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Are Movie/TV Collections a Thing of the Past?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by larrs, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 #81 of 100
    innocentfreak

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    They do it to build post counts until they can post spam links. It also lets them get by longer before being spotted.

    I am like many here. I don't for the most part rewatch content. There is too much out there I am interested in seeing that I haven't seen.

    As far as streaming, I prefer my content locally stored since the trickplay is more responsive. I tend to fast forward through various segments in movies and TV so responsiveness and accuracy is very important. I also like to see what I am skipping rather than how Netflix buffers.
     
  2. May 9, 2012 #82 of 100
    trip1eX

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    I have Netflix, cable tv dvr and 1.5 tb of content, Redbox, Amazon on-demand and ITunes at my disposal plus a 1 TB of movies and shows and sometimes I still can't find anything that I'm in the mood for. :)

    I think large collections might have a counter-intuitive nature to them. The larger the collection the more picky you can be about what you're in the mood for. And thus it is all relative.

    Less shows, less picky. More shows, more picky. Only difference is you will spend more time finding out that you're actually not in the mood to watch anything the more content you have. ;)
     
  3. May 9, 2012 #83 of 100
    zalusky

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    Exactly the Costco example. They found when there were too many choices people just walked out of the store. So they limit the choices within a product to just a couple.

    I still question ownership though. How many people really go back and watch something when there is a constant supply of new material.
    However if it happens to be on you might then get hooked into watching it again. In many cases that happens to us. I do have about a hundred DVDs. I could pull them out of the drawer but yet if the same movie from my collection is on a channel I might turn to it. Even if I had online storage I think I would behave the same way. Netflix Ondemand is a good example where I rarely watch something I have already seen.
     
  4. May 9, 2012 #84 of 100
    steve614

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    When DVD players became affordable, I started buying movies that I really liked. That has waned over the years. I probably haven't bought a DVD in 5 years now. Tivo was a big part of that. Being able to save a lot of content made it harder to keep up with movies.

    As to the hoarding, at first I was like a kid in a candy store. I was enamoured with the ability to transfer a show to a computer and burn DVDs.
    At first I started burning all the shows I liked. I figured I might re-watch someday (at best) or someone I know will want to see it, so I save it.
    Now I've calmed down a bit and have become more selective.
    Shows that I really like (such as Fringe) get saved to DVD. I have no doubt that someday I will go back and re-watch.
    Next there are the shows that I think I'll be interested in (Community and Modern Family), but don't have time to watch. Maybe someday. :eek: These get transferred and saved on the computer and will be deleted once I watch them.
    Everything else stays on the Tivo. Since it has a 2TB hard drive, it holds quite a lot.
     
  5. May 9, 2012 #85 of 100
    minimeh

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    Ah, of course. Good explanation, thanks.
     
  6. May 11, 2012 #86 of 100
    stlbluesfan74

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    I still collect Bluray movies. Have about 500.

    You can't beat the video and audio quality of playing straight off a bluray disc. Plus the price of blurays are very reasonable now, if you are just a little patient. Plus they are nice to have if you ever want to loan to friends or family.
     
  7. May 12, 2012 #87 of 100
    aaronwt

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    You can match the quality by playing the BD ISOs from a server. And it's much quicker access to the movies. Especially since I can have it start the movie right away if I want instead of viewing any BD menus.
     
  8. May 12, 2012 #88 of 100
    javabird

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    I can relate to that - I burned lots of shows to DVDs for the same reason, but now I rarely watch them-- the quality of downloaded shows is so much better now in HD, and don't have the commercials and graphics on the show.
     
  9. May 18, 2012 #89 of 100
    Samantha Kirk

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    I still buy Blueray movies. Can't compare the enjoyment of watching Avatar in Blueray than in Tivo.
     
  10. May 18, 2012 #90 of 100
    heatherprotz

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    These are days of cloud computing. Hence no more storage spaces and protecting your digital data.
     
  11. May 18, 2012 #91 of 100
    swerver

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    Re: mailed discs... I've been getting them for years from either blockbuster or netflix, and after seeing a disc sit unwatched for a month too many times, I made a rule. If it sits unwatched for a week, I just mail it back. If I didn't watch it by then, I must not have been that interested.

