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post #91 of 142
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Originally Posted by chefazn View Post

I do only buy blu-rays now. However, I do wait till most of the prices are under $15.

Big spender... I'm sticking to $8 and under, myself. I'm not kidding, either... except the part about calling you a big spender. I don't think $15 is big... not when I see many folks buying stuff release week at $22.99-23.99.
post #92 of 142
I only buy Blu-rays, however I rarely buy new releases at full price unless it's a new-release movie I really, really want. I am also in the $15-and-under club when it comes to catalog releases, I will not re-buy all my DVDs at $25 and up.
post #93 of 142
I've never paid more than $16 for any hi-def title (BD & HD DVD). But that may change if I decide to get that first season of Stark Trek on hybrid disc..
post #94 of 142
I'm in the minority perhaps, but I buy DVDs mostly, and Blu-ray on occasion. The overwhelming majority of my collection is DVD and is concerts, not movies. And although i have two BD players, I bought them based on their prowess as DVD players, and considered BD as a bonus.
post #95 of 142
No more DVDs for me as of two years ago.
post #96 of 142
I won't even rent a DVD any more. It always feels like I'm missing out in terms of both video AND audio quality

That being said, I never buy a Blu-ray over 20 bucks either. Well I have on rare occasions, but those usually movies my wife really wanted on release day.
post #97 of 142
BD always where possible
DVD otherwise.

Example, I have a new release "Avatar @19.95" that shipped this week as well as a new release of "TV on DVD" that will likely never see BD.
post #98 of 142
We almost never buy DVD's any more. After viewing our first couple of Blu-Ray disks we were spoiled. However, the prices of most things on BD mean we don't buy nearly as many movies as we used to when a lot of DVD movies were in the $10, $15, $20 range. Pretty much just major "must haves" like the latest Pixar movie or something like that.

The odd side effect of Blu-Ray has been to send us back to Blockbuster. We used to rent a DVD once in a while but most things we really wanted to see could be found, sooner or later, for under $20 so what the heck. We now rent almost everything we watch from the local Blockbuster store. They seem to keep a good supply of new releases in Blu-Ray format.

We've also watched a couple of things lately on the HD "On Demand" (PPV) channel of Time Warner which costs about the same as a BD from Blockbuster but doesn't have any special features (or look as good) so it's more of a impulse-purchase kind of thing. Not a great deal.

More recently (this week) we've subscribed to Netflix for the first time. Mostly for watching old or recent TV shows that aren't quite mainstream enough to find at Blockbuster and aren't really good enough to want to buy on DVD or BD. Plus it'll come in handy to Netflix the occasional obscure older movie that in the past I'd have had to break down and buy on DVD if we wanted to see it. Plus the streaming stuff.

Bottom line is I guess our purchasing for calendar year 2010 will end up being maybe 2-3 DVD's and 10-12 BD's, at most. Maybe not even that many of the DVD format, so far this year we haven't bought any.
post #99 of 142
I never buy dvd's anymore, I can't even remember witch dvd i bought last. I just buy Blurays that I really really want. Otherwise I just burn them on my htpc.
post #100 of 142
If the Blu Ray is the same price...sure, i will buy it over the SD DVD ..although my movie buying has dropped 90% from 5 years ago. I think twice about every purchase now unlike the 'salad days' where buying a movie was preferred vs. renting it. If the Blu Ray is more..frankly DVD is just as good and works for me given the inconsistent (at best) quality of blu ray.
post #101 of 142
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Originally Posted by cityscapex5 View Post

....If the Blu Ray is more..frankly DVD is just as good and works for me given the inconsistent (at best) quality of blu ray.

I think you got it backwards on quality. It's DVD that looks inconsistent these days now that it's the new VHS. Sure, some come out pretty good but many look dreadful. Any HD format makes DVD look skinny, weak, and out of shape. Studios put more effort into DVD 'round the turn of the century when it was their best pony. Now....nah, their best effort goes into BD, hands down.

