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Redbox seems to finally be getting serious about Blu-ray, having added a page on its website dedicated to the high-def format. From the new page, users can check for BD availability in their area by entering their ZIP Code (still no Blu-ray love in my area). In addition, Redbox is using the page to highlight recent BD releases available in its kiosks.

Are there BDs at RBs in your area, Insiders? Let us know in the comments if there are, as well as if you plan on renting HD movies from Redbox in the near future.

23 Responses to “Redbox Adds Blu-ray Search Page to Website”

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    Mike H [visitor]

    Green Zone (BLU-RAY) showed up online in the Houston area for about 2 days at $1.50 a night but then it was jerked. Not sure why. Would be really nice to finally see Redbox start renting Blu-Ray around here.

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    Lok3sh [lok3sh]

    No Blu-Rays here in the Maryland Kensington area. The locater shows Blu-Ray availability at home in San Francisco though. Have to go back to see if this is true. That would be kick ass if it was. Hate DVDs.

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    Stephan [visitor]

    We have them at least 2 locations in our neighborhood (Sandy, Utah)… but according to the redbox website, they don’t exist. Go figure. Showed 4 movie selections.

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    Bikemiles [bikemiles]

    In Minneapolis, Minnesota area there are a few blu-rays in machines but not yet listed online. $1.50 for blu-ray.

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    jack [visitor]

    GreenZone Blu-Ray was at the 76092 Krogers 2 days ago. No 76092 blu-ray
    kiosk show up on the new blu-ray page now.


  6. Member [Join Now]

    My area has had blu-rays for over a year. Each redbox usually has between 3 and 12 available at anytime. However, according to the redbox page, my area does not carry them. Go figure.

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    Rojas [visitor]

    They are losing money, i wanted to see GreenZone on Blu-ray
    looked online did not see it a redbox, so i got it from Netflix three days
    later i went to Redbox and they had the blu-ray of GreenZone…
    They need to update their website, I need to know the inventory on Blu-rays.

    If i can’t reserve it from Redbox online, i will get it from Netflix….

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      Paul [visitor]

      This is a bit off-topic, but what did you think of the movie? I thought it was underwhelming at best. It started off okay but just never really went anywhere. The ending was disappointing to me as well. I’m sure glad I didn’t waste my money by seeing it in the theater.

      As for Redbox losing money, I think you are being a bit tough on them. It’s a lot easier for Netflix to rent blu rays since they simply ship them from a warehouse with a huge inventory. Redbox is still trying to figure out the best way to please those that love blu rays and those that still want the cheaper DVDs. I think eventually you’ll see blu ray only machines. That’s what I would do.

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    Burie [burieradney]

    GreenZone on Blu-ray @ Walmarts Redbox’s in Tulsa, OK

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    ChadCronin [chadcronin]

    I went to Walmart and Hy-vee today and both have this on the bottom front and it proudly shows they have Blu-ray. Only about 2 rows in that category but I rented 4 movies I was so excited. I also am favorable about the $1.50 rental price. So I am guessing this all happened this week but I opened and looked @ The Crazies and it was all scratched up and skipped a bunch. They say Blu’s are scratch resistan, so what is wrong with people. It’s like they are trying to ruin everything for the rest of us. So sad.

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      Farva [visitor]

      It shouldn’t surprise you nowadays that people who have no respect for the things they own wouldn’t take care of a disc they rented from somewhere.

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        ChadCronin [chadcronin]

        I called Redbox this morning about they said that codes won’t work for Blu-ray so he offered me my money back of 2 DVD codes, I took the codes since I have already rented most of the Blu-rays they have since it’s the first week here. I forgot to mention above, I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa which is mentioned several times in The Crazies, so go figure that’s the one that a Cedar Rapids person ruined. Oh and I asked the guy, he said I was only the 2nd person to rent it, so I told him he knows for sure who did this and to track them. The disc had alot of severe scratches and part of the label was scrapped off too.

