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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:33 am    Post subject: Why do people have DVD collections? Reply with quote

That reminds me. I've been meaning to ask this, but why do people have DVD collections? Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BoneKracker wrote:
Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ppurka wrote:
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Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would anybody want to watch the same movie over and over again? It's not like music. With things like Netflix and movies on demand from cable services, if you get a hankering to see The Big Sleep or Fight Club, you can just do it. How often does one need to see something? Wake up and smell the cloud, people.

Or maybe this is about hoarding stolen goods, and chortling with glee while playing with one's pilfered goodies? Is that it? I just can't grok it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Blu-rays and DVDs I have in my collection are there because I want to physically possess them. That, and Netflix audio sucks. Stereo? Please. Yes, it's surround matrix encoded, but that's not the same thing as 5.1 discrete.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I buy my DVDs. I'm offended.

DVD = clear audio, clear video.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
That reminds me. I've been meaning to ask this, but why do people have DVD collections? Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?

Until they realize that their SD DVD do not look better on their 1920x1080 TVs and they start throwing non-HD content away
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wswartzendruber wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
ppurka wrote:
notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

No.
Yes. By the way, quote pyramids are against forum rules. Someone ought to tell a Moderator.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm67 wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
That reminds me. I've been meaning to ask this, but why do people have DVD collections? Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?

Until they realize that their SD DVD do not look better on their 1920x1080 TVs and they start throwing non-HD content away

And until that rack of DVDs on the wall starts to look VHS-tape stupid.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
erm67 wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
That reminds me. I've been meaning to ask this, but why do people have DVD collections? Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?

Until they realize that their SD DVD do not look better on their 1920x1080 TVs and they start throwing non-HD content away

And until that rack of DVDs on the wall starts to look VHS-tape stupid.


My DVD collection is ripped and sits on my hard drive; no wall space taken. I also haven't added to my collection in several years. It predates Netflix's existence.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not collect movies. I rarely watch a movie a second time. If I do, it is typically with someone who has not yet seen it. I have on occasion rewatched a movie on TV for lack of anything better. Typically they aren't enjoyable. Neither do I re-read books (though I may give some another chance which I thought weren't very good -- HHGTTG, LotR).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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DVD = clear audio, clear video.

artifact ridden = clear video? :lol:

BD has definitely ruined DVDs for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
ppurka wrote:
notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

No.
Yes. By the way, quote pyramids are against forum rules. Someone ought to tell a Moderator.
Yes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonnevers wrote:
notageek wrote:
DVD = clear audio, clear video.

artifact ridden = clear video? :lol:

BD has definitely ruined DVDs for me.


Well I am still keeping original DVD or rips at full dvd size and bitrate, but rips reencoded (and often resized) really suck on a 40' Full HD TV. And also originals really suck compared to HD material.

I used to record Art Films (usually late night) and reencoded them with divx, and it will be very difficult to replace them ....
Exp since the two channels broadcasting them are still SD .....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why would anybody want to watch the same movie over and over again? It's not like music. With things like Netflix and movies on demand from cable services, if you get a hankering to see The Big Sleep or Fight Club, you can just do it. How often does one need to see something? Wake up and smell the cloud, people.

Or maybe this is about hoarding stolen goods, and chortling with glee while playing with one's pilfered goodies? Is that it? I just can't grok it.


because there are movies that are so good/cool/formative or complicated that you must watch them again and again... for me such movies are matrix, heat, terminator.. etc. and you want them in your home not in a cloud or any other abstract thing that you don't have control. you want to come home put in your movie and watch..

but I'm moving my DVD-collection to the HDD with acidrip, because they need so much space :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought the Matrix on DVD because I saw it as soon as it was released and thought it was the Best Movie Evar! Then it got so overplayed on cable I became nauseated by it, and to pour salt in the wound they make sucky sequels. I own like five DVDs, two of which are pornos, and they're all buried in a footlocker somewhere along with my Thrustmaster Joystick, telephone extension cords, Macintosh System 7.3. Diskettes, brick-sized cell phone, and other obsolete stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rip all my DVD's onto my home file server, and always find myself wanting to watch films again.

Waking up hungover and wanting to watch a specific film is a common practice on a Sunday morning.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to have them on-hand to show friends and family movies I enjoyed. Also, the only ISP available in my current residence isn't hugely reliable. That said I have watched something on Netflix streaming that was in DVD format sitting on the shelf next to the TV simply so I didn't have to move my ass from the couch.

Many of the movies I enjoy are not on Netflix streaming or on Amazon Prime.

Also, this "two of which are pornos, and they're all buried in a footlocker somewhere along with my Thrustmaster Joystick" made me laugh. Sounds like a kinky toy in the context given.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i've got a couple. Usually, it was because I was in a shop and the had a used one for the cost of renting a movie.

Other than that, we have a few tv shows. I would probably watch a series again. For example, I watched the wire close to 10 years ago, I might watch it again.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, downloading sucks with 3,5mbit
also I like to watch movies several times
also hdd space is limited
also dvd's are an easy way to get deadliest catch&co without horrific dubbing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonnevers wrote:
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DVD = clear audio, clear video.

artifact ridden = clear video? :lol:
I didn't quite understand what you meant here but DVDs have very good video and audio and I said that in earnest.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
John R. Graham wrote:
wswartzendruber wrote:
sikpuppy wrote:
ppurka wrote:
notageek wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Do they actually watch the same movies over and over again?
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

No.
Yes. By the way, quote pyramids are against forum rules. Someone ought to tell a Moderator.
Yes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
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DVD = clear audio, clear video.

artifact ridden = clear video? :lol:
I didn't quite understand what you meant here but DVDs have very good video and audio and I said that in earnest.

Do you watch them on a FullHD tv (1080p)? Upscaled maybe, since DVD resolution is 576p (for pal)?
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