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Adam Stout works in the technology field and is currently located in San Diego, CA.




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Well I lost on the HD-DVD vs. BluRay war. Enticed by a free copy of Heroes Season 1, I bought a HD-DVD player for my X-Box 360 last year. There is no need to argue about who should have won since the battle is over, but I just feel ripped off by the supporters of HD-DVDs. I purchased high quality version of movies what I won't be able to use and they have done nothing about it.

After using "Watch Instantly" on NetFlix, I was convinced streaming is the future of movies. Based on that have just been waiting for a way to rip the HD-DVDs to my harddrive (since you can buy a 1.5 terabyte drive for under $150) but while I was waiting for that I came across an interesting program...

Warner is offering an exchange program of sorts. For $5 per disk and the original HD-DVD insert, you can get BluRay version of the movies you already purchased.

The full details can be found on the Red2Blu web site.

While I'm not thrilled about buying something I already own, at least I don't have to pay full price.

WB is still making money off me but at least I don't feel completely ripped off.

Now the interesting thing is that I don't have a BluRay player and I'm not sure I'm getting one any time soon. Luckily I know some people who do so perhaps these will just be cheap Christmas presents.


Anonymous @ May 20, 2009

I just want to point out that I have a Blu-Ray player. In case you forgot.

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