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I have quite the dvd collection and I was wondering if it is now worth it to stop buying dvd's because of all the video streaming you can get.

asked Dec 09 '11 at 16:12

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You can't stream if the net is down for a day or two, can you?

answered Dec 09 '11 at 21:56

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Billy Aoki

I still buy DVD's over here personally. Since I do not do a lot of streaming over here on my computers. Besides you can play dvd's on the computer as well when you have a dvd burner built into your laptop or desktop.

answered Dec 09 '11 at 16:19

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I still buy lots of DVDs. I get them used and cheap on amazon. And then I handbrake them and put them in iTunes. I love my Apple TV.

answered Dec 09 '11 at 19:27

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I could have gotten an Apple TV. But didn't get it since I don't have a hdtv to plug it into. Only CRT tubes over here.

(Dec 09 '11 at 21:21) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

single DVD's in my opinion are not worth buying, but Box sets are so cheap now that i just cant resist! i like having a physical collection of the movies or shows that i like, seem to have a better quality then streaming, especially when you have 3 laptops, 2 PC's and a PS3 using the same connection.

answered Dec 10 '11 at 12:53

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I mainly use Netflix for all my instate watch and DVD viewing. It is very rare me buying a DVD. I also have a bunch of DVD that I already ripped to my computer and I need a way to get rid of my DVDs that are just now collecting dust. For me the only thing that is worth buying would be a 3D Movie on BluRay. Other than that, buying a DVD is pointless. It's like buying a VHS in 2005.

answered Dec 10 '11 at 20:39

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DVDs and Blu-rays are still worth it because if you lose the hard drive with your digital download (iTunes, etc.) movies, you can't get them back, but you can always re-rip DVDs/Blu-rays for personal use

answered Dec 10 '11 at 20:45

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If you watch a ton of movies, then streaming options like Netflix are going to be the right option for you. However, if you only watch a few movies a year, then DVDs are a great choice.

Also, just because you watch movies on DVDs doesn't mean you have to pay full price for them. My local public library has a section of older DVDs that are free to rent. Also, there is a service called RedBox, which offers rentals for $1. Unless you want to watch the DVD over and over and over, renting it is the way to go. Even if you do want to watch it 5 times, 5 x $1 = $5 is going to be cheaper than purchasing the DVD.

answered Dec 11 '11 at 17:22

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