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Do you ditch your DVDs if you upgrade to Blu-ray?

Discussion in 'The Entertainment Board' started by Splinter, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Splinter

    Splinter Well-Known Member

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    I am about to buy the new Young Justice Blu-ray and I'm stuck on whether or not I should get rid of the DVD copies of these episodes I already have, and that got me wondering. If you upgrade a DVD to Blu, do you still keep your DVD? Given how many movies are released in Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, I tend to usually keep my older DVDs and just put them in the same case as the Blu if I can. I'm just not sure if I'll ever need to revisit those older DVDs again. What do you do?
     
  2. Peter Paltridge

    Peter Paltridge Knows about rock people
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    I want to. My problem is, used DVDs are next to worthless these days, so I wouldn't get much.

    There was a discussion awhile back about a few websites that bought old DVDs from you, and some of the prices were fair. But I've forgotten what they were.
     
  3. Michael24

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    I've gotten rid of most when I've upgraded something to Blu-ray. Usually those discarded DVDs just pile up for awhile, then, rather than deal with the hassle of trying to sell them, I either pass them off to friends or put them in a box with other stuff that's destined for Goodwill. If I do keep a DVD, it's usually for purely nostalgic reasons, the fact they're part of a collection or, in a few cases, because they've been autographed.
     
  4. rggkjg1

    rggkjg1 Batman v Superman

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    No. I don't buy Blu-ray by default (because it still isn't the default yet), and when I buy Blu-ray, it's films I consider worthy to have on the formant which are usually classics, personal favorites, or special effects heavy. As much as I love Jingle All The Way, is that a movie I really need to have on a high def format? My extended cut widescreen DVD will be good to last me my entire life. My next Blu-ray upgrade looks to be Ghostbusters 1 (again) & 2. I have the original 1999 DVDs, I've had them this long I might as well just hang on to them. So basically I buy DVDs by default. I'll only upgrade if I consider the film "worthy". If it's a recent theatrical release, I ask myself if it's "worthy" and decide there. I'll be buying Amazing Spider-Man 2 on DVD only, meanwhile Days Of Future Past is easily a Blu-ray buy first.
     
  5. the greenman

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    I keep my steelbooks and others for their special features. Something like Indiana Jones boxset had altered special features on the rerelease. Other than that I take my time upgrading, cause half the time there just is no real difference from dvd to bd.
     
  6. Storm Eagle

    Storm Eagle Power to the peaceful

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    Unless the DVD has features that the Blu-ray doesn't, I give up the DVD copy.

    There are some Blu-rays I've bought that have all the special features that the DVD version has, and either the features are identical, or the Blu-ray has identical features and extra features that the DVD version lacks. However, the DVD just has a nice insert that I find worthy of keeping. In that case, I take the DVD version off of my shelf and put it away somewhere else.

    I can understand people only upgrading to Blu-ray on just some of their movies, but I still don't mind upgrading all of my movies. In fact, I've already upgraded my movies to Blu-rays if they even have a Blu-ray version available. It's just that making adjustments on my Blu-ray player to make sure I get the whole picture of a DVD title on widescreen is kind of hectic, although it's easy for titles in 4:3 format.
     
  7. SB20xx

    SB20xx Oooooh!
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    Generally, yeah. The only exceptions I can think of:
    -I have both the Complete Saga Blu-ray version of Return of the Jedi and the 2-disc DVD version from 2006, since the latter includes the original theatrical cut.
    -I've kept my Looney Tunes Golden Collections because not all the cartoons from those releases were released to Blu-ray.
     
  8. purplehairedwonder

    purplehairedwonder No woman should suffer at the hands of men
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    So far the only DVDs I've upgraded to Blu-ray are my Supernatural and Yu Yu Hakusho seasons; I sold the Supernatural sets but have the old YYH singles collecting dust in my basement. When buying new discs now, only things I really like do I buy in Blu-ray. Otherwise, I save money and buy the DVD. Since my Blu-ray player plays both kinds of discs, upgrading is not a huge priority for me.
     
  9. Gatomon41

    Gatomon41 Happy Easter!

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    Despite having a Blu-ray player, I still keep and buy alot of DVD's. They're far cheaper for my budget. Plus alot of shows I collect (largely anime) tend to be cheaper on DVD, or are out-of-print and can only be found on DVD.
     
  10. Storm Eagle

    Storm Eagle Power to the peaceful

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    Then under what circumstances do you buy anything on Blu-ray? Also, do you use your Blu-ray player mainly for streaming services?
     
  11. Hanshotfirst1138

    Hanshotfirst1138 Singing drunken lullabies

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    I try, but selling them only gets you peanuts. I save them until I have enough to meet the minimum quota and sell them in bulk, usually.
     
  12. Storm Eagle

    Storm Eagle Power to the peaceful

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    I just remembered I even sold my DVD player.
     
  13. Gatomon41

    Gatomon41 Happy Easter!

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    During the odd occasion where it's cheaper than DVD, mostly online - I got Ghost in the Shell: SAC: Solid State Society and the Gundam 00 movie because of that. Other than that, mostly as presents for others.

    As for my blu-ray player, I use it mostly to play DVDs.
     
  14. Pac-Attack

    Pac-Attack Here if I feel like it

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    I haven't switched to Blu-ray yet, but I wouldn't replace them unless if the DVD breaks or stops working or something. I would always replace broken VHS tapes with DVDs in the past.
     

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