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Do you still buy DVDs?
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDoombear
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I bought over a dozen South Park Seasons before they started doing Blu-ray releases, so I've kept buying them in DVD format. I've compared the SD and HD versions and that sort of simple animation doesn't warrant a re-purchase. Plus, it would look wonky on my shelf. I have season 23 DVD pre-ordered!

Some obscure and independant movies are still released DVD-only, so I'll buy those if I really like the movie.

Otherwise it's Blu-ray goodness!

I don't think I'll ever get into 4K for MANY reasons: shelf storage space, how old I am, how much time and money I've spent on upgrading most of my DVDs to Blu-ray, the weak used market for selling off movies I've upgraded, my eyesight resolution, my television wall space limits, my spouse's love and patience through the years of all my collecting things to watch, my numerous other hobbies I enjoy, why support the studios for releasing the same set of movies again on 4K when we're begging for other titles to be released on Blu-ray, the retail shopping space shutdown of most home media sales, studios who failed in their Blu-ray transfers or extras department who can't be trusted to do it proper for 4K, shifted priorities of what's important in life with recent events on Planet Earth, etc...
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for old movies that are not availble on blu/4k only. i have given up buying tv shows that air/stream in HD but only sell on dvd, the only remaining i will buy is to close out series im already invested in. i cant imagine blu-ray production these days is significantly more cost than dvd, all these releases should be on blu - not doing so is a crying shame bordering on the old non anamorphic widescreen or pan and scan.
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Almost all movies are Blu-ray except for old movies that don't rely on special effects and which I've never seen so don't even know if I like them.

What "old movies"?  I don't even see anything there that's B&W.

My philosophy is, if it's younger than me, it's not an old movie.

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What "old movies"?  I don't even see anything there that's B&W.

My philosophy is, if it's younger than me, it's not an old movie.


Old: Older than now minus ten years.
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorGSyren
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Old: Older than now minus ten years.

It's a matter of perspective, I guess. For me "old movies" means pre 1990. 
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It's a matter of perspective, I guess. For me "old movies" means pre 1990. 


But a 2005 movie is not new either. And a 1995 movie is one human generation old.
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But a 2005 movie is not new either. And a 1995 movie is one human generation old.

One doesn't go from new to old in the blink of an eye.  There is a transition period that's as long as each of us would like it to be.  An "old" movie for me is one that was around during my youth.  YMMV.

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An "old" movie for me is one that was around during my youth.  YMMV.


I'm 42. 1995 was my youth. 
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorWigram
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An "old" movie for me is one that was around during my youth.


That is what my two millenial sons think, too. So anything produced before, say, 2010 is old. That is about 90% of my collection
Then again, they call me boomer...
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I'm 42. 1995 was my youth. 

One day you'll look back and think this was your youth.

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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDanae Cassandra
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AFAIC, an old movie = classic Hollywood, so anything made before 1970 (technically, 1968).
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