Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

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Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Shinobi » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:23 pm

Myself and most of my friends have binned hundreds of Video's hell I binned practically the entire Manga catalogue on VHS.. Same with work the skip is always full of video's and any video's that are donated to the work book shop are also binned..

Thing is now there's literally hundreds of DVD's that the Nurses are giving away for free recent films as well as they take up to much space.. I take them because there free and normally end trading them to CEX.. Only DVD's I own are Citys of Gold Box set and Troma's Class of Nukem Hugh blueray and Star Wars blue ray box set

I just find them a huge waste of space as you can get them digitally and keep them all on a USB, PC or Freeview box..

Does anybody still have there video's or even collect them same with DVD's do you sell them keep them or bin?
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Post by r0jaws » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:57 pm

I've binned every VHS I ever owned, they are just worthless to me.

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Post by Sel Feena » Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:36 am

It's the same as with games for me, I like physical things to put on shelves. I also like to watch commentaries and extras as well.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by DPrinny » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:58 am

I keep them,
There's a few films that are not on DVD, mainly because most are awful
Then theres some films and TV programs that have bits cut out on the dvd realese, the Reavese and Mortimer dvds are like that

I still like to own things even with alt means of having them.
Same goes with games, I have Everdrives, but I still want to own the real things
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Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:59 am

I've had no choice really but to keep all my VHS tapes.

I've tried transferring them but my DVD recorder really doesn't like my VCR - the vertical hold goes to hell and no messing about with the tracking can fix it.

So I bought a USB capture device...

It more or less fixed the problems I had with the picture but the audio quality is awful due to the sound card in my laptop being complete poo. Everyone sounds like they're on a satellite phone... underwater...

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Post by DPrinny » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:06 am

^There is a USB VCR available

On a related note, I got a load of tapes that I'm going to make a chair out of, using loads of sticky back plastic

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Post by jdanddiet » Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:09 am

Healthy planet free book shops take videos.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by bensonrad » Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:48 am

I have about 5 VHS tapes still, mainly comedy that was unreleased on DVD, saying that I do have AVI files of them I downloaded. I did keep loads of WCW wrestling tapes too, but since most of those were downloadable nowadays or on the WWE network I moved them on and got the AVIs.

DVDs though I still have 100's. Mainly obscure stuff or TV series. My worry is if a hardrive failed with digital versions I'd then lose them, so still like DVDs, mainstream stuff though is CEX fodder, a local garage sale recently gave me a binliner full of DVDs, I watched 4 or 5 that I wanted to see, then packed them all off to music magpie for around £23.

I do like DVDS but they do take up a lot of space, but so do books, CDs which I also have loads of.

Its a digital world, once day folks will all have empty living rooms :)
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by RetroAerosmith » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:27 pm

i sold the majority of my cds and dvds to the woefully underpaying musicmagpie so i now have a lot of space.
I only buy dvds that ill rewatch or are things that are unique to my collecting like the CFF films or The boy from space.
All my movie tapes i burnt except elm st3 as it was the first vhs tape i bought plus it has the original music on before it was changed in the dvds since.
I went through all my tapes too looking putting the decent stuff onto disc then burning them. It was mostly old adverts and old kids programs and such which i then uploaded to youtube....before they kicked me off for copyright.

Anyways i ask everyone for blank tapes or non shop bought tapes for me to go through. bought a mass batch from a gumtree type paper, first few were standard hollyoaks naffness, i thought it was weird for a balding fat bloke to watch that much hollyoaks...sure enough two end of parts in it stopped hollyoaks and turned into some really really disgusting porn.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:28 pm

^ what do you consider 'disgusting'?

I have a small selection of VHS tapes, mainly for nostalgia. Only maybe a dozen, and that includes my Star Wars movies.

And a couple of Betamax tapes. Star Wars, natch.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by IronMaidenRule » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:44 pm

Don't really have many DVD's, mostly music related ones that I got a physical copy of for collection reasons, mainly Iron Maiden ones :lol:

Kept my Bottom and Iron Maiden VHS tapes for nostalgic reasons, was a staple of my youth.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by bensonrad » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:52 pm

True, there are a few things that have been altered over time, music/soundtracks for example, I am keeping my older WWF DVDs as the newer versions have changed entrance music in some cases etc.
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by gman72 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:24 pm

I just recently sold my entire horror DVD collection of about 180 titles. Just dont need them anymore... can fit them all on one hard drive :lol:
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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Matt_B » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:41 pm

I've still got most of mine, but I'd reckon that only the Blu Rays and Laser Discs will survive the next house move.

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Re: Do you keep or bin Video's and DVD's

Post by Megamixer » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:13 pm

I have around 2 or 3 VHS tapes left and those are only for sentimental reasons.

I have two shelves of DVD's but all stuff I would definitely watch again. Anything that I find to be crap, average or good but not good enough to watch again gets moved on. The only DVD's worth re-selling are certain boxsets, brand-new releases or anything that maintains a value such as newer Marvel movies so usually I'll build up a pile then charity shop the lot when it's big enough. It's for this reason that I never pay more than a fiver for something unless I know for a 100% fact that I will enjoy and keep it afterwards.

I prefer physical media in general so selling the whole lot in exchange for a HDD library is out of the question. I also still have CD and book collections for the same reason but again, these are also subject to the same rules as DVD's when it comes to whether I keep them or not.
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