Advertisements I have spent the better part of the last couple of years archiving my movies and TV shows on a Media Center PC (10TB) so I can have those movies available on my Tivos to watch at any time. It has always been cool to me (all the way back to the Beta tape and laser disc days) to have things archived so we could pull them down and watch at any time. And, with digital copies on the Tivo, it makes it cool that I don't actually have to go to the closet where I keep my discs any more. However, as we got ready to drive a few hours on Spring Break this year and started our usual ritual of picking a few discs to play in the car, it became evident that we haven't watched what we own (and as an avid disc buyer the collection continues to grow) much at all in the last couple of years. In fact, the family decided to stop by and pick up some movies from RedBox this year and ended up only selecting two of their favorites for the car. This really got me thinking- what am I doing putting money (albeit nowhere as much as in the past as I now buy almost exclusively used) and effort into collecting movies and TV shows given Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, Amazon On Demand and Redbox on every corner and in every grocery store and 7 Eleven in existence? I am not so sure there is any point to it any more. Maybe the quality of Blu Ray is better, but I can always rent a copy on Vudu for $6 in darn good quality, with DD plus sound (not too bad). Which leads to another question; are we quickly heading to the mp3 quality in movies/TV? Thoughts?