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19th November 2007 22:59  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Not Buying DVD's because your waiting for the
The format war of blue-ray and hd-dvd to have a clear winner?

I am still buying but not as many as I once was.

20th November 2007 2:54  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
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What was the question again?

20th November 2007 3:47  #3

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
I stopped buying alot of DVD's and have actually decreased my collection.

3 months ago I had 1,400 DVD's. I sold alot and replaced a small few with BluRays/HD-DVDs, now I'm at 1,012.

And I used to buy every single release, now I only buy the REALLY good ones, or the blockbuster titles in High-Def only.

20th November 2007 4:59  #4

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
I never bought every single release (crazy person Tongue), but lately I've cut down only because nowadays an SE is always just a few months away, so why bother buying an already obsolete title? Nothing to do with the pointless "war"...

20th November 2007 8:08  #5

Director7 Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Haha, not EVERY one. Just most of the things that looked good, or that I'd heard of before.

I ended up owning alot of garbage. I figure quality over quantity was something to aim for here.

20th November 2007 10:49  #6

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
I hear from my retailer that one of his customers buys two copies of the blockbusters - one for his DVD collection (kept in the plastic wrappers, etc) and the other for watching. Now that's crazy!!

I'm going to stop buying DVD's NEW in 2008 - I'm going to stick to second hands. TV shows such as "The Love Boat - Season One" coming in March, I will have to buy NEW.  

21st November 2007 14:03  #7

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
Still buying certain 'standard' DVD titles that are more obscure, because they may take AGES to be put out on High Def, or not at all...and I ain't taking the risk in certain cases.

Also, still buying certain 'standard' DVDs for the superior 'extras' compared to their initial High Def counterparts...for the same reasons as above.

Buyer beware indeed... Sad

22nd November 2007 1:57  #8

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Cervantes wrote: Still buying certain 'standard' DVD titles that are more obscure, because they may take AGES to be put out on High Def, or not at all...and I ain't taking the risk in certain cases.

Also, still buying certain 'standard' DVDs for the superior 'extras' compared to their initial High Def counterparts...for the same reasons as above.



Buyer beware indeed... Sad


Same here. I wouldn't trade say Fear & Loathing Criterion for the bare bones HD-DVD. Given time everything released now will be re-released later. Maybe then we'll see such hard to find raritys as  The Phantom Menace in glorious HD

24th November 2007 15:53  #9

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I'm still buying as many DVD's as I ever was. The format war will have no clear winner and even if there is one the industry won't switch.

26th November 2007 5:44  #10

Ravenwood Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United States Posts: 230
I'm not even going to bother with either of these two new formats, I'm very happy with standard DVDs. I'm still buying a lot but Ive decided to wait on getting new releases and other sets I want until the prices come down. I recently picked up the 2 disc 300 for under $10, I'm trying to stretch my DVD cash as far as I can.

30th November 2007 7:36  #11

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
the question is "Are you not Buying Standard DVD'S now because your waiting to buy them on HD-DVD or Blu-Ray DVD" once that format war has a winner.

I hardly buy any new dvd's anymore.  I wait 1-4 months.  You can then get The USED DVD cheap on Amazon.  I never seem to pay more than $7.  

3rd December 2007 2:44  #12

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I still buy DVD's, but when a movie I don't own yet that I love is on HD-DVD, I'll buy it. I own 5 titles and they all look great, I noticed the difference immediately.

3rd December 2007 6:31  #13

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Other people are going to decide the outcome of the HD battle with their cash, i'm not wasting my money just to be an early adopter.

4th December 2007 6:26  #14

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
i'm waiting too see who wins

6th December 2007 16:03  #15

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
stanton,
According to Michael 'Transformers' Bay, in today's www.thedigitalbits.com , it'll probably be neither, and 'bribers' Microsoft will inherit the Earth with their 'DOWNLOADS'... Sad

7th December 2007 12:49  #16

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,123 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Michael Bay is a choad.

7th December 2007 13:41  #17

Cervantes Member Join Date: November 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 172
I'll take your word for it Chris... Wink

And anyway, I still haven't forgiven him for 'Pearl Harbour' or for including that 'MY BAD' line in 'Transformers', among other dubious 'creative choices'...

16th December 2007 18:16  #18

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
I'll be buying DVDs for a very long time, I still pop in VHS tapes every once and awhile, HD-DVD/Blu-Ray doesn't really appeal to me.

I'm sure if I had a decent TV, a nice HighDef player and a kickass surround system then I would think otherwise, but at this point I have no desire to have obsolete media in a few years...

16th December 2007 18:53  #19

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Andrewr05 wrote:  I still pop in VHS tapes every once and awhile,

Ya ain't from round here are ya boy? You go on now and sit over yonder and not get under old Ma Gould's feet ya hear.

20th December 2007 6:02  #20

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Andrewr05 wrote:  I still pop in VHS tapes every once and awhile,
Ya ain't from round here are ya boy?

I probably watch maybe 2 a year, mostly due to my utter laziness of buying the movies on DVD...

And yes I aint frum around hur...
I figured this forum was a GREAT place to get the inside scoop on upcoming and rare special, directors cut, limited, collectors, and box set editions.

I love collecting DVDs...

 

24th December 2007 6:36  #21

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I still buy used vhs.  I bought 10 in the last year.  There is some movies that you can still only get in vhs.  However I do make a DVD+R so I don't ware out the tape

25th December 2007 2:57  #22

joekurtz Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 3
  VHS?!!

   Well, to each their own. You know? And everyone at their own pace.

   But, why is it that I have a sneaky suspicion that you've also got a large collection of 78s that you just haven't gotten around to replacing with LPs yet?   LOL

25th December 2007 4:20  #23

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Hey I've actually got a stack of Laser Discs too, too bad I don't have LD payer Sad

26th December 2007 16:47  #24

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: Andrewr05 wrote:  I still pop in VHS tapes every once and awhile,

Ya ain't from round here are ya boy? You go on now and sit over yonder and not get under old Ma Gould's feet ya hear.


What is wrong watching movies on VHS?  I still owe plenty of movies on VHS myself.  There are still plenty of movies currently printed on VHS tapes that haven’t been release on DVD.

27th December 2007 1:15  #25

Andrewr05 Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 172 Send a message via Yahoo to Andrewr05
Tigerclaw wrote:
What is wrong watching movies on VHS?  I still owe plenty of movies on VHS myself.  There are still plenty of movies currently printed on VHS tapes that haven’t been release on DVD.
I agree, this website is DVDActive.com it is not everythingbutVHS.com technically Bluray and HDDVD are just as offtopic :p

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