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#31 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:02 AM

Picked up one for myself. Only saw the first couple of episodes, so this is mostly a blind buy for me.
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#32 ArthurDayne

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

Hate store pickup...stood in line longer than it would have taken me to grab it off the shelf and check out. But at least I know I was getting one.

Of note for anyone on the fence for the R1 version, the DVDs are double sided and are in a thin cardboard holder as a "case". The Blu Ray case is the same one from the original release, but this time the outer case cover is a little bigger as it also houses the thin DVD case, so the old Stark/Targaryen slip covers will not fit over it.


This man speaks the truth. But the double sided DVD is HBO standard practice, presumptively to drive down resale value. This new Blu/DVD/Digital Copy initiative is a new thing they started with Boardwalk Empire, and are rolling out for new and rereleased old sets. Pretty great value, overall, in my opinion, now that the price has come down to what it is today.

The paperweight is nice, but the standard discounted HBO non-Collector's price is 35, so 40 is a perfect price for a very nice set with a bonus piece and exclusive box, while 70-80 was crazy talk.

Since the outer cover incorporates the two exclusive covers, I think I will part with my Stark copy to cover this price.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:29 AM

I'm fairly sure that the HBO Select line started with True Blood Season 4 back in May. When I bought that, HBO Select also included an Amazon digital copy in addition to the other options. Then, when I got Boardwalk Empire Season 2 in August, the HBO Select program was still in place, but they removed the Amazon option. They have now started re-releasing previous seasons as part of the HBO Select line.

For the person that asked, yes, if Game Of Thrones works like the other HBO Select releases, you should be able to redeem both the Ultraviolet version and the iTunes version.
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#34 Havokscry

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:36 AM

Does anyone know if this set includes the Walmart and Target exclusive documentaries?

#35 ArthurDayne

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:39 AM

I'm fairly sure that the HBO Select line started with True Blood Season 4 back in May. When I bought that, HBO Select also included an Amazon digital copy in addition to the other options. Then, when I got Boardwalk Empire Season 2 in August, the HBO Select program was still in place, but they removed the Amazon option. They have now started re-releasing previous seasons as part of the HBO Select line.

For the person that asked, yes, if Game Of Thrones works like the other HBO Select releases, you should be able to redeem both the Ultraviolet version and the iTunes version.


Fair enough. In my defense I can't make it past three episodes of True Blood, so I learned about it when Boardwalk Empire 2 came out and 1 was rereleased.

#36 Clan Mc

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:40 AM

Ive never seen it, but a lot of my friends love the show, so Bang! In for one myself, local pick up. I'll download the digital copies, pawn off the egg & the discs and come out on top! Taking offer on the egg starting.....NOW!

#37 xphoenix23

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:20 AM

would love to get this if i didn't already have the BBY exclusive

#38 Finch106

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:44 AM

I got this today just because it was a deal. I'm stupid, thanks OP?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:32 AM

Before I get I have a question. Is the boxset that actually holds the dvds and blus the same size as the regular boxset? I don't want different sized boxes when I line up my collection.

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#40 ArthurDayne

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:38 AM

Before I get I have a question. Is the boxset that actually holds the dvds and blus the same size as the regular boxset? I don't want different sized boxes when I line up my collection.


As the original release? No. It is exactly the same design, but around 1mm thicker to accomodate the folding sleeve that holds the DVDs and digital copy slip. The design is the same- slipcover, over slipbox, containing the accordion for the blus and the new sleeve for the DVDs. The Accordion is the same size, but the slipbox is larger, as is the slipcover.

Otherwise it is a normally proportioned box set.

#41 fuze9

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:48 AM

Same. Silly impulse buy. DVD + Blu-Ray + iTunes + Flixster seemed good to me. Also, I've got a 20% off Game of Thrones merchandise coupon from the set if anyone's in the market for Stark family shot glasses and the like.

#42 Chief Keef

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

As the original release? No. It is exactly the same design, but around 1mm thicker to accomodate the folding sleeve that holds the DVDs and digital copy slip. The design is the same- slipcover, over slipbox, containing the accordion for the blus and the new sleeve for the DVDs. The Accordion is the same size, but the slipbox is larger, as is the slipcover.

Otherwise it is a normally proportioned box set.


