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So what are you doing with your SD DVDs ?

  • Keep Them

    Votes: 49 41.5%
  • Keep the ones with Extras not on HD

    Votes: 9 7.6%
  • Sell to Upgrade to HD

    Votes: 31 26.3%
  • Don't buy HD what I already have on SD

    Votes: 13 11.0%
  • Give Away

    Votes: 16 13.6%
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I've just gotten into HD DVD and i bought a couple movies that I already have on SD DVD to compare. I was very impressed with the step up from SD DVD, better colors, detail, ect.


Now I'm wondering should I keep the SD dvds ?


I'm just worried that since were in a middle of a format war, HD DVD could become extinct or Blu Ray or something crazy happens and something awesome is invented in a year both could go away.


So what are you guys doing ?
 

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Create a lending library for friends and neighbors.


Demo your HD DVD or Blu-ray version of the movie when they pick it up their movie.


Convert them to HD fanatics. Let them repeat the cycle.


Both formats will survive under any circumstances for years. For decades you could always pick up a losing format's player on ebay to play your collection. Dual format players will get cheaper.


Watch you HD movies and relax.
 

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I am giving them to family and freinds
 

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You know, the more I watch HD the more some regular dvd's just look like crap. lol. I never thought I would say that but yeah. I mean, some DVD's look great upscaled but I popped in Spider-Man (Superbit) and it looks very fuzzy, some shots are good but overall doesn't look that great. Although, that is not with all DVD's just a few films.


Either way I already sold some of my DVD's to DVD planet for store credit and purchased some new HD-DVD's. I'll probably keep most of my collection of DVD's just in case I want to watch something in my Bedroom, but some of my DVD's are going to be sold off to DVD Planet. lol.
 

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So far ive been giving them away...
 

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Originally Posted by Tim Glover /forum/post/0


Been selling quite a few since the summer even if it's just for a few dollars....that can go toward some HD-DVD I want.
I've alread sold about 80 titles since July.

Darn, that's quite a bit. lol. I think I've sold 20 to date...I may sell 20 more. I'll probably keep all comedy, cartoon, TV shows and sell the movies I tend to watch on the big screen.
 

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This is a rough pole. It really depends on the title. Some I will keep in SD just for the extra's. Some I will sell because I don't need another copy, and some I won't bother getting up in HD any time soon because its not a necessity for me.
 

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Originally Posted by pclausen /forum/post/0


I think you're missing an option:


6. Only selling the ones I'm replacing with HD-DVD/Blu-ray versions of the same title.


That's what I'll be doing once I run out of shelf space.

Oops your quite right, that is actually what i meant. I don't think anyone is selling everything off as I would assume some stuff will never be released on HD. As with some stuff still hasn't been brought over from Laserdisc.
 

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I gave my Batman Begins disc away, sold a few on ebay.... I pretty much quit buying DVDs almost 2 years ago anyway. Mainly in anticipation of the HD players, and also because I am sick of double/triple releases that offer virtually no new material and often not even appreciable improvements in video/audio quality.


I expect the same sort of things to happen on highdef discs, although many re-releases may be to make up for shoddy first mastering to HD/Bluray
 

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I have been selling titles that I know are out or on the way on Blu Ray.


But,... I am getting tired of getting $4 for them, seems not really worth it. Of course if it only costs $2 for the Blu Ray version (which is the way it went for Tomb Raider after $10 rebate) it's ok.



I'm starting to think I should just keep my DVD's and buy only titles that are new to me on Blu Ray but then,.. who am I kidding. If it was worthwhile to buy on DVD,.. it's worthwhile to buy on Blu Ray.


-Brian
 

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I stopped buying DVD's about a year ago since I knew I would eventually be going hi def. So far only double dipped once with Black Hawk Down and that's because I was impressed enough at an AVS forum meet with the BD that I knew I would have to get it.


If/when more happens (Star Wars, LOTR, Matrix, Spiderman series are probably inevitable amongst others), I'll take the DVD's for my car/nav system on the occassional long road trip or traffic jam.
 
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