If you're shopping price, say so. BD rule'z on PQ. That's indisputable! Me, I shop price but I wait for the BD's to be on sale.
post #102 of 142
I don't think it's indisputable at all. I love HD and have been a huge early supporter...have 2 1080 large screen LCD's and get all my cable in HD...Blu Ray has not bowled me over quality wise...i end up mostly with SD when i buy at all as i prefer classic movies or TV series and i don't feel like there is much of a quality difference..i previewed Weeds in blue ray via Netflix and when I ended up buying the set's I ordered the SD's..which were a few dollars cheaper same with the Criterion version of Last Emperor.
post #103 of 142
Haven't bought a dvd in 3-4 years. I will rent a dvd on my pass at BB if they didn't get a title I wanted, like Black Dynamite on blu ray.
post #104 of 142
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Originally Posted by cityscapex5 View Post

I don't think it's indisputable at all. I love HD and have been a huge early supporter...have 2 1080 large screen LCD's and get all my cable in HD...Blu Ray has not bowled me over quality wise

Odd, since cable HD even at it's best is worse than Blu-ray, oftentimes very much so. There's maybe 5 titles total that don't compare favorably to the broadcast version (not counting ads, cropping, censoring, etc) such asGladiator.
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...i end up mostly with SD when i buy at all as i prefer classic movies or TV series and i don't feel like there is much of a quality difference

Most people here would disagree with you. Ask anyone who has Casablanca, The African Queen, The Adventures of Robin Hood, or any of a number of classic titles.
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..i previewed Weeds in blue ray via Netflix and when I ended up buying the set's I ordered the SD's..which were a few dollars cheaper same with the Criterion version of Last Emperor.

Also odd, considering the two titles you named had Blu-ray versions priced by the studio at the same or cheaper than the comparable DVD editions.
post #105 of 142
I would never ever buy a DVD now, unless maybe it was a hard to find concert with DTS sound but that's it. DVD is dead. I even tossed out some of my finest DVDs in my collection just because I know I could never watch them again knowing BD versions existed.
post #106 of 142
I guess eventually there will be $10,000 videophile DVD turntables, oops I meant "DVD players"...for all the folks who hate the sterile, clinical presentation of Blu-Ray.

Yessir, vinyl and DVD. That's where it's at!

P.S. This post is a work of parody. Any resemblance to actual formats living, dead or Laserdisk is purely coincidental.
post #107 of 142
I stream dvd via W7MC for non HTr watching , hd-dvd's for movies that I can't get on blu-ray or are cheaper then the blu-ray, and buy blu-rays that are tier 1 to 3 transfers that are worth viewing more then once.
post #108 of 142
I usually buy blu-ray with DVD package. Blu-ray for the HD home theater and DVD for the Rear-entertainment system on the family van (Odyssey)
post #109 of 142
I actually seem to be purchasing fewer discs of either format recently. There haven't been many things released that I thought were worth more than just a Netflix rental.
post #110 of 142
DVD buying ...no way; but, I Redbox DVD's from time to time on new releases.
Blu-ray movies....sure, $10 or less and I might spring for it, but only if it soundly beats my satellite HD recordings.
post #111 of 142
I have bought several TV-show sets, and some Three Stooges sets, and one movie I really HAD to have (WarGames) on DVD since my first HD disc purchase in April 2006. Nothing else. There are so many Blu-ray discs to choose from now, and so many frequent good sales, that I doubt I will ever buy another SD DVD movie. (Well, there are probably a couple of movies I would buy that are not even available now in any disc format.)
post #112 of 142
This thread reminds me of the diehard LD collectors that reluctantly went to DVD and once converted they quickly forgot why they hated DVD.

BD is so superior to DVD there is no reason to buy DVD any longer. Sure BD has a more limited catalog, DVD had the same issue early in its lifecycle. At this point all major and most minor theatrical releases are going to get a BD release.

Once you start watching movies on a 50" or bigger set, DVD quality does not hold up. It was good for its time, but we are in a HD world now. No point in getting a HD capable display if you are still going to feed it with a SD source.
post #113 of 142
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Originally Posted by Toknowshita View Post

BD is so superior to DVD there is no reason to buy DVD any longer.

