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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 16 2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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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!
I dont do drugs either . But DVD resolution is fine for me. Any better and you start to see pimples in actors and bad things in the special effects. If not, everything has to be upscaled, remastered, retouched or re-something.

Also, nothing is cheap. I'd have to buy a new TV too. IF they would give a very good rebate for the old DVDs, I'd consider.

All above is only IMHO, of course.
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Old May 16 2013, 08:33 PM   #17
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I've got them all, going way back to the VHS tapes. I keep them more for the 'collecting value' than any other reason (I've got some VHS machines but I'm not likely to use the tapes as the prime source when I want to watch an episode).
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Old May 16 2013, 08:35 PM   #18
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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.
That's what a lot of people say DVD is fine, then they upgrade to blu-ray and generally don't look back.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:50 AM   #19
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My television is like 20 years old so I'm afraid bluray would be wasted on it.
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Old May 17 2013, 01:54 AM   #20
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I have TNG on DVD. Not planning to buy anything else.
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Old May 17 2013, 02:03 AM   #21
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I own TOS on DVD in the original clamshell cases. I've no intention of buying it on Blu-Ray with the "enhanced" f/x.

I own TMP (DE) and TWOK (DE) on DVD, but I won't switch to Blu-Ray until/unless they're properly remastered for Blu-Ray.

I owned the first four seasons of TNG on DVD and I am switching those for the remastered Blu-Rays because in this case it is an overall improvement.
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Old May 17 2013, 12:50 PM   #22
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My television is like 20 years old so I'm afraid bluray would be wasted on it.
Ditto.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:20 PM   #23
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I've got TOS and TNG on DVD, plus all the movies. I'll buy Into Darkness on Blu-Ray when it comes out, but I don't see spending the money to upgrade to Blu-Rays anytime soon, especially since I can stream any episode of Trek I want on Netflix.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:24 PM   #24
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Re: Who is repurchasing to convert to blu ray

I have TNG, DS9 and VOY all on DVD plus movies 1-10. Given I can get the rest on Netflix, I really have no desire to upgrade. To me Trek was more about the futuristic stories and drama more than the effects. They enhance the story, the don't define it. An episode with great effects and crappy script is still a crappy episode.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:32 PM   #25
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I'm never spending another penny on CBS's merchandise.
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Old May 17 2013, 03:42 PM   #26
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I'm never spending another penny on CBS's merchandise.
Not even bought second hand at a used record store where the money goes to the store? Or what about craigslist or ebay?

I bought almost all of my collection second hand.
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Old May 17 2013, 04:28 PM   #27
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No.

I bought TOS years ago. That'll do it, and I'm not going to encourage CBS any further.
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Old May 26 2013, 04:45 AM   #28
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I kind of have to buy it all again since during a move someone stole my entire DVD collection. I figure I might as well get the blu-rays to rebuild my collection than just get the dvds again.
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