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Old 06-29-09, 03:18 PM
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Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

1. Once you upgrade your DVDs to Blus, what do you do with your DVDs? Do you sell them? Keep them for the bedroom/car? Use them as coasters? Give them away?

2. Same with if/when you replace your Reds (HD DVDs) with Blus, what are you going to do with your Reds?
Old 06-29-09, 03:23 PM
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I've been sending them to my brother overseas. I've sold some before, but I get more satisfaction sending it to him.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Trade, sell or give to the parents... pretty straight forward really.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

1. If it's a movie I like a lot, I just store the DVD somewhere in case I want to take it somewhere or watch it on a portable DVD player. Also, I keep a DVD if it has features the Blu-ray disc does not...

2. Most of the HD-DVDs I have now are the combo discs so I can still use the DVD side others I just tuck away somewhere, they're too common and not worth that much anyway.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Sell.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Sell. If worth less than $3, give away to friends.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I keep mine so that I have a DVD to play and also because companies aren't good at having all the same bonus features.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I used to have a huge dvd collection & have pretty much sold the dvds I have in order to upgrade for the same title in Bluray. There is a second-hand store near by my place where I sell them and use the money to subsidize my Blu ray collection. Problem is that dvds devalue quite a bit so for one Bluray title, I usually have to sell three or more dvds.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

If it's a film I use in class I keep it; otherwise, I give the old discs to friends.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

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1. Once you upgrade your DVDs to Blus, what do you do with your DVDs? Do you sell them? Keep them for the bedroom/car?
I've gone from over 1,000 DVDs to under 400 DVDs since going Blu & I love it.

I unloaded the majority of them to DVDPlanet for store credit. Still doing that to this day, just sent a box for $108 in credit. So that is the main source of where they went. HD DVDs I sold on ebay once the format officially dies & got about $5-15 a disc so I was happy with that. Only kept 3 (Elizabeth & Out of Sight & Stardust ) since they don't look to be going Blu that soon.

The ones they wouldn't accept I just uploaded the DVDs to my macbook & then gave them away to friends. Once you really get into Blu you just realize what a waste it is having so many DVDs.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I usually give them away to family and friends.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
Once you really get into Blu you just realize what a waste it is having so many DVDs.
Sad, but very true. I watched a couple DVDs on the weekend. It was tough.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Give them to friends.
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Sad, but very true. I watched a couple DVDs on the weekend. It was tough.
The funny thing is I really wasn't that way when I first went HD, my thoughts were that some movies I just don't need in HD so my DVD is good enough, but it's really not. I just can't watch any regular DVD if I know there was or will be a Blu counterpart, even films like Sideways I've kept until fairly recently, but have now sold to DVDPlanet, I'm not going to run out & re-buy it on Blu, but I know I will eventually find it on sale somewhere really cheap & buy it, so why have the DVD of it anymore? The day will come when I'll want to watch it, & I'd rather watch it in Blu.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Slap shrink wrap on them and give them as gifts.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Sell them.

I'll keep them if the Blu-ray doesn't carry over all the supplemental material and/or if the DVD contains collectible packaging.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I sell them back to Second Spin and buy more Blu. Although, sometimes if it's a title I know someone might like I'll just give it away.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I have sold all of my DVD collection (Which is 500) for Blu-Ray but kept the TV shows and wrestling DVDs since they probably won't come out in Blu-Ray
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

1. Usually check with a few friends to see if they want it. Then if not I'll sell them.

2. Haven't really replaced any of my reds with blu.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Sell them! There are some exceptions, though. I don't see myself selling my 2-disc Big Trouble in Little China, for example, when it comes to blu-ray this summer.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

If the special features are all on the BR, I will sell it or give it to a friend. If not, I put the DVD into a paper sleeve and insert it in the BR case.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
Once you really get into Blu you just realize what a waste it is having so many DVDs.
Eh, I don't see it. There's no way even half of my collection gets upgraded to Blu-ray. If going forward, every movie released on DVD was simultaneously released on Blu-ray then I would agree with you. I still buy DVDs. And I'm also at the point where so many mediocre movies that I own on DVD are being released to Blu-ray so I do not feel the need to spend another $20 on them.

I would say, Once you really get into downloading movies you just realize what a waste it is having so many DVDs.

Because I collect just as many Blu-rays as I did DVDs.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I've only upgraded from DVD to BLU on two titles ("Silence of the Lambs" and "The Lost Boys") and in both cases I've given the previous releases to my parents.
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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

I had around 500 DVDs at the peak of my collection. Now, I have about 50 Blu-rays and about 50 DVDs. When DVDs first came out, I had this NEED to collect every movie. I don't feel that need anymore. I now only collect movies that I really want to watch and re-watch.

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Re: Once you upgrade, what do you do with your 'old' discs?

For the few DVDs I have upgraded to Blu, I've traded them in at Zia for more Blu-ray.

At the current moment, there's only two DVDs I have not traded in that I have upgraded to Blu:

- Live Free or Die Hard (unrated cut plus steelbook packaging)
- Van Wilder (additional bonus features on DVD plus topless menus)

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