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blu-ray. It looks better than the digital copies, also its funner to browse through my shelf of blu-ray cases looking for a movie to watch again than it is to flick through a bunch of file names in file explorer. Also blu-ray like dvds come with extras.
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I really like my blu ray sets. Gotta have my anime in full hd baby!
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Digital. I have no need or desire to have a ton of discs taking up space. Even the very few times I have bought physical media, I extracted it to a digital copy and no longer have a use for the discs. I couldn't care less about the box art or disc art. I would definitely prefer a HQ digital download option, but that probably still won't present in a workable form (read: not cost an arm and a leg) for a long time yet, if ever. Hard disc space is abundant, and cheap, so that isn't an issue for digital content. I have several terabytes of hard disc space.
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Bluray. We're not to the point where streaming has the same video and audio quality of blurays and as such, if I truly enjoy the film/anime/TV series, I want to see it in its best form. Costs are definitely higher though, so what I'll do is usually watch the piece once through streaming to see if I like it and then buy it on bluray for future viewings.
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downloads.
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Posted 9/1/15 , edited 9/1/15

crazykaran94 wrote:

While I get that many are consuming everything through online streaming I can't help but feel that there are merits to buying DVDs and blu-rays. In fact anytime I see a good movie or anime I can't help but feel that I need to purchase it, even though I could watch it anytime through streaming. Perhaps I'm just part of that generation that grew up with physical media and can't just fully make the transition. But that's just me how about everyone else.


Digital is a deliberate swindle, caused by infantile studios that can't let their properties go without a constant flow of money, or the right to take their ball and go home if they want to.
Which sort of brings up the old George Lucas debate of "Are they their movies or our movies?" With digital, the studios want to be on the Lucas side and say "We can do anything we want with them, so you can thank us!", but with disk, the answer is obvious: They're OUR movies, and you'll only pry 'em out of our dead hands.

Every failed format that studios backed--Beta, DiVX, 24-hour degradable disks--has tried to pursue studios' quixotic dream of a world where the movies don't simply sit on our shelf waiting to be watched, but we continue to pay their owners for every single viewing. They're AFRAID of us disk fans, as they should be.

(In fact, conspiracy theory has it that a lot of the "Disks are dying!" industry rhetoric was first started by Microsoft, as sour grapes for losing their stake in the HD vs. Blu hard-disk battle, and hoping that they'd still win the war on who got the monopoly for digital-copy coding, if the industry just happened to head in that direction...If they couldn't own the new disk format, no one would!
And there you have it: If it's Microsoft, it's Evil. )
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Man, if i see my favorite anime is getting a new blu-ray release and I don't have it yet, you'd best believe i'm gonna purchase it. It's not even the whole quality thing that i worry about, if it's only available as a dvd to me, i'd still buy it. There's just something nice about owning a physical version of something you love, and it's something that you can appreciate. So what if it requires extra shelf space? I'd buy a new bookshelf solely FOR my blu-ray collection. Even if i only end up watching any given series that i have on disk a total of 3 times, it's still worth every penny. It keeps the industry running.

Plus, i'm one who likes to loan out the videos i have as well as borrow others. If i really wanted my friend to watch something that i think they'll like, rather than having to jump through hoops or schedule times where we can meet up and watch it together, i'll just lend them the box set and have them watch it at their leisure; Just like sharing a good book with someone.
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Posted 9/6/15
I will prefer Blu-Rays
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Posted 9/6/15
Digital. i took a long time to upgrade from VHS to DVD. I skipped blu ray altoghter and went digital.
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Posted 9/6/15
Blu-ray all the way especially since I've had an annoying connection problem with my internet for the past month that has effectively kept me from watching any of the streaming services I enjoy and any digital copies I own.
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ignitingmemories wrote:

i honestly like Bluray, it looks better

but i have an HD tv so i dont need to really buy blurays


I hope you realize that is the whole reason you buy Blu-rays is for your HDTV to get the best quality picture and sound. Otherwise without that HD signal your HDTV is wasted. It doesn't make a regular signal look HD in fact it doesn't look good at all.
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I will always prefer physical media over digital, so I prefer Blu-Rays. It's just ridiculous how expensive they are though, so it will always be a mixture of digital streaming and DVD's/Blu-Rays for me.
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Posted 9/10/15
Digital they usually massively overcharge for. Especially new releases. iTunes' prices are … up there…
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 9/10/15
Think this said it best, at an industry conference earlier this year--
We don't want Digital, the STUDIOS want it. BADLY. And then try to tell us how badly we want it.
And why?:
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/comic-con/blu-ray-producers-say-studios-should-shift-expectations-about-physical-media-36233

Yep: Boys and girls of home-video land, you're being duped.
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