Harry Potter DVDs Due in High Definition Format in Fall, 2007

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Jun 16, 2007

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Last year and confirmed in January of this year, we reported that all five of the Harry Potter films would be re-released in a High Definition DVD format some time in 2007. Today, Video Business is reporting that Warner Brothers has stated a late fall release of the Harry Potter films on the Blu-Ray format. This is apparently due to take place the same time the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD will be released, as earlier reports had the fifth Harry Potter DVD on store shelves by Christmas. No exact release dates for any of these DVDs are available as of yet, and we will update with more when we can.

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27 Responses to Harry Potter DVDs Due in High Definition Format in Fall, 2007

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wonderfully

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great now i have to get that too!!! just kidding that’s great!!!!!!!! final i can watch in HD!!!

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Sweet, that will be awesome to see it in HD! gets better and better.

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What about us, the people who do not have a Blu-ray machine? Is it compatible with existing DVD players? Does one see any difference if it is not a Blu-Ray DVD player?

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I’m glad they are coming out in high definition. It just stinks that I have no means of playing blue ray discs and I’m not buying a blue ray dvd player. I’m not buying anything until the war between Blue Ray and HD Dvd’s is settled.

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I’d buy an HD-DVD player for these movies but not a blu-ray. Blu-ray players cost 2-3 times as much as an HD-DVD player. HD-DVD players also upconvert your SD-DVDs to “near” HD.

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The DVDs will be in both HD formats according to the first report. The second article is an announcement directly from Blu-Ray.

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I`m gettting it when it comes out. Period ;]

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Awesome! I still don’t have a Blu-Ray player (I’m going to wait for the cost to come down, and I’m also going to wait until the war between Blu-Ray and HD-DVD is over before I commit to one player over another), but this is great news!

I’m really looking forward to the Goblet of Fire HD release, since the quality of the DVD version was kind of…well, pathetic. It really was. They could have made a better transfer for the DVD. Hopefully the HD version is far superior!

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So they aren’t releasing Order of the Phoenix in regular DVD format? I don’t have a HD player and I don’t think my parents will be getting one any time soon..

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I’m with Anna on this one, only I don’t have parents to rely on. It’s my own money that I don’t have to buy a HD-DVD.

I hope the makers of the DVDs do recognize that there will be a lot of people who won’t be upgrading for a while, especially those of us who lived through the Beta & VHS war. :)

I’m just glad that they’ll have the DVDs out for future watchings. I just hope I can play them.

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Don’t worry everyone, there will be a standard DVD release of Order of the Phoenix. They won’t be releasing any movies exclusively on Blu-Ray or HD-DVD for a while yet!

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The article doesn’t specify a format. The blu-ray article, which sies the vid biz article assumes its blu-ray.

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The format war is practically over. Toshiba (makers of HD-DVD) announced last week that they will not meet sales projections for this year by nearly 60%, and that sales of HD-DVD discs themselves are sinking like a brick. Meanwhile, the second generation of Blu-ray players hits stores THIS weekend at a much lower price-point ($400-$600), and the new Panasonic Blu-ray player even comes with 5 free movies in the box (both Pirates of the Caribbean flicks, Transporter, Fantastic 4, and Crash).

I was on the fence until now… I just ordered the Panasonic, and am looking forward to Harry Potter in HD. Particularly the bonus features! This is going to be a big year for Harry fans, and a very profitable one for WB and JKR!

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I hope that the movie will be in regular dvd format cause I don’t wanna spend a ton of money on an HD or Blu-Ray dvd player. I like my regluar one just fine but Damon, I do really hope they’ll release it on regular dvd.

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awesome. I have a PS3 (blu-ray player and DVD upscaler) and i’m excited to see them coming out on Blu-Ray. The price of Blu-Ray players are about to go down to i think 499? So it’s still a little more expensive at the moment, but the way b/w the 2 is still strong. I have my BRD player, so i’ll get them for it!

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hey martin, thanks for the numbers, and you’re right about the war so far. More players are being bought for HD-DVD, but more software is going Blu-Ray and PS3 werent being considered, so actually more BRD players. Where is this Panasonic Blu-Ray player?

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Adam: The Panasonic Blu-ray player I just pre-ordered is the DMP-BD10A. (Not to be confused with the DMP-BD10, the “A” version is much cheaper and is upgraded/gen2. Careful, tho… some stores like Circuit City are keeping the same model #, but you can tell them apart because only the new “A” model comes with the free movies, and it’s 1/2 the price of the gen1 model.) It’s SUPPOSED to hit retail this weekend, but it might delay a week or so.

Darlene: Don’t worry… HP5 will also be available on standard DVD, not just the new HD formats.

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Meh.

I’m going to buy the standard DVD for movie 5, and probably 6 as well. I’ll wait to get Blu-ray, HD-DVD, or Beta whatever ;-) when there is a box set of all seven movies, assuming that the quality of the new format is worth what will no doubt be a MUCH higher price. For the DVDs, that is. Even if the machine drops down further in price, I don’t think Blu-ray discs are going to be that cheap. Just like inkjet printers are cheap, but it’s the ink cartridges that cost a lot.

Anyway, I might not even get a box set if they don’t have decent extended editions for the later films, because there’s just too much that will be missing from the theatrical release versions.

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Okay, can you watch Blue Ray dvds on your computer?

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Can you watch Blue Ray dvd’s on your computer?

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britishwannabe – You can only play Blu-ray DVD’s on your computer if your PC is equipped with a Blu-ray drive. Considering how new the technology is, and how expensive it is, VERY few PC’s have them. Last I checked, a Blu-ray DVD burner drive for PC cost about $450.

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BLU-RAY?!

What a massive waste of money.

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Brilliant – HP in HD! So I just need to buy a blue ray (or HD DVD) drive, and a HD monitor, etc. Or I could watch it on my Computer… which would, of course, involve becoming a “criminal” since I’d have to break that Digital Restriction Management to view the content on my system. Long live the Microsoft-WB-JKR alliance!

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