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Electronics manufacturer Panasonic has landed an exclusive Blu-ray deal that it hopes will win it vital market share this Q4.
The company will be offering free copies of the original Star Wars trilogy on Blu-ray when consumers purchase any one of a select range of Blu-ray players.
The deal coincides with the long-awaited release of all six Star Wars movies on Blu-ray on September 12th. The deal will terminate on December 31st.


http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/panas...-ray-exclusive

Epic Win for Panasonic.
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Lulz. Physical media.
Edited by greydor - 8/13/11 at 8:59am
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Bah! Why? I wanted to just go to the store and buy it.
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Thats cool i guess , i just know i cant wait for the originals to get here , i could care less about the new prequels myself.
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post #5 of 81
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Lulz. Physical media.
Are you serious? I guess I'll "Lulz" at your poor, artifacted streaming video and compressed audio while I'm watching my blu ray at reference quality AV.
post #6 of 81
thank god its only a deal. for a minute i was worried it was going to be like their exclusive rights to Avatar 3D, which means we cant have it til next year unless we bought a Panasonic TV last year during a certain time. which sucks.

but all is well, yay if you need a blu ray player. otherwise meh, gonna be getting this anyway.
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post #7 of 81
Using "gimmicks" to sell hardware.... They should provide a superior product vs giving 3 free movies (is it 3 or all 6? hard to tell in the article) to appeal to non-researched buyers.
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Lulz. Physical media.
hdd's and disk media isnt dead yet ... far from it
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Are you serious? I guess I'll "Lulz" at your poor, artifacted streaming video and compressed audio while I'm watching my blu ray at reference quality AV.
wat

you can download uncompressed blueray too... just a direct 1:1 rip
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Are you serious? I guess I'll "Lulz" at your poor, artifacted streaming video and compressed audio while I'm watching my blu ray at reference quality AV.
A year ago I would have agreed with you 100%, but I have to say Netflix's streaming quality has gotten a lot better. When I watch now I very seldom think that the quality detracting from the experience.
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