I don't mind it being slightly thicker, but it should be the same height correct? I am picky about this stuff even though it sounds silly. I sold my entire Six Feet Under collection because the DVD boxes were all different sizes.

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#43 skiizim

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:30 AM

Same. Silly impulse buy. DVD + Blu-Ray + iTunes + Flixster seemed good to me. Also, I've got a 20% off Game of Thrones merchandise coupon from the set if anyone's in the market for Stark family shot glasses and the like.


The hell with the shot glasses, get one of these

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:40 AM

Chrome is not letting me view the first page of this deal, stating Malware has been detected.

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#45 ArthurDayne

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

Chrome is not letting me view the first page of this deal, stating Malware has been detected.

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Content from freeimagehosting.net, a know malware distributor, has been inserted into this web page. Visiting this page now is very likely to infect your computer with malware.

Malware is malicious software that causes things like identity theft, financial loss, and permanent file deletion."


Same thing. I assume the images are the problem. I opened it earlier, but maybe the OP changed the images? I don't remember them being that enormous as they appear to be before chrome shuts it down.

As for the Box- the DVD case is standard height, the outer box is pretty massive,so you would need to do something with that. The Blu/DVD combo pack seems to be HBO's way of the future, so all future Game seasons will probably match.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

I haven't edited the pics, if there is an issue with them ill download the pics and re-host them elsewhere later this afternoon, but you can just go to best buy website and search yourself for the boxset. Also too all of you who got in your welcome, I love helping others save just as I love it when you guys help me!
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#47 ArthurDayne

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

I haven't edited the pics, if there is an issue with them ill download the pics and re-host them elsewhere later this afternoon, but you can just go to best buy website and search yourself for the boxset. Also too all of you who got in your welcome, I love helping others save just as I love it when you guys help me!


All good. Still happening, but as you said, I can find the info I need on Best Buy's site. It did work fine early on, though, so who knows.

#48 Nogib

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:00 PM

Redeemed iTunes code and then also on Vudu. However on Vudu it doesn't have the UV logo on it like my UV movies do. Does this mean the digital copy is a Vudu only one and not actually UV? Also threw the code in on my Flixster account too for the heck of it but they have no indicators as to whether a movie is actually UV or not.
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#49 GBAstar

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:04 PM

AZ matched a few hours ago:

http://www.amazon.co...ectors season 1

#50 philmcfly

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:52 PM

AZ matched a few hours ago:

http://www.amazon.co...ectors season 1


Just saw this. I did in store pickup, but didn't pick it up yet.

I guess if I ignore it til the 24th (deadline) I'll get refunded.

#51 The Punisher

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:58 PM

Just saw this. I did in store pickup, but didn't pick it up yet.

I guess if I ignore it til the 24th (deadline) I'll get refunded.


FYI- Best Buy has this on sale until the end of the year.

#52 Dahk

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:28 AM

the books are excellent. by far my favorite series. the show is solid too but i cant drop 40 on one season of television.

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#53 philmcfly

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:33 AM

FYI- Best Buy has this on sale until the end of the year.


Oh whoops, I meant they'll put it back on the shelf on the 24th if I don't pick it up.

#54 bill esquivel

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

any chance they make a collectors edition season 2 or season 3?

#55 pacifickarma

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 07:02 AM

the show is solid too but i cant drop 40 on one season of television.


I doubt you'll ever find it cheaper.

#56 Chief Keef

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

any chance they make a collectors edition season 2 or season 3?


100% chance. It's Game of Thrones. They'll have collectors editions for every season.

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#57 etcrane

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:35 AM

If any show is worth the $40 it's Game of Thrones, purely from its production values this show us worth more than most shows on tv, even when compared with other HBO series. The acting and storyline are exceptional as well. Personally I found Season 1 to be better than season 2, however both are highly entertaining and great, adult drama.

#58 heavenscloud

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:05 AM

Anyone else having playback issues with this set? I'm using my PS3 to play it, but disc 1 makes a grinding noise and doesn't show up like it would normally unless I try different methods. It seems like the other discs play fine though. Just wondering if I got a defective disc/set.

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#59 Evt

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

had no problem on my ps3 last time it made a grinding sound was after I put a cracked disk (inner ring) and it started chewing dvd's like a xbox. was afraid of having too repair but the problem fixed itself.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

Definitely picking this up after Christmas! Hoping for an amazon giftcard to save me some $$ :)