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Warner Bros offering ‘free’ Blu-Rays for your HD-DVD’s

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Maybe it’s all the late nights getting to me but I feel myself becoming increasingly cynical against the big corporations out there and their marketing stunts.

The latest being Warner Bros who have very kindly come out and offered free Blu-Ray replacement movies to all their customers who purchased the HD-DVD versions before Warner Bros dumped HD-DVD.

Now while that may sound nice I see two problems with this offer.

Firstly the offer isn’t entirely free as they are leveraging a $4.95 upgrade fee per disc which may not be much but really you are upgrading year old movies here so it’s not like they are worth much in the first place.

And secondly if you give away all your HD-DVD’s what are you going to use that overpriced HD-DVD peripheral for? That would just make you feel worse about your misguided decision to follow Toshiba in the first place.

But then again if you recently suffered a Xbox 360 meltdown, which is highly likely, you can always go and buy an overpriced Blu-Ray player with gaming abilities from Sony instead.

But if you’re a Wii fan this means nothing to you since you can’t watch movies on your console anyway.

Source: Joystiq

I count 5 companies I was cynical against in one post, I wonder if that’s a new record?

Last Updated: April 23, 2009


  1. easy

    April 23, 2009 at 13:30

    mmm… i bet the people that bought into betamax would disagree with you, but then again, companies in those days had more compassion for customers/potential customers… clearly.

    btw, you come across more bitter than cynical in this article. or is it more of a left wing thing seeing as its the time of year for political stances?


  2. WitWolfyZA

    April 23, 2009 at 15:01

    *sigh* so i take it the next Xbox wont have HD DVD in then if Warner Bros are asking people to give it back in exchange for Blu Ray. Damn you MS.. Couldnt you just have included HD DVD from the Start?!?!


  3. Scotty777

    April 23, 2009 at 15:48

    lazy, dude, you really are becoming more and more a cynic :D. I :heart: it!


  4. LazySAGamer

    April 24, 2009 at 01:42

    I will work on that, it was meant to be tongue in cheek cynical. I have no bitterness towards anyone mentioned above. I don’t even have a HD-DVD movie or player 😉


  5. Yarik11

    April 24, 2009 at 13:43

    And a PS3 basher :angel:


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