How to Transition to Blu-ray Discs: Combo Packs, Disney Offers and more
Why Make the Switch to Blu-ray
If you still haven’t made the switch to Blu-ray, you are not alone. It seems like every time movie collections seem complete the technology changes and consumers are making the decision to change formats once again. First consumers collected the VHS movies available and went through VCR after VCR. Then came the DVD players and collecting the $30 DVDs was no small challenge until the prices dropped significantly and consumers could go through the “cheap” bins at local retailers. Players with both the VCR and DVD combined were available and this encouraged consumers to make the switch. Now the technology has improved to an even higher level and consumers were just getting started on DVD collections! One advantage of this format conversion is how the Blu-ray players will still read and play normal DVDs while improving the picture quality.
Benefits to Buying Blu-ray Combo Packs
For many consumers the Blu-Ray players are still pretty pricey, but as time goes the price will continue to decrease. Even though you may not own a Blu-ray player, now is the time to start collecting the Blu-ray disc (BD). The incentives are direct from the producers. The producers are doing everything they can to encourage consumers to make the switch. The biggest draw to purchase BDs is the combo packs containing the Blu-ray, the DVD, and often a Digital Copy of the movie. When these are on sale it is not uncommon to purchase the new movie releases for under $20–and that is for three different formats! So even if you haven’t purchased your Blu-ray player, it is smarter to purchase the combo packs so upgrading later is easier.
Disney Blu-Ray Movie Deal
One company making it cheaper to switch is the Walt Disney Company. The Walt Disney Company has created incentives for the fans to make the switch. Disney has launched the Disney Blu-Ray Upgrade Program. This is a convenient web site providing access for coupons to upgrade to Disney Blu-ray.
1. First you select eligible title that you own on DVD.
2. Print out, affix proof tabs and mail in your upgrade form.
3. Then you receive your Blu-ray savings coupon via email.
4. Look for sales on selected Blu-ray and purchase product before coupon expires.
Best of all, you get to keep your current DVD to use in your car, kids room, computer, or portable DVD player!
Disney’s top 3 reasons to upgrade to Disney Blu-ray include:
1. Disney Enhanced High Definition–Up to 6X the resolution of DVD with perfect sound
2. Next Generation Interactivity–Engaging games, menus, and features that bring families together
3. Kid Friendly and scratch resistant
Savings Using Best Buy Rewards Zone
Other companies such as Best Buy offer great money saving promotions. Often the store advertises new releases for under $20 and older moves for under $10. When you shop on line the company also offers buy 2 get 1 free or buy a new Blu-ray play and receive two Blu-ray movies for free (offers may change weekly/monthly so please check on company web site for current offers). Better yet, if you join the Best Buy Reward Zone you can earn cash back for every purchase you make. It is a simple and free program and rewards add up fast. The current promotion earns you $5 rewards cash to spend at Best Buy for every 250 points you accumulate.
So, if you haven’t made the switch, now is the time. Purchasing the movies in Blu-ray combo packs or through incentive programs such as the one The Walt Disney Company created will be more cost effective when you do upgrade to the Blu-ray player.