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REWIND NEWS FOR 2009

NEW AND IMPROVED REWIND - UPDATE LOGS AND BETTER SEARCHES

Wednesday 30th December 2009

Just in time to see in a brand new year here at Rewind, we have introduced some functionality to our database, as requested by you in our recent improvements survey.

First up is a new Update Log. This appears at the end of each comparison and will be used to show details of recent changes to the comparison.

You may have already noticed the Click here for Advanced Search button on the menu bar above. This will take you to our new Advanced Search which allows your to combine your search criteria using Title, Director, Year, Country and Company so, for example, you can now search for all films made in the United Kingdom in 1980.

We have also improved the search results. These were previously limited to 200 but this restriction has now been removed on all searches except the Title search, which has been expanded to allow 1000 results. We have also included the Alphabetic Search option on the results page for those of you trying to find titles such as V.

We hope that you will find these improvements very useful. As always, please let us have your feedback in the forums.

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM REWIND

Wednesday 23rd December 2009

We would like to wish all our visitors a wonderful and peaceful Christmas.
Remember to do all your bargain hunting in the January sales online and at the same time help Rewind! Please use the links and banners found on THIS site to help guarantee the future of Rewind. We receive a tiny amount of commission for every item bought through the links on our site. For a full list of sites we advertise, please click here.

YOUR SUGGESTIONS - UPDATE.

Thursday 10th December 2009

Sorry it has taken me a little while but I have finally had a chance to go through your suggestions. You can see which ones will be implemented, plus the reasons why the remainder will not, by visiting this thread in The Rewind Forums.
Thanks again to all of you who made the effort to make a suggestion.

NEW REVIEW SPONSOR CONFIRMED!

Wednesday 4th November 2009

Rewind and the fine folks over at HD Movie Source have partnered up. They are our newest review sponsor, so go check out their site for your HD fix with a large range of Blu-rays available. Check out our review section for upcoming peeks at Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen - IMAX Big Screen Edition and Braveheart Blu-rays thanks to HDmoviesource.

YOUR SUGGESTIONS

Monday 2nd November 2009

Thank you to all those visitors who took the time to make suggestions for how we can improve Rewind. The thread is now closed. We will consider every suggestion made and provide you with feedback shortly.

REWINDS 10TH BIRTHDAY: HOW CAN WE IMPROVE?

Monday 5th October 2009

As part of our 10th birthday celebrations (yes, Rewind will be 10 years old on 3rd November 2009), we would like YOUR suggestions on how we can improve the site. We are interested in your ideas, thoughts and concerns relating to the Comparison Database, Rewind Reviews or anything in general. Please visit this thread in The Rewind Forums to have your say. The thread will be open until Halloween - 31st October 2009 so get your ideas in quick!

THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS...

Saturday 26th September 2009

The main site and the forums are now on our new server. There may be one further move towards the end of October but if that goes ahead, details will be posted here.

Did you know that Rewind is 10 years old on 3rd November? Yep, we have been around now for a whole decade! Not many DVD sites can say that! We are using this as an opportunity to have a bit of a clean up of the site. A lot of the sections (outside of the main Comparison Database) are a bit out of date so some features (TiVo, RCE etc.) and other bits and bobs will be removed. So between now and the end of October some links may be broken or removed.

GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS...

Sunday 20th September 2009

The good news is that here we are on a brand new server. It may all look the same but the biggest plus is that you should find the site far more reliable than it has been in recent months.

The bad news is that we are still working on the forum move which, due to a small number of technical hitches, is still down at the moment. There are also some major revisions happening to the forums which you will be able to read about once they are up and running. Stay with us...

SITE MOVE UPDATE - FORUMS

Saturday 19th September 2009

We will shortly be moving this site and the forums to a new server. We are taking this opportunity to down size the forums so that we can concentrate on what matters most, i.e. the comparisons. This means that many of the forums will be removed. If you are a forum member and there is any thread which you would like to keep, please ensure you take a cut n paste copy by 23 September. Note that the work remaining in the Your Comparison, Corrections and Request forums will be cleared before the threads are deleted so there is no need to worry about those. Please keep an eye on the news items here for updates.

SITE MAINTENANCE

Wednesday 16th September 2009

We will be making some changes behind the scenes over the next couple of weeks relating to the hosting of our site. During this time you may experience short periods of downtime but hopefully it should be totally seamless. We will let you know once it has been completed.

OPTIMUM CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Tuesday 25th August 2009

Congratulations to Amy Skinner & Lee Adams who both receive a copy of Driven To Kill on DVD and to Christopher Bell & Peter Fitchett who each win a copy of Highlander: Immortal Edition on Blu-Ray.

OPTIMUM CONTEST CLOSED

Wednesday 19th August 2009

The contest has now closed and the winners will be announced shortly.

