I have a large movie collection, but that's because 1) I don't want to have to rely on having a decent connection to stream, half the time, it doesn't "buffer" completely and the overall image is bad or keeps stopping; 2) I don't want to have to subscribe to everything under the sun to get the programming I want (I already admittedly have too many services); 3) With the exception of HBO Max, Criterion Channel and Amazon Prime, there is barely any service that provides a good selection of classic film. And with something like HBO Max, they usually only show the usual suspects in terms of classic film. No obscure pre-codes on there; and 4) I like having physical copies. Most of the time it's easier to deal with, though I can see it being more cumbersome if you have limited space.TikiSoo wrote: ↑May 12th, 2023, 6:05 am Glad I'm not the only one still collecting DVDs. Talk to anyone in the music/movies store and they'll tell you DVD sales have plummeted to a trickle.
Generally, my beef with streamed movies is the picture quality/cropping/sound. That, and I often have to turn DVDs back because of dozing off.
Warner Archive keeps releasing blu rays of movies that I already own. I'm not at the point where I need to switch my entire collection over from DVD to Blu Ray, because most of the time, the DVDs look just fine. I have found that the old DVDs (manufactured in late 90s-early 00s) tend to have bad sound. If I don't already have the movie, I'll probably get a blu ray. If the blu ray has a new restoration or some cool special features, I might upgrade. I upgraded my Bogie/Bacall box set to Blu Ray, because the DVDs looked so flat. Of the June releases, I'm definitely going to get "Dangerous When Wet." I have this movie, but my copy is damaged and won't play past a certain part. However, it's part of a box set, so I don't want to replace the whole thing.