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HD-DVD rentals?
Topic by: Beerchan
Posted: April 20, 2006 - 12:20 PM PDT
Last Reply: January 10, 2008 - 1:47 PM PST

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author topic: HD-DVD rentals?
underdog
post #21  on June 5, 2007 - 4:13 PM PDT  
Heh, one step at a time Hanage. ;-) Of course, we'll consider it, but it's a question of feasbililty as well as the overall value it provides versus cost of investing/acquiring.

Meanwhile, we have HD and Blu-ray in for rent. Check out the list on the right side of the DVD rental home page for the first set of titles, and enjoy!

hanage
post #22  on June 5, 2007 - 9:52 PM PDT  
Yeah, I hear ya. And it's still early, neither format has really taken off.

Still, it's something to seriously think about, considering it's unlikely any of the other rent-by-mail services would ever rent HD DVD imports (OK, I'm guessing, but still...). You could potentially attract new subscribers based on that alone (especially once people realize you DON'T throttle AND you ship on Saturday).

No pressure. (^_^)
hanage
post #23  on June 7, 2007 - 8:13 AM PDT  
OK, this is a little off-topic, but it's not really because it's still about getting HD content to GC subscribers. GC already does DivX VOD. DivX HD has been around for some time now. But is there such a thing as DivX HD VOD? Almost certainly not for stand-alone players yet (like regular DivX VOD), but for desktops, laptops, HTPCs and modded AppleTVs. If there were, would GC be willing and/or able to offer it eventually?

And this is why I ask: while you may not get a lot of major studio interest in this service, you may be able to interest a lot of smaller distributors and real indies who aren't going anywhere near either next-gen format until one of them is good and dead (assuming that's how this plays out), and maybe not even then.
hanage
post #24  on June 12, 2007 - 10:04 AM PDT  
At the risk of coming off as a jerk (assuming I haven't already), when will we see more HD DVD for rent?
underdog
post #25  on June 12, 2007 - 3:35 PM PDT  
> On June 12, 2007 - 10:04 AM PDT hanage wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> At the risk of coming off as a jerk (assuming I haven't already), when will we see more HD DVD for rent?
> ---------------------------------

We'll definitely be adding more HD titles soon. Possibly real soon. Stay tuned. Blu-ray we may hold off on for now. They just aren't queuing up real well so far.
vksf01
post #26  on June 13, 2007 - 10:29 AM PDT  
> On June 12, 2007 - 3:35 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 12, 2007 - 10:04 AM PDT hanage wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > At the risk of coming off as a jerk (assuming I haven't already), when will we see more HD DVD for rent?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> We'll definitely be adding more HD titles soon. Possibly real soon. Stay tuned. Blu-ray we may hold off on for now. They just aren't queuing up real well so far.
> ---------------------------------


thanks guys for adding HD-DVD disks. i think you might just be pushing me over the edge as far as getting an HD-DVD player!

weezy
post #27  on December 14, 2007 - 2:26 PM PST  
We recently added a HD genre to the left hand side bar for your viewing pleasures. Send in those HD requests if you'd like to see us picking up more for rental! Catalog suggestions can be send to catalog@greencine.com. Please put the title you're requesting in the subject line.
Vanamonde
post #28  on December 21, 2007 - 1:32 AM PST  
Great list, krisalm! I would put "The Song Remains the Same" (my first VHS and DVD) and Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy at the top.
underdog
post #29  on January 10, 2008 - 1:47 PM PST  
Interesting piece on the New York Times' technology blog on Blu-Ray vs. HD, and how it looks like Blu-Ray may now have the upper hand in those format wars.
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