OPTIMUM CONTEST

Tuesday 4th August 2009

We have 2 copies of Driven To Kill on DVD and 2 copies of Highlander: Immortal Edition on Blu-Ray to give away courtesy of our friends at Optimum Releasing.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is send an email to admin@dvdcompare.net with the subject heading Optimum Contest. Please include which title you would like to win, together with your full name and postal address (no PO Boxes).

The contest is open to all visitors of Rewind. Staff and family are not eligible to enter. Only one entry per person - multiple entries will not count and will be deleted. Your personal information will remain confidential and will not be given out to any 3rd party. The contest will close on 18 August 2009. Any entries received after that date will not count. The winner will be drawn at random and notified by email after the closing date. GOOD LUCK!

WE NEED MORE U.S. REVIEWERS

Monday 13th July 2009

We are still looking for enthusiastic reviewers to join our team.

Our review section covers titles from every major studio and independent distributor. The workload is still increasing and so we are looking for more reviewers. You will be asked to review DVDs (and Blu-Rays if you are HD ready) so if you have a love for movies and TV, can keep up with release deadlines and are keen to review a variety of titles then we would love to hear from you.

You must meet the following requirements:
- You must be over 17 years old and currently reside in the United States. Unfortunately we cannot accept applicants from other countries at this time. - Excellent writing skills.
- A suitable knowledge of film and TV.
- You must have a home theater set-up with minimum 5.1 speaker system.
- You must have an understanding of the technical aspects of DVD and Blu-Rays (aspect ratios, audio formats etc.)

Like all the team members working on the site, it is completely voluntary and does not pay but the perks are the free copies of the latest DVDs from major studios that you get to keep. If you are interested, please email us at admin@dvdcompare.net with the following details:

- Your full name
- Your forum name (if you are already registered)
- Your home theater set up
- A sample review of a recent film

CONTEST CLOSED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Monday 22nd June 2009

The Last Exit To Nowhere contest is now closed. The 5 logos are from: Robocop, Alien (or Aliens), Fight Club, Enter the Dragon and O Brother Where Art Thou.
The 1st Prize winner is: Jose Sampson (NZ) The 2nd Prize winner is: N. Hartel (USA) The 3rd Prize winner is: Xavier Grifter (France)
Congratulations. Your prizes will be organised soon. Thanks to all that have entered!

The Home Blu-Ray contest has also closed. Congratulations to winner Adrian Sportelli (Australia). Your prize will be posted soon. Thanks to all that entered this contest!

FREE SNACKS

Thursday 30th April 2009

UK residents only: Fancy a healthy snack whilst watching your latest movie? Why not give www.graze.com a go? They send out fresh fruit and snacks direct to you via your letterbox! Boxes are normally 2.99 but Rewind has managed to get everyone a free box! You can then cancel your orders with no further obligation. As long as you are a new member to Graze, enter this code at the checkout: 4F1GGVB. Please feel free to pass this code onto anyone who wants it! Enjoy!

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

Thursday 19th March 2009

We apologise for the continuing technical problems with the main site and The Rewind Forums. This is due to on-going issues with our service providers. We are currently in the process of sourcing a new server company and would like to thank you for your continued patience.

SCARES THAT CARE CHARITY AUCTION

Sunday 8th March 2009

Team member Samuel Scott would like to encourage you to head over to the Scares That Care charity auction which he is running. All bids are gratefully received. (Please note that the auction is in no way related to www.dvdcompare.net).

WE ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS...

Thursday 5th March 2009

Please note that we are experiencing problems with the operation of this site at the moment. It means that you will have difficulties accessing it. It may be up one minute and down the next. Please bear with us and have patience while we attempt to resolve the issues.

REVIEWER WANTED

Tuesday 20th January 2009

We are again looking for an enthusiastic reviewer to join our team.

Our review section is now an integral part of the website, covering titles from every major studio and independent distributor including boutique labels. The workload has increased significantly now that Blu-ray releases have become more regular.

With the influx of titles it can sometimes be hard to keep up. This is why we are looking for a new reviewer. You will be asked to review DVDs (and Blu-Rays if you are HD ready) so if you have a love for movies and TV, can keep up with release deadlines and are keen to review a variety of titles then we would love to hear from you.

You must meet the following requirements:
- Excellent writing skills
- A suitable knowledge of film and TV
- You must have a home theater set-up with minimum 5.1 speaker system
- You must have an understanding of the technical aspects of DVD and Blu-Rays (aspect ratios, audio formats etc.)
- You must be over 17 years old and currently reside in either the United States or Canada, unfortunately we cannot accept applicants from other countries at this time.

Like all the team members working on the site, it is completely voluntary and does not pay but the perks are the free copies of the latest DVDs from major studios that you get to keep. If you are interested, please email us at admin@dvdcompare.net with the following details:

- Your full name
- Your forum name (if you are already registered)
- Your home theater set up
- A sample review of a recent film

 


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