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Have you sold off your DVD collection

Glavinsolo

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in anticipation of their replacement Blue-Ray | HD/DVD titles. I just did. I sold all 75 movies I had collected over the past 8 years. I feel good knowing that I won't be left in the position of having to sell them for $2.00 or less later as some VHS owners have seen. Are you going to follow suit so your $18.00 copy of Gigli on DVD won't be worth 10cents in the upcoming years.
 

LordMorpheus

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Originally posted by: Glavinsolo
in anticipation of their replacement Blue-Ray | HD/DVD titles. I just did. I sold all 75 movies I had collected over the past 8 years. I feel good knowing that I won't be left in the position of having to sell them for $2.00 or less later as some VHS owners have seen. Are you going to follow suit so your $18.00 copy of Gigli on DVD won't be worth 10cents in the upcoming years.
It isn't worth 10 cents now . . .
 

SirChadwick

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I won't... it's not worth getting $1/DVD on eBay. People will still be using good ol' fashioned DVDs for quite some time.... i'm not gonna sell my Harold and Kumar DVD that I just paid $10 for to buy the Blue-Ray version later for $25. What's the point?
 

The Batt?sai

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nah i'm not gonna sell. i wouldn't get much for them even now. most of them i bought for cheap anyways :)
 

spherrod

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I've trimmed down my collection a lot but not got rid of everything. Went through it all when moving house and found that most DVD's I won't watch again anyway
 

Homerboy

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yes some time ago started right here on AT, then whatever was left hit the rummage sale. It has nothing to do with HD DVDs though... I just ripped em all down to HDD and I have them all readibly available.

Sorry physical media is dead. I feel sorry for the saps that still use it.
 

SirChadwick

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Originally posted by: Homerboy
yes some time ago started right here on AT, then whatever was left hit the rummage sale. It has nothing to do with HD DVDs though... I just ripped em all down to HDD and I have them all readibly available.

Sorry physical media is dead. I feel sorry for the saps that still use it.

How is physical media dead? Didn't you have to buy the physical media to rip it to your HDD? Unless you do illegal downloads and base your collection on that, physical media is actually still alive and kickin.
 

Homerboy

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well yeah for distribution its still obviously the "only" way to do it.
But once I get a DVD/CD whatever, I rip to my HDD (removing foreign language tracks etc as needed to conserve space). Often ripping to a high bitrate XViD or similar.
I can't tell you the last time I loaded a physical DVD in my entertainment center to watch it.
 

SirChadwick

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Originally posted by: Homerboy
well yeah for distribution its still obviously the "only" way to do it.
But once I get a DVD/CD whatever, I rip to my HDD (removing foreign language tracks etc as needed to conserve space). Often ripping to a high bitrate XViD or similar.
I can't tell you the last time I loaded a physical DVD in my entertainment center to watch it.
I guess if you're a huge movie buff and the least bit tech savvy, its great to rip to a HDD... but the average consumer and probably 95% of the population still uses physical media to watch DVDs. So my point is... it's far from dead.
 

Glavinsolo

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Originally posted by: SirChadwick
Originally posted by: Homerboy
well yeah for distribution its still obviously the "only" way to do it.
But once I get a DVD/CD whatever, I rip to my HDD (removing foreign language tracks etc as needed to conserve space). Often ripping to a high bitrate XViD or similar.
I can't tell you the last time I loaded a physical DVD in my entertainment center to watch it.
I guess if you're a huge movie buff and the least bit tech savvy, its great to rip to a HDD... but the average consumer and probably 95% of the population still uses physical media to watch DVDs. So my point is... it's far from dead.
I think it would take me longer to rip and watch than watch and return
EDIT!: Maybe rip and watch later :D
 

SirChadwick

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Originally posted by: Glavinsolo
Originally posted by: SirChadwick
Originally posted by: Homerboy
well yeah for distribution its still obviously the "only" way to do it.
But once I get a DVD/CD whatever, I rip to my HDD (removing foreign language tracks etc as needed to conserve space). Often ripping to a high bitrate XViD or similar.
I can't tell you the last time I loaded a physical DVD in my entertainment center to watch it.
I guess if you're a huge movie buff and the least bit tech savvy, its great to rip to a HDD... but the average consumer and probably 95% of the population still uses physical media to watch DVDs. So my point is... it's far from dead.
I think it would take me longer to rip and watch than watch and return
EDIT!: Maybe rip and watch later :D

I agree.... its just too time consuming unless you have a movie that you continuously watch. I've been known to only watch a handful of movies more than once or twice anyway. Sure it's nice to show off your media library on your computer... but isn't it so much cooler to have a shelf full of space consuming DVD titles? lol.
 

purbeast0

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Since I'm not buying into the whole HD-DVD/Blu-Ray stuff from the get go, hell no I'm not even considering selling off my DVD colleciton. I mean yah, HD movies look good when I see em on HBO and what not, but they are not NEARLY a step up from DVD's as much as DVD's were from VHS. Not even remotely close. And there is no way in hell I'm going to get my whole collection in this HD format whatever it is. I probably won't even adopt a HD video player for a couple more years, and I'm a techie.

DVD's are going to be around for a LLOONNGG long time.
 

Linflas

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No and I also did not ditch my video tapes the moment video disk and laser disk players were said to be the technology that would make VHS obsolete.
 

SirChadwick

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Basically what it comes down to is... your still going to enjoy the movie regardless of its format. It's a movie! If you want to fork out tons of extra $ to enjoy the same exact flicks on a slightly more advanced media disk.... you're either rich or nuts. OOooooooh 25GB's. Let me run out and buy it!!!!
 

EvilYoda

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I've been wanting to sell mine off, but just haven't gotten around to it...if I can sell 200 DVDs and save the rest, I'll be happy.
 

Glavinsolo

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Originally posted by: EvilYoda
I've been wanting to sell mine off, but just haven't gotten around to it...if I can sell 200 DVDs and save the rest, I'll be happy.
Yeah I sat in front of Half.com entering in BAR codes takes like 3mins per title
 

SirChadwick

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Why would you guys want to go through the trouble of selling your DVDs for next to nothing? That's investing way too much time! Unless you sell a bulk set of 100+ and even then you're losing all kinds of $.
 

VTHodge

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Next-gen DVDs do not solve any problem that I have. VHS was bulky and tapes were expensive, quality was pretty low and rewinding sucked. So I went to DVD. I have no problems with DVD that will be solved by a higher capacity.
 

mcvickj

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Not a chance. I still have my VHS collection too and a working VCR player! <gasp>
 

archiloco

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DVD's will be along for the ride......(next two generation jumps at least) so don't sell off dvd's just yet. get the movies you feel you need in HD, and if you need to see the movies, there will always be a dvd there you can watch, non HD but still shows you the movie. and when they won't support dvd's anymore, just rip them and put them on the new media, great thing about digital format you can move them around without a problem.
 

OREOSpeedwagon

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nope, i probably won't switch to HD-DVD or whatever for a while, I'm perfectly content with the quality of my DVDs and I really don't want to spend a ton of cash for a new HDTV, HD-DVD player, etc. This isn't like the VHS -> DVD conversion, DVDs will be around for quite a while.
 

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