Poll: Should I chuck them?
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View poll results: Should I chuck them?
Nah m8 keep 'em
32 60%
Chuck 'em phaggot
5 9%
Give 'em to me phaggit
16 30%
Voters: 53.
#1
Dunno about you guys, but I've got a bit of a DVD collection, and I'm not sure what to do with them.

I confess, that I find most movies can be found on the internet nowadays. Even youtube has popular uploaded movies in it. Netflix is a thing.

I wanna make some space for things and although I've trimmed my DVD collection I'm wondering whether or not to just chuck them out. Movies are becoming more and more digital.

What do you guys think? Are DVDs over?
#2
Keep them for nostalgia. In 20 years you'll be like "damn these remind me of ATRACS they're so old"
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#4
Hell no.


Although if I sold all of my dvds I'd get probably around $400. And that's just pricing them at like $1 each
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#5
I'm not getting rid of mine. If I'm ever in a situation where I don't have the internet, I'll be glad I have them.


Plus I'd rather just put a dvd in my Xbox than search for it online.
#6
I sold off everything but the favourites for nostalgia's sake. Unless it's on tv while I'm channel surfing, I rarely watch a film more than once. Plus they take too much space up.

I'm not really bothered by them becoming obsolete. If I was into repeated watchings I'd probably be more attached to them. As it is I keep a lot of movie files saved, but that's mostly just for good films I think others will like.


My CD collection is a different story though. I had all my music backed up on a Hard drive that died and the only other complete library was on my phone that I lost yesterday, so at least I can recover most of it from my CDs.
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#7
it depends on whether you really love movies that much. if you asked me to sell my hardly-ever-used cd collection, i'd say no in an instant. i don't get attached to movies that much though.
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My CD collection is a different story though. I had all my music backed up on a Hard drive that died and the only other complete library was on my phone that I lost yesterday, so at least I can recover most of it from my CDs.

I know a couple of people who lost their entire music collection because they weren't sensible enough to keep a backup. I laughed because I'd told them not to get rid of their CDs

I'll be keeping all my DVDs though, and my collection is still growing. At last count, I had over 1000 of them (mostly in box sets), and just under 1000 CDs.

To date, I've never downloaded anything and never intend to unless we reach a point where there is no choice. Hard copies are always the best, I enjoy looking round my DVD/CD shelves to decide what to watch/listen to and almost always select something different to what I went to look for because something else catches my eye.
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#10
I like my DVD collection and intend to keep one.

That said, I have like 3 shelves worth of DVDs stacked dangerously on 2 shelves. A lot of that is stuff I will never even consider watching again. I should probably cut down to just the stuff I really like to rewatch and stuff I wanna show people.
#12
Dude send them to me. You got some good ones?
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Keep them. Some look better on dvd, just like some movies look better on vhs.



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#15
I like owning things. Not just files. You know what I'm saying?
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#18
I don't like this. It's not like dvd is horrible.
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#19
what's the point of having a ****load of cases cluttering things up when you can have them all on a hard drive? i say chuck em
#20
DVD quality is just fine, keep them.

I've got about 200 and I don't think I'll ever get rid of mine. Until DVD players stop existing, like with VHS.
#21
Personally I would keep them, but I enjoy having things on a lot of formats, I also use VHS and cassettes.
#22
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what's the point of having a ****load of cases cluttering things up when you can have them all on a hard drive? i say chuck em



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#23
Keep them for now. I still own my VHS tapes from when I was a kid, but don't even own a VCR anymore. Damn I would love to watch some PeeWee's Playhouse right now.

But at the moment DVDs are still quite popular, so there's no reason to get rid of them. Definitely don't buy any new ones though. Blu-ray, son.
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#24
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Do you collect vinyl?

yes

I don't see DVDs as being the same though because they're still digital just on a disk instead.
#25
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Keep them for now. I still own my VHS tapes from when I was a kid, but don't even own a VCR anymore. Damn I would love to watch some PeeWee's Playhouse right now.

But at the moment DVDs are still quite popular, so there's no reason to get rid of them. Definitely don't buy any new ones though. Blu-ray, son.


Thing is, I haven't bought a DVD in ages. If I wanna watch a movie that's come out, I use the net.
#26
Keep em. Rip them to a media server or a large hard drive on your computer. Take the discs and store them in one of those 200 sleeve DVD case things and call it a day.

Most ripped DVDs end up being somewhere around 16GB for the whole thing thats an exact rip of the dvd. If my math checks out (probably not) you should be able to rip about 50-60 dvds in full to a 1TB hard drive and fill it up.

Edit: as popular a Blu-ray is these days, DVDs are still going to be around for quite a long time. Blu-ray didn't exactly penetrate the movie market as much as Sony would have liked, so the install base is still pretty low (everywhere besides the First World), so your standard DVDs aren't going away anytime soon.

That being said, buy Blu-rays from here on out.
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#27
The only VHS I still have are:
Last action hero & Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, cause we watched the shit out of that when as kids there was nothing on tv and it was raining outside

Also the first porno I saw that I ended up duplicating many time over and selling to everyone for £5 a copy. Funded my skateboarding off that because we were too broke for me to get an allowance or anything.
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#28
I won't get rid of my DVD's as the majority of them are not on Netfilx (True story about 70% when I checked a month ago). I have over 500.

I still have some VHS of movies that were never moved to DVD format (I copied them myself so I wouldn't have to break out the VCR all the time.

When I can be guaranteed that all (or at least 90%) of the movies I own are available in another format, I'll move to it. Provided I still have ownership in the new format.
#29
No way. I don't have Netflex or a bluray player.

In fact, I just ordered a new copy of Ghostbusters on DVD.

Unrelated note: I'm listening to Cancer Bats right now? How good are they? Sweet.
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#30
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Thing is, I haven't bought a DVD in ages. If I wanna watch a movie that's come out, I use the net.

But what about watching things on the big TV in your living room? It's much easier to whack a disc in the DVD player than it is to connect up your computer and arse around with that.

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#31
My family never had much of a vhs collection, but the ones we still have are pretty cherished by me and my sister. Same with dvds kinda. I have a shelf in my bedroom with maybe 20, none of which I have watched in at least two years, but I could never bring myself to throwing them out just because they are still of some very,very little value to me. Hopefully I keep them a really long time and my kids watch Jackass and Austin Powers with me
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#33
When you throw out your trash that has no redeeming purpose for keep, don't forget to include yourself.

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