    Re: collections... My collection mainly consists of all the dvd's I collected from the dvd era, ripped to hdd. I will buy a blu-ray if it's a movie I really love, but usually only if it's a really good deal. So while I do still collect, I do it less now that so much streaming is available, but I'm not quite to that point that I don't find it useful anymore. I do think that is the direction, and as pipes continue to increase in size and get cheaper, I think eventually the strong advantage blu-rays have now will diminish or disappear completely, so to answer the OP - not yet, but probably soon.

    Re: rewatching... many favorite movies from my youth, up to about 25 years old, I rewatch fairly often, and I love concerts or music related movies/documentaries, and find they have a ton of rewatchability. But newer movies, unless they really strike a chord, I will never watch again.
     
  12. May 18, 2012 #92 of 100
    aaronwt

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    I had to do the same thing. I've been with Netflix for almost 13.5 years now.
    At one point, around 2007, I had some HD DVDs out for over six months without watching them. I decided after that I would return discs after three or four days, whether I watched them or not.
    And that policy has served me well over the last five years.
     
  13. May 19, 2012 #93 of 100
    DocNo

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    Do you really think it was any different when it was analog tape (VHS or Beta)?

    You don't own the content, you never owned the content and unless you are involved in creating it or paying lots of money you probably never will.

    Ditto with books, magazines, etc.

    Now I do agree, with physical media like a real paper book or magazine, tape, DVD, BR, etc. you can have more flexibility as far as loaning it out, consuming it multiple times or different ways. But really, in the grand scheme of things does it matter that much? For the vast majority of content, for me, I've found it does not the more I think about it logically. Yes there are a few things that I want that "archival" Bluray or hard cover book... but I find it's increasingly less and less. As long as the DRM-all-digital content is cheaper than the "old ways" and has just enough flexibility, it's a good set of trade off's for me.

    And there are some upsides - what Apple has done with iTunes Match is awesome - I can access practically my entire music library from anywhere. I think it's going to be a while before they get there with video - and if you buy video (not rent) from Apple or other providers you basically get unlimited re-downloads which isn't quite streaming, but getting there. But that's not Apple's problem - that's a general infrastructure and bit-shuffling problem since video - especially high quality high bitrate video - is huge compared to everything else and it's all but impossible to download in realtime or faster than to allow for sufficient buffering.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2015 #94 of 100
    dswallow

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    I just spent the last 6 or 7 days updating the books in my collection. The last time I did it was mid-2013 and I had 39 pages of Amazon Kindle purchases to go through and add. I also then went through everything and updated series information and added any missing books from series I'd bought to my Kindle wishlist... it's up to 225 books.

    877 movies.

    2,058 books.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2015 #95 of 100
    astrohip

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    Another Collectorz user! I've been using Book Collector so long I'm actually grandfathered under their lifetime upgrade program (sorta like S1 users). Never did go online with it though.

    :up:

    ETA: Just looked it up... 2003.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2015 #96 of 100
    HerronScott

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    So I'd started to look a at programs a year or 2 ago to track our movies and music and I seem to recall that Collectorz was the main one that I was looking at but I never went through with it and had never thought about tracking books!

    So you guys recommend Collectorz?

    Scott
     
  17. Oct 10, 2015 #97 of 100
    dswallow

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    I've used them for quite a few years, though not as long as astrohip. I've never encountered anything better. And while there's occasional growing pains, they're really been pretty diligent about continually expanding the features and usability.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2015 #98 of 100
    astrohip

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    I've never found anything remotely close to the tracking abilities of Book Collectorz. I tried using Goodreads (sp?) once, and it fell far short. But that was before Amazon bought them. I have no idea if they've gotten better or worse.
     
  19. Oct 10, 2015 #99 of 100
    astrohip

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    Impressive! I have 1225 books, 255 authors. I need to stop watching so much TV.:rolleyes:

    After about five years on a Kindle, I've gone back to DTB. I missed real books. Not as convenient, but the emotional fix is worth it.
     
  20. innocentfreak

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    I use Goodreads, but found I prefer Librarything for tracking my actual collection. I also use Fictfact to track my series. Fictfact is more about tracking where you are in a series though.
     

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