The slow death of DVD isn’t all bad. I’ve noticed that a lot of them have had their prices slashed in favor of Blue Ray (BR from here on out). The first two seasons of X Files & King Of The Hill for $20. 12 discs… Sweet. I was never a huge fan of either of those series, but at that price I could afford to be. I’m gonna be keeping my eyes peeled for more of that kind of deal.
The Dragonball Z sets are slowly dropping in price as well. Perhaps even one such as I could have a complete set at some future time. I don’t mind them not being super high def. My eyes aren’t HD ready anyway. Regular definitions is fine by me.
There’s all kinds of movies on the cheap these days, and more all the time. I found a double disc of A Haunting In Georgia/Connecticut for $5. That’s a sweet deal. Those shows were good. I probably watched them every time they came on. Now I never have to again.
I’m gonna have to figure a way to get a new DVD player. Mine crapped out, and I don’t want to ruin my PS2 by using it as one. I didn’t look today, but I bet DVD players are much more reasonable now.
I hated VHS. Sure it was cheap, but it felt it. VCRs were always eating tapes. Once DVD started to catch on I was all for it. The first DVD player I had lasted for years and years. Every one since then has maxed out around 2, give or take. I don’t remember what the first DVD I ever bought was.
I might have embraced UMD had Sony had foresight enough to make the PSP compatible with televisions from the start, but they knew better. People would want to pay full price for movies that they could only watch on a tiny screen. Fucking morons. Tiny discs are awesome, but not that awesome. I have 3 movies in UMD format. Akira, Spiderman (2?), and Ghostbusters (which Joey found for me.)
I got my PSP just before the upgrade that made them all capable of being watched on a big screen. I got impatient because I wanted to play Megaman Maverick Hunter X. In fact, almost every PSP game I wanted at first was made by Capcom… Sneaky bastards.