Unless the movie you want to watch isnt released on BD. Happens more then once.

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At this point all major and most minor theatrical releases are going to get a BD release.

Not there yet. The market here isnt big enough for BD that every theatrical movie get released on BD. Most US made movies that had a theatrical release is of course released on BD. But alot domestic releases are not getting a BD release.

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Once you start watching movies on a 50" or bigger set, DVD quality does not hold up.

Agree

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No point in getting a HD capable display if you are still going to feed it with a SD source.

And how do I buy a non HD flatscreen?
post #114 of 142
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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

Unless the movie you want to watch isnt released on BD. Happens more then once.... Most US made movies that had a theatrical release is of course released on BD. But alot domestic releases are not getting a BD release.

You are on a US centric site. So to me MOST ALL domestic cinema IS released on BD. Can't say I am bothered that Swedish films are not getting a BD release here.

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Originally Posted by MovieSwede View Post

And how do I buy a non HD flatscreen?

You don't. But I have seen plenty of people around here bragging about their new HD set and then bag on BD. Hate to tell the haters, but Blu is still the BEST HD available to consumers. It's an oxymoron... love HD but hate a HD source (most likely because of reasons associated with the war that shall not be named).
post #115 of 142
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Originally Posted by Toknowshita View Post

This thread reminds me of the diehard LD collectors that reluctantly went to DVD and once converted they quickly forgot why they hated DVD.

I bought into LD after I bought into DVD because there was so much product on the former that was slow in coming to the latter.

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BD is so superior to DVD there is no reason to buy DVD any longer.

I still buy DVD (and occasionally VHS) because there's a dearth of titles on Blu-ray.
post #116 of 142
Yep.
post #117 of 142
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Originally Posted by Toknowshita View Post

Can't say I am bothered that Swedish films are not getting a BD release here.

I didnt expect that you would, but not everything is based around you. And since movies that I want isnt even released on BD. I still have to buy/rent DVD. And sometimes even US movies doesnt get released over here (of course I can always import) But the movie Frost VS Nixon didnt get a BD release.

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You don't. But I have seen plenty of people around here bragging about their new HD set and then bag on BD. Hate to tell the haters, but Blu is still the BEST HD available to consumers.

That depends on what you describe the best? For some HD channel will provide a better experience, not in terms of quality, but in terms of content and price.

You should have been around long enough to know that "people" have really no idea what PQ really is. Most pay a fortune for a "Full HD" screen and then dont care to calibrate it. Some doesnt even use a HDMI cable to their HDTV. Some doesnt even send a widescreen signal to their widescreen display, stretchmode works just as good for them, they use sharpnes at full, and sometimes contrast and dnr the s**t out of the picture. But as long as they have a full hd display they are happy.
post #118 of 142
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Originally Posted by rdunnill View Post

I bought into LD after I bought into DVD because there was so much product on the former that was slow in coming to the latter.

I still buy DVD (and occasionally VHS) because there's a dearth of titles on Blu-ray.

There's a dearth if your cinema tastes run into the obscure fringe genres. Let's be realistic. It took a very long time for those to start showing up on DVD also.

Highly demanded catalog titles are starting to show up. Se7en was just announced. The Aliens franchise will be released in the fall most likely. We just got SPR. The floodgates are opening.
post #119 of 142
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Originally Posted by Toknowshita View Post

There's a dearth if your cinema tastes run into the obscure fringe genres. Let's be realistic. It took a very long time for those to start showing up on DVD also.

A hundred thousand or so available on SDVD will take many years to make their way to Blu. And they're not necessarily "obscure fringe"; for example, the last few DVDs I bought were "Johnny Suede," "Hairspray" (1988), and "Imagine Me and You."
post #120 of 142
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Originally Posted by rdunnill View Post

A hundred thousand or so available on SDVD will take many years to make their way to Blu. And they're not necessarily "obscure fringe"; for example, the last few DVDs I bought were "Johnny Suede," "Hairspray" (1988), and "Imagine Me and You."

Other than HS, I am willing to bet if I mentioned those titles to most they wouldn't have a clue about them.
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