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Deal: Planet Earth Episode 1 HD Download for Free
Get your high-def fix with this stunning nature program in high-def from Amazon on Demand; if you want Blu-ray, Walmart has a good deal on Kingdom of Heaven.
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April 26, 2010 by Stephen Hopkins

I find myself in a perplexing situation sometimes. I often recommend Blu-ray players and deals, but very rarely recommend anyone buy a Blu-ray disc.

The truth of the matter is, after being a devoted DVD buyer for several years and watching my collection grow north of 1,000 titles, I simply fizzled out on the concept of owning content en mass. I end up looking at a beautifully organized DVD cabinet taking up the better par of a wall and realizing how infrequently I actually watch a disc. I guess my brain is just wired for new content, not churning through all of my old content. 

My main content source has become Netflix, mainly through mail but also Watch Instantly. I also augment with titles from Amazon On Demand and catch up on old TV through Hulu, Crackle and the network websites. For those of you who are slowly making a similar transition away from owning physical media, check out a free download of Planet Earth Episode 1: “From Pole To Pole” in HD from Amazon On Demand. 

If you just can’t get out of the swing of buying physical media, that doesn’t mean you can’t come across great deals. Walmart has Kingdom of Heaven on Blu-ray for just $11.96 with $2 shipping or free Site-to-Store delivery. 

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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