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post #61 of 75 Old 03-07-2006, 09:15 PM
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Blockbuster - two block walk - unlimited rental program - 'nuff said

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post #62 of 75 Old 03-08-2006, 12:30 AM
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My behaviour regarding this has not changed. My collection evolves with or without high def dvd. I rent almost all movies. Those movies that have special significance to me, I buy. If I hear of a new superior release of a movie that I already have, I ebay the old one and buy the new one. Same thing will be with hd dvd and blu-ray.
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I am still buying concert DVDs.
other DVD's are in the $5.99 to $9.99 range.
Just bought LOTR:ROTK for $14.99. I have never seen this movie.
I have also been selling off DVDs for $1-4.00 at yard sales.

Decided to sell my TV armoires at yard sales too because they are not for widescreen TVs, and pretty soon there won't be a market for them.
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I have stopped as well. Unfortunately my version 1 VInc Bravo dvd player just died and I decided to order a replacement. Was hoping to save the $200 towards a universal player.
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I've stopped purchasing DVDs. I never liked buying them even without Netflix or BB Online. You only watch MOST of them maybe 2 times, 3 at most. With BB Online, I don't have to worry about spending too much money and I still get all the enjoyment.
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I'm a little different here when buying movies. Any movies made or created before 1996 will have to be on VHS tape.

Why? What the sam hill is the rationale for that?
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post #67 of 75 Old 03-10-2006, 08:01 AM
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I remember the VHS/bata wars and the video disk wars!!!!! So I sitting this one out!!!!
I'll wait for the dust to settle. I did get some superbit DVDs at BB for $9.99.
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I stopped and joined Netfilx.
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I have around 900 DVDs in my library and will continue to buy titles that I find appealing. I check at least three review sources and ask friends who have seen a movie before I buy and I'm rarely disappointed. Since I view favorite movies several times over a few years buying them is often cheaper than NetFlix. When BluRay or others come out I'll make my selections in the same way.

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I've slowed down. Have not stopped entirely.
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i've stopped as well .. with the exception of TV shows or anime series... A!


edit: but, yeah i do blockbuster online. love the free couple movies a month when you just can't wait for your queue :)
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Netflix for me too. Also a DVR from Comcast. I am amazed at how entertaining some of the recent TV shows are without the constant interruption from commercials. Many of my Netflix rentals are seasons of TV shows. I would probably never have bought them were it not for the ability to rent.
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I've slowed quite a bit in anticipation of BD-day. :cool:
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Netflix for me too. Also a DVR from Comcast. I am amazed at how entertaining some of the recent TV shows are without the constant interruption from commercials. Many of my Netflix rentals are seasons of TV shows. I would probably never have bought them were it not for the ability to rent.
I agree with the comments regarding the better quality of many television shows, and the reduction in commercials ("24" has gone more than 15 minutes before having the first commercial!). Add to the fact that virtually all prime time shows are now in HD, I am very happy with my HD DVR.
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I noticed that this issue, "How many of you have stopped buying DVDs?", in some ways boils down to the DVD owners versus DVD renters.

I am a HUGE fanatic about owning things. I hate to rent. However, I can definitely understand why many of you want to rent DVDs (e.g. NetFlix) In fact, most of my friends and relatives rent DVDs rather than own. Part of the reason why I have to own is a psychological problem. I collect things as small as sunglasses and watches to things as large as cars and houses. It's not pretty.

And I think that with the new Hi Def discs (BluRay or HD-DVD) there probably will be some advantages to renting---
a) If you solely rent, even if "your" format loses, the most you're out is money for the player as you'll have already enjoyed all of the movies you rented.
b) With prices in the mid- to high-twenties, it would be godawful expensive to accumulate 2,000+ new Hi Def discs.

So, unless something changes, I'll probably wait 2 - 3 years before I start buying Hi Def discs, the logic being---
a) Hopefully, the format war will be settled (in some fashion)
b) Prices will have come down and we'll be able to buy USED Hi Def discs
c) I'll be bored of my current DVDs and will definitely be ready to start hoarding a new medium
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