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Are You Hanging on to Old Media Formats?

Now that I have my Blu-ray player in my PS3, I feel like I can start buying movies again, in that format. I stopped buying DVDs because it's time to move forward, and it sounds like I'm not alone: DVD sales have flatlined recently; whether that has to do with people waiting to see if they should commit to Blu-ray or movie downloads remains to be seen.

Luckily, my big DVD library doesn't qualify me as a hoarder since my player is backwards compatible, but I still remember my boyfriend insisting that I get rid of my haggard old VHS tapes (I wasn't watching them). I give crap to other people, too — when I ride in my mom's car, I inevitably pull out a few old cassette tapes and wave them around saying, "really?!"

It's hard to give up old formats though; many people don't, electing to keep old players around because they enjoy the format (like with records) or just don't want to give up things they own. So tell me: Are you hanging on to old formats — VHS, music cassettes, records, etc.?


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sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I have mostly ripped all of my dvd's and I got rid of my CD collection back in 2002. :) I have moved house a lot though and carrying around old format media was not helpful to this. Maybe I'll "collect dvds" but it's unlikely.
lindserelli lindserelli 8 years
Long live vinyl! I have a massive record collection. It's actually becoming a storage problem in my one-bedroom apartment, but I'll never give it up.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
i have tons of vhs tapes and i actually still use my vcr to record my fav shows. so suck on that!!! haha. i even have a few cassettes from back in the day. rhythm nation! yeah, baby! as long as the players still function, i'm not updating. obviously i don't buy new tapes but i still use the ones i have without shame.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
VHS player? Is that what it's come down to? LOL
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I still have some VHS tapes that happened shown up on DVD yet.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I still have the movies from when I was a kid on VHS. I need to get them converted to DVD.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Yeah I've got a VHS player. It's an 'all-in-one' with my little tv. And I might get rid of that one, but only to buy a bigger one. I like my millions of VHS Disney movies and don't plan to toss them out for DVD versions. I like to be old school like that. 8-) But I do have a DVD player and a couple DVDs. But I don't use it as much. <3 = VHS
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I still have a ton of VHS tapes, from years and years of taping movies and shows from the TV - but I don't watch them anymore (unplugged my VHS ages ago) As for DVDs, I download most of my movies and would only buy a DVD if it was a really good/collectors type thing. Over here we haven't had the HD / blu ray surge (South Africa is a wee bit behind), so as far as I'm concerned DVDs aren't on their way out just yet. Besides, most Blu-Ray players can read DVDs and CDS, yes?
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Yes, i still have a VCR and tapes. I also still have cassette tapes but i no longer listen to them. I can't get away from my Sansa.:D
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Yes, I keep some old formats. I would love to collect some old records and buy a record player, I think it would be fun and show respect for the past. I still have Dvds; I do not trust downloading them, I prefer the hard-copy. Also I still use my PS2; works just fine and I'm not too interested in blue-ray (yet.) I haven't bought a DVD in almost 3yrs; I tend to just leave my favorite films on my DVR for use, plus it allows me to find out just how much I love a film. Also, I still have my Cd's; perfectly good and I have only my fave tracks on my iPod. I plan on keeping my Cd's for nostalgia same goes for my cd player. I still buy some cd's however they have to be really worth it (The Beatles "Love", soundtrack to "Nightmare Before Christmas.") I also have back-up cd's for my downloads. I also have old VHS homevideos that need to be transfered to a DVD before the films rots (unless it has :cry: .)
supermodelspy supermodelspy 8 years
I don't download movies on the computer because if its crashes then i loss way to much i can hold on to my dvds forever almost without that worry
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i have tons of records (over 150) that i keep lugging from place to place. this new apartment is the smallest one so far, so we've decided to either get a USB turntable and convert our records into MP3 or just keep them and play them from the new turntable (we'd have to spend $100 to get what we need to be able to play the records on our new sound system. I also have a ton of DVDs that i still watch. i just bought my first blue-ray disc (hellboy!!) since i recently got a PS3. :) so exciting...
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
I'm hoping to some day convert my VHSes to DVD I have 2 seasons of Sex & the City and other great stuff on VHS! I just got them not that long ago, but my VCR just broke, I'm debating whether it'd be cheaper to get a new VCR or all my VHS on DVD!
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 8 years
Ditto, Berlin. I'll never give up my records.
Berlin Berlin 8 years
Mint condition record collection:) So that's here to stay!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
ive still got vhs, a vhs player, dvds (i guess those are old news now too), cassette tapes, records, mostly everything ahhah
dreamie-me dreamie-me 8 years
Cause I still prefer CDs. I usually like having a hardcopy of my music.
dreamie-me dreamie-me 8 years
Does CDs count?
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
I still have old vhs tapes still but i dont watch them. I really need to burn them to a dvd or something it's time ~sniff~ to move on.
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
I still have a lot of my CDs from when I was in Jr high, high school. I have a couple FIRM work out tapes that I will never get rid of because they work!
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 8 years
My family still has a VHS player, but we rarely use it. We also have a DVD player. Not Blue Ray or HD, just a regular one with a ton of DVD's.
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