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Is It Worth Starting Blu-ray Collection (Physical) ?

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So as the title reads. What's your thoughts? I got a few Marvel Blu-ray; Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America Not a fan of Steelbooks but love the slip cover edition :D Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
So as the title reads. What's your thoughts?
I got a few Marvel Blu-ray;
Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America

Not a fan of Steelbooks but love the slip cover edition :D
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
if you get them cheap enough why not?
#2
My opinion is dont bother I had over 100 vhs originally which took up loads of space and replaced them all with over 500 DVDs which are now pretty much worthless and only ever watched once. Save your money for a house deposit instead like I should have.
#3
Buy the films you love, remember you wont be able to stream every film. I've still got about 20 dvds that aren't release on bluray and have zero chance of being streamed.
#4
imagineS
Is It Worth Starting Blu-ray Collection (Physical) ?
Worthiness is in the eye of the beholder. If the Q is related to financial worth, the answer would probably be the same for any other physical collections of mass-produced products: no.
Some purists would say that the alternative of streaming is detrimental to quality. Some titles are not available to stream in any quality. Some titles currently available to stream will not be availble to stream in the future as streaming services often lapse older titles in favour of new ones. If you like to handle physical products and to be able to show them I would suggest you collect the ones that most appeal to you and those that might be slightly off the radar of the masses - this is especially true of art-house releases. BRs also require marginally less storage space than DVDs and quaint magnetic tapes.
#5
Maverick77
My opinion is dont bother I had over 100 vhs originally which took up loads of space and replaced them all with over 500 DVDs which are now pretty much worthless and only ever watched once. Save your money for a house deposit instead like I should have.

Already got a house lol
#6
No. kids will probably be asking what they are in 5 years time.
#7
Definitely not worth it.

People collected VHS, DVDs came around, threw out VHS.

People collected DVDs, Blurays came round, threw out DVDs.

People collected Blurays, Online storage came round, people threw out Blurays.


They take so much space, and it's just so much effort hunting through a collection to find that one movie, then you have to fanny on putting in the Bluray player and skipping the "You wouldn't steal this movie" ****.


It's so much easier just having a hard drive and downloading (legally or not) the movies, instant access and takes no space, perfect.
#8
PenguinsForAll
Definitely not worth it.

People collected VHS, DVDs came around, threw out VHS.

People collected DVDs, Blurays came round, threw out DVDs.

People collected Blurays, Online storage came round, people threw out Blurays.


They take so much space, and it's just so much effort hunting through a collection to find that one movie, then you have to fanny on putting in the Bluray player and skipping the "You wouldn't steal this movie" ****.


It's so much easier just having a hard drive and downloading (legally or not) the movies, instant access and takes no space, perfect.


people still own dvd and vhs collections even laser disc is still collectable.. so if you enjoy it go for it.
#9
It might depend on the system you have. If you have a decent setup with a nice HD Audio A/V receiver, decent 5.1/7.1 speakers and a good quality LED/Plasma/OLED TV? Then "some" Blu-ray disks are definitely worth getting for picture and sound quality alone. Even if you have a decent TV and a reasonable sound bar the same could still make sense.

Otherwise it becomes more complicated.
The Life of Brian isn't exactly a modern blockbuster but still looks absolutely amazing in HD (So get the disk). But it could also look good with a decent streaming service (so no disk then). But how many streaming services would have it when you want to watch it? See what I mean? ;)

Edited By: Enet on Feb 04, 2017 20:16: Stupid spell check
#10
justanothercid
PenguinsForAll
Definitely not worth it.
People collected VHS, DVDs came around, threw out VHS.
People collected DVDs, Blurays came round, threw out DVDs.
People collected Blurays, Online storage came round, people threw out Blurays.
They take so much space, and it's just so much effort hunting through a collection to find that one movie, then you have to fanny on putting in the Bluray player and skipping the "You wouldn't steal this movie" ****.
It's so much easier just having a hard drive and downloading (legally or not) the movies, instant access and takes no space, perfect.
people still own dvd and vhs collections even laser disc is still collectable.. so if you enjoy it go for it.

