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View Poll Results: Who is buying Blu Ray
Owned trek on VHS, DVD, and BLu ray 8 34.78%
Buying Trek on Blu Ray, but never owned Trek on DVDs 0 0%
Buying Trek on Blu Ray, but never owned Trek on VHSs 0 0%
Re-Buying Trek on Blu Ray, and owned Trek on DVDs 8 34.78%
Re-Buying Trek on Blu Ray, and owned Trek on VHSs 1 4.35%
Not Re-Buying Trek on Blu Ray, and owned Trek on DVDs 8 34.78%
Not Re-Buying Trek on Blu Ray, and owned Trek on VHSs 2 8.70%
Only buying Movie Trek on Blu Ray, but not series 0 0%
Only buying Series Trek on Blu Ray, but not Movies 0 0%
No desire to buy any Trek on Blu Ray,DVD, or VHS 1 4.35%
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Old May 15 2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

Currently, I have every trek movie and series on DVD, as well as almost all DVD episode collections, and Star Tre 2009 on Blu ray. Fortunately, the only VHS Trek I replaced were the movies, as I never purchased the episodes on VHS.

Now that we are starting to see the movies and various series starting to be released on Blu Ray, I am curious how many people previously purchased Trek on VHS and DVD, and how many have purchased on Blu Ray. Also, of those who have or bought the Blu Ray versions, still have their trel VHS or DVDs. Finally, how many people will not because they already have Trek on DVD or even VHS.

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Old May 15 2013, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I have movies 1-8 on VHS, 1-10 on DVD and 11 on blu-ray. I'm sticking with the DVDs for now as some of the blu-rays have poor quality transfers, if they ever get remastered I'll upgrade to blu-ray.

I have all of TOS and TAS on DVD but I'm not a big TOS fan so I'm sticking with the DVDs for now. I have all of TNG on DVD and I'm upgrading them to blu-ray as they're released. I also have all of DS9 on DVD and I'll probably upgrade them to blu-ray if the series gets remastered.

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Old May 15 2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
Finally, how many people will not because they already have Trek on DVD or even VHS.
I fall into this category. I taped every episode and movie on VHS (well, bought the films, and selected episodes in order to get better quality copies), up til 2003 when I started converting my entire video library (not just Star Trek) to DVD, a process that, ten years on, is still ongoing. I now have every episode and movie on DVD, and am pleased that they are far more watchable than my old VHS versions, most of which were taped directly off the air in first run.

I have no plans to ever convert to Blue Ray. I'm happy with my DVD's.
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Old May 16 2013, 01:27 AM   #4
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

Interesting poll. In the 2000s made a list of movies I wished to have in DVD because that was, imho, THE long-lasting, digital, high definition, archival medium. It was mostly 80s movies. Then I lost interest and never bought all the movies in the list. I have the first 6 Star Trek movies.

I almost bought a bluray because of TRON, but nah.
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Old May 16 2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

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Interesting poll. In the 2000s made a list of movies I wished to have in DVD because that was, imho, THE long-lasting, digital, high definition, archival medium. It was mostly 80s movies. Then I lost interest and never bought all the movies in the list. I have the first 6 Star Trek movies.

I almost bought a bluray because of TRON, but nah.
Blu-ray is like crack. Once you've seen one good transfer, you're hooked!
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Old May 16 2013, 01:51 AM   #6
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I have yet to do the Blu-Ray thing so my Trek collection is divided between DVD and VHS.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:51 AM   #7
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I got rid of all my VHS a fair while ago. I have all of Trek on DVD, and am replacing it piece by piece with the Blu-rays.
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Old May 16 2013, 05:00 AM   #8
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It took me about 8 years to buy it all on dvd. A lot of that was slowly replacing the Trek I had already bought on VHS. There's no way I'm starting that all over again.
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Old May 16 2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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I did break down and replace all my VHS copies of the movies with DVDs when our local Blockbuster had its going-out-of-business sale. Just seemed like a good opportunity to upgrade on the cheap . . . .
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Old May 16 2013, 12:57 PM   #10
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

Recently brought TOS and the movies all on blu-ray, but before that I only had TNG, DS9 and Voyager on DVD. Yet to add Enterprise to my collection. It will be later in the year. Yet to decide on what format. Before I brought the blu-rays, I also had three movies on DVD.
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Old May 16 2013, 03:00 PM   #11
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I've outgrown all physical forms of media.

Unless I can just download it onto a hard drive, I'm not really interested any more.

I won't pay for a blu ray discs, I would pay for blu ray quality downloads I can download and keep to play on whatever I want though.
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Old May 16 2013, 03:13 PM   #12
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The only problem with downloading to a HD is if the HD crashes you could potentially lose dozens of films etc.. If you damage a DVD/blu-ray disc you only have to replace that.
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Old May 16 2013, 03:41 PM   #13
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I suppose, but it's a risk I'm willing to take.

Although on xbox live, once you buy a game, you can redownload it as often as you want. So you'd have to do a fair bit of self sabotage to ever really lose anything.

And you can't damage a digital copy.

I can also buy a fairly substantial hardrive for about £40-£60 to back everything up if no such online back up exists.
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Old May 16 2013, 04:45 PM   #14
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I own some of the movies and DS9 S1-7 on DVD. Only when it comes to Blueray would I consider buying a Blueray player--DVD is fine for me for now.
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Old May 16 2013, 05:21 PM   #15
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Along with everything else I bought TOS on HD disc (remember those)
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