Does anyone still buy and collect DVDs?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by php111, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Most of the time the rights to publish those discs are given for a short duration and then it goes back out of print until someone else pays for the rights again.
  2. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Long Island
    Warner Archive Streaming went bye bye. So, if you didn't buy the DVDs or don't have off air recordings of all of their detective shows, tell me, where do watch them? Steaming is for the birds.
  3. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    I bought two DVDs recently Bitter Moon and Top Secret, using a Panny 820 and LG OLED DVDs look better than ever.
  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Got a half dozen DVDs the other day 3:10 to Yuma (1957), Cat Ballou ..Lee Marvin got a Oscar.
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  5. Dr_Robt

    Dr_Robt Member

    I still have hundreds of them. Probably the last DVDs I got were A Wizard, a True Star live and the Star Wars trilogy DVDs with the original editions as bonuses. 4K UHD rocks.
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    The VUDU promotion going on at Walmart right now was the incentive for me to buy more DVD's. I bought six $5 DVD's & got the rest as
    digital copies. A great deal! I prefer buying physical copies of movies & use VUDU to store my digital copies. When I travel or if I want to
    watch something I don't have a physical copy of yet, I can watch them on VUDU.

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  7. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    I have too many.

    It's strange, because I never liked VHS as a format and had very few videos. But the DVD format was so much more user friendly and value for money with the extras, etc, that I found it easy to become a collector.

    I mainly acquire them from charity shops nowadays, but will only buy things that REALLY interest me. The last DVD I bought was a Region 1 of Barton Fink. I didn't realise its as Region 1 until I tried to play it! Oh, well, that's 50p I'll never see again.....
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  8. stepeanut

    stepeanut Forum Resident

    If you have a standalone DVD player, as opposed to a BD player, you may be able to perform a simple remote control hack to make your player region-free.

    This forum is a good starting point:

    DVD Player and Blu-ray Player region codes - VideoHelp
  9. Siegmund

    Siegmund Vinyl Sceptic

    Britain, Europe
    Thanks! :) I converted my DVD player to region-free a long time ago, but now I only have a blu-ray player.
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  10. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    Streaming/cloud services doesn't stop piracy. If your computer stores it in its cache, then you can copy it.
  11. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I'll still buy a DVD if it's cheap enough and something a bit different. Found the Special Edition of Escape From New York at the weekend for £1, which means I can upgrade on the basic DVD edition (I didn't bother with the Blu-Ray release due to the mixed reviews it got for picture quality).

    Upscaled DVD via my Blu-Ray player is fine for me. My TV was HD-ready 5 years ago but isn't cutting edge and nor do I mind that.

  12. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    With Half-Priced Books right in my town, it's my first option. Their Clearance section offers numerous quality titles for $2-3. Even some complete seasons of TV series' for $3-5.

    I strive to be as minimally Internet-dependent as possible regarding entertainment options.
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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Coming To America / Fatal Attraction / The Set-Up / The Topper Collection. CTA & FA are part of the VUDU promotion "Buy DVD & get three
    digital movies". My free digital movies are He Said, She Said / Intersection / The Out Of Towners / The Evening Star / Sabrina / The Saint.
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  14. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I hope that you get to see the original 1970 version of The Out Of Towners, with Jack Lemon and Sandy Dennis.

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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    I plan to because I love old movies.
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  16. Planbee

    Planbee Forum Resident

    The Set-Up is a great little movie...
  17. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    Nowadays, I will buy a DVD only if I can't get the title on blu-ray or (better yet) 4K.

    Larry Sanders
    , that sort of thing.

    Or, if it's like a special edition or something for pennies in a charity shop (think I paid 30p for Sucker Punch at a car-boot sale - still too much :D)
  18. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    i am not a DVD collector, but i have to say that i notice a plethora of used DVD and blu-rays in every store i ever go into that carries them, and they are always always always having a sale to get rid of them. just today 2 store:

    1 - buy 2 get 1 for a dollar

    2 - buy 3 get a 4th free.

    i've always said that i can listen to an album 1000 times doing 1000 different things, but after a couple times how many times can you watch a movie and do nothing else but sit there and watch....or knit or play solitaire
  19. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love

    You can most likely also do this with your blu-ray player's DVD mode. I did this on my Philips unit to watch Region 1 DVDs. You can't do it for blu-rays, of course, but the players should still be hackable for DVD playback.
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  20. Il Zio

    Il Zio Forum Resident

    Marco Island, FL
    Been worried about DVD rot (CD rot is killing me). So I ripped all my DVDs to a rugged SSD drive using Handbrake. I plug the SSD into the back of my Oppo UDP-203. That thing upscales really nicely!

    SSDs are pretty cheap so I use SyncToy to manage the backups.

    When I go down to the southern command center in November I just throw the SSD into my hand luggage. Been thinking about copying the files up to Google Drive but I don't believe you can cast from Google Drive.
  21. Graham

    Graham Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Which Warner has just announced will receive a Blu-ray release next month.
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  22. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    A good movie is like a good album, both deserve repeat plays.

    Saying that, I sold 30 titles for $30.00 bucks the other day. Space saver incentive.
  23. Claus LH

    Claus LH Forum Resident

    Yep, same basic idea here. Warner Archive is great for things like DVDs of Lon Chaney's films (which in most cases are nowhere on BR), but I don't trust the longevity either. Keep disc, put on our server (plus backup storage) and stream via the Oppo 203. Looks as good as a (well-mastered) DVD can on a 65-inch screen.

    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Just got these earlier this week. 42nd Street / Bullitt / Cool Hand Luke / Lady Sings The Blues / Sabrina / Sling Blade / Standing In The
    Shadows Of Motown / We're No Angels. Other than SITSOM & LSTB, I don't think a Blu-Ray version would make any difference for enjoyment.
  25. $1 DVDs are about to show up either this week or next at Dollar Tree locations.
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