What is happening to DVD Tuesdays? Twilight was released on Saturday and Bolt was released Sunday on Blu-ray (regular DVD releases Tuesday). I stopped at Best Buy to get a copy and found an array of blue tag specials on Blu-ray titles. Needless to say I ended up spending a little more than I planned on.Â If you want to add some low priced titles to your collection, head over to Best Buy sometime this week, before the deals are gone…
As you can see in the photo below, there is a decent selection of high def flicks starting at just $14.99.Â A few examples are: Replacement Killers for $14.99, Under Siege for $16.99, and Casino Royale or RoboCop for $19.99.
This is probably the most blue tag specials I’ve seen at Best Buy at one time.Â Better check it out!
4 thoughts on “Blue Tag Bluray Deals at Best Buy”
Dude, I'd like to hear your predictions on when you think Blue Ray is going to completely be dominating the format. Traditional DVD still seems to be hanging in there in a big way. What are your thoughts? How long do you think it'll take for the pricing of the players and disks to come down?
For me BluRay is it. I'm 'avoiding' buying anything that isn't BD. I'm trying to hold out until BSG goes Blu.. but might give in and buy the next season on DVD.
As for the price of titles.. I think it will slowly happen over the course of this year. But might be well into 2010 before prices are about same as DVD. DVD's will probably be around for 5 more years, unfortunately. Why? Because the average guy in middle america won't buy blu yet and doesn't have an HD TV yet either. I think that's changing some and this year's "official transition to digital tv" will probably help push people to buy new tvs. But great grandma's not going tv shopping any time soon.
As for the price of bluray players.. next christmas it will definitely be in the range. You can get them now for $200. Maybe another year after that before walmart sells one for $35.
Oh also.. right now it costs about $1 more to manufacture a BD over a DVD. For some reason in retail that translates into an additional $5 to $15. There are higher authoring and mastering costs, but for a big studio title that should amortize out to almost nothing. So that higher retail price really is just a convenience fee, or something they are charging because they feel they can.
My advice for anyone releasing BluRay is to make it the same price as the DVD.
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