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View Poll Results: Where Do You Get Your Movies?
Purchased Blu-rays 957 30.83%
Purchased DVDs 210 6.77%
Rented Blu-rays from video store 109 3.51%
Rented DVDs from video store 27 0.87%
Rented Blu-rays from Redbox 327 10.53%
Rented DVDs from Redbox 74 2.38%
Rented Blu-rays from Netflix 278 8.96%
Rented DVDs from Netflix 99 3.19%
Online streaming (e.g., Netflix) 570 18.36%
Online rentals (e.g., Vudu) 166 5.35%
Online purchases (e.g., iTunes) 130 4.19%
Cable/satellite video on demand 174 5.61%
Cable/satellite premium broadcast (e.g., HBO) 243 7.83%
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post #211 of 220 Old 06-09-2019, 03:11 AM
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I love VHS and I get mine from places like salvation army,goodwill or ordering online (ebay,etc)





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Most of the time from Amazon and Walmart. 4K, BD, DVD. Usually the purchase has considerable thought behind it, with intent to keep.

Spontaneous purchases, DVDs from Walmart cheapo bins, have less staying power. Charity gifting, probable.

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Netflix DVD doesn't bother with 3D and 4K discs, so I rent those from https://www.store-3d-blurayrental.com
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I gave up collecting/purchasing DVD's in 2003 when I reached about 1000. I sold them all and was only able to get a fraction of what I payed and never purchased again. I'll let you guess how I've been obtaining my viewing material since.
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Mostly discs from Amazon, occasionally other outlets (Best Buy, Target, etc.) for proprietary releases/content. My only option for internet is satellite (well, I guess dial-up too), so streaming isn't a realistic option for me (combo of speed and bandwidth). Besides, I want the best possible quality, so I go for physical 4k discs.

I figure the cost of a 4k disc is usually not much more than going to see a movie in the theater (2 tickets plus treats is usually way more), so worth it to me for my limited collection, and I do watch movies multiple times (~25 4k, 80 Blu Ray).

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I gave up collecting/purchasing DVD's in 2003 when I reached about 1000. I sold them all and was only able to get a fraction of what I payed and never purchased again. I'll let you guess how I've been obtaining my viewing material since.
I feel your pain. I did the same thing and today I stream everything.
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I gave up collecting/purchasing DVD's in 2003 when I reached about 1000. I sold them all and was only able to get a fraction of what I payed and never purchased again. I'll let you guess how I've been obtaining my viewing material since.
I stopped watching DVDs in 2005. In anticipation of the HD DVD and BDs formats launching in April and June 2006. Plus most of what I watched on TV was in HD in 2005.
But I donated all my DVDs to a local charity a few years later. And wrote off thousands of dollars on my taxes for the donations. Much easier than selling them. And at least I got something for them. Instead of throwing them away like I did with all my VHS tapes in the late 90's. And the local charity was pleased to get them since DVDs were in high demand back then. So they had no problem selling them to raise money.

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iTunes now.

Unless what I watch is streaming on a free service or Prime.

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Blu-Rays for all the classics. Y'know, like Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Dumb and Dumber.
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