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post #31 of 75
I have really slowed down in the last year. When I buy a DVD, it is with the mental commitment that I will not be repurchasing the title in an HD format.

Titles like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents Season 1" seem unlikey to benefit from HD treatment.

An example of a titles I will not buy in DVD are: "King King" and "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962). Both of these deserve an HD treatment and I will wait for it.

I am waiting for the end of the format war and a clarification of the "digital rights management" issues. While I am an excellent, long term customer of the studios, I am no more loyal to them than they are to me. It is just possible that I will forgo HD DVD/Blu-Ray altogether if the terms are too onerous.
post #32 of 75
haha, i'm just the opposite! I'm buying more dvd's ! they're starting to go onsale. I just picked up LOTR EE finally, cause it's affordable now.
It'll be several years before I get into HD. So i might as well pick up the dvd's now that they're cheap
post #33 of 75
Pretty much the same for me, Ive cut back in the last 14 months to 2-3 titles a month, as opposed to 3-4 titles a week, with an occasional 10-12 spree. I often pick up new titles at Costco. Then thanks to NetFlix, after vewing the same titles that I bought at Costco, I generally end up returning 90%. "Transporter 2" and "The Island" I bought a couple of weeks ago, returned "T2", kept "The Island".
post #34 of 75
I stopped buying movie DVDs at the date to the left; when I registered on avsforum. Since I first saw properly calibrated HD, I've refused to watch any SD crap when there's an alternative. I still buy DVDs for TV shows that were shown in SD (reality shows, etc). Otherwise, I have been forced to wait for HBO, SHO, MAX, or STZ. I've been looking forward to this for a long time.

Edited to clarify: I haven't rented since then either.
post #35 of 75
I have stopped buying DVDs in anticipation of Blue Ray. My collection is about 400 titles right now. If I could sell them, I would.

I am not particularly impressed with DVD 480p on my big screen, but am sure that Blue Ray will rock me. I am checking for Blue Ray notices almost daily, hoping to buy as soon as it hits the market.
post #36 of 75
The lack of decent titles recently is certainly helping me to cut back in anticipation of Blu ray.
post #37 of 75
still buying dvds, music only

why not? br and hddvd has quite a ways to go and since I only have component, those content providers can f-off
post #38 of 75
Well, the titles they are initially offering are bottom of the barrel for the most part. T2 was a good movie but how many times do they expect people to buy it? How about offering some of the more recent titles?

Let the Hollywood milking continue....
post #39 of 75
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Originally Posted by regular guy
I have stopped buying DVDs in anticipation of Blue Ray. My collection is about 400 titles right now. If I could sell them, I would.
What's stopping you from selling on the used disk market?
post #40 of 75
Samiam,

What is stopping me from selling dvds on the used market is the simple fact there is NO used DVD market anywhere near where I live (Sao Paulo). Now if I lived in NYC, that would be a different story...
post #41 of 75
Mutiny on the Bounty" (1962) is out in HD and so some of other titles. Without the f***** restrictions.
post #42 of 75
I am stopping on MAY 23 :D
post #43 of 75
I have not completely stoped buying dvd's but I am only buying limited dvd's. Mostly older movies and newer movies that I would not buy in HD anyway.
post #44 of 75
I have not completely stoped buying dvd's but I am only buying limited dvd's. Mostly older movies and newer movies that I would not buy in HD anyway.
post #45 of 75
I've cut down on the number I buy. Between the impending format war (go BD), and just running out of room to put the dvd's :)
post #46 of 75
Still buying DVDs of a few key movies a year.

