How many DVDs do you have?

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?
 

erickkoch

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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.
 

Glenn Wolsey

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erickkoch said:
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.
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.
 

bousozoku

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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.
 

kretzy

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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.
 

Brize

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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.
 

janey

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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.
 

janey

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student_trap said:
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?
Both formats are designed to be backwards compatible with current DVDs.
 

mad jew

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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
 

kretzy

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mad jew said:
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
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.

;)
 

rdowns

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Yeah, maybe I'm just clumsy. :p

Claws don't help either...
Hmm, I need to patent an optical media with scratch resistant surface designed to be handled by claws. I'm gonna be rich.
 

Caitlyn

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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.
 

funkychunkz

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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.
 

zach

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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.
 

KappaH

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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.