- Oct 4, 2002
I agree with a good bit of what's been said so far. Chances are if I like a show enough to put in the time, effort, and money of recording it myself, I like it enough to support any eventual proper DVD releases. For example, I've recorded all of Season 1 of Arrested Development to DVD-R, but I will definitely be purchasing the set rumored to come out later this year. I'm actually paying around $0.45/disc, so it's highly affordable (especially when compared to storing on hard drives) for me to record shows or rare things on TCM onto DVD. It also means I can watch material whenever I want while I wait for an official release. Then again most of the shows I've been recording have been very reasonably priced in my opinion (although there are shows on DVD that I want that I feel are priced too high, there's so many episodes in syndication that attempting to record them into seasons myself would be extremely difficult).