View Poll Results: How important is ownership?
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MUST OWN! Even titles I'm only semi-interested in.
I only buy the ones I know I'll like e.g. rent first.
I occassionally buy, but it has to be a REALLY good title.
Never buy, only rent.
Thread: The HD Ownership Society
08-11-2008 07:48 PM #1Banned
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The HD Ownership Society
What is it about owning a title that's so alluring? There's something primal about purchasing a new BD, opening it, careful not to leave any blemishes, cracking open that case, and if you're like me immediately ripping the shoplifting tag out of it.
In some ways, this is a very vital ritual. Remember that burning need to own a certain disc, then when you finally get it home and open it....it just goes in your rack? Or sits on the kitchen table for a week? Where did all that interest go?
That disc is now OWNED! Task complete!
I will leave the sexual parallels to you.
And it's never officially owned until you unwrap it. Until then it is technically in some sort of retail limbo.
I'm not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, it just IS. It's allowed me to build a pretty impressive film library, but some of those discs I've only seen once years ago.
08-11-2008 07:53 PM #2
must own, but not too extreme. I blind buy all the time and if its that bad, I will sell off or trade. I do buy stuff I am only semi-interested in even though I already have the DVDs of almost all of them.
08-11-2008 07:56 PM #3Member
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Collector at heart. Been one since I was a kid.
08-11-2008 08:03 PM #4
Only own what I would watch more than twice. I'm quite picky now about what I buy. I had 90 Blu-rays within 3 months of owning the hardware. 8 months later, I only have 112.Intel i5 2500k (@4.7Ghz) + XFX Radeon 7970 3GB RAM! + 16GB DDR3 RAM (STEAM/Origin: Nealon_Greene)
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08-11-2008 08:09 PM #5
I agree... it's great to own your own movie. You're able to pop a title in your machine anytime you get in the mood to watch it. With VHS tapes and DVDs, I was very loose with my money. It's different now though. HiDef disc's are more expensive, my kids are in college, and it just costs a hell of a lot more to do anything - which is why I voted for option 2. So I'm in restraint mode, but you can consider me a proud member of the HD Ownership Society.Sammy 56" DLP/46" LCD, BD-UP5000, Toshiba HD-A1/HD-A2, Dish ViP722k/ViP211k, Panny BD-60, ,
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08-11-2008 08:15 PM #6
Must Own! :dA Nightmare on Elm Street Blu-ray Reviewwww.blu-news.com
08-11-2008 08:17 PM #7
I only buy titles I know I like. And then, only at a good price. Never blind buy. Never on release day.
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08-11-2008 09:33 PM #8
A lot of stuff I see in the theater I know I'll end up buying. Pretty much anything from Pixar, and the major action flicks that get halfway decent reviews will fit the mix. Then you get the other blockbusters which may just be a good story and are worth rewatching.
This year will fit the bill nicely with the first two between Wall-E and the superhero flicks, but I'm still waiting on the 'good story' ones to come along. Not really enough time to truly get out to theaters though, so I do a lot of renting first.
08-11-2008 09:52 PM #9Member
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Ownership is not that important to me. A few titles have grabbed my interest over the time I've had Blu-ray capabilities and I've bought them, however there have been many more titles that I've considered briefly getting, then changed my mind realizing that the movie really wasn't worth the price tag to me.
08-11-2008 10:36 PM #10
I took I buy only the ones I like because must own was a bit extream... This isn't to say I don't partake in blind buys by any means though, a good portion of my purchases still fall in that cat.Toshiba 55" 55HT1U LCD (1080p@24fps) w/Tivo HD, Harmony 880
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08-11-2008 10:43 PM #11
In this household, Blu-ray will never eclipse DVD, because I am trying to be much smarter with my purchases. I'm only upgrading titles that really warrant it with top quality video and audio upgrades.
With DVD, I was blind buying movies left and right - some that STILL haven't been watched after over a YEAR on the shelf.
I figure that for most titles that I already have on DVD, I will be able to upgrade in years down the line for a fraction of todays price. It's sometimes painful to see DVD titles selling for $5 that I paid $20 or more for just two or three years ago.
Of course, anything new release that I want is an immediate buy.
08-11-2008 10:55 PM #12
08-11-2008 11:36 PM #13
I found my self a little bit between the must own and the next selection. I will only buy titles I know I like but if a movie looks like something i might really really like and I still have not seen it I will typically buy it. Especially if the price is closer to the 18 dollar range. Its not always an automatic but like a random treat for myself just to watch a movie I haven't seen yet.
Examples of must buy site unseen ( if i did not have intention of seeing it this weekend) Dark Knight . Example the other direction would be 10,000 BC ( not that its bad but doesnt seem like a good gamble for me).BD+ is a violation of consumer rights
08-11-2008 11:39 PM #14
Must own, never rent, i dont want some whore of a disc infecting my baby.105 and counting
08-11-2008 11:44 PM #15
I went with option 2.
The days of rampant blind buying and double-dipping are over for me.I don't care what the white mon say, Santa Clause was a black mon.
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