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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    Steam has ended the appeal for Physical Media for me personally. May pick up some games physically if I get a PS5

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    Movies i keep on physical media, and intend to keep doing that. I thinned out the VHS collection though, as some have been rebought on newer media.

    Games are 99% digital, as GoG.com and Humble Bundle have been great. I still get some collectors editions though, though only when its not just a gave-key in a box.

    And music is free as far as i can tell (or rather bundled with mobile and internet subscriptions)

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    Despite being able to stream music I normally buy second-hand CDs. Normally they are cheaper than a download, better quality than MP3 and can always be ripped to FLAC for the car.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    My preferred medium is still physical, I buy Blu-Ray's, CD's, physical Games where possible. I convert the Music, TV & Film to digital and archive the physical copy. I am still pretty peeved by the lie that digital would mean cheaper games when in reality you just send more money to EA/Blizzard etc.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    It's been a while but yes, I would still buy for games, movies, or software.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garndell View Post
    My preferred medium is still physical, I buy Blu-Ray's, CD's, physical Games where possible. I convert the Music, TV & Film to digital and archive the physical copy. I am still pretty peeved by the lie that digital would mean cheaper games when in reality you just send more money to EA/Blizzard etc.
    and no 2nd hand avenue either.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    ^^ To be fair, I now only buy games on sale... other than the rare occasion when I really want a game (twice in the last 5 years). And digital sales have some deep decent discounts, if you're willing to wait. I only play on PC these days.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I was drummer in a jazz trio until very recently; our bassist and my best [friend] died last week. We recorded everything to CD. I thought it was a bit much, but now I'm glad we did.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I haven't bought physical media in a long time, in fact, the only use case I have nowadays is hooking up an external drive to extend XBOX storage. That's about it. My 500GB T5 is sitting empty.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I collect steelbooks but not buy physical content

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    Only Mega Drive games that shaped my childhood (and some PC games like FFVII).

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    Bit of a thread necro here, last post being some 21 months ago, and I'm still buying physical media - a few TV show boxed sets this week alone.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I buy the odd blu-ray. Feel the quality is still better than streaming.

    Though lately have found myself buying DVD's, last couple I bought were :

    Spies Like Us
    Trading Places
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I found one I have high hopes for, but reviews were .... mixed. That's Dexter: New Blood.

    So far, seems okay, but I;m ony one episode in.

    Also, Yes Minister Season 3.
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    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Yes Minister is something I want to get. Seems more apt these days than ever.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still buy physical media?

    I have to confess that I bought a new USB DVD drive for the PC recently. The odd program still from DVD and a pain cabling out of case to attach an old internal DVD unit.

    I'd still prefer a physical copy of programs. I always worry about reliable backups for reinstall a year or two on.

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