Anybody buy TV DVD's???

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by JamesSmith, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Professor Echo

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    That reminds me: Gary, did you ever pick up that VCI Blu-Ray release of Dickens' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL?" I hear it's fantastic.
     
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    I'll offer my observations on this one as a studio/pressed TVD/DVD collector with 2-3 "other" series in the collection:


    There's a world of difference in a private collector that keeps certain thoughts to themselves vs one that comments on their wish that we actually don't see certain releases made available from the studios, presumably so that they can enjoy their private collections, regardless of efforts experienced in obtaing them. I have read such comments on this board but it's been a while since that occured. There's also, imo, a difference in members that comment periodically about how some of us were remiss if we didn't spend considerable time and expense to videotape TV shows during the decade of the 80's-90's. For those that did, and have amassed large collections that they enjoy, that's great, seriously. That's one thing. Demonstrating a lack of self-restraint in making certain comments on this forum that implies certain meanings toward other members, that's another situation.


    Regarding the amount of effort or expense that someone has chosen to do to obtain non-studio sets, that's their business. It's great but at the same time, I don't agree that someone may perceive that I would enjoy my studio-released sets any less because I didn't join a trading network to obtain the series. I enjoy my TV/DVD sets no less simply because nearly all of the ones in my collection are factory pressed sets.
     
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    I agree with that 100%
     
  4. MattPeriolat

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    With all due respect, why would you ever pick up TV Guide anymore? That honestly stopped being something worth buying with it went tabloid on us on 2002.


    But yes, agree with the points. It can be whatever you want it to be with this habit, although, I personally don't mind "breaking news" stories from time to time. I still personally wish CBS, NBC and ABC would open up their news archives for the big stories.
     
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    Great posts, Gary and Jeff. If you'll allow me to quote myself, I think this bears repeating:

     
  6. MattPeriolat

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    Ain't it the truth? This hobby dies a death of neglect if someone doesn't share it. Sad to say, thanks to the decline of Nick at Night and TV Land and the disappearance of most of these shows in syndication, how is anyone even able to pick up these shows if we don't share either by word of mouth or ceaseless promotion?


    Come to think of it, is syndication even viable anymore? With more and more people going to dishes or cable, the smaller access channels are going the way of the dinosaur as well.
     
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    First run syndication has been pretty much dead since Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Xena, and Hercules went off the air.


    Syndication was replaced by UPN and WB. Now, all that's really left in syndication are talk shows, court shows, and the occasional game show.


    Sure, there are still successful sitcoms in syndication, but those are all from the last half decade or so. The same shows also on cable channels. Like King of the Hill being in syndication, and on Cartoon Network, or Everybody Hates Chris in syndication and on Nick at Nite.
     
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    Wish I could say that surprised me, but it really doesn't anymore. I suppose what would pass for syndication these days might be TBS, TNT, ABC Family and the like, but that's extremely selective, not as all covering as it used to be.


    I'm only 33, am I too young to be feeling this nostalgic?
     
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    Very well said, Jeff. You hit the nail on the head and I applaud you!



    Yep. That's it in a nutshell, Walker. It's about sharing the passion, not hoarding it. And LOL to The Christmas Carol reference.


    Oh, and one last thing and then I promise I'm done with this particular topic. Neil said:



    You'd be wrong. Very, very, very wrong.



    Gary "thanks again to Jeff and Walker" O.
     
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    Ah, I was just south in LA back then, remember it well. Especially with the interruption of the World Series and the collapse of the Bay Bridge, to say nothing of the fires in the Marina District.


    I also think it would be interesting to see how coverage of the news developed as TV went along, to say nothing of the Sunday morning talkies like Face the Nation and Meet the Press. It's well known how big the death of John Kennedy was to the TV media, but I'm curious what, if any, other news events prior to 11/22/63 were covered by the television media or what may even survive to this day.


    We were kind of touching on it earlier, but given their growing resource library, I'm honestly surprised the Paley Center or UCLA haven't reached agreements with DVD production studios to make their libraries available to the public, maybe on an on-demand basis. Be a great way to produce revenue to help store and preserve the archives.
     

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