DVDOWN UNDER has been here since the beginning of DVD in Australia. Below is a quick rundown of our company’s 10+ years of history and evolution.
Late 1997 is when we started as a simple DVD news & review website, then known as DVD Station.
Early 1998, we changed our name to reflect the Australian DVD market closer and, rather fittingly, came up with DVDOWN UNDER as our brand name.
Several Months later, we decided to expand into retail. We made an off-shoot of DVDOWN UNDER called…DVD Station, which became our online store for almost nine years following.
Through DVD Station we are initially offering Blank DVD cases, before moving onto the incredibly popular plastic DVD sleeves explicitly designed for the original cardboard case used to house Warner DVDs.
Audio and Video cables soon followed.
March 2003 is when we made our first move into selling actual DVD movies, starting with a series of impressive cult titles from Simitar DVD (who incidentally where THE first Australian company to release DVDs in this country to coincide with the release of the RCA branded DVD Player.)
October 2004, just one year later, we expanded yet again, offering the complete range of region 4 DVDs available from local distributors in the land down under.
The year 2005 saw many-a-change for the Home Theatre/Cinema industry with the advent of 2.35 Full-screen movies for the home, and DVDOWN UNDER was there all the way offering “2.35” Anamorphic Lenses from Prismasonic, as well as “2.35:1” Projector screens from LP Morgan…..Now, you could genuinely request no more black bars top and bottom of your big screen!…. No longer was it a requirement to leave the comfort of your home to go out to the movies to experience the super-wide movie images, sans the black bars top and bottom, with films like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. With the correct equipment, you could have just that in your home theatre/cinema room.
And of course, if you are now practically living in your Home Theatre/Cinema, why not do it in ultimate comfort, which is why we decided to add Topform Home Theatre seating to our ever expanding product list.
The year 2006 soon rolled around, and the excellent Calibre Vantage HD video processor [with Realta HQV processing] was added to our “toy” list to celebrate the New Year in Style.
Toward the end of 2006, High Definition discs were all the talk. DVDOWN UNDER added both HD DVD and Blu-ray movies to an ever-growing catalogue of goodies.
August 2007 saw DVDOWN UNDER become an official reseller for the excellent USA made Panamorph lenses.
November 2007 After nine years of retailing, news’ing and reviewing, we decided it was time for an overhaul. With a brand new website, we re-launched our retail division as DVDOWN UNDER, and our original news & review site was renamed cinema 1080 (under construction) to reflect the move to high definition closer.
Now, it’s 2008, and we are just about to expand a little more, with the latest family members being the fantastic value for money & performance 1080p High Definition Home Theatre projectors from Benq, as well as Samsung’s range of Blu-ray/DVD players. (new listings/details coming very soon)
So there you have it. DVDOWN UNDER has been here since the beginning, and with over ten years of industry experience under our belts have made sure to keep on top of the latest technologies and movie offerings for all of our customers to enjoy.
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions regarding any of the products we offer, please let us know.
Secure Shopping at DVDOWN UNDER
When You access certain areas of DVDOWN UNDER, you do so using SECURE HTTP (https)
Our 128-bit Secure Certificate is held with GeoTrust, and you can click on the yellow padlock to the bottom right of your
Internet browser when the URL address starts with HTTPS to read the Certificate information.
We have setup HTTPS access to encrypt the details of your login account data, Order processing, and Credit Card Details submission.
Due to the requirement of 128-bit Secure Data Encryption, the time it takes to generate an HTML page is also a little longer.
Paying with Credit Card
DVDOWN UNDER has merchant facilities set up with St George Bank and processes all payments over a 128bit secure connection which encrypts all data. This is also the same for when you enter in your credit card details during the order process; you are doing so with SSL 128-bit encryption with GEOTRUST, so it’s a very safe process to pass over your details to us.
Credit Cards accepted include the following:-
– American Express
No Additional Credit Card fees/charges will be incurred by customers who choose to pay with this method.
Credit Card Charges can be identified on your Credit Card statement as “DVDOWN UNDER Carseldine.”
When do you charge my Credit Card?
Orders under $250 (excludes Home Cinema orders)
At present, your Credit Card will only be charged once your order is ready to ship, and no earlier.
Orders $250 and over (excludes Home Cinema orders)
Will typically be charged up to 3 business days before the date of shipment of your order.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BOTH SCENARIOS
In instances where some stock is allocated earlier than the expected shipping date (e.g., to secure a limited-time-only special promo price), your payment may be charged at an earlier time.
HOME CINEMA Orders
Where your order contains Home Cinema Items (totalling over $250) and is not in stock, your order will be charged within 2 business days of your order placement date.
Paying with B-PAY
B-PAY allows you to pay for your order through your BANK using their Internet Banking, or Phone Banking facilities, making it the SAFEST way to pay for your order over the internet.
Our B-PAY options [FOR ORDERS TOTALLING $25 AND OVER ONLY] allow for you to pay for your order using any of the account types listed below that you have linked to your Internet Banking, or Phone Banking facility.
– Savings Account
– Cheque Account
– Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, or Bankcard only)
The Transition time for B-Pay Payments you send to us is typically no more than two business days
Your payment must be received within three business days of submitting your order to prevent cancellation from non-payment