How do you watch your movies at home?

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How do you watch your movies at home?

Poll closed Apr 4, 2010.
  1. Rent digitally through Netflix, iTunes, etc.

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  2. Rent by mail through Netflix, etc.

    26 vote(s)
    23.2%
  3. Rent from a kiosk like Redbox

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Rent from a store like Blockbuster

    9 vote(s)
    8.0%
  5. Torrents

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  6. I usually buy over renting

    61 vote(s)
    54.5%
  7. I watch what I need on TV

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Home? The theater is my haven!

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    I still buy the majority of what I see, but that's not to say that I haven't slowed down considerably on the amount of things I buy.
     
  2. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I picked the "Store" option but not somewhere like Blockbuster or Hollywood. It's Hastings for me.
     
  3. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    Purely a Netflix renter now (both mail and instant watch). Haven't bought a single title in (gasp) two years!

    In 2008, I needed to save money fast and so all needless expenditures got cut out of my life, and so I stopped buying DVDs. After a while of battling drawback symptoms, I frankly lost the buying urge. Now there's hardly a new movie I see that makes me think "I need to own this".

    These days I just rent and if I REALLY want to see it again, I'll just rent it again (hasn't happened so far).

    That is, until I become filthy rich and stop caring about wasting money ... Then I'll buy everything.
     
  4. Shannafey

    Shannafey Don't Monkey With Me!

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    I buy Blu Rays and I still get a ton of DVDs either at Big Lots for cheap or used at pawn shops. I get a lot of recent releases at the library on DVD. If I like the film, I usually buy it on Blu Ray. I only DL TV stuff on Bit Torrent. Stuff I can't get, like BBC and Pay cable.
     
  5. indiephantom

    indiephantom Horny Spirit

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    Still love going to the movies. Here in Ottawa there are lots of options for cinema viewing. Great repertory theatre that caters to my grindhouse sensibility in the form of the Mayfair. Some of the stuff I've seen in actual prints on the big screen in the past year there are Ms .45, The Evil Dead, Dead Heat, Troll 2, Piranha 2 to name but a few.

    I hit up the big multiplexes when something interesting is showing on the digital screens. Hit the art-house when I'm in the mood for some festival style offerings, and go to the Rainbow discount theatre ($2 Tues) for the other stuff.

    I don't rent at all anymore. I buy plenty and the other stuff I catch on cable (Superchannel On Demand usually)

    I don't download, but I have watched a few things on YouTube if they weren't available elsewhere.
     
  6. Horrorphilly

    Horrorphilly Member

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    I buy movies still but have scaled down since I own a house and Im running out of space for my dvds.I rent from them Redbox and DvdXpress kiosk's.Im also a huge advocate of Cinemageddon.I wouldnt have gotten the chance to se alot of movies if it wasnt for that great site.



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  7. Fistfuck

    Fistfuck Slowest to 2000 posts

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    Naked.
     
  8. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    I used to go the theater quite a bit but it's a rare occassion these days. Anymore, I Netflix most films and only purchase those DVDs I think are worth my $$$. Most of the 70/80's films I love that are on DVD I own and those that haven't been released yet, I will wait to buy if/when they're ever released. But I just don't find myself going to the theater for new releases anymore. i have a good setup at home and can wait for those whenever they're released on DVD.
     
  9. Paff

    Paff Super Moderator

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    Recently, it's been more Netflix. I re-joined, after Blowout Video became a charcoal bricquet on the corner of Rosecrans and Midway (although the rumor is that DVD racks mostly suffered water damage, and a re-opening is imminent).

    I buy most of my Asian films though, because there's few places to rent those titles, and even then many of them are bootlegs.

    When I do a double feature night, it's often one rental, and one from my own library.
     
  10. YottNik

    YottNik Pay the price!

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    My routine as well. That and a few beers.
     
  11. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Oops, make my vote "netflix by mail", not digitally.

    I buy some that either I want to have or that aren't available through netflix or are independent that I want to see and help support the creators.

    But I'm not buying nearly as many these days.
     
  12. dickieduvet

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    Buy, Buy, Buy :)
     
  13. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    I've actually started ripping a lot of the DVD's that I've watched maybe once since I bought them to a hard drive so I can sell the DVD off as I'm trying to stockpile money. So far it's paying out in spades. Saving space and making a buck or three.
     
  14. The Chaostar

    The Chaostar Johnny Hallyday forever

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    I can also add that I watch movies this way.

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    Excuse the flashiness, but I love my home theatre.
     
  15. msw7

    msw7 Re-animated member

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    Awesome set up (bastard)!

    /just the jealousy talking :)
     
  16. maskull

    maskull I finally got an avatar!!! Yay!!

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    Rent from Zip.ca and download stuff...if I end up loving it I go out and buy it. Sometimes I do blind buys too but I don't have a ton of money right now and running out of room for dvds...of course I still spend way too much money on DVDs, just not as much as I used to.

    I rarely go to theaters anymore. Less chance of being annoyed by people at home and a lot cheaper too.
     
  17. Grim

    Grim Well-Known Member

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    That is fucking sweet man. If and when I do upgrade from my 46" LCD, I'm definitely going the projector route.
     
  18. Fumi

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    I buy all my DVD's used from the sellers on Amazon. I usually get them - shipping included - for about what Blockbuster charges to rent a movie.
     
  19. dave13

    dave13 Well-Known Member

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    I'll second that.
    ....the bastard part, i mean.
     
  20. Sam

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    That's the option I'd go with. I've always preferred to buy over rent, but lately I admittingly have been renting a lot more through Netflix than buying because of tight money. There's also the occasional download of obscure vhs or broadcast rips of movies that are not on dvd.
     
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