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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.