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View Poll Results: Where Do You Get Your Movies?
Purchased Blu-rays 965 30.93%
Purchased DVDs 211 6.76%
Rented Blu-rays from video store 111 3.56%
Rented DVDs from video store 29 0.93%
Rented Blu-rays from Redbox 328 10.51%
Rented DVDs from Redbox 75 2.40%
Rented Blu-rays from Netflix 278 8.91%
Rented DVDs from Netflix 99 3.17%
Online streaming (e.g., Netflix) 581 18.62%
Online rentals (e.g., Vudu) 169 5.42%
Online purchases (e.g., iTunes) 132 4.23%
Cable/satellite video on demand 175 5.61%
Cable/satellite premium broadcast (e.g., HBO) 243 7.79%
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post #211 of 224 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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