Yup, Season 2 is readily available to download now.
Like I mentioned it really depends on what country you're from vs broadband speed & costs of internet connection.
When I visited California nearly 10 years ago, I was surprised at how relaxed everyone was with their broadband, leaving their comp connected to the internet 24/7...whilst back in Australia, we were still on dial-up & strictly disconnected from the net if we weren't using it because of the costs.
This is an interesting argument, why not an external hard drive? I mean, even if you pay for the movies there is no point in having the physical discs around. Which is kind of a book vs e-book argument too, except the book has more appealing features than the DVD. I assume you may not want to have your hard-drive everywhere, nor a computer, so portability can be an issue, but it's actually very minimal. The biggest value must be collectability, having a physical representation of what you own.
It is not a waste of money to buy dvd, they are good for back up but we need to give them an extra good care as once it gets damages, it would be useless. I usually buy dvd to watch movie or to burn and save files, but at this moment, I rely on streaming sites and some flash disk to save files.
Well many years have passed since this thread was made.
At this point I think DVDs are a bit dated in many cases, similar to VHS. I've put a DVD or two on a big screen HD tv and it tends to look like shit blown up.
So I have to have at least Blu-ray quality for the most part.
There are some exceptions. For example I still prefer the DVD versions for The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, etc (Kubrick's stuff) because they changed the aspect ratio for the blu-rays which bothers me.
But yeah, blu-ray or 4k all the way.
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If I have a choice I'm going to pick Blu-Ray every time. If I have to pick a DVD I will though, I like having physical media.
The likelihood of my DVD breaking is probably less likely then some hard drive failing on me one day.
DVD, blu-ray's, if taken care of and kept immaculate, can last you decades and decades (and decades). At some point, that hard drive is gonna screw up, then what will you do? You're screwed out of countless movies. I've seen DVD's stand the test of time vs VHS tapes. But any physical media can last a very long time if taken care of. Hell most laptops have a tendency to screw up in under 10 years.
Streaming sucks unless you have absolutely no other choice.
I have around 1850ish movies on my computer now and I still have my old collection of (mostly burned) DVDs in one of my closets, forget how many, but safe to say around 1600ish, they're in those large sleeve binders.
While I do run the risk of losing everything in one HD failure, the ease of easily streaming any of those films through Plex whenever I want at a couple clicks of the remote is vastly superior than going to the DVDs. Vast-LEE.
I lower the risk of losing everything by keeping an identical media library on my friend's computer. If either of ours crashes and burns, we have another copy to rebuild from.
Clinging onto DVDs is futile; they're not going away tomorrow but digital and streaming is the future.
If you can afford to pay the little bit of extra money for a blu-ray then I see no reason to buy a dvd instead. The improved sound clarity and picture sharpness that blu-ray gives compared to dvd's is much more significant than the few extra dollars you might have to pay for the blu-ray. Still buy standard dvd's occasionally but usually only when blu-ray isn't available for a title I really like; like the Highlander series of movies, for example. I've looked just about everywhere to get that film series on blu-ray and have yet to find it anywhere.
I also tend to much prefer both blu-ray and dvd's over streaming as well though I don't mind DL'ing a movie to my PS3 on occasion. It is nice to be able to watch a movie thru my PS3 without having to get up and switch out whatever game I had inside for a movie disc.
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