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Blu-ray Giveaway: Gotham Edition

Posted by Tyler Pruitt on January 27, 2009 
Filed Under: Format War, Giveaways



This FWC Blu-ray giveaway includes: Batman Begin Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset, The Dark Knight Blu-ray w/Digital Copy, and a Blu-ray fold out pen :)

The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. (Mehar will be helping out with Canadian only giveaways).

You can only win once every 6 months.

The Winner will be announced Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 1st

Winner will be selected by a Random.org number sequence.

How To Enter:

  • Reply in the comments below (please use your real email address) Tell us what your Wife/GF/S.O. thinks about Blu-ray. Can she/he tell the difference between DVD and BD? Have they purchased any Blu-ray movies for themselves?  Any related stories would also be great!
  • You Must also be a Subscriber to either our Full Content RSS Feed or to our Daily Email Update. This is because the winner will be announced via RSS/Email and will not be listed in this post or on the main page of the site.

Thanks again to all our loyal readers, without you this site wouldn’t exist.

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  4. Blu-ray Giveaway: Step Brothers
  5. Blu-ray Giveaway: Pineapple Express

Comments

54 Responses to “Blu-ray Giveaway: Gotham Edition”

  1. Ryan on January 27th, 2009 4:33 pm

    Were a new couple, and she has a VHS player. I gave her an extra DVD player I had hooked up, and connected it to her TV along with her new digital converter box – she’s pretty excited about both. In related news when I saw Panasonic’s new BD/VHS combo unit @ CES I immediately thought of her : )

    I’m happy to be a new RSS subscriber on both my Macbook & iPhone with NewsGator’s NetNewsWire program!

  2. Jaime Valles on January 27th, 2009 4:34 pm

    My wife likes Blu-ray, but isn’t nearly as impressed by it as I am. She hasn’t bought any herself, but was excited when I told her I got Iron Man & Indiana Jones 4.

  3. Joe Schneier on January 27th, 2009 4:53 pm

    It’s hard to dispute it. DVD quality varies, but Blu-ray always looks good. I think the audio is much better too

  4. Carolyn G on January 27th, 2009 5:06 pm

    Hubby love blu-ray and goes on and on about it. Me, I don’t see the difference but then again, I am not into all that.

  5. Glenn on January 27th, 2009 5:07 pm

    My wife thinks “meh” when it comes to Blu-Ray. She can tell the difference but is satisfied with SDTV or DVD (on a 60″ 1080p no less). She purchases Blu-Rays now, but only because I told her “that’s the way to go”

  6. DavidB on January 27th, 2009 5:55 pm

    Not sure my wife “sees” the benefits, but she recognizes that any movie we buy or rent should be Blu.

  7. Delbert on January 27th, 2009 8:46 pm

    She likes Blu-ray but wishes there were more chick-flicks.

  8. nahtaivel on January 27th, 2009 9:12 pm

    She definitely can see the difference.

  9. Eric on January 27th, 2009 9:56 pm

    No, S.O. does not see the difference betwen HD and DVD discs. :-(

  10. Philip on January 27th, 2009 11:21 pm

    My gf doesn’t care about Blu-Ray. She does not notice any difference so she never buys any movies on Blu.

  11. John on January 28th, 2009 4:01 am

    Can tell a difference, but doesnt really matter to her.

  12. Mike Russo on January 28th, 2009 7:13 am

    She supports the BD, but I don’t think she believes in it quite as much as I do. She doesn’t have any. My daughter has a couple! Sleeping Beauty and Wall-E. (OK, those are mine)

  13. Derric on January 28th, 2009 7:19 am

    My Fiancee was apprehensive about getting a blu-ray player but I bought one anyway on Black Friday. I got the Samsung 2500. She really didn’t see the difference at first when I played Iron Man. She bought Sweet Home Alabama, one of her favorites, on blu-ray and noticed that at one point Candice Bergen had bee stings on her face that she had never noticed before and she said it made that scene must more funny. She now loves blu-ray and has purchased LOST on blu-ray, Wall-E, and the Harry Potter Movies.

  14. m. mike on January 28th, 2009 7:35 am

    She’d prefer Diamonds over whatever the heck is Blu-ray ;)

  15. Ryan on January 28th, 2009 8:19 am

    Wife likes Blu-Rays and knows to only buy them and rent DVD’s only if the Blu-Rays are not available. That being said, she loves Netflix’s Watch Instantly so we have a blockbuster.com account for renting Blu-Rays online/in-store and Netflix solely for it’s watch Instantly.

    She also wishes that they were as cheap as HD DVD’s have been for the past year, but I’ve been explaining why they have been so cheap. Still, she is completely satisfied with DVD as well as long as it’s upconverted. It’s funny how she noticed when I replaced the HDMI cable with a composite cable on the upconverting DVD player but doesn’t make much of a fuss when we watch a DVD oppose to Blu-Ray.

    That all being said, she agrees about definitely getting certain movies on Blu-Ray such as CGI animated films (Pixars and the like) or action/blockbusters/etc. that offer eye/ear candy. Even for chick flicks, comedy’s, and similar genre’s she’s completely fine with the DVD – but I have to convince her to pay the extra for the Blu-Ray.

