Digital or physical

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  1. Horrorfan

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    So what do you guys prefer owning physical copies or do you prefer digital and streaming ? After seeing filmstruck being shut down. I rather have physical copies of movies and tv shows
     
  2. Katatonia

    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Physical copies, always when possible.

    I only buy Digital if it's something not available on a physical format (and I absolutely NEED it) or if it's cheap. For instance, I bought about 20+ digital movies on Amazon the other month because they were only .99 cents each to own...and many of those were actually free with no-rush credits.
     
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    Physical always
     
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    Physical. Most reliable. Services let licenses run out.
     
  5. Angelman

    Angelman OCD Blu Ray Collector

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    Physical. Not for everything. But I love my blus.
     
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    Physical when it comes to movies. Digital is fine with me for music.
     
  7. Workshed

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    Physical to buy, digital to rent.
     
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    Physical, I enjoy having the disc, artwork, packaging, extra's you can play them were you want, not the restricting nature of digital, digital never feels like a purchase, more of an extended rental, and if the service you have them on goes down or bust, well your pretty much fucked! I also think the quality is better, obviously talking blu's or 4K.
     
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    Physical because all things must pass. This digital streaming nonsense will eventually fade. Though of course it will be replaced with some other format. I humbly agree 100% with hots4. Go digital, get inevitably fucked The End.
     
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    Physical only. I enjoy watching my virtual library grow when I cash in the codes that come with some of my BDs and the codes people give me but I would never buy a movie like this, maybe I'd buy a DRM-free download but otherwise not a chance unless it's on disc. The few times I've tried to watch a movie that someone gave me a code for were miserable even though every other streaming service works just fine and if Ultraviolet ever goes out of business then my virtual library will probably just vanish but the discs will keep on spinning!
     
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    Physical for me too. Not a fan of streaming. Will stream on some titles to decide whether I need it instead of a blind buy.

    ~Rocker10
     
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    Physical all the way for me.
     
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    Physical, I want my films and music at hand, not in the ether
     
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    That, I don’t get. Digital music, streaming in particular, sounds awful to me like shattered glass. I have a friend in video production that always buys top of the line HD cameras but turns around and insists that 168kbs mp3s are good enough. It’s madness, I say!
     
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    Both. Some know from another thread that I buy my blus, make an iso image of it, and then copy to an external hard drive. I have an 8tb and 4tb - HORROR1 and HORROR2. I put the disc(s) into sleeves and toss (recycle) the case and artwork. Cringe all you want but they are worthless to me. After moving around boxes and boxes of DVDs during each move of mine, and then ultimately selling my DVD collection for pennies on the dollars, I'm all set with that. #neveragain
     
  16. Horrorfan

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    I do have tons of dvds backed up as well I like the cases however as I enjoy displaying my collection. Sadly I am rebuilding my collection after a long fincial bind but I am getting there
     
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    To my physical and digital both have there pros and cons. I love my collection of physical media and now I have a daughter aged 7 she likes to look at the covers. I have Netflix,Prime and Shudder and I love the selection of movies that are at my fingertips plus streaming gives me a chance to preview movies before I buy. I like the qualities of both.
     
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    It’s tough for me to answer this. I’ve become jaded as I age. Maybe that is normal or maybe I am just becoming the old guy who wants the young kids to constantly turn down the music. Entertainment has just become too political for me.

    I haven’t bought a physical media release in years. I watch movies on cable or Shudder/Netflix only. I have also stopped watching sports all together. I absolutely love movies though.

    I watch them every night based upon what is on tv or available in streaming. I turn 40 in January, if that helps to place where I am in life.

    I’m not sure what has changed in me, but it is very evident that there has been a change in my last year. I spend my money on experiences for my loved ones and I. Not so much on sports and Hollywood.
     
  19. Mutilated Prey

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    Physical everything. Digital is failback, placeholder, temporary, etc. Love a hybrid solution, but local media is always my go to.
     
  20. Steel76

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    I only buy physical on the stuff I really need/love. For the rest, I stream or rent/buy cheaply on sales in the ITunes Store.
     

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