Discussion Do you still use DVDs?

tomo_chan

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The other day I when to a HMV which I was surprised to learn was still open I wondered what they would be selling being that everything is digital now, so I was surprised to see that they were still selling DVDs and CDs it was weird to see DVDs and CDs of movies, shows, animes, and music from the mid 2010's-to-now I'll admit it was nostalgic seeing and hearing all the things I haven't experienced since I was a teenager in the mid-2000s (aah the good old days) I couldn't help but think what is the market for DVDs and CDs? I would have thought they had gone the way of the VHS tape by now

For me personally this may sound odd but for me DVDs are like mildly attractive woman while drunk sure I may remember the good times going downtown with my pocket money to see what books/DVDs I could get but I was to concede DVDs weren't so good in retrospect those dam unskippable ads at the beginning you think YouTube ads at the beginning and end of videos are bad? well imagine multiple full-on trailers, PSAs, and blank screens with nothing but copyright information on every time you wanted to watch something, and those menu screens always got on my nerves like of course I want to watch the video do you think I just brought this just to watch half of the video? DVDs also eventually got scratched up and you always had to make sure that the DVD didn't have any dust on there was no worse feeling then when a DVD would start buffering and you had to clean it and watch everything all over again there was limewire but I was too scared of getting a virus to ever download anything from there (I loved my PC too much)

As I am writing this it's been at least a decade since I last bought a DVD or even use one and I think and hope it stays that way good times are just that, good times I may have memories with using DVDs but I would rather keep it memories torrenting is much better not only is it free but there's no ads and you can keep the torrent for as long you want also you don't have to touch grass
 

anotherhiki

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I pirate everything and I mean everything so I don't own any DVDs or BDs or CDs or anything that isn't a HDD or SSD.
It's just more convenient, if I want to watch some anime, I just plug my SSD in and my whole collection is there.
I understand some don't like digital because lack of property rights but pirating everything gives you back those property rights with the conveniences of digital, but I'm probably more of a data hoarder than most though.
 

vulonkaaz

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I started just recently to get back into physical media but as of now I just buy the things to own them and most of the time I still use the digital copy

I have a few musics on cassette tapes and vinyls but when I'm outside a tiny digital audio player (or just a phone) is more convenient and better quality than a big walkman (and I have nothing to read the vinyls)

I acquired my first blu ray disk a few days ago (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu) and those are quite a pain to read on a pc (I'll give you the trick: install MakeMkv and in the software's settings there's an option to use it as the decrypter in VLC) (I bought the disk right after watching the series using piracy)

I'd also want to get physical copies of my games as well but those straight up don't exist on pc anymore (so i bought a nintendo switch)
 

Saibrah

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Same. They aren't convenient as I keep all the anime I actually watch on my PC but if it's a series I like I'll buy a box set, for collection purposes. Same with older 90s era anime, I have some VHS simply for the sake of owning a physical copy and displaying it.
 

tomo_chan

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I forgot to mention this in the post but what is the market for DVDs? I'm genuinely curious there are time in the day where I just think about. The only person I know that still uses DVDs is my mom and she only buys them second hand, so my best gest is old "people" who aren't used to new technology
 

Hexasheep93

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I forgot to mention this in the post but what is the market for DVDs? I'm genuinely curious there are time in the day where I just think about. The only person I know that still uses DVDs is my mom and she only buys them second hand, so my best gest is old "people" who aren't used to new technology
Are you talking about dvds or dvd players?
I imagine there still some stores where you can buy dvds. I think there are still some where I live.

Now dvd players are a problem. Outside of pawn shops and really specialized shops your best bet may just be getting a device that also plays dvds like an old console.

If all else fails theres always ebay:shinobu_kaka:
 

hackneyedhubris

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I still watch DVDs. I find old AD Vision or Central Park Media anime releases at certain pawn shops or used movie stores, so I still watch them. Sentai Filmworks was selling them for around two bucks a while back, so I still have a backlog of stuff to watch. DVDs are still used/sold for certain markets. There are blu-ray/dvd/video game rental kiosks around here and people still rent or buy them. Also, if you have a PS2, 3 or 4... then you have a DVD player. For some weird reason, PS4 won't play audio CDs but it does play DVDs.
 
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tomo_chan

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Are you talking about dvds or dvd players?
I imagine there still some stores where you can buy dvds. I think there are still some where I live.
it's so weird to see what was once the 'new, cool, cutting edge, futuristic" thing on the block that people would pay top dollar for now just some old, outdated clutter no different from their predecessor VHS
 

vulonkaaz

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dvds can be dirt cheap nowadays I went to a cashies the other day and all the dvds were at 99 cents (I bought Inception and the season one of House of Cards (which was actually in Blu Ray so I got an entire season of a series in blu ray for less than one euro best deal of my life) )
 
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