Originally Posted by Bob Cashill
"i just don't want to start that collection all over again with blu." You won't have to; little of it will hit Blu, and a good upscaling player will add luster to your existing collection. I went Blu to cherry pick, not to repurchase the whole orchard.
You know, that's what I (and some others on HTF) thought when we first went Blu -- I did it back in late-2007 just before the format war ended. And like many others, I didn't even think I'd gain all that much by going Blu, but boy, was I wrong, especially after my display upgrade (from a pretty good, old, 1080i CRT RPTV to a 1080p DLP). And now, my Blu habit has basically caught up w/ my old DVD habit -- and I actually own more BDs than DVD-only titles now (between new titles, some of which are old, catalog films that I just never owned before, and actual upgrades).
And I generally do look/wait for reasonable-to-great sales/bargains for purchases, except maybe for certain new, day-and-date releases of family-oriented titles that would get tons of rewatches from the kids. But interestingly, because of the various promo offers that tend to come w/ Disney animated releases (even for Pixar titles to some extent), I've actually been able to get many of those at pretty good prices during release weeks or thereabout too. Available sales/bargains certainly made (and continues to make) a big diff to my approach w/ Blu so far much like w/ DVD in the old DVD days (although the bargains may not be quite as great as the old DVD days).
At this point, I plan to start pruning my combined collection down to something more reasonable as my family plans for a move later this upcoming summer. It's tough since I do have very wide interests/tastes (to go w/ all the kids' titles), but I think I do need to make a good effort and do some serious pruning. Some titles just aren't quite that rewatchable anyway, even if they are good films, so those are more likely to go -- I avoided buying titles like The Road and Winter's Bone for that reason for instance.
But anyway, just thought I'd give you (and others) a bit of a heads up warning that you might not realize what you're really getting into just yet...
Originally Posted by Thomas Newton
Quote:Originally Posted by Adam Gregorich
I am a BD adopter and if a new title I want is available in both BD or DVD, I buy the BD. Having said that I am shocked at how quickly the music market died. Its been years since I bought a CD or LP. I buy songs and albums on Amazon.
The music industry did everything possible to drive consumers away … for instance:
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10. Around the time CD sales started a slight decline, DVD sales were increasing. Maybe people were shifting money from building CD collections to building DVD ones.
This part was definitely true for me. My habit switched big time from CD to DVD in part because I felt like I've gotten to a good plateau w/ my CD collection (of mainly classical music w/ some modest mix of other types) although I do still buy an occasional CD (or SACD) these days -- but pretty much all the music I buy are of older stuff, not really anything from the last couple decades, except maybe for an occasional new performance/recording of some classical music.
I'm definitely *not* part of the music download demographic. I'll rip my own CDs for portable playback and such, but I'm not interested in buying downloads (much like I'm not interested in video streaming).