Yeah but they are outdated and **** poor quality compared to what is available now not to mention really old tech.
#11
A lot of good comments here.

I've owned DVD's..... then replaced with blu-rays. ....

As said earlier. ..... financially not worth it...

But if you love films go for it

My advise - don't get carried away buying discs (I have so many bargains I regret buying).....

Just get the films you really love :-)
banned#12
If you can get them cheap enough I would

Used digital copies are worth nothing now or in the future.
#13
PenguinsForAll
justanothercid
PenguinsForAll
Definitely not worth it.
People collected VHS, DVDs came around, threw out VHS.
People collected DVDs, Blurays came round, threw out DVDs.
People collected Blurays, Online storage came round, people threw out Blurays.
They take so much space, and it's just so much effort hunting through a collection to find that one movie, then you have to fanny on putting in the Bluray player and skipping the "You wouldn't steal this movie" ****.
It's so much easier just having a hard drive and downloading (legally or not) the movies, instant access and takes no space, perfect.
people still own dvd and vhs collections even laser disc is still collectable.. so if you enjoy it go for it.

Yeah but they are outdated and **** poor quality compared to what is available now not to mention really old tech.


So is vinyl ;)
Laser discs are highly sought after
#14
Just download them.
#15
kester76
PenguinsForAll
justanothercid
PenguinsForAll
Definitely not worth it.
People collected VHS, DVDs came around, threw out VHS.
People collected DVDs, Blurays came round, threw out DVDs.
People collected Blurays, Online storage came round, people threw out Blurays.
They take so much space, and it's just so much effort hunting through a collection to find that one movie, then you have to fanny on putting in the Bluray player and skipping the "You wouldn't steal this movie" ****.
It's so much easier just having a hard drive and downloading (legally or not) the movies, instant access and takes no space, perfect.
people still own dvd and vhs collections even laser disc is still collectable.. so if you enjoy it go for it.

Yeah but they are outdated and **** poor quality compared to what is available now not to mention really old tech.


So is vinyl ;)
Laser discs are highly sought after


+1

download the films you like rip the ones you cant find and store them digitally. you have to decide whether the space taken up by physical is worth it. i personaly like the option of streaming my content from my own server.
#16
Some laserdiscs are collectible but often on sites such as AVforums they can't be given away
#17
I had video 2000 as it was the best tape format. when that became difficult I moved to VHS and then DVD.

I don't have bluray and simply stream now. TV from 12-14 feet away means there is no point as one's eyesight isn't good enough for super duper definition to make a difference.

I still collect books as there is something wonderful about them. so it's personal choice. nobody else can answer the question tho for you.
#18
I'd personally buy the movies that I know will get watched more than once
#19
2nd that
#20
devlino
Some laserdiscs are collectible but often on sites such as AVforums they can't be given away
I think that's the same with most formats though :) One other format that passed me by was digital-vhs, I got a rip of alien @1080i a long time ago and it was flawless.
#21
Buy what you enjoy. I collect steelbooks. Wish I started earlier as I missed out on the original Iron Man. But have most of the Marvel steelbooks that are worth collecting. I did not think I would buy any 4K bluray. But during amazon black friday there was a deal. Won't buy anymore blurays. Accept for Marvel and DC steelbooks.

Also with Bluray some have UV so long after you don't have the film. You can watch digital on Wuaki or Flixster.



Edited By: dusktilldawn on Feb 05, 2017 19:39: Edit
#22
Luckily now blus etc aren't expensive e.g. Prob 1hrs pay = 1 blu (dependant on your rate ) but laser discs were £100 which back in the day was some people's weekly pay
#23
Thanks for your comments everyone, after looking into in depth. I have decided to go digital route for movies.

iTunes or Amazon or Sony PlayStation Store?
#24
Digital route 'can' be expensive from the places you suggest.

As Dusktilldawn says, some blu rays come with a digital code - and I bet a fair few will be cheaper than if bought digitally from iTunes. ......
#25
Be in the film, dont watch them.

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