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Buying Cheap Bluray Discs online(from Australia) October 23, 2010

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Buying Cheap Bluray Discs online(from Australia)

I have recently started sourcing my Bluray Discs from amazon.co.UK. There are very few outlets for Bluray Discs in Australia(well there are lots but only a few types ie chainstores) and they charge *premium* prices.  As the UK are the same Bluray region as Australia,  buying from the UK isn’t a problem(The US is a different region and the discs wont play on Aussie players. As far as I know you cannot get any Bluray players that aren’t region locked, but as there are only 3 regions, and the UK is the same as Australia, it does ge us the option of sourcing Discs from there. With the strength of the Australian Dollar, it really does work out a lot cheaper.

I buy several titles at once to maximise the benefit of a single shipping charge. I have also organised group buys with my work colleagues and friends. I have found several titles that just aren’t available here and many that haven’t been released yet. I have also found 3D titles which we just can’t buy in Australia. As I have just upgrade to a new Sony 3d TV, this is great.

Here are some of  the Titles I have purchased recently or am about to purchase

The Ultimate Bourne Collection [Blu-ray] [2002]

Planet Earth: Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray] [2006]

The Complete Matrix Trilogy [Blu-ray] [1999]

Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (Theatrical Version) [Blu-ray]

Blade Runner: The Final Cut [Blu-ray] [1982]

Inception Limited Edition – Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)

2001 – A Space Odyssey [Blu-ray] [1968]

Iron Man 1 & 2 Double Pack [Blu-ray]

and some 3D titles we don’t have access to in Australia

Alice in Wonderland 3D [Blu-ray]

IMAX – Wild Ocean 3D [Blu-ray]

Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D [Blu-ray]

IMAX – Journey Into Amazing Caves 3D [Blu-ray]

IMAX – Grand Canyon Adventures-River At Risk 3D [Blu-ray]

Bolt 3D [Blu-ray]

Monster House 3D [Blu-ray]

If you click any of the above links, they will take you to amazon UK, and if you buy anything on the site, once there, we will receive a small commission. It will not cost you anymore but will help keep this site up and running, and for that we thank you. It all helps

 

 

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3DTV or Not to 3DTV, is that the Question? October 8, 2010

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3D or Not to 3D, is that the Question?

Originally I had little to no interest in 3D TVs. I had never got around to seeing a movie at the cinema, in 3D, and so my initial exposure was a very brief demo of an early prototype,  and it left me wondering what all the fuss was about. As the demo was trying to show this pre-production prototype 3DTV to as many people as possible, I only got to view about 20 seconds of a 3D game. It suffered from whats known as cross talk(where the stereo images don’t align) making it fuzzy and blurred, and this also diminished the 3D effect. Not a good way to start.

Nothing had leaped out of the screen at me, and I walked away thinking *meh* why bother. My next exposure to 3D was on a proper production model, and it was a Revelation. All the crosstalk was gone and the image was razor sharp and in full 3D effect. Now I was thinking maybe there is something to this 3D thing. I think the industry hasn’t done itself any favors, by always  having things coming out of the TV (in advertising), when in reality, whats really cool about 3D is how deep into the TV the image goes. Sure you do get some things coming out of the TV screen, but what 3D does really well is the sense of depth you get into the TV screen.

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