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View Poll Results: Where Do You Get Your Movies?
Purchased Blu-rays 991 31.41%
Purchased DVDs 218 6.91%
Rented Blu-rays from video store 114 3.61%
Rented DVDs from video store 30 0.95%
Rented Blu-rays from Redbox 337 10.68%
Rented DVDs from Redbox 75 2.38%
Rented Blu-rays from Netflix 283 8.97%
Rented DVDs from Netflix 101 3.20%
Online streaming (e.g., Netflix) 598 18.95%
Online rentals (e.g., Vudu) 177 5.61%
Online purchases (e.g., iTunes) 137 4.34%
Cable/satellite video on demand 177 5.61%
Cable/satellite premium broadcast (e.g., HBO) 246 7.80%
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post #211 of 242 Old 06-09-2019, 04:11 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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I used to think the same, only to find all the millennials now are just watching them on their phone/tablet/laptops!
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Physical releases via Amazon mainly, also some used on Ebay. I have about 1000 movies on disc, 940 4k/BD discs, 107 DVD's (I sell my DVD's once a 4k/BD becomes available).

I collect mostly catalog titles, pre-1990. For new titles, I stream via Netflix, Prime, Directv on Demand although it's rare as I really don't care for modern films for the most part (certainly no fan of comic book movies).

I also buy hardcover books as I have a library in my home with over 500 volumes, so having something physically in my hands is important vs just having something on a server somewhere.

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After losing a few movies and some music with a change of Apple ID several years ago purchasing movies on line became... unwelcome shall we say in this house. Realized getting too deep in any ecosystem is not good. Now it’s exclusively 4K UHD Disks which come with the free streaming copy I activate on Movies Anywhere. Now the movies can’t be completely taken from me. Plus the 4K disk advanced audio I must admit is even more of an incentive. Ditto for music, CDs only, both reasons also apply. That’s what - but from where - since Amazon lightened up on 4K disks I’ve been getting more from Best Buy.
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Amazon and or Best Buy for me.

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I was in best buy on black Friday and they had 4k movies at great deals and bought only five. Stopped in a week later and nadda! Kicked myself in the butt!
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Best Buy has A lot of steel box special edition UHDs if your into that thing. If I do get them from BB I try and get those.

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iTunes, netflix, Amazon
Some comparsions prooved that sometimes streamed content is better than blurays so..
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iTunes sales are the only times I buy movies. Well, that and media codes.
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I buy a few UHD BD titles per month on average. It used to be DVDs, then 1080p BD. I'll still buy the odd Bluray now as well. I probably have around 500 DVDs and 500 BDs and around 50 UHDs. The problem is I have very little time to watch what I want to watch at the moment, but I patiently collect and hoard for the day my planned theater room is complete... My precioussss

Also stream on, mostly, Netflix for non-critical viewing and frankly UHD streaming is pretty decent, although definitely inferior to shiny discs.

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I rent most of the movies I watch from VUDU. If it's something that I want for my very small (but growing) collection, then I get the Blu-ray, but only if it's something that I could watch several times. I'll occasionally DVR something off HBO, but only if it's something like a comedy where I don't care about having HDX/Blu-ray quality.
So I have changed my movie viewing to mostly Blu-Ray with a few from Netflix. I buy mostly used Blu-Rays from Amazon and I have quite a growing collection now. I find the audio to be better on Blu-Ray or UHD BD than on VUDU, and the video quality was all over the map, with some being visually equivalent to Blu-Ray, and others not even close. The used Blu-Rays usually cost $6-$10, so only a buck or two more than VUDU, and I can watch them as many times as I want, sort them on shelves, etc.

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I buy BDs & 4Ks from the local pawn shops in my area (6 in the surrounding area). I inspect each disc. These shops buy BDs for .50 – $1.00, 4k for $2.50. They sell them for $2-3 & $5-8, respectively.


You can find some excellent deals this way. Alot of times they aren’t aware of what they have (ie. multiple discs for a TV series). Some of the shops aren’t even aware of what 4K is... yet. Also, the more you become a “regular” at their shops, they’ll make you even better deals. And, it never hurts to haggle.


3 weeks ago I picked up The Expanse, S1 & 2 for $2 ea. Most recently I picked up 11 movies for $17 and change. One was a 4K title, another was Lawrence of Arabia on BD. Both for $1.50 ea.
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I use what ever is the fastest and easiest option I can find. Non of them are listed in the poll. For people with crappy internet starlink coming out by the end of this year for the Northern US and Canada. That will be a game changer and will but a big hurt on internet providers.
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I use what ever is the fastest and easiest option I can find. Non of them are listed in the poll. For people with crappy internet starlink coming out by the end of this year for the Northern US and Canada. That will be a game changer and will but a big hurt on internet providers.
I don't see that happening in 2020. Many hurdles remain, logistically and politically.

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I don't see that happening in 2020. Many hurdles remain, logistically and politically.
They have over 170 satellites in space right now and are launching 60 every 2 weeks. The next launch is on the 21st. They will have 420 satellites in space in a few months. Musk is already using it to send out tweets.
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Just picked up these 4Ks: GoT S1, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Lion King & ET for $3 ea.
Plus these BDs: Rurouni Kenshin (live action) Pt. I, II & III for $1.50 ea.
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buy VERY limited 4k , occasional bluray from wherever is cheapest, most movie viewing is bluray from library , dont really stream movies although have access to netflix and amazon use them for tv shows as we have NO pay tv service
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with a CRT tv collection and a 1024x720 resolution plasma i just purchase DVD and record broadcasts on SVHS tapes with some minor 1080p downscaled material. Greets!
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I get them anywhere the price is best.

Lately that's 4K Steelbooks for $14.99 at Best Buy. So far I have found Frozen, Finding Nemo, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, and Cars all at this price while the standard packaging is generally $29.99. I hate steelbooks (and slip covers) but $14.99 is typically the price of used 4K movies so I just deal with the silly packaging.

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