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Old 02-09-2019, 03:09 AM   #41
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Vudu HDX absolutely looks better than a DVD. I don't see much debate there.

The "ownership" question... I am as big on true ownership as anyone, so most of the time I own the DVD. Then I do disc-to-digital and watch it in HDX, but I have the DVD as backup in case it gets censored, removed, altered or whatever. Only exception here is Disney movies, because they don't participate in disc-to-digital. For those I watch the DVD so far, mostly because I don't want to pay $17.99 for a streaming version of something like Medicine Man.

I am venturing more and more into buying streaming stuff though, mostly with the thought in the back of my mind that when something is rarely altered (like Spaceballs supposedly) I could... procure a backup elsewhere, let's say.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:15 AM   #42
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How many shelves? Does it look like a library?? If I read below your avatar correctly, you have 3000+ movies. Assuming an avg of .43 inch width per BD case, that's 2.3 cases per inch. You're looking at 108 feet. That is nine shelves twelve feet in length!

I'd almost think, if looking for something to watch, perusing the shelved cases would be faster than looking at the limited view on an online library.

In started with just over a thousand movies, what couldn't be converted to digital with disc to digital was replaced and if a title doesn't offer digital, it was donated. That scaled me back to 450+ titles. I hope it's years befoere I need nice 12 foot shelves!
The 4K and blu-ray discs are on 8 shelving units that are between 5-6 feet tall each. The 5 wider units are about 38" wide and the narrower units are about 2 feet wide. The wider units, made of solid birch, hold 8 rows of movies each and the narrower ones, which are not quite as tall and are made of solid oak, hold 7 rows each. The birch units were custom built by my late father; so now I have to buy commercially built units. Finding such units made out of real solid wood was a bit difficult. I can not tolerate particle board anything!

That means there are 40 rows at 38" width (birch units) and 21 rows at 24" width (oak units).

The DVDs are on solid oak bookcases, one might be maple, of similar dimensions and quantity and are all located in a spare bedroom. The 4K and blu-ray discs get the more high profile locations near the home theater itself.

The remaining laserdiscs, 179 of them, are banished to a closet as they seldom get accessed. Most have been backed up to a dvd besides.

I have more shelves planned, too, as I want a more uniform appearance and my collection keeps growing. 7,444 titles to date, 4Ks, blus, and dvds combined, with ever more coming.

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Old 02-09-2019, 04:36 AM   #43
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Vudu HDX absolutely looks better than a DVD. I don't see much debate there.
Have you looked at Father Goose on Vudu?
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Well I suppose dvd since a dvd has more value then a digital copy. I have flipped quite a few used dvds into blu rays but a used digital copy is worthless if you ever wanna sell it.

I would view a digital copy or a dvd as a placeholder for a future bd purchase so the dvd for me would have a higher long term value. Even then though I would want a bd+ dvd + digital combo pack if it was available.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:16 PM   #45
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Have you looked at Father Goose on Vudu?
I don't think random rare examples to the contrary really changes my point. There's examples where Blu-rays and UHDs have much better masters than what's on Vudu as well. In general though I think an HDX stream beats a DVD, especially if it's the same master.

The ownership question is a whole other ball of wax.
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:30 AM   #46
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Yes. I would prefer a DVD because it's actually ownership
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PQ is almost always in favor of the 1080p hdx for me but I'm noticing some of the soundtracks sound a bit better as well on stream. I'm mainly talking about older catalog movies where the dvd has a 192 kbps DD 2.0 track. Not even sure what the bitrate or variable range is for the same movies in hdx but they seem to be less tinny than dvd.
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Wonder what everyone's thoughts is on this now? Still DVDs over a digital hdx copy?
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:46 PM   #49
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Wonder what everyone's thoughts is on this now? Still DVDs over a digital hdx copy?
I think the Die Hard Disc people will always pick Disc over Digital. As for me I converted most of my DVD's to HDX, and then sold the DVD on eBay when I could get a good price. Now no one wants them, with shipping I started to lose money. I still have like a 100 DVD's, but I did take advantage of Vudu D2D.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:59 PM   #50
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DVD's.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:04 PM   #51
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I buy DVDs for those movies not available on blu-ray and the vast majority of those are not available digitally to buy to begin with. So I’d say DVD over Digital. However, if the DVD is expensive/OOP then I wouldn’t mind owning a digital copy if the price was right.
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Dvd's are worthless. Unless an HD or UHD version does not exist
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