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Old 04-26-2017, 10:32 PM   #1
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hello, newbie here wanting to start buying blu rays. right now i have about 200+ dvds, tv shows like house of cards, game of thrones.

should i just buy my whole collection again but on blu ray? buying game of thrones twice is a pain but the picture quality looks top notch. i did buy the hunger games on blu ray yesterday 3 each from hmv pretty good deal even though i already have it on dvd.

how is the packaging with blu rays when a series gets big do they release them in those big plastic cases or cardboard cases which i despise both with a passion and will not buy, been waiting for ages for season 6 to get a plastic case release.

Is buying media on both dvd and blu ray not practical? i was thinking of not buying anime in blu ray format but i'm not really sure yet.

Also i have been trying to add my dvds to my collection on this site but when i search some things don't show up like "pretty little liars or the good wife" i had to use google to find it on here. am i doing something wrong.

would be great to get to know you all.

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being a collector of dvds soon to be blu ray i like having individual cases not the big cases with loads of discs in them i also do not like cardboard sleeves for dvds. south park was a exception as i could not find a plastic case version for it lol.

look forward to hearing from you all

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Old 04-27-2017, 05:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, ievi!

The percentage of your DVD collection that you decide to upgrade is really a personal call. Some people try to upgrade everything. Other people don't like to double dip or just upgrade their favorites.

I think it's important to note that a lot of movies are being released in the new 4K format (physically and digitally) which is the next step above blu-ray. Most of these releases also include a regular blu-ray copy. You may be interested in buying some releases in that format now so you don't have to upgrade them again later.
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Old 04-28-2017, 02:27 AM   #3
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I am kinda in the same boat.

I decided that I am going to sell nearly all of my DVD's and only buy blu-rays that I REALLY want. I also am limiting my new purchases to steelbooks (fun to collect and I like to collect things). Doing it this way means I won't have to re-buy hardly any and I'll be keeping up on preorders of the movies I want.

Also, like Evil mentioned... I would try and go for the 4k + blu-ray copies. That could be the most helpful for the future.
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One word of advice when upgrading to Blu-ray,; even though BD has a better resolution, there are a few DVDs worth keeping. Disney in particular is notorious for playing shuffle with extras across product lines, so it's no surprise to see a collector having the Platinum DVD, Diamond Blu-ray, and Signature Blu-ray of Beauty and the Beast for instance (and with that particular title, some even hold onto the VHS for the color palate).

I've noticed animated DVDs tend to upconvert to HD pretty well if you have a good player, so you don't have to worry about hunting down anime if you want to keep what you have (and anime DVDs are pretty cheap secondhand so save your money for the new Blu-ray collection). Good anime titles to get though are the Studio Ghibli ones.
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Which one brand is the best for blu rays?
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:44 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum, ievi!

The percentage of your DVD collection that you decide to upgrade is really a personal call. Some people try to upgrade everything. Other people don't like to double dip or just upgrade their favorites.

I think it's important to note that a lot of movies are being released in the new 4K format (physically and digitally) which is the next step above blu-ray. Most of these releases also include a regular blu-ray copy. You may be interested in buying some releases in that format now so you don't have to upgrade them again later.
thank you for the warm welcome Evil, I have decided to to own both on blu-ray and dvd. i was looking at the 4k, but I don't think it will be worth it for me as I use my 23" monitor to watch movies.

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I am kinda in the same boat.

I decided that I am going to sell nearly all of my DVD's and only buy blu-rays that I REALLY want. I also am limiting my new purchases to steelbooks (fun to collect and I like to collect things). Doing it this way means I won't have to re-buy hardly any and I'll be keeping up on preorders of the movies I want.

Also, like Evil mentioned... I would try and go for the 4k + blu-ray copies. That could be the most helpful for the future.
nice, i don't think i will get in to 4k 1080p looks great for me.

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One word of advice when upgrading to Blu-ray,; even though BD has a better resolution, there are a few DVDs worth keeping. Disney in particular is notorious for playing shuffle with extras across product lines, so it's no surprise to see a collector having the Platinum DVD, Diamond Blu-ray, and Signature Blu-ray of Beauty and the Beast for instance (and with that particular title, some even hold onto the VHS for the color palate).

I've noticed animated DVDs tend to upconvert to HD pretty well if you have a good player, so you don't have to worry about hunting down anime if you want to keep what you have (and anime DVDs are pretty cheap secondhand so save your money for the new Blu-ray collection). Good anime titles to get though are the Studio Ghibli ones.
thank, i have been been trying to find side by side comparisons of anime blu ray and dvd but don't really see much difference.

as for disney is there a cheap way of getting the dvd and blu-ray. i have seen the combo packs on amazon but i do not shop with amazon as i had issues with them
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as for disney is there a cheap way of getting the dvd and blu-ray. i have seen the combo packs on amazon but i do not shop with amazon as i had issues with them
Disney is one of the few studios that keep their prices high. If you are in the UK I believe Zavvi is a popular retailer, especially if you collect steelbooks. You can try ebay but you have to be careful because you can get scammed.
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