    She still bugs me that we can only watch them on one player in our house (until there’s a combo disc created or more DVD’s included instead of digital copies) and always liked the combo discs of HD DVD for this reason. She also gets upset when she can’t lend them out to her friends/family that don’t yet own a Blu-Ray player. Eventually we’ll get a second player for her in the bedroom, and Blu-Ray has been working with making a combo-type disc or including DVD’s (e.g. Sleeping Beauty and Bolt) but it’s still a long way off. Both of us could care less about Digital Copies though, and much rather have a DVD version. She also could care less about BD-Live and PiP (although I definitely appreciate PiP myself).

    I guess what I’m trying to say it she sort of understands it, under certain circumstances. Other times, it’s my influence – but I’m still working on her, but the BDA needs to help me out with some of it’s remaining shortcomings. Of course, when you need the best picture and sound – it is the only game in town. It’s just debatable if every movie or type of movie really does need the best picture and sound… But as for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, I wouldn’t have it any other way! Hence why I’m leaving this post ;) .

  16. hubert on January 28th, 2009 8:31 am

    My wife can see the difference between BD/DVD when I’ve switched between sources. However, in her opinion the difference is pretty negligible. Still she doesn’t mind me buy BD media.

  17. Art on January 28th, 2009 9:00 am

    My wife is not in bluray like I am yet she still enjoys it. She tells me she sees a difference but could care either way. We haven’t bought any chick flick blurays yet but I’m sure she soon will. She wanted to buy Mamma Mia but I said no and we ended up buying Kung Fu Panda.

  18. burndive on January 28th, 2009 9:28 am

    My wife is pretty much on board with Blu-ray. There were a couple of movies she insisted that we should buy. Mostly, though, it’s been Netflix, so we’ve bought less than I had historically.

  19. Chris on January 28th, 2009 11:25 am

    My fiance can tell the difference. She disagrees with me when I want to replace existing DVD’s with the Blu version but not enough for me to stop doing it! She is all about buying new stuff on blu though.

  20. Ly on January 28th, 2009 11:40 am

    I’d love to win this … of course you can tell the difference. Blu-ray rules!

  21. Roland on January 28th, 2009 11:43 am

    My S.O. sees the difference. Getting spoiled actually and complains even with upconverted DVDs and how some shows on-air arent full HD yet. :)

  22. Steve on January 28th, 2009 11:59 am

    My wife loves Blu -Ray.

    She can tell the difference.

    We are movie lovers and watch dvds constantly and she now wants to replace all our favorite movies from standard dvd to blu-ray.

  23. Randell Smith on January 28th, 2009 12:19 pm

    My DW has no idea what the difference is between a DVD and Blu-ray and really I don’t expect her to know the difference. This way I have a sense of self-worth around the house and she has to keep me around to operate the electronics!

  24. Phil on January 28th, 2009 12:47 pm

    The first time my wife put a regular DVD into our DVD player after a week watching Blu-ray, she said she thought the DVD player was broken so she definately knows the difference.

  25. David H on January 28th, 2009 1:45 pm

    I have slowly taken over our living room and my gf is hooked on blu-rays. She has been eying the Sex and the City copy at the store so that may very well be her first purchase.

  26. Michelle S on January 28th, 2009 7:20 pm

    I bought my husband a blu-ray player and 6 movies for Christmas. Honestly I didn’t think there would be a big difference. I am sold on blu-ray now and look forward to many more movies!

  27. Greg Mency on January 28th, 2009 7:49 pm

    my gf and i agree that it really has revolutionized the way we watch movies. now all i do is go out looking for blu-ray movies to buy instead of dvds. biggest problem with blu-ray now is the cost. pretty much like almost twice the price of a regular dvd. but worth it when you see the difference. my gf really likes the devil wears prada so i got her it on blu-ray because amazon.com had a special offer thing in collaboration with bride wars and she says that it makes the movie even better.

  28. David Walter H. on January 28th, 2009 7:57 pm

    We first saw Blu-ray technology at our local Circuit City. and we both agree it is amazing. Yeah, she can tell the difference between dvd and blu-ray disc. No, she hasn’t bought any blu-ray discs, Im the one that buys them.

  29. Cynthia on January 28th, 2009 10:30 pm

    My S.O. can tell the difference. He loves it. He’s slowly starting his collection of Blu-rays now.

  30. Eve on January 28th, 2009 10:52 pm

    I don’t have a significant other, but I cannot tell the difference. they seem the same to me

  31. mark on January 28th, 2009 11:09 pm

    Yeah, so I got a PS3 this Christmas, it was amazing just playing some of my old DVDs, the upconversion made it look noticeably better at least to me. My girlfriend wasn’t so convinced until I bought my first Blu-rays(Iron-man and Transformers). She loved the look of it so much that she made me go out and buy “The Devil Wears Prada”, a great use of 1080p obviously. I have been trying to find a great deal on the two new Batman movies, but then I saw this website and I believe luck might be on my side, because I know the new Batmans will look SO SICK on my TV.

