questionshow many wooters refuse to upgrade their dvd's to…

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DVD & VHS here. I haven't actually purchased a VHS in several years, but the ones I already own work fine so why bother?

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35 mm film reels. Isn't that how everyone else watches stuff?

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Most DVDs look fine on an upconvert DVD player. Besides only the really techie effects make the best use of BluRay, Tron 2 for example.

Old movies do look better when converted to BluRay but not that good for double or triple the price

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I have a DVD/VHS machine. It still works great, so no BluRay in my future.

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I used to resist the BluRay upgrade, but once I got used to HD, I couldn't go back. Now, I've been slowly accumulating BluRays to replace my DVDs on an ongoing basis.

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@gundam76: I am not so sure about "double/triple" the price.. You can get hundreds of blu ray movies for less than $10/each... which is still less than a brand new dvd release.

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I'm not exactly refusing to upgrade my collection, when I add new stuff, I get blue-ray. But, it gets tedious and expensive replacing an extensive collection, mostly of obscure titles. So I don't replace what I already have, unless it has special effects, or eye-popping cinematography, that make it worthwhile. Unlike VHS, DVDs are pretty stable, so I am content to hold onto them, since they aren't degrading.

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True, some blu rays get all the way down to 5 bucks, but if you already own it on DVD and you can get just about the same quality playing them on you blu ray player up converting them then why buy another copy. It's mostly the newer movies that really take advantage of filming for hd, but as always there are exceptions, The original Star Wars for example

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I stream everything nowadays. Netflix and Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus. I don't have cable and I'm more a music kind of guy anyways (1.2 TB of lossless goodness) I have a ps3 and I can play Blu-rays if I wanted to, but I haven't bought a DVD/Blu-ray since I got netflix... I have a friend who buys bluray and I do have to admit it does look very nice. If I ever want to watch a movie in high-res goodness I just go to her place and hope she has it.

I don't know though, following deal woot I see plenty of bluray for 7-13 bucks. So I don't think it's that expensive anymore. Anyways, I'm rambling and my thoughts aren't quite all there... I shouldn't even hit submit, feel free to downvote.

Let me try again. I stream my stuff and download what I can't stream. I am also okay with whatever quality I can get, but if I were to buy things I would definitely convert to bluray 'cause that stuff is AWESOME -Thanks.

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I'm in the streaming camp. Who needs physical discs any-mo?! Though I rarely ever purchased DVDs either...

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Not only have I refused to upgrade my collection, I still don't own Blu-Ray player.
If my DVD player ever dies I'll probably replace it with a blu-ray, but until then I'm good.

(I really don't buy many DVDs, so I don't worry about investing money in an 'obsolete' medium.)

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No blu-ray here ... but that's because I haven't found a decent player for under $50 yet.

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I have 42-year-old eyes. I don't see enough difference between DVD and Blu-Ray to justify re-buying everything in a new format.

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@wingnutzero: Agreed, I can't tell much if any difference. I bought the big plasma TV with 1080p, the quality HDMI cables and a PS3 to play the blu-ray movies, but the couple I have don't impress me any more than a regular DVD. When the blu-ray is on sale cheap and I don't already have the movie on DVD, sure. Otherwise, it's not worth it to me.

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I have a upscaling DVD player and it generates fairly decent quality from my DVDs. But really as long as I only have a 32" 720p TV, I don't really see any reason to bother trying to increase the video quality on a completely negligible level. In the mean time I can continue getting dirt cheap DVDs of my favorite movies.

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I own very few DVDs and even fewer VHS tapes. I'm still using a low-def 27" CRT TV. So Blu-Rays won't be part of my life anytime soon. I could upgrade, but have no particular desire to do so, so I haven't. Low-def is good enough for me.

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No Blu-ray for me...
Lots of DVDs and a bunch of VHS as well as a few 8mm video tapes...

When the recordable DVD player dies I'll think about Blu-ray but not til then...

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I don't have a blueray player and I didn't bother to reconnect my DVD player when I moved almost 3-1/2 years ago. (I haven't missed it.)

Occasionally, I use the DVD drive in my DVR computer to play a DVD. More frequently, I use the drive to rip a DVD.

Eventually, I'll probably get a blueray drive and do the same with blueray disks, but I haven't needed one yet so why waste my money on it?

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It's nice to repurchase my favorite films on blu-ray, but I usually wait until amazon puts them on sale for 13 or less.

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I'm heartened to see so many people resisting Blu-Ray. I had thought everybody and their mothers had abandoned DVDs for good. I'm sticking with them until the next media format comes out, which will hopefully be something of an SD card variety. Although with the price of disk space plummeting the way it is, I don't know if there necessarily will be a new format.

