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What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

Old 12-07-09, 11:32 AM
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What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

8 out of 19-----.421 %
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Old 12-07-09, 12:09 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

i'm probably somewhere around 50% but a lot of that has to do with all the good deals lately
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Old 12-07-09, 12:21 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

close to about 40% if you count red2blu. (The only DVD -> Blu upgrades I own are Dark City and Donnie Darko, I do want to pick up Fight Club though.)

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Old 12-07-09, 01:17 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

A little less then 1%....so far, I have only double dipped on 4 titles out of the 400+ BDs I have: X-men 3, Terminator 2, Casino Royale and Rocky Balboa (because it came in the Rocky box set)....
Of course, my definition of "double-dipping" is re-purchasing the same title in the same format....buying a BD version when you only had the previous film on DVD is what I call an "upgrade", not a double dip....I have upgraded a TON of my DVDs, probably about half of my BDs are such....
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Old 12-07-09, 01:25 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

3 out of 12
25%
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Old 12-07-09, 01:26 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

More than I'd like to admit.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

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A little less then 1%....so far, I have only double dipped on 4 titles out of the 400+ BDs I have: X-men 3, Terminator 2, Casino Royale and Rocky Balboa (because it came in the Rocky box set)....
Of course, my definition of "double-dipping" is re-purchasing the same title in the same format....buying a BD version when you only had the previous film on DVD is what I call an "upgrade", not a double dip....I have upgraded a TON of my DVDs, probably about half of my BDs are such....
I agree with your nomenclature, but I think we're both being a bit pedantic.

I'll lump upgrades and double-dips together; let's see... 89/182 = ~49%. I actually expected it to be a tad bit higher.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

Just about 2/3 of my BD's are double dips from DVD and/or HD DVD. (About 430 of 649).

The good news is, I really can't imagine what would make me upgrade any of them again.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

Originally Posted by dvd-4-life View Post
8 out of 19-----.421 %
Do you work for the Verizon Billing Department?

I'm too lazy to get up and look, but I'd guess 75% or so. I rarely buy blind and there hasn't been many new movies I really care about.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

I don't know the raw numbers, but I would guess less than 10%.
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Old 12-07-09, 01:54 PM
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Maybe 15%
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Old 12-07-09, 01:59 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

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I agree with your nomenclature, but I think we're both being a bit pedantic.


But this is the interwebz! Splitting hairs is what it's all about!
I'm so stubborn, I even refuse to consider BD purchases "double dips" if I have the title on HD DVD, even though they are both high def....it is not the same format!!
(I'm getting lossless audio or more special features, hence: an upgrade!)
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

Probably just under half. I stopped buying DVD long before I upgraded to Blu. So the only double dips I have are those that were released at the time when I wasn't even aware of the possibility of having to upgrade again.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

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Of course, my definition of "double-dipping" is re-purchasing the same title in the same format....buying a BD version when you only had the previous film on DVD is what I call an "upgrade", not a double dip........
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

75 of 131: 57%
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22%
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Old 12-07-09, 04:50 PM
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

Counting the box sets as 1 and not including HD-DVD since the title asked for Blu-ray; it's 46 out of 123 so roughly 35%. The titles I've double dipped on have either been movies that were first generation crap discs, the Blu-ray was on sale at a price low enough to make it worthwhile or a movie that I love and have to have the best possible presentation. I also left out any movies I had on DVD-r and upgraded.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

I just got a player recently, I'm trying not to double dip and for a lot of titles I don't understand why people double dip (comedies, for example) it makes no sense to me, but to each his own. It also pains me to see people sell of their entire DVD collection to switch to blu, that seems so crazy, I can't imagine spending all this time piecing together a collection of films just to sell it off, but again, to each their own.

The title I have double dipped on thus far is Ragging Bull - but I just ordered Rio Bravo and Every Which way but Loose - which are both double dips - to get rid of the damn snappers.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

100%
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I'm with bse. 0%. Don't see the need to double dip if I already own it. I did buy 2 titles (A Time To Kill & Pelican Brief) that I owned but lost in Hurricane Charley. Never replaced them because I just couldn't stand the flipper discs. I will double dip on those titles I own that aren't anamorphic like the Abyss. Otherwise the upconverted dvds are fine. 100% of all new purchases are blu.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

11 out of.....21. And it'll keep growing too if they get those great deals on these Blus.
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Actual double-dips of which there have been few released thus far 0%.

Upgrades from DVD: 36%. This number would be higher if 1) more of my DVDs had been released in Blu and 2) if the Blu version had come down in price or been otherwise a "better" release. I would replace every DVD in my collection if a Blu version was significantly better than the DVD and affordable (<$10); if I didn't care enough to upgrade, then I ought to get rid of the DVD. But I am inclined to believe that the majority of my DVD collection will never make it to BD for technical reasons (low resolution source elements) or lack of large enough market. And that's ok, at least I've got the DVDs.

Buying Blu-ray Discs when I already have the HD DVD, 0%; I see no reason to replace any of my HD DVDs; I'm not interested in more extras and my experiments have shown that I can't tell the difference between DD+ and lossless (and I am skeptical of those who claim they can). I will upgrade to Extended Editions of a select few favorites, should that ever happen. Thus far it has not.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

43/193 22.3%

I actually expected it to be higher even though I try not to upgrade many titles.
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Re: What percentage of your blu-ray's are double-dips?

More than I expected. I don't have an exact number. Stuff like DD's $35 deal for The Prisoner don't make it easy NOT to upgrade. I barely resisted when I saw Sopranos S1 for $38 at Wal Mart last week.
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