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I had a DVDSpot account, and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
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54.17%
I didn't have a DVDSpot account and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
13
18.06%
I had a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
6
8.33%
I didn't have a DVDSpot account, and WOULDN'T use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
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9.72%
I have an account at another site like DVDSpot and WOULD use the service here if DVDTalk offered it.
7
9.72%
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DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Old 01-09-09, 03:47 PM
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

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I mean, why would someone want to share what they have in their DVD collection with unlimited online users? I just don't understand it. But I'm open to explanations...anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
I'm guessing there will be an option to keep your collection private or only make it available to certain users.

I had a DVDSpot account and I WOULD most likely use a DVDTalk service, assuming it's economical and very similar to DVDSpot. I just don't like the layout of many of the online services that are available now.

I currently use the free version of DVD Profiler, which pretty much means I can only add or subtract movies from my collection and view it only on that computer. I liked the ability to maintain my collection online from ANY computer. If DVD Profiler offered that feature, I would probably upgrade. But since I spend so much time at DVD Talk, I'd rather have my collection here.

Also, one of the things I liked about DVD Profiler was the ability to print your collection by title only. In DVDSpot, you had to just print the internet page "as-is" with everything else on the page.

Just my $0.02

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Old 01-09-09, 03:56 PM
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I voted yes I'd try it (not using a service at the moment) but I also strongly second the idea of a music add-on to go along with it.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

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I also strongly second the idea of a music add-on to go along with it.
Yeah, I'd go along with that too, but I'd be happy too if they started off with movies first just to test the waters.

I currently use Collectorz for CDs. It's decent, but like DVD Profiler, I can only access it from ONE computer.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
Of course, but it just sent me to the DVDTalk frontpage (so it looks like I'm working)



It's not the % that we care about, it's the total number of people who would use it. Sure the data will be skewed, but not it a way that'll matter.



Correct, and that's because we're trying to get basic numbers so that we gauge that.

Variable x: the cost to develop it.
Variable y: the number of people who will use it.

If we know those, we'll be able to figure out what the required return would be to warrant devoting resources to the project. If that means that we'd have to have a pricepoint that's unrealistically high, then we would have to scrap the thing.
That being said, you also have to take into consideration people who are not currently a member, but did use DVDSpot that would join DVDTalk just to use the catalog system.
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Originally Posted by Walker Boh View Post
You (IB-Dick) haven't specified whether there will be a cost or not. Are you thinking of offering this for free with the plan to make money through referral links and additional advertising, or is this going to be a premium-only feature? I suspect that will influence the answers. It's easy for people to say "sure, I'd use it!" but that might change if it requires a $20 automatically-renewing annual subscription for premium membership, especially when the established DVD Profiler is only $30 for life.

Then again it might increase premium memberships since many members here felt that the features included currently are NOT worth the membership. Add those features with a catalog system and then some members WILL feel it's worth it.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I'll gladly renew my subscription if DVD Talk adds a DVD catalog system similar to DVD Spot.
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i would try this if it was there.

i use profiler and have dvdpedia on my mac, but i can't really put my collection online the way i want to with either.
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Old 01-10-09, 10:45 PM
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I used DVD Spot, and use DVDAf. The best thing about DVD Spot was the linked collection statistics - most popular directors, actors, actresses, producers, production years, etc. You'd have to include similar features for me to be interested. Also, as someone else mentioned, I'd have to be able to import my collection quickly and painlessly.
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Old 01-10-09, 11:59 PM
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I used DVDSpot and now use DVDAf and Glyde (when I have a chance to update it) and would gladly give up both if DVDTalk made one even the least bit similar to the godly-DVDSpot.

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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I'd only be interested if there were more than just movies, as another poster mentioned (books, video games, etc).

Reasons:

#1.) DVDSpot sucked compared to DVDProfiler.
#2.) DVDProfiler is $30 for life, versus a $20 recurring annual fee.
#3.) Somehow I don't see this turning out better than Profiler.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I tried several cataloguing systems and DVDSpot was my favorite. I would jump on a DVDSpot-esque system here at DVDTalk in a heartbeat!

I did enjoy DVDProfiler's offline capabilities though. I'd love a feature like that implemented here.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I had signed up for DVDSpot but never used it. I've had a DVDAF account for awhile but got lazy as far as updates, but i've been meaning to get around to catching it up.

I would use DVDTalk if they had a catalog.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I voted...and I would definitely use it. It would have to include Blu's, of course, since that is all I own.
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Old 01-11-09, 10:34 PM
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I would definitely use it, assuming it had a very similar design, interface, and database as DVDSpot had. I'm still searching to find a replacement that I truly like.
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

I would use it if it is included in the membership. Nothing good is free.
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I would use it if it is included in the membership. Nothing good is free.
That's why we loved DVD Spot.
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Old 01-12-09, 12:33 PM
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i hate waiting

So, theoretically, if this idea were to take off, when would we see its launch?
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Old 01-12-09, 03:00 PM
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So, theoretically, if this idea were to take off, when would we see its launch?
I honestly don't have an answer for that...
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If you offered a service that had roughly the same features that DVDspot had (like custom filters, sort options, etc.) I would definitely consider reentering my 3000 titles again. I'm currently using DVDAF, which is pretty weak compared to Spot, but I had previously entered most of my titles before I discovered Spot and won't do it again unless the functionality is there.
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Old 01-14-09, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Walker Boh View Post
My primary reason for using it was that I like to keep track of what I watched and when, especially for TV-on-DVD sets. It provided an easy method of doing that.
This was also my favorite thing about DVDSpot, keeping track of what I watched. I especially liked that the watched list wasn't tied to one's owned list, so I could also keep track of rentals, etc.

If you guys replicate that functionality, I'm in!
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Old 01-14-09, 03:20 PM
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Re: DVDSpot Users.... Where ya at?

Yes, I would be interested if it was free. And I mean freely available to everyone and not only to premium members ...at no cost.

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