Do you buy discs anymore?

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  1. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    I just realized I almost don't even buy discs anymore thanks to Amazon streaming. Can stream to any TV in my house now, plus Kindles, and lots of movies are coming out on streaming well before their DVD/BD release date. Monsters University is available already to stream, doesn't come out on disc until 10/29!
     
  2. Cyclonepride

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    I don't, but what sucks is that I bought a CD or two on download and then had my MP3 player and computer die and then they were gone.
     
  3. CysRage

    CysRage Well-Known Member

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    CDs are completely dead. DVD is on its way out and I give blu ray 10 more years tops before that is phase out too. That is why Redbox is trying to get into the instant streaming business because they know they are screwed in the future.
     
  4. MNCyGuy

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    I've occasionally bought (or gift-listed) CD's in the last few years just because I have an older car, but I've made it clear to anybody that would get me gifts not to bother with DVDs. Not trying to be a jerk about it, but I started feeling bad about them wasting their money.
     
  5. acoustimac

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    Don't buy CD's, don't buy mp3's, don't stream except at work. At home I only play and buy vinyl.
     
  6. jsb

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    I don't buy music CD's anymore.

    I do buy TV shows on DVD still though. The good part is that I may be the only one, so those things are cheap. I don't stream movies at all.
     
  7. With the invention of online porn I haven't spent money on DVDs in years.






    Oh, you aren't talking about porn?
     
  8. ISUKing

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    I still buy DVDs, just bought Star Trek: Into Darkness and Iron Man 3 last week. I don't buy CDs anymore though
     
  9. cowmaster1

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    I buy CD's when I can. I like having something tangible, plus I can't play my ipod in my car so CD's help with that too.
     
  10. aeroclone

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    Nope, not really. I stream quite a bit for TV shows. For movies I still prefer to rent the blu-ray. I just don't buy as I don't have the time to re-watch most stuff. Now if audio and video quality for streaming could catch up to blu-ray, that would be the final nail in the coffin for me.
     
  11. cyhiphopp

    cyhiphopp Well-Known Member

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    It's gotta be a really good movie for me to buy a hard copy. Sometimes I will buy a 5$ movie that I like just so I can watch it whenever.


    The only time I buy CDs is when I want to support the artist, but honestly they don't get much per disc anymore anyways. I will then just rip it onto my computer and keep the hard copy for safety.
     
  12. CyDude16

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    I'm still on that 8-track grind...What are discs?
     
  13. cyhiphopp

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    #13 cyhiphopp, Oct 8, 2013
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    VHS the VH-Best!


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  14. JBone84

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    I'll be buying the new Pearl Jam CD (Lightning Bolt) when it comes out a week from today, even though I've been streaming it live on iTunes all day today.

    There are a small number of bands that I still buy CDs from:
    Pearl Jam
    The Nadas
    Social Distortion

    In my car, I listen to CDs or talk radio. At the office or at home, I stream Pandora or iHeartRadio, sometimes stream all my CDs which are on my computer thru iTunes.
     
  15. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, it does kind of suck you didn't back up your stuff. :rolleyes:

    But I'm not even talking downloads, talking pure in the cloud available anywhere with internet.
     
  16. Rabbuk

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    Torrents are free. Haven't bought a cd since astro lounge in 5th grade.
     
  17. 3TrueFans

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    Blank discs sometimes, nothing with content on them though.
     
  18. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Amazon keeps them in their cloud "forever" for your use.
     
  19. ISUKyro

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    Music and Game - NO
    Movies - still get BluRay as the overall quality is still above what I can get streaming. (or at least won't drop quality half way through).
     
  20. Clonehomer

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    Occasionally. I've actually found several times that CD's were cheaper than amazon's mp3s.

    Always buy movies for the kids. I usually end up ripping them to put on the tablet or burning copies so they don't destroy the original.
     

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