-CCourtney
post #47 of 75
For the most part I stopped buying DVDs about 6 years ago waiting for HD-DVD/Blu-Ray to come out. After I got my HDTV (in 1999), I didn't want to watch the lower resolution any more. So, I have just gotten my movie fixes from the HD movie channels since then. I didn't buy into DVHS since I didn't really want to go with a tape solution as I felt it was a stop-gap measure. Anxiously awaiting the release of some good movies in HD on disc now.
post #48 of 75
Still buying as many - if not more - DVDs. It will be a LONG WHILE until either HD format has a significant library to choose from. Also, using a HTPC with proper software, these look quite good.
post #49 of 75
Rent ... Rip ... Return
post #50 of 75
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Originally Posted by bhummel2001
Rent ... Rip ... Return
Thief.
post #51 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhummel2001
Rent ... Rip ... Return
Thief.
post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by PeterS
Still buying as many - if not more - DVDs. It will be a LONG WHILE until either HD format has a significant library to choose from. Also, using a HTPC with proper software, these look quite good.
Me too, exactly. I'm buying more DVDs now than ever. Admittedly, I can't stomach watching them on a standard TV/standard DVD player anymore, but the DVDs look good enough on my 37" LCD HDTV when combined with an upconversion player. I realize that this setup is a far cry from the ultimate HD setup (be it BR or HD-DVD), but this way I'll be able to enjoy my movies for another one or two years while the format wars heat up/cool down.

I have over 2,000 DVDs and I have no regrets for buying them, well most of them, because I get them dirt cheap. As much as I'm looking forward to the Hi Def discs in the near future, I just can't see paying $25+ per movie, new, on BR/HD-DVD when I can get $2 DVDs, used.
post #53 of 75
I can't believe it, but, I have stopped. I will buy Howl's Moving castle and my neighbor Tortoro this tuesday. After that it will only be rentals. I am looking forward to a PS3 and BR.
post #54 of 75
IF the BD discs will be playable in a dvd player, then I will start buying them as soon as they come out, if not, i'll be sticking to dvd for the time being.
post #55 of 75
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Originally Posted by peter kreze
IF the BD discs will be playable in a dvd player, then I will start buying them as soon as they come out, if not, i'll be sticking to dvd for the time being.
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic or not, but BD will most certainly NOT be playable in already existing SD DVD players. You will have to purchase a BD
unit to play BD discs. So, it appears you will continue to purchase and play SD
DVD's... :o
post #56 of 75
hmm, I definately read something that said that it was a possiblity... I guess not. :( It was definately in a link somewhere on this forum too...I can't find it at the moment though.
post #57 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by peter kreze
hmm, I definately read something that said that it was a possiblity... I guess not. :( It was definately in a link somewhere on this forum too...I can't find it at the moment though.
You might be confusing BD discs with Twin Format HD-DVD discs. HD-DVD has a format available that has a standard DVD version on one side of the disk and a HD-DVD version on the other.

I believe this is exclusive to HD-DVD and one of the benefits of HD-DVD using the standard DVD physical disc structure.
post #58 of 75
I've probably bought only 6 dvd's in the last year in anticipation of Blu Ray. Netflix does a good job of holding me over.
post #59 of 75
I'm a little different here when buying movies. Any movies made or created before 1996 will have to be on VHS tape. Any movies made between 1997 to 2005 will have to be on DVD. Finally, any movies made or created after 2006 will have to be on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. I do not buy all movies in one format, but I seem to like all three formats, including VHS.
post #60 of 75
in the last month or so my purchasing has increased quite a bit.
I doubt i will be seeing The Incredible Mr Limpet in a hi def version anytime soon and for under $5, i'm sure i'll get my moneys worth out of it by the time it does.
Deep catalog Film Noir, classic musicals- all under $10. no sense waiting on those 'cause they ain't coming anytime soon either.

the only purchase i hesitiated on was the Controversial Classics V2 set.
but after watching Network- the $42 spent was a mere pittance for such a brilliant masterpiece. It's become a film that i will always want to own, and chase down to have in the best possible version, for as long as i watch movies. and right now, this is the best possible version.


still plenty of life in SD for me. I'm more excited over getting Magic('78) and Grizzly in good editions than i am anything from either formats first launches.
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