A DVD Dilemma

For those who’ve been a part of my life for the past few years, you know I’ve become obsessed with DVDs. Obsessed. Let me just reiterate that again, obsessed. I have over 800 DVDs in my collection and I continue to buy more, much to R’s annoyance. Yes, they take up a lot of room but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of them or stop buying them for that matter.

After visiting my brother-in-law in Seattle, he showed me an application called PLEX which is used to manage your media, both DVDs, Blu Rays, and music. I was intrigued because while I love my collection, I will fully admit that having to get up to put the DVD in or change it, is a bit tiresome. The application he was using allowed him to burn all of his DVDs to his computer and stream it in several different locations; color me intrigued. ;)

I know that R has pushed me to consider selling our DVDs or at the least uploading them to the cloud. I can see the value in what he is suggesting because it would free up a lot of space in the house but I’m hesitant because as we all know the internet goes down. It would be facing the possibility of having absolutely nothing to keep me preoccupied if all of my movies and TV shows are sitting in the cloud.

For those of you who have a DVD collection that you’ve spent years collecting, what are you views on uploading them to the cloud and selling your collection? Obviously, it’s beneficial in the sense that you won’t have to worry about storage and tons of cases, but when you’ve devoted over 10 years of your life purchasing and buying DVDs, it’s difficult to let go. I’m still undecided about what I want to do but I think I’ll take a look to see how much I can possibly sell my collection for before I make a decision.


4 Responses to A DVD Dilemma

  1. We use PLEX to and as far as I know, we don’t have to worry about the internet going down because we have a box on Andrew’s desk that we can access locally. Unless our router breaks, we’re pretty safe there.

  2. PLEX…. that sounds intriguing! I had not heard of this. Honestly I was the same as you. I wanted DVD/BLURAY copies of every movie I really love, but that changed a little after Will. I kinda like his way and all the extra space and zero clutter. It made me want to sell EVERYTHING. Not just dvds/cds hahah! But anyway, it’s very much personal choice! Your collection is impressive.. I can imagine that would be hard to part with. :(
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  3. I’ve never been a movie/TV show person so I’ve never encountered an issue with DVDs, but as of late I’ve had to start compressing my game discs into ISOs and shifting them to online storage services with the Big Move looming in the future so I sympathize!

    How does one.. collect 800+ DVDs, though? How does that even happen? I don’t think I’ve even seen 100 movies during my life, let alone 800+! o.O
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  4. Quite honestly, I had to give up most of my DVD collection (spanning over 500 titles) when I emigrated to the USA two months ago, and it hurt, a lot. It just didn’t feel right to put my then fiance, now husband, through the financial strain it took to bring my DVD (and book and CD) collection over so I decided to take a very, very serious look at my DVDs and get rid of everything I didn’t consider a favourite.

    If I were you, I would perhaps consider getting CD/DVD folders and put the ones you don’t care for much but don’t want to get rid off in there to make space. I’m not too big on the whole ‘saving it in the cloud’ personally because 1. like you said: the internet and servers are never 24/7 online and stuff can get lost, and 2. you can’t be 100% sure nobody but you will have access to it.
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