Renting videotapes

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by Ryan GH » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:32 pm

They said that about Blu-ray and yet dvds sell more. Much more.
Dvds are as chip as chips these days and I hardly get that horrible commercial about stealing a car in any of the latest releases from about 2016 on-wards. Dvds in JB Hi-fi sill outnumber the blu-rays by about 5 to 1.
Commercials are very easy to skip too, just use the remote to skip them. :P

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:35 pm

DVDs do look terrible on a big (50"+) screen though, so the shelf life is limited. Blu Ray is noticeably a better image. So DVD is ok for those cheap 'watch once' movies, but for the real spectacular faves, you want HD. I rarely ever buy physical now, having the downloads ready to play on any system in the house is too convenient.

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by psj3809 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:20 pm

I still buy blu rays of the he films I really like (eg Star Wars ones) but now due to digital I don’t really watch them ! Love Plex (signed up for the lifetime pass) and again I’ve got all the star wars films digitally as well

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by stayAwhile » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:06 am

see i have a home theatre in a box dvd player system with a 5.1 setup so i still go for dvds but also watch stuff on sky boxsets/cinema as well as other movie channels but i find some downloads/streams to be of a poor bitrate quality but dvds you seem to get a standard bit rate on most of them apart from budget dvds but these still have a watchable bit rate even though its lower you still get little to no artifacts. although to be fair time of day internet connection quality and other factors probably come into it ith streaming.

if i do stream i use a 2.1 soundbar(sometimes with a dedicated sub woofer depending on what it is i'm watching and if it needs extra bass or not) but i do like having dvds they look nice on display and you get the poster art work on a lot of the covers or someother art work
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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by Ryan GH » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 am

Having recently watched the remake of IT on an up-scaled dvd on a big 65 inch tv, I barely noticed the drop in quality at all. I do have a blu-ray player, in fact that was what we used to view it on.

I do have blu-rays of my utmost favorite movies but only about 150. Would I be just as happy with a dvd version?
Probably but only because I'm the kinda guy who would choose a playstation 2 over a playstation 4.

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by stayAwhile » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:31 pm

Ryan GH wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:45 am
Having recently watched the remake of IT on an up-scaled dvd on a big 65 inch tv, I barely noticed the drop in quality at all. I do have a blu-ray player, in fact that was what we used to view it on.

I do have blu-rays of my utmost favorite movies but only about 150. Would I be just as happy with a dvd version?
Probably but only because I'm the kinda guy who would choose a playstation 2 over a playstation 4.
IT was a great film cant wait for chapter 2 and yeah ps2 over ps4 anyday
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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by bensonrad » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:49 pm

Despite culling my DVD collection a bit, I find each year as boot fairs start up, I end up buying half the films (and then some) back, as they seem to go for as little as 20p now. I've also started watching all the old Chevy Chase / John Candy / Steve Martin films with my daughter and its nice picking them up for next to nothing and her getting to see the covers etc. Only problem is the mountain has grown again and I don't really have anywhere to store them now.
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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by Ryan GH » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am

I know how you feel. I have my collection stored in all places of my house and my old lady is not very impressed :-(

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Re: Renting videotapes

Post by stayAwhile » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:29 am

Ryan GH wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:08 am
I know how you feel. I have my collection stored in all places of my house and my old lady is not very impressed :-(
mine are in drawers and ontop of draws(those are my dads old ones that i had after his death) but just need a bit of dvd storage now(going to get a tall and wide book shelf that will do along with my other tall thinner book shelf but also need to replace my book storage as thats far too small for all my comics/books also need new d stoarage as my old storage fell apart as it was flimsy.

used to have double the dvds but had a huge clear out as i had got to the point i was storing them in piles on the floor so did a huge cex run and got a silly small trade in amount but its been worth it to have more space and i'm back at the point where ican buy new ones again as long as i do it in moderation(most my games aare digital now just the odd few that i want physical or if they arent on digital).

unless your a collector of films and want to keep the artwork ect you could just stick the discs in a big dvd folder(but that is risky as it can scratch the dvds)

how many have tou got at a guess anyway? i think i must have at lest 2000(probs not too much over that number used to be more like 4000)
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