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post #811 of 938
The shelf space goes fast doesn't it.
post #812 of 938
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Originally Posted by dholmes54 View Post

Captclueless.what Transformer signed your blu-ray?

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DUDE!!! You got Megatron to sign your blu-ray?!?!?



Michael Bay
post #813 of 938
captclueless: I think he was just kidding around, the signature is signed quite legibly. I would like to get Bay to sign my Transformers HD DVD just for a laugh, since he was infuriated about the release of it on the format.
post #814 of 938
Hello all,

New to the forums and not sure if this is in the right thread but I'm looking to get some new shelves. There's some at BB right now which I can't link as I'm a new member but if you go to there site and look at the weekly ad it's on page 18. I'm thinking about getting them I read the reviews and they seem ok.
I don't have a Ikea around here so I can't get the ones that alot of people have posted in this thread.
post #815 of 938
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Originally Posted by neoz View Post

Hello all,

New to the forums and not sure if this is in the right thread but I'm looking to get some new shelves. There's some at BB right now which I can't link as I'm a new member but if you go to there site and look at the weekly ad it's on page 18. I'm thinking about getting them I read the reviews and they seem ok.
I don't have a Ikea around here so I can't get the ones that alot of people have posted in this thread.

If you have the tools to do it, there's always the option of making your own. With very large pieces of wood, places like Home Depot will cut boards for you for free (up to a certain number of cuts, then there is a small charge per cut).
post #816 of 938
Didn't realize people had this many Blu-rays. Question....for those that own hundreds of Blu-ray titles, how many of them were watched more than once?
post #817 of 938
I just sold around 50, I have 10 or so left. I was feeling guilty/stupid buying them and only watching them once then putting them back on the shelf. I have kept my absolute favorites though. I will continue to buy in the future but only the "must haves" that I know I'll watch again and again. All others=Netflix.
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post #819 of 938
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

Didn't realize people had this many Blu-rays. Question....for those that own hundreds of Blu-ray titles, how many of them were watched more than once?

I have well over 400 blu-rays/hd-dvds and probably watched 10 more than once and 100 are still sealed, I don't have time for this...

I'll watch one tonight though.
I can't remember the last time I watched a movie and did nor remove the shrinkwrap before putting the disc in my player.

Movie collecting is plain stupid IMHO but I need to get them to stop the hitch.

Cheers,
Gui.
post #820 of 938
No, I wouldn't call it plain stupid. Surely, there are a handful of movies we all love and can watch them over and over and not get enough of it. I think that's what people should be buying, IMHO. If you own 100s of movies and only rewatched 1/10 of the collection, then that probably means that the other 9/10 were movies you probably don't like THAT much. That's what I think because I own a few BDs that I only watched once and regretted buying. They were movies I thought would be something I would like to own, but after a while, I realized that a rental would've sufficed.

My advice, based on experience.....buy movies *you* really enjoy. People tend to purchase movies like The Dark Knight, Transformers, etc because they're popular and not because it's something they'd want to rewatch over and over. I can't tell you how many unpopular movies I've rewatched again and again & how many popular ones I've only watched once...
post #821 of 938
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Originally Posted by MrHT View Post

Didn't realize people had this many Blu-rays. Question....for those that own hundreds of Blu-ray titles, how many of them were watched more than once?

In my case, while I have well over 400 DVDs, I'm still at less than 50 BDs since I just got into the format less than a year ago.

It will probably take me a lot longer to get to the same level with BD as I did with DVD. The main reason: Netflix. At least 300 of my DVD purchases were before I had an account, so I did a lot of blind buys on release week discounts and bought a lot of movies that I thought I would watch a bit more often than I eventually did. Out of 400ish DVDs, there are about 25 that I really regret buying, like Godsend, Signs and Flightplan. Because of that, I won't do any more blind buys. Then there are those movies that I like, but really don't plan to rewatch anytime soon, like The Sixth Sense. I could have rented that one and enjoyed it just as much. Do I regret buying it on DVD? No, but it's one I probably would not have if I could have just put it in my Netflix queue like I would now.

That being said, there are plenty of DVDs and BDs I have no regrets buying, even if I only watch them once. I often buy great classic movies because if guys like me don't do it, the studios might not release them at all - even for rental. TV show box sets are another area I try to support, hoping my purchase might just hit the threshold required to continue to release later seasons of some great shows. For example, I'm still holding out hope that my purchases of seasons 1-4 of NYPD Blue will at least prompt them to release through the Jimmy Smitz era (the beginning of season 6). CHiPs is another show I hope they'll consider continuing to release, especially as a tie-in with the movie they keep pushing back.

On the BD front, though, I'm more careful. New releases are still far too expensive to play around with. I've been able to get some fantastic deals on catalog releases (several Bond films for $6 each, Bullet for $8.99, 2001 for $6.99, etc.) making it worth it to buy. I've gotten a few newer releases (like Up and Wall-E) for $15 or less.