  32. jerome Sparks on January 29th, 2009 5:41 am

    My wife can tell a difference, but only if I point it out to her and show her a before and after of an identical DVD then BR. However, she has very little excitement for it. Then again, without her glasses on she can’t read a stop sign from 10 feet away. :) so maybe I shouldn’t expect her to see a difference.

    Now if Oprah put out a series of Blu Rays, my wife would be all over it. In fact, Oprah’s segment on “Planet Earth” was what got my wife to agree to let me go out and get an HD DVD player (which I promply returned and exchanged for a PS3 after Warner’s press release in early 2008. : )

  33. Kate Protsenko on January 29th, 2009 7:16 am

    My hubby loves blu-ray. We both were amazed of the quality of the picture. There is a big difference. Both my hubby and I buy mostly blu-rays since we got a blu-ray player.

  34. Steve Benkin on January 29th, 2009 7:18 am

    just joined. Actually, I don’t have BR yet. Not sure how my wife will react. But hoping to get one REAL soon.. and getting a BR set like this could, ahem, help me get this sooner!! : )

  35. Tom on January 29th, 2009 11:32 am

    My wife sees the biggest difference in animation. Horton Hears a Who & Wall-E are absolutely stunning to her. She says she doesn’t really notice the difference in live action. However, we were watching regular (standard definition) DVD in an HD-DVD player which was upgrading the live action to almost hi-def quality.

  36. steve on January 29th, 2009 11:42 am

    Blu-Ray just looks better with HD, higher audio quality, and more interactive extras. Blu-Ray is top dog for movie lovers. We enjoy it first then regular consumers get it later.

  37. RobP on January 29th, 2009 12:12 pm

    I took a bit of prodding before she warmed to the idea of Bluray (many “let me show you” sessions) but now I believe she can see & hear the difference. I can say she purchased her first & ONLY Blu a few weeks ago, Appaloosa.

  38. Rob on January 29th, 2009 12:34 pm

    My wife sees the difference; we had an HD DVD player first, and she saw the difference as soon as we started watching newer movies on our big screen.

  39. Annie G on January 29th, 2009 12:53 pm

    Neither of us are that thrilled with our blu-ray player. It seems to have lots of design flaws. Now our son has a PS3 and that’s great.

    We have mainly watched DVDs on the blu-ray players and we do like how much better they look. We own one blu-ray movie so far (I bought it for him for Christmas) but haven’t watched it yet, although we have rented a few from Netflix.

    I don’t think either of us can see a huge difference between DVDs and blu-rays on the blu-ray player. Honest. For now, we will likely only buy blu-rays if the price isn’t much more than the DVD and we absolutely loved the movie. We will not be doing any replacement buying for now.

  40. Don Amos on January 29th, 2009 12:56 pm

    We have not ever seen a blu ray yet but we can’t wait to try it!

  41. Kathy Conley on January 29th, 2009 1:04 pm

    We don’t have blu ray and need and excuse to get one!

  42. Aaron on January 29th, 2009 1:54 pm

    She can see the difference between blu-ray and dvd, but she does not seem to mind, whereas I like everything in HD and anything in SD annoys me. Hopefully she will appreciate HD in time.

  43. Jason fiske on January 29th, 2009 2:34 pm

    My significatn other can tell. We don’t have many Blu-Ray dvd’s, but just got a bunch of James Bond Blu-Ray. Unbelievalbe. Until this point, she was iffy if we needed to invest, but after watching these. It’s Blu-Ray or no way.

  44. Carolyn on January 29th, 2009 5:05 pm

    Blue Ray looks so real it’s spooky! Spooky!

  45. Gloria Dornin on January 29th, 2009 6:23 pm

    I do not have a significant other, is that a problem? I can tell though, Blu-Ray is the way to go

  46. Cody Landefeld on January 29th, 2009 7:32 pm

    I never win! I want to win! I need these movies! Please :)

    cL

  47. Nicole A on January 30th, 2009 6:21 am

    My husband can tell the difference – he says it looks amazing like true 3D in a way. Very sharp and crisp and realistic. Amazing contest too :)

  48. Stephanie Bruce on January 30th, 2009 3:10 pm

    I love christian bale, ever since newsies and little women, fantastic movies thanks for a great giveaway

  49. Diana on January 31st, 2009 4:51 am

    I don’t think my boyfriend can tell the difference. I’m not sure if he ever even seen a blu-ray dvd movie.

  50. SL on January 31st, 2009 2:11 pm

    @SL – MY S.O. think blu-ray is awesome. He can’t tell the difference b/w DVD and BD. Haven’t purchased any Blu-ray movies.

  51. kathy dunaway on January 31st, 2009 2:21 pm

    You can tell a big difference.I love Batman and this contest looks great.Thanks.

  52. Pat Connors on January 31st, 2009 2:41 pm

    She says that she can notice a difference, but doesn’t think it is worth it yet.

  53. barb on January 31st, 2009 4:00 pm

    dvd’s are ok but Blu RAYs really shines!

  54. Anthony Watt on February 1st, 2009 5:12 am

    Can definitely see the difference. Own only 3 Blu-Ray movies and of course they are action flicks. Maybe one day a chick flick will make it into the collection.

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