How many DVDs do you have?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Glenn Wolsey, May 11, 2006.

  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    I've recently made it my task to start growing my DVD collection. Previously I only bought one around every 6 months, but I've bought 6 this past month to take my collection to 20 DVD's.

    How many do you all have, and how often do you buy them?
     
  2. virividox macrumors 601

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    about 70 or 80. i do bulk buys every couple of months and some are gifts or prizes
     
  3. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    About 220. I'm buying fewer than I used to and combing through used DVD section now to save money. I used to buy anything new that came out but now I'm more selective. I'm starting to trade in my used DVD's that don't have any re-watch value. Maybe I'll join NetFlix or something.
     
  4. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would join DVD Unlimited over here (Like Netflix), but I love having the actual DVD and cover to keep. I usually do pick out a movie I buy and watch it 3 or 4 times in a year so I feel its worth buying them.

    I usually only get ones that are $12.99 at the Warehouse rather than the $27.99 new releases, and try to pick up at least one a week at the moment.

    Today I picked up Meet The Parents, and Just Married for $25.
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Somewhere over 200, but a lot of things are packed for moving and I've been using IMDB to sort everything that I remember I have.

    I've gotten some good deals but then, I started right around December of 1997 when I first got a multi-disc player to handle both laserdiscs and DVDs.

    I have some t.v. box sets like Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager.
     
  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I've probably got about 200 (that's assuming that the discs in box sets count). Funnily enough, I have the box sets of DS9 and Voyager also, along with most of Buffy. The rest of my collection is mostly movies, and Australian comedy series.
     
  7. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    420, according to Delicious Library. These are all feature films (mostly world/art cinema), bar one music DVD and one documentary.

    I usually aim to pick up two or three a month, but invariably buy more. I bought my first DVD player in October 2002, so that works out to an average of nearly ten DVDs per month.
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    i'm not sure :( i think it's in the 300-400s (if you include the tv boxsets). everything from crappy mainstream hollywood flicks to b&w films from a long time ago, to korean movies. i love my korean movies.
     
  9. student_trap macrumors 68000

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    so what happens when its time to buy HD DVD/blue ray discs, are we all going to have to re-buy our entire library?
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    Both formats are designed to be backwards compatible with current DVDs.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I hate optical media, so I've kept my collection to a minimum. I guess I probably have somewhere in the range of twenty. :eek:
     
  12. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Out of curiosity, may I ask why? :)
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    They're just so fragile. As a medium for storage and data, I think they should be more durable. Plus, they're relatively inefficient in terms of how much energy is required to get the data from them. I guess that's why.

    Course, the main reason's because I scratch the bastards so easily. :p
     
  14. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I can understand where you're coming from. They can be a bit fragile, though I can't say I've ever had any problems with any of mine.

    I also assume yours could be susceptible water and sand damage.

    ;)
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, maybe I'm just clumsy. :p

    Claws don't help either...
     
  16. rdowns Suspended

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    Hmm, I need to patent an optical media with scratch resistant surface designed to be handled by claws. I'm gonna be rich.
     
  17. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say I own about 50-60. But with my soon-to-be purchase of the Sony HandyCam, my DVD collection will grow. With home movies of course, but... :D

    I tend to get about 2-3 DVDs a month.
     
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    I have a grand total of three.

    Then again, who needs them if you've got movie networks, a 300GB hard drive and lots of milage still in the ol' VCR? Not to mention my best friend who has 200 odd titles :rolleyes: not to mention BT.... JK!

    Actually, my family just got a DVD recorder and player, but that's mostly to record programs onto DVD-RW/RAMs.
     
  20. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not too many, but I watch Braveheart and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon over and over.
     
  22. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    150 or so. I love movies, but the lack of money is a problem. I am going to pick some up tonight.
     
  23. zach macrumors 65816

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    if you count DVDs individually in boxsets... 30?

    i really don't watch movies more than say, twice, with a few exceptions.
     
  24. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    About 200...not including my quadrilogy n stuff.


    Bless
     
  25. KappaH macrumors newbie

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    I would say my collection is around 120-130ish. I have not bought any new movies in awhile, looks like I'll be stopping by Best Buy this week to check the new stuff out.
     

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