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Or do you still buy DVD and just buy Blu-ray on movies you really really like?

Just wondering...
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If it's available on Blu-ray, I'll get it on Blu-ray 100% of the time. If it's not on Blu-ray, and it doesn't seem like there's a reasonable chance of a Blu-ray anytime soon, I'll get it on DVD (obscure catalog films, TV shows, super low budget things, etc.).
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I still buy HD DVD's.

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Since a few months after the US release of the first HD DVDs, I have only been buying high definition software, with just a few exceptions (Caprica is one of them, the Joan Crawford box with 'A Woman's Face' being another).
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The last DVD I bought was TRANSFORMERS in 2007. I was buying HD DVD for a time, however I gave them away and rebought everything on BD.

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Yup, only blu-ray.
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No DVD purchases here; just Blu-ray and the occasional HD DVD.

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If it's available on Blu-ray, I'll get it on Blu-ray 100% of the time. If it's not on Blu-ray, and it doesn't seem like there's a reasonable chance of a Blu-ray anytime soon, I'll get it on DVD (obscure catalog films, TV shows, super low budget things, etc.).

Same here. It is sad that so much good stuff will likely never see the light of day on BD. I just don't see enough to satisfy me on BD alone so I still buy DVDs.

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Same here. It is sad that so much good stuff will likely never see the light of day on BD. I just don't see enough to satisfy me on BD alone so I still buy DVDs.

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Add me to this list. I just ordered Swept Away and Seven Beauties on DVD. Roughly 1/3 of my collection of 1,100 is HD.
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I'll still buy DVD if it's the only version available, but that's occurring less and less often, and essentially 100% of my recent purchases have been BD.

Studios definitely seem to have jumped on the Blu-ray bandwagon way more now with most high-profile new releases day and date on both formats.

I've mostly already bought all the catalog titles I want (in DVD, HD DVD or BD), so nowadays am mostly just buying new-releases and upgrading old ones (in BD).

In situations where I'm introduced to an old gem I never knew about though.. I'll definitely still buy DVD.
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I actually cannot remember when I last purchased an SD-DVD.

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I buy SD, HD & BD, doesn't matter to me as long as I'm entertained from the moment I hit the play button until I get to the credits.

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If it's available on Blu-ray, I'll get it on Blu-ray 100% of the time. If it's not on Blu-ray, and it doesn't seem like there's a reasonable chance of a Blu-ray anytime soon, I'll get it on DVD (obscure catalog films, TV shows, super low budget things, etc.).

That's exactly what I do. If the BD is too expensive, I wait until the price comes down.

Currently, I have the latest DVD version of "The Gate" sitting in my "saved" section of my Amazon cart. I figure I'll wait a bit to see if any word comes around about a BD release. However, If I see the price on the DVD drop to $10 or less, I'll just go ahead and get the DVD since my old version is such a terrible (and non-OAR) Good Times Video transfer.

I've received a few DVDs as gifts, but (other than a region 2 DVD of "Mickybo and Me", which will likely never see a region 1 DVD release, much less a BD release) I don't buy DVD for anything other than non HD TV show sets anymore.


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since 2007 I probably bought 5 DVDs.
I got well over 500 HD-DVDs/Blu-Rays.

I stopped buying HD-DVDs a year ago and I don't remember the last DVD I picked.


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Feature films, Blu only. These are generally titles I will generally watch soon after purchase, keep (or sell if it was a blind buy gone terribly wrong), and rewatch. If I really want to see a movie not out on Blu, I will rent it.

TV series, I will still buy DVD when a "complete series" set of something that I may have only seen some of comes along at a ridiculous price, 25-50 cents per episode. These I may not even start until six months after I buy them, and I may watch them elsewhere than on my HT system. Recent examples: Six Feet Under, SG1, Ally McBeal.

The exception being series, like Firefly, BSG, Rome, Band of Brothers, and a few others that I expect to become staples. Even then, I will do without until the price comes down.

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Just Blu-ray for me. I wind up with an occasional one from a friend or maybe a box set of something that is only on DVD. I get good deals on Blu-ray(s) on-line so I see no reason to buy DVD anymore I even get my kid his shows on Blu-ray!
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Have not purchased a DVD in more than five years. DVD purchase was greatly slowed by D-VHS D-Theater® purchase which in turn was halted by Blu-ray.


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Pretty much only Blu Ray. Unless its a TV series that was released on DVD and probably wont be released on Blu Ray.
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Add me to this list. I just ordered Swept Away and Seven Beauties on DVD. Roughly 1/3 of my collection of 1,100 is HD.

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Same here. It is sad that so much good stuff will likely never see the light of day on BD. I just don't see enough to satisfy me on BD alone so I still buy DVDs.

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I'm in exactly the same boat. My purchases are based on content not format with a preference for BD if it's released. Most of my recent purchases, however, have been older catalog titles on DVD.
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Strictly Blu, unless there's an older movie that i love that is for a good price on dvd, with a good transfer, that isn't coming to Blu ray in the foreseeable future. Like Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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My purchases are about half DVD, 30% BD and 20% HD-DVD.

I don't feel that most of the titles I'm interested in (mainly classics and other catalog titles) will ever be released on BD.

I've also recently started picking up TV shows on DVD. BD just doesn't have much of a showing in this category.

I'm quite impressed at how amazing anamorphic DVDs look up-scaled on either my HD-DVD or BD players.
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Since my first Blu-ray purchase, I have not purchased another SD-DVD.

At this point, if it's not available on Blu, I have no interest in watching it. Of course, as I type this I'm ready to put in a rental DVD, but those also are rare. Probably not 1:30 ratio anymore.

Should have started the thread with a poll.
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As for me, I am now 100% BD-exclusive.
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I no longer purchase DVDs, but my purchase rate of BDs is no where near what it was with DVDs. I find myself downloading/streaming and renting more these days. The price premium for BDs is a bit high (esp for a recovering impulse buyer like myself) at the moment. In total I've gone from a DVD-per-week purchasing habit to maybe 2 BDs a month purchasing habit. All in all, a good thing as my collection was spiraling out of control.

I still have some key re-buys to make, however -- about 40 of them at last count. Waiting/Shopping for appropriate prices. My personal rule of thumb is that for a good movie, I don't pull the trigger on a re-buy until it's under $14, for marginal movies - ones I'm not entirely sold on re-buying - they have to be at/under $10. Right now I'm "backing up" re-bought DVDs and giving them to family members and relatives.
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I'm a sci-fi B-movie fan. I just can't seem to find Angry Red Planet or Robot Monster on BD! Frankly, I don't think I'd want to see stuff like that on BD. So, for all that stuff, I'm still growing my DVD collection. BD for mostly anything else though.
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I still buy HD DVD's.

My plan is that any NEW movie that comes out in both HD DVD and Blu-ray, is to buy the HD DVD.

For some reason I do not think Sony and the rest of BDA are scared.
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My plan is that any NEW movie that comes out in both HD DVD and Blu-ray, is to buy the HD DVD.

For some reason I do not think Sony and the rest of BDA are scared.

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My plan is that any NEW movie that comes out in both HD DVD and Blu-ray, is to buy the HD DVD....

I'm sorry, but what exactly do you mean by "NEW movie" and HD DVD? Those terms no longer equate.
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i'm sorry, but what exactly do you mean by "new movie" and hd dvd? Those terms no longer equate.

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I'm sorry, but what exactly do you mean by "NEW movie" and HD DVD? Those terms no longer equate.

Exactly, its a dead format.

BTW, I also prefer D-VHS movies too. I will buy all the new ones!
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