Streaming is all well and good, but I don't think it's a replacement for having physical copies on hand. We'll all need something to do once the network gains sentience.

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I came very close to buying a Blu-Ray player earlier this year, but they cancelled the release of Ishtar, so I didn't bother. Still don't own a player. I don't watch enough movies to upgrade.

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I have a PS3 in my room and a blu-ray in the living room, but I feel the only need to upgrade DVDs to Blu-Ray is if I get a deal (like WB DVD2BLU or Disney's coupons) or if any extras on the Blu-Ray is new, like video commentary or interactive features.

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I have a 3D TV and if one of my favorite movies comes out in 3D, I have to get the Bluray version. DVD 3D sucks with the colored filtered glasses but Bluray 3D is awesome with shutter glasses.

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I don't think I'll ever upgrade as I don't see the need anymore. Movies in high-definition are much more easily streamed from a media-center computer onto you big screen, or stored in bulk on a hard drive rack. Choke more convenient and much cheaper :)

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I use my VCRs to tape off the television and I occasionally buy a DVD. I don't plan on buying a Blu-Ray player any time soon.

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I've upgraded a few DVDs that I owned to Blu, but otherwise it's just not a big priority for me. I snagged Band of Brothers for next to nothing on Blu-Ray and it looks so much better than it does on DVD, so that was worth it. Probably never will bother, a lot of the older stuff doesn't look all that better because the studios get lazy and cheap with the transfers and they don't look any better than the DVD versions.

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@valdezfamily5150: i have a ps3 with bluray too - at the time i got the ps3, it was cheaper than a blu ray player so it made sense to buy the ps3 instead

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I feel like I'm the only person that hardly owns any movies :/

And I don't have a Blu-Ray player yet because every time I've had an opportunity to upgrade from a DVD player, the price differential has been too large :|

Somehow I'll live with the somewhat lower visual fidelity.

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I have a Blu-Ray player.... for the Netflix. I don't own a single Blu-Ray disk. Prolly never will. Moving everything onto Hard Drives and Digital Media Players.

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@scyld: I am with you. No player, no discs, no problem. If I can watch something once on computer or present player that is all I care. I rarely if ever even want to see a film again once I have watched it. Dinosaur here.

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Haven't bought a DVD since I got Netflix. I've never had a BluRay disc.

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It depends on the movie. I rarely buy any movie and full price. If I find a movie I like for a good price ("on sale" is meaningless) I'll get it on DVD. If it's the kind of movie that would justify HD I'll consider Bluray. I'll consider upgrading my favorite movies but the majority of my collection will stay DVD.

If I find a movie I already have of Bluray it had better be a darn good movie or for a darn good price.

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After I picked up my first Blu-Ray player a few days ago (though I've had Blu-Rays for a while before this - gotta love combo packs), my girlfriend actually asked me if I planned to rebuy the hundreds of movies I already have on DVD in Blu-Ray format. I have standards when it comes to Blu-Ray purchases:

-If it was released before '04-'05, I'll only buy it if it's part of some special edition set or is cheaper than the DVD version (for example, back when Target put the Back To The Future trilogy BD set on sale for $15, I jumped on that because it was less than half the price of the DVD set and came with digital copies)
-If it came out after '04-'05, it'll still only be a purchase if it's a genre or movie that would benefit from the increased fidelity, or if it's again something that is a considerable deal cost-wise. For example, I was more than happy with Horrible Bosses on DVD, but I was more than happy to pay the little extra to see Captain America in 1080p.

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-If I already own it on DVD, it's roughly 99% likely that I would only get a Blu-Ray copy if there was a way to trade in the DVD to make it cheaper. Sadly, I haven't really been impressed with the trade-in programs I've seen so far.

Also, on the digital debate, having used Netflix for months for streaming, I have to say I couldn't really justify relying entirely on it. The selection, despite having some movie gems (and I will admit, an impressive TV line-up), was pretty weak, and on my connection the quality was (profanity) half the time (and it's not like I'm on a terrible connection).

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Cable, and cable quality, sucks.
Old movies on blu-ray don't look any better than an upscaled DVD.
New movies look good- Avatar was great- but the "good" movies still cost over $20 when they come out. I'll stick with Netflix.
Mainly, I'm waiting for Sony et al to get tired of this game; a blank BD costs how much? Never mind; Frys has 100 DVDs for $12.
And maybe I'll just go for the next format when it comes out. So far it's been SD for me. It'll be nice when the terabyte and up SD sticks get cheap. No more blu-ray, CDs, DVDs, car radios, cable TV, etc. I'll just plug this into my tablet, and ...

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ps3 > dedicated player... bluray > dvd