Ballets in DVD format ONLY!
Posted 04 August 2003 - 11:18 AM
My favorite Canadian website is http://www.amazon.ca...6832136-8115244
Amazon offers the best value, free shipping (if your order tops $39), and good reviews by Amazon reviewers and customers.
My least favorite website is :green: http://www.chapters....A611C44EDFB1304 :green:
Most of the titles are out of stock, offer just a brief description, and are overpriced. For example http://www.chapters....40B51A8739A2504
Other sources include ballet companies (often $10 more than priced in stores) and http://www.ebay.ca/ or http://www.ebay.com
In Toronto, you can sometimes find bargains at HMV (especially on Boxing Day) and the World’s Biggest Bookstore (which also carries DVDs).
Tip #1: Shop, shop, shop, shop AROUND!!!
Of course, the best deal of all is TV! :grinning: PBS and CBC will show full-length ballets from time to time. The only problem here is VHS tapes don’t last forever and don’t offer the same quality as DVD. I can’t afford a DVD recorder. When I do buy DVD ballets I look for Royal Ballet productions, which have never disappointed. Be careful when buying abroad. You want to ensure the format matches yours.
* Ballet Alert should rename this topic DVDophiles because Videophiles will soon be extinct! Unfortunately, many ballet companies have yet to make the conversion of offering ballets in DVD format. I would dearly love to purchase Balanchine ballets but unfortunately they are only available in video format http://www.nycballet...llet/balvid.asp
Posted 04 August 2003 - 11:59 AM
Does anyone know of a means of converting laser disc recordings to tapes or DVD's? Can you go to a VHS/DVD store and have it done?
Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:25 PM
Most of the websites I researched charge between $10 to $25 to convert from VHS to DVD: The cost sometimes of a DVD.
Below is information on converting laser discs to DVD:
FYI: I also own The Prince of the Pagodas – only in video format.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 01:58 PM
The Philips will record whatever signal goes into them. Either a tuner or external sources, they have 5 different variants of inputs. They will also copy in PAL, SECAM or NTSC but will not convert from one system to another.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 02:33 PM
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