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Are You Going to Start Buying Blu-Ray Now?

I think most of us held off on buying new movies until the format war was over. I was not only avoiding picking Blu-ray or HD DVDs, but I also haven't been buying DVDs at all. I'm afraid to waste my money either way, even if DVDs won't be obsolete right away (I'm still smarting from getting rid of all my VHS tapes, after all). But now that the format war is over and Blu-ray has emerged victorious, I guess it's time to start. Of course, I'm also waiting for the right player and HDTV. So what about you guys?

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SquareRoot121 SquareRoot121 9 years
w00t for Blue-Ray! It's so much better.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
lawchick lawchick 9 years
I'm in the same boat Jess :( At least we didn't ay for them ourselves...
JessLehry JessLehry 9 years
That totally sucks- considering I just got a HD DVD player as a Christmas gift. I guess the upside is that at least my old normal dvds still look better on this player- but now I feel like it was a wasted gift! :( boooo hooo
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I am going to keep buying regular DVDs for the time being.
wickedcupofjoe wickedcupofjoe 9 years
Well.... I don't have a HD player (or TV in the living room) so regular DVDs it will be. Especially with the price the Blu-Rays are right now. I paid $600 for my first DVD player and $25 for my first DVD (Singing in the Rain). I'll be waiting this one out for awhile.
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I wish the internet would have been around back when cassette tapes came out... "why do I need to buy a new cassette player when I have my 8 track tapes? So what if they are smaller, I have all of Led Zeppelin on 8 track and my player works just fine! I'm sticking with 8 track." Technology can be annoying with all the changes. I will be struggling to get my geek hubby to not buy a player.
*rant ahead* I really don't care to spend money on a new $600 blu-ray player, $35 discs, etc, etc, just to have to turn around and buy something else in two years. I'm still hearing those words when CDs came out... Something along the lines of oh, it's so much cheaper to make CDs, so the price will go down eventually. Hmmm. Not. I do believe the price went UP. I think the public took revenge for that little lie by downloading music. I see the same future for movies if studios don't stop nickel and diming the public. Heck, isn't a $20 movie ticket enough to keep them happy? *end rant*
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I just bought a DVD yesterday. I love DVD's. I don't think I would spend so much money on Blu-Ray, when my parents spent a lot on DVD's for us.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I'll stick with buying DVD's.
eastcoastjenny eastcoastjenny 9 years
I don't think blu-ray is gonna make it in the long run... unless the PS3 really gets people in on it, but it's too expensive for it to get to the majority of people as a DVD replacement, at least for a long time.
LindyHopper88 LindyHopper88 9 years
I will keep using dvds' till I have to use blueray. . .I did the same thing with VHSs'. . . . . .. what do blue rays run on??? ((PS2, 306??))
Yaro67 Yaro67 9 years
I would casually buy Blu-Ray if I had a player so if I ever get a PS3 I might buy a movie hear or there. But seriously, who needs to buy movies when you have the internet???
haydee haydee 9 years
we're now saving up for the ps3 :-)
komler komler 9 years
It's a matter of when the price will be right, I guess. Right now, I've got a TV /12"/ that I bought because it had built in DVD player 4 years ago, and wasn't horribly expensive. (I was basically moving in to an unfurnished dorm room, and had to get furniture as well.) When I move out of the dorms, I'll get a bigger TV and whatever BluRay/DVD option seems best at the time. Already having a lot of DVDs I don't want to just nix the whole collection and start anew.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 9 years
I'm sticking with good old-fashioned DVDs :D
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Nah, blu ray discs and players are too high. Maybe when the prices start to come down!
kissmesteph kissmesteph 9 years
I rarely buy movies anymore. I rent everything, so I'm pretty happy with the way things are. Not to mention that the price of Blu-Ray discs is too high.
blueskyotome blueskyotome 9 years
I technically have a Blu-Ray disc that came bundled with a movie I bought (Wings of Honneamise), but I'm not going to start buying them until prices come down and more titles I want are available. (The few hundred standard def DVDs in binders next to the TV have a little something to do with it, too...)
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I had stopped buying dvd's while we waited for the war to end. With the most recent update to Apple TV I have been renting from iTunes. I love it! I can be impulsive without leaving the house and don't have to worry about late fees. As far as buying goes I will probably start buying digital as we rip our DVD's anyways to store them for watching through the apple tv. Back when the iTunes store first came out I was really against purchasing digital music. I loved the physical cd and the packaging. I love the time and effort of the art and design. 5-6 years later my physical cd's sit in a cabinet and haven't been touched in years. I also haven't purchased a real cd in at least 4 years! If it's not available on iTunes then I just wait until it is. I feel strongly that this is the way I will go with my movies.
kaenai kaenai 9 years
I lovelovelove my DVD collection, and I'll never give it up, but I don't have a Blu-Ray player yet, so there's no point in buying any of the movies right now. :( When I can get a dual-format player, then I'll start buying Blu-Ray.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I only buy a film if I REALLY like it (last DVD i bought was in 2006!) I think I'll stick to DVD format; I have a PSP2 so my movies still play on it. I find myself just saving my fave programs on my DVR. Although I do like have the actual dvd of a film rather than a digital one; my worry is that if my cpu or if an apple tv crashed than your films are lost.
nikki_ nikki_ 9 years
I hardly buy movies either.. I usually rent them from iTunes or borrow them from my friends..
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i don't buy dvds very often. i get them from the library or watch movies online.
Fatica Fatica 9 years
I'm gonna NetFlix until the day when we're all buying theatre quality digital copies of movies and TV shows on and storing them on our palm-sized 4 terabyte external hard drives that sync wirelessly with our TiVos. :) I give it 10 years.
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