questionsare you buying less dvd's and/or blu-ray's?

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Buying about the same amount as before.

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I am purchasing less, but I think that is mainly because there is not that much out there that I want that I don't already have.

I have always like Netflix and other streaming sites to make sure I would like to purchase a film I have not seen yet instead of paying for a lemon and regretting it.

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I have been buying less movies but more tv series on dvd lately. They are often discounted to low prices and offer more viewing time compared to similar priced movies. I use Netflix and Hulu when I've missed something or don't need it on my shelf.

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About the same as normal. I only buy BR's and split the combo packs with a friend.

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I am buying a lot less. I had about 500 DVD's up through college, but then I got Netflix and there was no reason to keep buying them. I rarely watch a movie more than 2 times and if I do I probably already own it or can borrow it from a friend.

The rare case here is old movies. I had no problem buying Gone with the Wind and Wizard of Oz on Blu-Ray. They don't ever really come up on Netflix and I can't justify buying some other service with a monthly charge or high start up cost when I have the equipment to run what I already enjoy.

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@drunkcajun: I guess it's that whole "need it on my shelf" thing, I'm questioning. If I can find whole series on Netflix, etc., I feel less inclined to make the purchase. Also, with more and more HD content becoming available on Netflix, etc., I'e less inclined to buy as many Blu-rays.

BTW, I firmly believe watching a series on Netflix or on DVD is the way to go. No commercials and no waiting a whole week to see what happens. :)

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I've pretty much always just bought my favorite titles.

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I buy hardly any anymore. I can find them from Netflix or Redbox for the ones I don't feel the need to own, and I'm not paying $15+ for something that I'll watch two or three times.

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@loubriccant: With my Hughes Net connection, Netflix is hit and miss. As for the on the shelf thing, I'm seeing 'must own' series like: Band of Brothers and Farscape selling for half their original prices albeit a few years later. And yes, I know my 'must own' may be different from others, and yes, I started this sentence with And.

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@drunkcajun: LOL I hear ya. Band of Brothers is worth owning! I'm sure I will continue to buy. I like live music and no service that I know of provides a lot of that. So, I often buy concert BD's. Something else I buy fairly often are old horror and 1950's era sci-fi (the campier the better!). They're not many of those on Netflix, unless you want to see the MST3K versions. I like those, but I love the originals. Weird? Yep, that's me. :)

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Even before Netflix I hardly purchased any, but now I definitely am purchasing less.

Since I have the disk and instant streaming subscription to Netflix, it's like their entire collection is my collection. I can watch any of their movies at any time I want (on the streaming stuff) and can "request" any of the movies I want from them (it takes about 1-2 days for me to receive).

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Netflix moved in. Gas prices moved up. DVD's moved out. Haven't had cable or antenna TV for 12 years and haven't missed it. Also...trying to de-clutter my home.

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I own over 1000 movies either on DVD or BR or both. Most of the ones I own are streaming on Netflix now, so it's easier most times to just load them up there than it is to find the title in the dvd drawers. Perhaps it's time to get rid of most of them...

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I pretty much don't buy DVDs anymore (unless it's a TV show not available in BD), and I still buy about the same amount of BDs. I'd never really come to your conclusion though, and it's a good point. Although right now I don't have any VOD services, during my free trial of Netflix, I used it constantly. I would still buy movies every so often though. I don't buy an extravagant amount to begin with, just ones I particularly enjoy or have sentimental value for, if they're older films. Price is a factor as well.

Things such as Netflix do have their limitations though. Not EVERYTHING is available to stream, so you lose the convenience of being able to say "hey, I'm in the mood to watch [X]. Let me just pop it in." Even if you have the physical service, it could be a couple days. Which, yes, is a pretty small deal in the long run, but there are those people who "need" things now.

I do plan on having Netflix in the future, but I don't see it seriously changing my buying habits.

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I have been buying more and more blu-rays as the prices come down. Sub-$10 is the magic price point for me!

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I wonder if those responding are more those wanting to explain a change than those of us not changing behavior (not as interesting a story to tell).

So boring as it sounds I'll chime in that I consume as many DVDs (mostly older TV series box sets) and BRs (my favorite flicks) AND streaming content via WDtv and AppleTV AND more PVR content via TiVos now that I've gone HDTiVos. Suffering: Live TV (never) & OnDemand (barely any more)....and listening to music in home - almost never now.

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I'm with @charleswmoore; I buy tons of Blu-rays at sub-$10 prices.
Anything I feel I'll watch more than twice also gets picked up on Blu-ray, but I seldom pay more than $20 for any film. Streaming Netflix is nice, but I like the better video and MUCH better audio offered my Blu-ray discs.

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People pay to own movies? What is this, 1980? Anyway, I have purchased almost zero dvds and definitely zero blu-ray discs since the advent of blu-ray. Why? The best tv in my household is 720p. That means no matter what disc format I go with, I get an almost-good picture. Also, Media in general is moving toward a solid state, where you no longer have to use discs because your (Mod edit: profanity) will either be online in your own personal locker, or given to you on flash memory sticks. Guess which one of those is more likely and is already occuring, given that files, not disc formats, are 'lossless', and players with hard drives in them is extremely commonplace.