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CD'S And DVD's - Does Anyone Still Buy Them?
 
# 1 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 10:56
 
 
These days people seem to be downloading more than ever, im in the middle of converting all my DVDs onto a media player to save space. HMV are after re-opening and are still relying on the sale of physical products, is it a doomed enterprise?

Personally i always prefer to have something i could hold, unlike downloads. I like the packaging and the art work, the liner notes and the booklets and the DVD with all the extras. But now that we can get all that in a digital format, which also saves on a lot of storage space, are people still bothered to buy DVD's or CD's?
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# 2 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 11:32
 
 
I still buy CDs. Not sure why, I think I just don't trust online storage.
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# 3 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 11:32
 
 
I still buy DVD's and CD's, though not very often as I can't afford it.

I think eventually they will disappear but not for a while.
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# 4 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 11:45
 
 
I like buying DVDs. I have a nice little DVD collection at home and I like having the copy of a trilogy of some movies. I think I am going to treat myself to all sesons of Breaking Bad for Christmas.

I think the physical CD will soon be obsolete though due to illegal dowloading of music.
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# 5 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 11:55
 
 
Someone said :
I think the physical CD will soon be obsolete though due to illegal dowloading of music.

Seems things like iTunes are taking a lot of the sales too though.
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# 6 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 11:58
 
 
I don't buy CDs that often, but I would prefer them to a download.
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# 7 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 12:12
 
 
Im looking for a way to store my DVD's now that ive converted them to the Hard drive.
I saved them as ISO files so they are an exact copy, complete with menu and extras. I would like to get rid of the boxes and store the DVD's and covers away. I was looking at a few options, there are some ring-binders that come with sleeves for DVD's and covers but they are a bit expensive.

Ill keep the Box sets and a few of the nicer DVDs, but the majority ill store away.
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# 8 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 12:19
 
 
Someone said :

Seems things like iTunes are taking a lot of the sales too though.

And Spotify too perhaps. Although the artist gets some sort of royalty when you play one of their tracks.
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# 9 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 15:04
 
 
Its nice to see HMV are selling vinyl again, i really think if they started buying and selling 2nd hand music and DVD's they would get some great business going.
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# 10 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 15:18
 
 
I still buy blurays now and again but I haven't bought a CD or DVD for myself in years.
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# 11 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 19:32
 
 
Someone said :
Im looking for a way to store my DVD's now that ive converted them to the Hard drive.
I saved them as ISO files so they are an exact copy, complete with menu and extras. I would like to get rid of the boxes and store the DVD's and covers away. I was looking at a few options, there are some ring-binders that come with sleeves for DVD's and covers but they are a bit expensive.

Ill keep the Box sets and a few of the nicer DVDs, but the majority ill store away.

If you have them stored on an external hard drive, how long would you go without using the physical dvd before deciding to dump it?

Would you apply the same rule as - if you haven't worn an item of clothing in 12 months then get rid of it?

Personally, I stopped using CDs and DVDs many years ago.
Life is nice and minimal with an external hard drive (plus a backup one).
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# 12 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 20:00
 
 
Ill keep the physical dvd, but dump the box. They can be stored away easily.
Clothes go in the bin or to a charity ship if they are in good nick.
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# 13 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 21:56
 
 
Someone said :
Ill keep the physical dvd, but dump the box. They can be stored away easily.
Clothes go in the bin or to a charity ship if they are in good nick.

So, after, say, 10 years of only using the digital files, you'd still keep the useless physical object?
I think eventually you will realise it is pointless to keep the physical dvd or cd and you will just dump them.
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# 14 : Wednesday 9-10-2013 @ 22:08
 
 
And when the hard drive breaks, and i lose the digital copy?
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# 15 : Friday 11-10-2013 @ 01:07
 
 
If you don't really care about your music collection,and for that matter photos and videos,you will store them on your computer and bin your hard copies,but you will weep and knash your teeth if you do.
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