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Retailers are starting to smarten up to the Internet. Now they price match online, something they never did a few years back.

Now, you lot mentioned a strange word.....shops?  :?

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MajorFubar wrote:

mr malarky wrote:
Give it another few years and there'll be a thread on here reminiscing about those strange shops in the town that you used to be able to rent films from...

Give it another few years and there'll be a thread on here reminiscing about those strange shops in the town that you used to be able to buy HiFi from...  :cry:

 

Yep, good point! Have gone full circle lately, used to by everything off the Internet but in recent years have made a point of buying from a high street dealer, if only to try and make sure there's still one there when I want to demo something

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Maybe the loss of video shops in the high st and growth of down loads will drive down the costs of hard copy bd discs thats if there are any shops left to buy them from!

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Not sure they're overly expensive even now. Has everyone else forgotten how twenty years ago top-rated VHS films were about fifteen pound each? But folks moan these days that you can't get just-released blockbuster blu-rays three-for-a-tenner.

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Not sure they're overly expensive even now. Has everyone else forgotten how twenty years ago top-rated VHS films were about fifteen pound each? But folks moan these days that you can't get just-released blockbuster blu-rays three-for-a-tenner.

 

I used to go into HMV and buy 3 VHS for a tenner, just before the format became redundant. Then made exactly the same mistake with DVD's (and still have whole shelves of "3 for a tenner" DVD's that I'll never watch). If I start seeing BluRay discs being sold 3 for a tenner I'll know its time to chuck the BluRay player in the bin!!

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mr malarky wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

Not sure they're overly expensive even now. Has everyone else forgotten how twenty years ago top-rated VHS films were about fifteen pound each? But folks moan these days that you can't get just-released blockbuster blu-rays three-for-a-tenner.

 

I used to go into HMV and buy 3 VHS for a tenner, just before the format became redundant. Then made exactly the same mistake with DVD's (and still have whole shelves of "3 for a tenner" DVD's that I'll never watch). If I start seeing BluRay discs being sold 3 for a tenner I'll know its time to chuck the BluRay player in the bin!!

I thought the same with my DVD's until recently when I watched them on the 751BD the upscaling is so good that its like watching a bluray film, well not exactly as clear but damn good.

Put them on your will be surprised Smile

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I used to go into HMV and buy 3 VHS for a tenner, just before the format became redundant.

Haha!  I did the same.  Most of them are now sat in bin-bag in the loft, waiting to be 'taken to the charity shop' by SWMBO, who seems to genuinely believe a charity shop will hail her as the new Messiah for walking in with a bin-bag full of old films on VHS tape. First time I think I can get away with it without her noticing, they'll get donated to that 'charity shop' in my front garden, the one with wheels on the bottom that I put outside the gate every Tuesday morning.

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duaplex wrote:

mr malarky wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

Not sure they're overly expensive even now. Has everyone else forgotten how twenty years ago top-rated VHS films were about fifteen pound each? But folks moan these days that you can't get just-released blockbuster blu-rays three-for-a-tenner.

 

I used to go into HMV and buy 3 VHS for a tenner, just before the format became redundant. Then made exactly the same mistake with DVD's (and still have whole shelves of "3 for a tenner" DVD's that I'll never watch). If I start seeing BluRay discs being sold 3 for a tenner I'll know its time to chuck the BluRay player in the bin!!

I thought the same with my DVD's until recently when I watched them on the 751BD the upscaling is so good that its like watching a bluray film, well not exactly as clear but damn good.

Put them on your will be surprised Smile

 

You're on. I've got a couple of "SuperBit" DVD's in there somewhere (yet another format that went down the toilet), be interesting to see how they look.

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I bought a Toshiba 37" CRT tv, with Dolby Digital Surround, for £2500, back in 2000. It was a monster and weighed 100KGS! Getting it up a flight of stairs was an absolute nightmare!

EDIT: Just found a vid of the TV on YOUTUBE, HERE. It looks so small now! Also, one of the people commenting on the vid just bought the tv, second hand for £12! £12 bloody quid! Now thats depreciation!  

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Loads of people buy them until this day.  A CRT is perfect for VHS, retro gaming, non widesceen movies you own on DVD, Laserdisc etc.  My neighbours still own a CRT for main television viewing. Wink

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mr malarky wrote:

duaplex wrote:

mr malarky wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

Not sure they're overly expensive even now. Has everyone else forgotten how twenty years ago top-rated VHS films were about fifteen pound each? But folks moan these days that you can't get just-released blockbuster blu-rays three-for-a-tenner.

I eagerly await Smile

 

I used to go into HMV and buy 3 VHS for a tenner, just before the format became redundant. Then made exactly the same mistake with DVD's (and still have whole shelves of "3 for a tenner" DVD's that I'll never watch). If I start seeing BluRay discs being sold 3 for a tenner I'll know its time to chuck the BluRay player in the bin!!

I thought the same with my DVD's until recently when I watched them on the 751BD the upscaling is so good that its like watching a bluray film, well not exactly as clear but damn good.

Put them on your will be surprised Smile

 

You're on. I've got a couple of "SuperBit" DVD's in there somewhere (yet another format that went down the toilet), be interesting to see how they look.

I eagerly await Smile

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talk about depreciation.I bought a sony wega 32 inch widescreen for £1900 in 1999 and I had to pay a bloke £20 to take the the thing away when I upgraded

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lolz.... I recon we were ALL duped into paying vast amounts of money before for what is now considered old hat .... unless you live in one of the back-beat countries with many an old crt TV ... not naming em as the feedback may not be worth the hastle   Smile

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There was a time when there were places on the high street called Radio Rentals - because most people couldn't actually afford to buy a TV or a VCR - and certainly not both. It was perfectly normal to rent. If I remember correctly, 2 - 3 years rental was about the same as the purchase price.

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Yes.... I do remember this...lol.

I remember when there were harldy any cars on the roads and I'm only 49   Smile

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