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« on: September 21, 2012, 02:05:10 PM »

I was very late to the HD party,infact i am still checking my Jacket in to be honest,i have had a HDTV for about a year now,and i have 5 Blu-Rays(okay,they include Boxsets of the Alien and Back to the Future movies and Band of Brothers TV series..the other two are Poltergeist and Star Wars:Clone Wars movie incase you wanted to know) and I have over 1000 DVDs

I have noticed that Blu Ray films have come down in price a little recently and are not bad prices(Cheaper now than when DVD first happened),but of course that goes the same for DVDs when they had already come down a lot in prices


Blu-Ray i find i am buying if i see a good price for them
eg:Alien Blu Ray box set was 17 quid,and even though i had the Quadrilogy DVD set 17 is still a great price for the Alien films on BR,Back to the future BR box set was 12 (but looks like its quite cheaply put together,the BR disc pictures are shit compared to my DVD BTTF Box set..it could be a very good pirate if i hadn't of bought it from HMV)


some films for me,HD picture is not really much needed thing if the film is not a mega spectacle..so i still buy DVDs,and TBH i still find the DVD picture pretty damn good anyway

(maybe that,like most of you could be down to growing up with VHS and renting videos and having to use that damn tracking twisty knob thing to stop the snow showing up across the picture)


TV is a different matter,if i have HD channels of the SD channels i watch or record from the HD channel always...just because i can Tongue (and 1TB of TiVo space helps also)


I know some films and TV shows are not on Blu Ray yet but now that you are a Blu Ray kinda person,do you still get tempted by the ultra cheap DVD prices? or is DVD sooo late 1990s/early 2000s  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 02:08:22 PM »

I'm slowly upgrading my dvd's to blu ray when I see a good sale on stuff.  I still buy animated shows on dvd though (south park, archer) as I don't really see any real upgrade in that medium.  a friend of mine is happy with this as he and his wife get all my dvd's that I upgrade to blu ray.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 02:17:34 PM »

No, I stopped buying DVDs years ago. BRD or streaming only for me.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2012, 02:20:08 PM »

I should go with online/streaming purchases as that's where everything will eventually end up (in my opinion), but for some reason I'm still stuck in the world of pre-streaming content that informs me that if I don't have a physical copy of something, I don't really own it.  I've made that jump (and gladly) for software, but I'm slow to do so for anything else it seems.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 03:36:47 PM »

I buy neither, but if I do I only get things on Blu-Ray.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 04:22:57 PM »

It is rare if I buy a DVD and it'd have to be something where I wouldn't see a benefit to the sharper resolution / sound bump, like a documentary or something.   Other than that, BluRay all the way.
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 04:24:53 PM »

Blu Ray only.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »

I have a High Def projector with a 5' x 9' screen.  The image difference between DVD and Blu ray is painfully obvious.  I only buy Blu ray now and have worked on converting my favs from DVD when ever I can find a deal.  If you watch the deal sites like slickdeals and fatwallet, you will find that blu rays are constantly going on sale for the $5 to $7 price point.   The truth of the matter though is that like dvds, Blu rays will likely soon be an endangered species.  The development of the new 4k and 8k tvs will likely bring a new media format to the equation and its probably only 2 to 3 years away.  By that time its possible that the market for physical copies may very well start to fade, following in the footsteps of music and literature.  
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 04:39:27 PM »

I rarely buy movies anymore, but when I do it is definitely Blu-ray.
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 04:47:37 PM »

I only get DVD's when it is a movie or TV series where it probably won't ever be released on blu ray or the picture quality won't be too different.  a lot of animated series and movies fall into the latter category IMO; first gen Transformers or GI Joe probably wouldn't be enhanced by HD.
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2012, 04:48:54 PM »

That ship has sailed. I have shelves full of DVDs that have been ripped onto my media server. What I dont own I stream.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2012, 05:32:39 PM »

Sometimes, when it's priced low enough and I'm not willing to spend more on the Blueray.
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2012, 08:00:02 PM »

I did buy some blu-rays during the initial introduction of blu-ray players (have ps3), but based on how those were hit or miss I stopped buying them. Meaning, some blu-ray's picture and sound quality were no better (or not noticeably better) than a standard DVD. So now, I will only buy blu-ray version of something if I know (based on reviews) if it is a high quality transfer  (like Band of Brothers, Blade Runner, etc).
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 08:21:21 PM »

Hey, when all of you folks start ditching your physical media, keep me in mind.   My library hungers to absorb yours into the collective....
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2012, 08:34:27 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 21, 2012, 08:21:21 PM

Hey, when all of you folks start ditching your physical media, keep me in mind.   My library hungers to absorb yours into the collective....

Alright.  Where should I send all these dvd's of Mama's Family?
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2012, 11:37:16 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 21, 2012, 08:21:21 PM

Hey, when all of you folks start ditching your physical media, keep me in mind.   My library hungers to absorb yours into the collective....

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2012, 11:00:39 AM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on September 21, 2012, 04:33:18 PM

 By that time its possible that the market for physical copies may very well start to fade, following in the footsteps of music and literature.  


While i don't doubt you,i wonder if Special Features(Docs,trailers etc)would still be popular(or maybe even wanted in some cases) if we did go to download only
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2012, 03:09:51 PM »

I'm sure they'll do something stupid like DLC for your movies.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2012, 03:41:35 PM »

I dont buy movies any more but when I do its the multipack Blu-ray, dvd, digital.
On the flip side my choice of Netflix retals are Blu-Ray.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2012, 04:53:24 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 22, 2012, 11:00:39 AM

Quote from: rshetts2 on September 21, 2012, 04:33:18 PM

By that time its possible that the market for physical copies may very well start to fade, following in the footsteps of music and literature. 

While i don't doubt you,i wonder if Special Features(Docs,trailers etc)would still be popular(or maybe even wanted in some cases) if we did go to download only

Yeah, I have to say that I do miss all the extras when watching downloaded movies, but most big dvd/bluray movies from Netflix also strip them out so I have kind of gotten used to not having them, unfortunately.
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2012, 05:22:13 PM »

As a result of Netflix, Redbox, or other streaming options, I find myself buying far fewer movies now than I did in the past. Those that I do buy are almost exclusively Bluray and are things that I pick up because of either interesting special features or a great A/V presentation to enjoy through my home theater setup...like to own stuff with cool visuals (like well-done 3D that you can't get anywhere else) or especially impressive sound. If it's a movie or TV show that won't impress as much, I just get it through streaming or rent the DVD.
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« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2012, 04:58:42 AM »

I do not own one DVD -- nor Blu-Ray Disc for that matter. I see no reason to, with Netflix/Redbox/Etc around.
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2012, 01:54:03 PM »

Quote from: ravenvii on September 23, 2012, 04:58:42 AM

I do not own one DVD -- nor Blu-Ray Disc for that matter. I see no reason to, with Netflix/Redbox/Etc around.

What about all that porn you have?  You know, the ones in your hall closet that you have in the nondescript cardboard box that's pushed way to the back and labelled "Humdingers"?
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