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New to buying DVD's online....help needed

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  1. Andy20

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    Hi all,
    Hopefully someone can give me some good information on ordering online.

    Play.com and CD-Wow seem to be good sites to order from, however a mate of mine ordered 'THE RING' from CD-WOW and when delivered it turned out to be the Canadian R1.

    Now call me picky but I only want American R1 DVD's.

    Can someone tell me some good sites to order from that will definately be American R1 DVD's and not Canadian R1 DVD's.

    :)
     
  2. nathan_silly

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    Amazon.com
    DVDempire.com

    Although I only buy R1's, I don't know if there is any difference between Canadian & US R1's. Probably just the inclusion of french language on the Canadian (wheras US disc might have Spanish instead)
     
  3. mcmullanbrush

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    I think Movietyme give you a choice between US and Canadian discs
     
  4. Andy20

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    Some of the Canadian DVD's have french writing on the cover of the DVD. If you look look at both covers for 'The Ring' you'll see the french writing.

    It's very picky of me I know just because of the covers but when I order R1 DVD's I expect the original American one and not the Canadian copy.

    :)
     
  5. Andy20

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    Thank you for them sites.

    How good are DVDEmpire & Movetyme with speedy delivery and customer service? Should I be wary about anything?

    If you know of any other sites let me know :)
     
  6. Hawklord

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    Check out dvdpricecheck.com it searches over 70 online stores across all regions for the best price.
     
  7. mcmullanbrush

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    I used Movietyme for two orders, they were quick and I had no trouble.
     
  8. Andy20

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    I've seen that site dvdpricecheck.com, it didn't really help me.

    I like the look of Movietyme, lots of proper American R1 DVD's, although do they charge for P&P?

    Shame there isn't any stores around the country like HMV that stock USA R1 DVD's....they should do really.
     
  9. Hawklord

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    Why didn't you find it usefull?
    It saves you looking at indevidual sites and gives you a guide as to what the dvd will cost. On average I've saved £2-£3 on each dvd I've purchased . Thats about £900 on the 300+ films I purchased over the years:devil:
     
  10. Andy20

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    As right now I'm looking for sites that sell R1 American DVD's

    :)

    Anyone else know of any sites? American based perhaps?
     
  11. Hawklord

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    thanks :)
     
  13. KRRK

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    A vote for Movietyme from me. Been using them for a year or so now, and never had any trouble, except once when I got a 'floater' and it was replaced quickly. Excellent service.
     
  14. Andy20

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    Do you have to pay P&P with Movetyme?

    One thing I noticed by one of the DVD's I want, they only seem to stock the Canadian version (Buffy season 2 Boxset) :(
     
  15. Spencem

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    A little off topic, but I think my wife got the R1 of season 2 and discovered it is 4:3 rather than 16:9, so if this is important to you double check before ordering.
     
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    Buffy went widescreen only after a certain season (S4?) and anyway it's not the OAR, 4:3 is.

    R2 S2 boxset is 4:3 as well.
     
  17. TheBigApple

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    Why would someone send a turd through the post. :laugh:

    Seriously though, what's a floater. :confused:
     
  18. nathan_silly

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    I think he means a "Rattler", when the disc has come loose from the spindle during transit- possible causing scratches to the disc.

    My Buffy R1 was a rattler- no scratches (the sides are pretty tight so the disc can't really shake around)
     
  19. James45

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    season two is 4:3 no matter what it was filmed in 4:3, season 4 was the first widescreen season of buffy although the soon to be released R1 of season 4 is going to 4:3 because some of the stock footage is 4:3 (go for R2 of that season, its in widescreen)
     
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    *cough* yes, floater, rattler, all the same. A loose disc, not a turd.

    Seriously, it was great service, the replacement disc was dispatched almost as soon as it was reported and I just sent the faulty one back at my leisure.
     

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