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Does anyone still buy and collect DVDs?

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

  1. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    Of course, there's also the issue of 'watching when I want as opposed to when the station is broadcasting.'
    I like watching a bit of "old TV shows" myself, as, for one thing, it reminds me of who I was when saw them the first time around, 'for good or ill.'
     
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  2. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    I just picked up a copy of the Ingmar Bergman Collection DVD set on MGM to get the bonus features that weren't on the Criterion set, so I guess I'm technically still collecting DVD's.
     
  3. James Slattery

    James Slattery Forum Resident

    Location:
    Long Island
    Those cheapo box sets cram way too much content onto each disc and you get a lot of compression artifacts. If you don't care about quality, then I guess its okay.
     
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    I’ve bought 200 dvds in the past 12 months .. cheap as chips. Not interested in blu rays.
     
  5. Jord

    Jord Forum Resident

    Location:
    The Netherlands
    It really depends on the show. A show like Golden Girls doesn't need a HD or 4K treatment for me. It's perfectly enjoyable in SD since it mostly relies on comedy.
     
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  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    I recently dumped about 75 music DVDs. I never watched them...
     
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  7. ILovethebassclarinet

    ILovethebassclarinet Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Lansing, MI
    While I won't be dumping them, I do tend to play them less often, because part of me feels like I should be in front of the screen instead of just listening from somewhere else.
     
  8. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Right, some had corresponding live CDs and others were documentaries or video collections I could stream. I sold them bulk/cheap and I don't know if the store will have any luck moving them...I asked them to let me know if used music DVDs are selling.
     
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  9. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    Location:
    NS, Canada
    Just bought the third season of The Crown on DVD. Will sit beside the first 2 seasons.

    I like the blu ray cases better though :)
     
  10. Kristofa

    Kristofa Car Scratch Melt Repeat

    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    I prefer to just buy Blu-Ray and have upgraded many of my DVDs, but some are still not released in Blu-Ray. I own one 4K disc but haven’t watched it. BRDs are where it’s at for me in terms of video and sound quality.
     
  11. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    4K is impressive but I think it works best with movies released in the last few years. I just got a 4k Panasonic player and fired up Aquaman and it was pretty great.
     
  12. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    It's funny to see this post seven years on (to which my attention was directed because some gracious soul gave it a "like"). I actually pulled out one of my old Case Logic binders of DVDs a couple weeks ago, and I was pleased to find some classic noir films and other things -- I watched "Fallen Angel" (1945) and "The Hidden" (1987). We're nearing a period in which watching DVDs will be an exercise in nostalgia, and I like that.
     
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  13. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I went back to the Big Lots where I made my big haul. They had a bunch of these marked down on clearance. Here's what I grabbed...

    Mannix Season 1 $2.50
    The Fugitive Season 1 Vol. 1 $1.25
    Streets Of San Francisco Season 1 Vol. 1 $2.50
    Streets Of San Francisco Season 1 Vol. 2 $1.25
    Andy Griffith Show Season 1 $2.50
    30 Rock Season 3 $1.25

    and a couple of movies...

    Mad Max $2.50
    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Blu-Ray $2.50

    Even though I already bought most of these I couldn't resist the price. I'll give the ones I don't need to my brother or friend who still are into dvds.
     
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  14. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

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    United States
    Blu-ray = Scam

    (But I'll buy them if I can't get it on a solo DVD; best sitch is cheap Blu-ray w/DVD!)
     
  15. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    Oh - and I just bought a DVD tonight of a flick you can only see one of three ways:

    1) 16mm print
    2) VHS
    3) DVD

    The DVD just REALLY seemed like the smart way to go... :-popcorn:
     
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  16. Blu-ray is a scam? I am not sure I can understand why anyone would feel that way. For the people with HDTVs that want something better than DVD, I think it is a great choice. If you don't want Blu-ray, that is fine, you can easily avoid buying Blu-ray. I don't buy organic foods, I don't think the significantly higher price is worth it, but I don't think it is a scam.
     
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  17. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    In fairness, I haven't done that split hook-up thing, so maybe the fact that Blu-rays cost a lot more but look exactly the same on my HDTV is due to that.
     
  18. Oh, yes if you aren't connected by Blu-ray player using HDMI or DVI to your HDTV then you wouldn't see much improvement.
     
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  19. Shoes1916

    Shoes1916 Forum Resident

    Location:
    United States
    Yeah - I found out about all that HDMI jazz a few months ago & bought all the trimmings, but haven't bothered hooking my Blu-ray player up to my ginormous screen.

    Now I'm off to watch an old analog/film-based import DVD on my smaller HDTV in original vertically crushed aspect ratio - it's like scratchy vinyl; very warm & reassuring! :D
     
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  20. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Location:
    California
    Kino Lorber has GREAT sales nearly every month with oodles of titles in both formats for $10 or less. Every time I go there, I spend the rent. They are fast becoming my favorite outlet. Recommended!
     
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  21. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Location:
    Dublin, Ireland
    I bought the DVD & Blu-ray combo of the horror of Dracula last week.
    First film purchased in a while.

    I still dont own a Blu-ray player :oops:
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    as of late I only watch the DVDs I already own...haven't been out looking for any media for a bit...I have enough to watch and I'm still behind!
     
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  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    well they are cheap enough...buy one now before they stop making them in large production...ya never know what's around the corner in this crazy media world...
     
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  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

     
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  25. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Location:
    WI

    I went into Big Lots a few weeks back, and they had exactly the same stuff they had when I found the titles in my earlier post... I'm glad you were able to find so much (as shown in your earlier thread, and this newest one), but it's a bit annoying that they didn't have a lot of good stuff here... I'm tempted to drive down to Appleton one of these days to see if they have anything good.
     
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