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          ChadCronin [chadcronin]

          One of my free code movies had an unplayable section, so I gave them a call again, this rep informed me that the free codes act as $1.00 off so I can use them on the Blu-rays and just pay the difference, so I tried it and sure enough it worked, so I just had to pay 50 cents plus tax after I used a code, so I like that over having to rent a DVD with a code.

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    Casey4147 [visitor]

    Haven’t rented from Redbox for about two weeks, but I stopped and got something this week and noticed the kiosk interface software has improved, seems faster, buttons aren’t as wordy and sort options allow for All and DVD – which I assume means that other media is planned. Looking forward to it. Also noticed a Blockbuster Express kiosk outside a Mobil Gas Station that’s across the intersection from my preferred RedBox, will have to check it out…

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    Paul [visitor]

    I’ve noticed the Blu Ray discs popping up in Southern Cal recently. Right now it looks like only a few titles are available. I will only rent Blu Rays for high action films. The extra price is worth it for those type of films. As for the rest, I’ll stick with DVD.

    They website still shows blu rays as unavailable in my area as well. I hope that changes soon because I’d love to be able to reserve blu rays. Kudos to Redbox for the improved menus and checkout as well. I love the fact that they now include the text for the end of emails (,, etc.). Anything that speeds up the time newbies spend at the kiosk is a definite win win.

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    DJ [visitor]

    Nope! No Blu-rays available at this time! :(

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    James [visitor]

    I spoke with a Redbox employee loading up a machine and asked him about BluRay and *video games.*

    He told me he was inputting BluRay right then, and that he believed they intended to expand to more and more BluRay rentals in the future.

    Further, he told me that he understood that the video game trials were being viewed as successful (they are still going on, and weren’t cancelled, a sign of failure).

    He believed that video games would be added chain-wide as soon as the BluRay roll-out was complete. I suspect that the main reason for the wait is the need to bring the software up to speed.

    I asked if video games would rent for a higher amount, and he told me that the games would likely rent for $1 per day, because although each disc costs more, they are likely to be rented for longer periods by each customer, and games maintain a longer shelf-life over films as well.

    Exciting moves for Redbox!

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      Consumer [visitor]

      Whoever you talked to had very little insight into the choices made higher up the ladder.

      Blu-Ray is renting for $1.50 per night and that has already been decided and if it was so successful, they would have rolled it out nationally as soon as possible. Netflix said that only 10% of their customer base rents Blu-Ray so look for less than that with Redbox. Maybe around 5% and only in major metropolitan areas.

      Redbox grew from nothing to 27,000 kiosks in around 4 years. They have been testing games for 2 years and still only do so in 4 to 5 markets. If games were such a success, you would have seen a much faster roll-out. They also are testing games at $2 per day. $1 per day is not feasible unless you are talking about games that are over a year old.

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        ChadCronin [chadcronin]

        I live in Iowa and I only plan on renting Blu-ray now. Many titles I wanted to rent this week from the grocery store in that format were gone. I think Blu-ray will be higher with Redbox than Netflix because when I rented them with them I got cracked discs almost every time. Also previously all the store locations that rented Blu-ray were overpriced and cost too much gas to get to, this is a great option for those like me want HD and don’t want to have to overpay for it.

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    Mauijazz [mauijazz]

    Im in SoCal Area and we’ve have Blu-ray in our boxes for awhile now …but this web page of there’s is a JOKE …Shows NOTHING in the 5-8 Zip Codes nearby me that Have Blu’s in Stock … Lets give them 6 more months maybe they can get it to work ….. The Page designers are still learning there trade and with LOTS of luck they may even figure it out …. One day ..

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    David [visitor]

    This site is lame (the redbox Blu, not yours)! It says there are no Blu-Rays in my area yet in the last two weeks the blu ray stickers have been placed on the kiosks. I live in Portland, OR. What frustrates me the most is that I want to be able to reserve them online and they haven’t gotten that going yet. I am not going to take a risk and drive to a kiosk just to see if they have a blu ray that I want! In order to get new releases I am going to continue to get DVD’s to ensure they are in stock until they can get blu ray availability and rental working online. :(

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    Tim [visitor]

    Saw blu-rays at Redboxes in the Kansas City metro area. None in St. Louis yet.