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Manda

I've stopped buying DVDs until I watch all the ones I already own. It's a slow process, given my tendency to watch Netflix DVDs before my own. I keep meaning to cancel until I get caught up, but that never seems to happen...

Movie Lover

I'm with Manda. I only buy DVDs if they are priced like $5-6 a piece. I've got like 12 DVDs I bought and haven't even seen yet. To catch up, I'm keeping my Netflix movies a couple days longer and working through some that I already have. People will eventually get saturated with DVDs. The more you have, the less you feel like buying (or burning) more. You get more selective, which is good sine most movies really aren't worth seeing twice (or once). Raise your standards!!!

I bought a few DVDs around the time I first got a DVD player (back in 2001), but I haven't really bought more then a few since. To me, there's no point in owning something unless you're going to get a fair amount of use out of it - there are CDs which I listen to all the time and video games I get a lot of play out of, but there are very few DVDs which I'd want to watch over and over again. Between Netflix and the public library, I get 30 or more DVDs coming in and out of my place a month (and I often don't have time to watch all the library ones) - what's the point of spending hundreds of dollars to have a bunch of DVDs sitting on a shelf?

Pleased

Good, maybe this means Hollywood will have to focus more on good scripts rather than big budget fodder. Take 'Clerks' as an example. That is to say, treat it more as an art than a business.

Fred

Maybe when the new HD DVDs start showing up all the folks who buy discs will start again to replace their discs.

Sonja

First of all when you release 10-20 titles a week, you can't honestly expect people to buy them when they first come out all the time. I buy titles when the price drops, and titles I know I will watch over and over and over again. I'm not going to purchase a movie just because you put a commercial on television over and over again saying "buy this title".

Like someone else posted between netflix and my public library, I don't have to really purchase titles like used to.

manuel

"you can't honestly expect people to buy them when they first come out all the time. I buy titles when the price drops"

That's usually the best time to find them on sale--when they first come out.

"Good, maybe this means Hollywood will have to focus more on good scripts rather than big budget fodder"

Yeah, right! Hollywood will run crying to Congress, show them the statistics, and ask them to pass another anti-"piracy" law.

Longer By

Suffering netflix abuse makes downloading pirated DVDs tempting. Then "you actually would get as many DVDs as you want."

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