However, at $25 or more, a movie like Bolt is a rental. I won't pay more than $20 for anything other than a special box set.
post #822 of 938
I don't think it's stupid. Each person can spend their money whatever way they see fit. For ME it's stupid because I never watched a majority of the one's I bought more than once. I believe in that case it is pretty much a waste of money. Most of these titles are not collector's items and will only decrease in value anyway.

I do think if you own over let's say "50 titles" then it may have become an "addiction" of sorts. Now, it's true there are far worse things to get "addicted" to and worse ways to spend your money but...owning 400+ movies isn't exactly the "wisest" choice when it comes to spending your money IMHO.
post #823 of 938
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Originally Posted by RY35AN View Post

...owning 400+ movies isn't exactly the "wisest" choice when it comes to spending your money IMHO.

Let's see:

- I don't go to see movies in the theater.
- I don't go to sporting events.
- Netflix took the place of premium channel subscriptions.
- I don't have a car payment.
- I don't buy expensive clothes.
- I have bought at least half the movies for between $5 and $10 each. Probably another 15% were gifts, especially box sets.

A lot of people I know go to concerts, sporting events, bars and movies in the theater. They spend thousands a year on that stuff. Heck, some people spend more a month on gas than I do on movies (and I live only a few miles from work, so I spend little on that). I have afriend who spends a couple of grand every summer to go on a big fishing trip. Another friend loves to play pool and spent $8000 on a professional grade Brunswick pool table. Another guy commutes 35 miles into work (and 35 miles back home) every day just because he likes the town he lives in. He spends a few hundred on gas every week compared to my $15-20. I know someone who spends several thousand a year on "collectible" toys in hopes he can sell them at a profit later - I'm not sure if the gamble has paid off. Speaking of gambling, look how many people feed casinos their hard earned money.

There are plenty here who spend hundreds on gaming systems, then hundreds more on games to play on them.

Just about everyone spends money on something other people think is a waste. Some might say that buying name brand products is a waste. Others might say that building a home theater is a waste. The question is, was it worth it to YOU to have spent the money? Did you get what you wanted out of it? In my case, the answer is "yes". Despite a few clunkers in the mix, I'm proud of my collection and like the idea that I can just pull one off the shelf and watch it whenever I want.

In total, I've spend less than $6000 on movies by watching for sales and taking advantage of first week deals on new releases.

People spend a lot of money on things that provide nothing tangible for their money other than memories. The difference in my buying movies is, at the end of the day, I still have the movie I spent money on and I can watch it again whenever I choose at no additional cost.
post #824 of 938
Everyone is entitled to spend their money whatever way the see fit. There are many ways people rationalize their purchases. If it works for you and you genuinely enjoy it then great. It doesn't change my opinion though.
post #825 of 938
Well went BB today and bought that shelves so hopefully they will look good when I put them together. I'll post a pic once I get them all finished.
post #826 of 938
Mind as well keep this thread moving along. What constitutes a collection so far.














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post #828 of 938
Might as well contribute.



Just out of curiosity, is there any special kind of insurance we can buy specifically for our "toys"?
post #829 of 938
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Originally Posted by Mobius1138 View Post


Just out of curiosity, is there any special kind of insurance we can buy specifically for our "toys"?

Check the specifics of your Home Owners Insurance, or Renters Insurance. May need to increase your policy if you feel you need more coverage. Wouldn't want to find out if anything happened, knock on wood, that your policy would max out and not nearly cover your investments. Also make sure you have the proper proof, such as photos, stored somewhere safe.
post #830 of 938
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Originally Posted by sharktooth101 View Post

Well, Here it is. It's been a long time since I updated so indulge me. Also, with lots of you getting new movies for Christmas I hope this will inspire you to post your collections too.

I wanted to include my entire Hi-Def collection so I hope everyone is cool with me including my HD DVD's also and a few other extras.













And now for the covers..lots of customs, maybe even one or two you haven't seen before.









































These last two came in a little late but I wanted to add them in so here you go.


thats really intense lol, you even have the figurines to go along with the films
post #831 of 938
New arrivals:

MESRINE - PARTS 1 &2

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (2 BD)




This is my 1st Harry Potter on BD.I've collected HP 1-5 on HD-DVD.

However It was a really boring movie like the previous one (Order Of The Phoenix).

David Yates is'nt my favourite director.I hope the next HP will be much more better.
post #832 of 938
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Originally Posted by Giant Robot View Post

mine

What shelf is that? I think that would be perfect for my needs. Do you remember where you got it?
post #833 of 938
they look like LERBERG from ikea
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Finally updated...besides the handful borrowed from my friend!
post #835 of 938
Wow Bob, you are a Blu-ray addict....and I don't mean that in a bad way.
post #836 of 938
sharktooth101. Nice custom work on the cover art.

I wish studios would invest in at least some basic talent when it comes to cover art.
post #837 of 938
Anyone else has the Band Of Brothers HD DVD? It looks like I'm the only one that posted the pictures of the collection.
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post #839 of 938
Here's some pics of my collection I've added more since then.



There's better pics there but I can't post a link yet as soon as I can I will update the photos.
post #840 of 938
Does somebody know if there are any Blu Ray/HD-DVD Combo Disc's arround? Or whats they only talking about them? Any idears?
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