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+ - Is it time to replace physical home entertainment 2

Submitted by Torke
Torke writes: I have been collecting VHS, DVDs, and now Blu-rays since the late nineties. These films on my shelf are my pride and joy and am pleased when people compliment me on the quality of my collection. My wife registered a Netflix account several months ago and I have been hesitant to use it. I do not pirate movies nor do I have a media server. The other night, I broke down and watched an HD film streaming through Netflix directly to my Ethernet-enabled TV. I was very impressed with the experience. My questions for Slashdot: Is it time for me to stop spending $20-$25 on new releases and buy/rent/stream them online?
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Is it time to replace physical home entertainment

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  • Is there anything on the DVDs or Blu-Ray discs that you would miss? I'm always surprised when people tell me they never check out the extras on the DVDs they rent or buy, when that is one of the primary reason I would buy over renting. The big trend lately is that the rental versions lack extras like deleted scenes, etc., that you can only get if you buy the physical media. Some of my favorite scenes in movies I've purchased have been deleted scenes that I would never have known about had I only rented a lo

  • Tumbleweed makes great points. If you want another perspective, I am pretty much the opposite of all of his points. I don't care about the extras you'll find on disks. I've never watched them even when they were available to me. There are certainly some concerns with your ISP if you watch a lot of movies. To elliminate data caps, we started a business account instead of consumer. To elliminate congestion problems, nearly everything is recorded, ripped, copied, and archived onto a media server in our h

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