin at your local shopping centre maybe.ebay over priced dvd probably.Im thinking in a couple of years all those precious dvds that warner bros has conned you into upgrading wont be easy to find in the shops so they can charge sky high prices for them

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

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