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Intergalactic Ponce wrote: I have kids. How I protect my DVD's is I haven't taken them out of the plastic wrappers yet.

The kids I mean, not the DVD's.

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I back up a good majority of all the DVDs I own.  That's just how I do things.  I have a small child who ruined a perfectly good copy of The Lion King.  Am I mad?  Not at all since it was a back up.  Without the back up, I'm looking at dishing out about $35 for a new one whereas I'm only out 30 cents or so when copying movies.
I have kids. How I protect my DVD's is I haven't taken them out of the plastic wrappers yet.

The kids I mean, not the DVD's.
Nic Mall wrote: [quote=aleks wrote]
Who actually backs up their collection? Whats the point?
Everyone knows when you say "back up" you really mean "Pirate. and sell on the local market to make a few quid to get my next pack of fags"


You obviously don't have kids.  Copying DVDs so that kids can watch them and you don't care if they get finger prints on them or destroy them is a worthwhile exercise.
Well I backup a lot of my DVD when I'm up at school. I'd rather keep the original at my house and have a copy at school so if it gets scratched, lost, etc., it's no big deal.
I used to 'back up' some of my more rare VHS back in the day cos I was sick of tapes getting gnarled, chewed and scratched, but I can't say I've found a reason to back up DVD's.
aleks wrote: we can easily backup and play blu-ray movies on any medium we desire.


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Who actually backs up their collection? Whats the point?
Everyone knows when you say "back up" you really mean "Pirate. and sell on the local market to make a few quid to get my next pack of fags"
I prefer Blu-Ray as well. Hope to switch to the HD World fairly soon. I probably start from PS3, since anyway I do and will play a lot of the next Winning Eleven, GTA, MGS and so on...
I just perfer Blu-Ray, personally, because it has a higher storage capacity and I like Sony's hardware better. But I don't have much technical knowledge and could not stand up in a true debate.
Both formats have been cracked already....
I'm backing blu-ray because I can't stand the thought of studios and other entities having to license VC-1 (WMV9) for HD-DVD from Microsoft. While with Blu-ray (AVC - H.264) we already see open implementations out and about on all platforms.

In other words, when we are able to crack blu-ray fully, we can easily backup and play blu-ray movies on any medium we desire.

As much as I do not approve of Sony's actions in the past with the rootkit situation, Blu-ray is indeed superior in the end for us consumers and hence not locking us in.
^^Agreed on GH being best.
Personally, I would just get a PS3 if I wanted Blu-Ray. same price as the aforementioned model. Plus, eventually they'll release Guitar Hero on it, which is the greatest game ever.
Sony announce cheaper Blu-Ray player
We're heading into HD-DVD prices here.  Interesting that they say the price will be down below $500 by the end of the year.  No doubt us in the UK will have to wait an additional 12 months to get a £250 player

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_hi_te...