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Old 11-30-2006, 02:38 PM
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I own about 400 dvds and i'm really not looking forward to buying them all over in HD format. I'm stuck in a hard spot. I don't really want to buy anymore regular dvds but at the same time there are still movies comeing out on dvd 9 years later and i wouldn't want to wait another 9 years to get it in hd.. and AT THE SAME TIME i don't want to blow a ton of money on hd-dvd or blueray when either format could lose.


Only solution i have come up with is to stop buying regular dvds, and ONLY buy hd-dvds of my FAVORITE movies. And use netflix for the rest.

Unfortuantly there are only a few hd-dvd movies i really love (the thing and waterworld).


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Old 11-30-2006, 04:24 PM
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I went ahead and passed the 2-disc special edition DVD of Superman Returns and got the HD DVD / DVD combo disc. That way I can still have a DVD if HD DVD goes to the wayside.
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I went ahead and passed the 2-disc special edition DVD of Superman Returns and got the HD DVD / DVD combo disc. That way I can still have a DVD if HD DVD goes to the wayside.
Yeah that's one thing that hd-dvd really has going for it.
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I'm not dreading it as I will be mainly be buying the newer titles in HD only. It would take a lot for me to purchase the older titles I already have in HD.

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Old 12-01-2006, 01:53 PM
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Most old titles won't be restored to a level which justifies being on HD. I'm not going to replace a lot, only the movies I really like and I'll be buying HD going forward.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:10 PM
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Nope not dreading it. There are some movies I'll repurchase because they just beg for HD. But there are plenty of movies that frankly will look good enough upconverted.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:33 PM
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As long as the HD versions are consistently better looking and sounding than their SD counterparts I have no problems with it. No one said having a hobby would be cheap.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:33 PM
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My rule of thumb, if I'm not going to play it three times in a single year, I'm not going to replace it. With close to 2000 DVD's only a very select few will be replaced.
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My rule of thumb, if I'm not going to play it three times in a single year, I'm not going to replace it. With close to 2000 DVD's only a very select few will be replaced.
I've been scouring the internet trying to buy movies.. criterion collection, imdb, filmsite.org, and ect.. I pretty much feel like i'm slowing down real fast on "real good" movies to buy. How in the world did you manage 2,000? Mabye my movie standards are too high....
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Old 12-01-2006, 04:12 PM
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I, too, am not dreading it, as there are only a small handfull of DVDs I plan on replacing whenever they show up on HD DVD.

Of my DVDs, I can only really seeing me rebuying:

- Spider-Man 1 & 2 (once Sony gives up on Blu-ray)
- Fantastic 4 (once Fox gives up on Blu-ray)
- X-Men 1-3 (see above)
- Lord of the Rings Trillogy
- The Matrix
- Any Pixar movie (once Disney gives up on Blu-ray)
- Lost: Seaon 1 & 2 (see above)
- Harry Potter 1-4

And that's about it. I'm at the point now, where I'm pretty much holding out buying any more SD DVDs, unless it's a Sony movie or something that I might not see available on HD DVD for a year or two.
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