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HD DVD Owners Group

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This is a private group for just long time owners of the HD DVD format to have private group talks.

Call it a "therapy group" now that HD DVD has been abandoned. :lol:

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  1. ClashFan
    10-12-2008 09:41 AM
    Like some of you guys, I'm a collector at heart. I think for me that part of it comes from growing up poor (parents divorced, on welfare for a few years, food stamps back in the 70's, etc.). What little I got I kept like a packrat.

    What makes it worse is that I have collections of movies (VHS, laser, DVD, HD DVD, and now BD will be starting), books (literature and military history, esp. American Civil War), games (adult strategy games, wargames, role-playing, etc.), models and die-cast vehicles (tanks and aircraft), computer and console games, etc.

    Drives my wife crazy. Our modest house is stuffed, and we rent out a storage room for the overflow.

    OTOH, I do sell off stuff a little here and there on Ebay to make some money back...but then I usually spend that PayPal money on more stuff, so my collections really never get any smaller...
  2. bruceames
    10-12-2008 09:05 AM
    Yeah I've built plenty of shelving for my DVDs. I use DVDProfiler but I haven't updated it for a while. For my mom's VHS collection I put those in Access and also most of my DVDs. Access has a lot of querying and customization power which I like, but entering the data seems to become more trouble than it's worth, given the bar code scanning convenience of the database software that's come out. I still need to put my HD DVDs in it and so far I just have a list in Excel.

    I guess one has to be a collector to understand the mentality, but it's basically just a hobby that one can spend a lot of enjoyable and relaxing hours on. My job is far from low stress so it works really well for me.
  3. brenner
    10-12-2008 06:06 AM
    Bruce, Like you, I am (and always have been) a collector. Starting with comic books at an early age, which I foolishly sold. I have been collecting paperback books since the 60's. Mostly for the cover art. All are neatly arranged on shelves. Then I built more shelves for DVD's.
    All my DVD's and videos have been entered in a database called Movie Collector. I never liked the scans that were downloaded from the net for the database. So I rescanned every DVD I own. Last count I had 1385 DVD's and 26 Videos entered. That makes over 1400 scans I have done. On top of that I own 500 Laserdiscs that are posted at a public site called LDDb. I have scanned over 100 of my Laserdiscs as well.
    Like you said- main thing, having it available when you want to watch it.
    I really like having a variety of movies at my fingertips, to be watched at my leisure.
    Netflix? Not for me. VOD? Can't put it on my shelf.
    Am I anal? Absolutely!
  4. bruceames
    10-11-2008 10:13 PM
    I still like the instantaneous aspect of either having the movie in my collection or being able to VOD/DL at my leisure

    That's the main thing, having it available when you want to watch it. Also, it's a nice feeling to own what you're watching and the control that comes with it, and of course I enjoy the packaging and seeing it on my shelf. It's no different than a book or record collection from the old days, IMO.

    For all the convenience and price advantages of Netflix, the time lag is a real drag. At least with a video store you can watch what you choose the same day.
  5. bruceames
    10-11-2008 10:08 PM
    Congrats Clashfan. I bought my BD player in February (Samsung BD-P1200) and so far have played about 10 movies in it. I hope you get more use out of yours.
  6. crazyal
    10-11-2008 06:02 PM
    Yea I recently said I was waiting for the players from CEDIA to be released and if asked I would recomend waiting a few months or so before buying a BD player. You would think that waiting until the choices tripples what we now have wouldn't be such a bad thing.
  7. myturn
    10-11-2008 03:56 PM
    Well for me it is about the economy right now so there will be no bd here for the foreseeable future.
  8. ClashFan
    10-11-2008 12:20 PM
    Well, sorry guys, but I ordered a BD player today, and thanks to Chris G I get $105 back from MS. Check out the thread on the BD players area. Including my PayPal balance, I'm getting the player for free.

    I still love HD DVD and am sad about what happened. But, reality is, if one is into home theater, BD is now the main game. Meantime, I've got an XA2 and over 100 HD DVD titles...

    Some of the blu bots even want to bicker about what brand of BD to buy and how much to spend. See my exchange with Peter Marlowe (the guy with the pornographic avatar) in the Integra Ships thread...
  9. The_Omega_Man
    10-10-2008 04:21 PM
    I still like the instantaneous aspect of either having the movie in my collection or being able to VOD/DL at my leisure. And since the collection is beginning to overflow it's currently alloted space, DL/VOD is looking better and better to me. Now if I can DL and leagally burn my own Discs of these movies, and/or leagally copy the movies to a memory card for portability, then bonus. Then the physical formats take on less overall emphasis. IMO.
  10. bruceames
    10-10-2008 09:07 AM
    The problem I see with Netflix is new releases, I put it in my queue but when will it be my turn to get it? Other than new releases, I already have a ton of unwatched stuff at home to watch. Really, I'd be good for many years just with what I've got now. I have 7 BDs now in shrink wrap (been that way for months, and the movies are good so it's not that), and the last time I used Netflix I watch 2 of the 3 movies they sent and ended up having to cancel because I was too busy watching what I already have.

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