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jon84
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In my opinion, they are. That's why I stopped collecting them, now I only buy the films that I really like, or else I'll just rent them. DVDs take up too much space, and it's pointless to own a crap load when you're only going to watch a film once or twice a year. Plus, the format changes with time, so it's pretty much useless to stock up on DVDs. I agree with the last poster though, it's good to have a appreciation for the movies you love. To not sound like too much of a hypocrite, I'd probably still buy DVDs today if I had the money but I ain't made of cash, unless you are rich person that's got money to waste.

But that's just me...

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VHS took up more space then dvds

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I am a family man i dont get time to watch them more then once so i think i will rent them weather its bluray/dvd

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DVDs are fine. They should stay around for a long time.

I'm tired of changing things all the time just so big corporations can make people re-buy the same movies over again.


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VHS was a waste of money - glad I didn't invest too heavily in it when I was younger.
I did spend hundreds of dollars of laser discs though (and I only owned twelve!), because in the 90's it was virtually the only way to watch films in their original widescreen ratios.
So when DVDs came out and cost the same as VHS, and were even better than laser discs, I felt I arrived in heaven.


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me too i only buyed 3 movies on vhs the rest i taped off tv big grin

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Nope.


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No, I always buy it.

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DVD's are not expensive, and if you're a movie fan how could they be a waste of money.


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DVD's are great if you love that film,but for the rest,renting should do.

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DVD's are not expensive, and if you're a movie fan how could they be a waste of money.



cool Depends how often you watch them,really

I have spent a fortune on my dvd collection,but are thinking about slowing it down,I find I am always busy watching all the movies I haven't seen,too watching the one's I've seen and own


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Now a days, DVDs are not used by anyone. Most of the users are watching the movie by downloading it from the Internet. So DVD's are not used by anyone. Apart from that Pen drive had better storage and better life so, DVD's are replaced by the pen drive.


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DVDs not used by anyone? you are deluded. Over 4 million copies of the Avatar DVD sold in America, more than the blu ray at the time...

Yeah, DVDs are not getting used anymore...

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Money, in itself, is a waste... of life!

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It depends on if you seen the movie or not!If you had not seen it I would not buy it until you rent it so you will know if you like it or not.


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Not always. You can get some really good deals on Amazon USA, for second hand DVDs. I was just browsing, Lol.

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True but some are overprice no matter what.


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no, i don't think so. we can keep the favourite movies.


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Originally posted by crystallake
In a way, it probably IS a waste of money, but like many other DVD buyers, I like to think of my DVD collection as a sort of statement. I don't buy DVDs JUST because I think I'll watch them so often that it makes better financial sense than renting; I buy some DVDs because I believe that adding them to my collection somehow gives a more complete picture of my tastes, and who I am as a person.

Weird, I know... but I guess it's what happens when you combine the rampant consumerism of Americans with an inner need for expression through appreciation of art.


I buy DVDs for both reasons. Only once, maybe twice have I bought something then regretted it.
People need to remember what it was like to be a serious movie fan in the late 1980's to mid-90's. My big demand was trying to see movies letter-boxed, once I realized how pan-and-scan VHS was butchering the picture. The only other alternative was Laserdiscs, which were letter-boxed and had stunning picture quality compared to VHS; I managed to get a player at low cost. But they were so expensive I never owned more than a dozen of them. $40 Canadian was a good deal; $70-90 dollars was the norm. And, you had to get up and turn the side over because they could only get 60 minutes maximum a side. So to get a format that was smaller & more compact, had the picture quality of Laserdiscs with VHS prices, it was a godsend.
Right now, it's Blu-ray that is functioning as the specialty format that Laserdiscs once were. but that for picture quality just A LITTLE BIT BETTER? In these tighter financial times, that's still what it is. DVD, computers and video game systems have the perfect convergence with the disc format.


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No. That's stupid, immoral and illegal.


Its not illegal yet, torrenting that is, but there's a big court case that will put a firewall on the whole of the internet if the corps win it. There will be black list sites, that offer any kind of download or free viewing and stuff of that nature...and there will be a white list of sites, like MSN, Yahoo, crap like that.

But by no means is it illegal to torrent or download movies, if it was you wouldn't be able to find the site on any search engine, especially Google.


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