Physical Copy Vs. Digital

Vincentdante

Railgun
Puzzled here, which licensor does sell their movies/series on HDD/SSD? … oh wait I know what you mean, no in this case it’s theft is never ownership 🤯:(
I think he meant home made, in which case no ripping your blu-rays onto a plex server isn't theft nor is it illegal. I don't do it myself (as getting the tools together is a pain) but it's a great way to back up your discs incase they start to go.
 

RadFemHedonist

Death Scythe
I think he meant home made, in which case no ripping your blu-rays onto a plex server isn't theft nor is it illegal. I don't do it myself (as getting the tools together is a pain) but it's a great way to back up your discs incase they start to go.

Also you can buy official digital downloads of some series and put them on an external HDD/SSD if there isn't enough space on your computer's hard drive/you want a backup tbf (though yes some of them won't let you play it on there cuz of DRM). Same with manga, like Humble Bundles and stuff.
 

Stiivun

Pokémon Master
I think he meant home made, in which case no ripping your blu-rays onto a plex server isn't theft nor is it illegal. I don't do it myself (as getting the tools together is a pain) but it's a great way to back up your discs incase they start to go.
We’ll never know as zrdb will not react on this, hummm is that for a reason… 🤔

Anyways I do have a Plex server running too, where I rip my BD‘s on and then consume them on an Apple TV.
 

awadama

Cardcaptor
I'm planning on stopping (or at least massively cutting back on) buying anime BDs/DVDs and eventually moving to streaming when I finally finish all the series I've amassed over the years.

I've never rewatched an anime series (except Haruhi), so there's really not much point in buying physical for me. I finish the show, then they just take up space on a shelf or in a box or whatever.

I've started selling some of the shows I've watched and already made a little bit of profit against what I originally paid for them, which is nice!
 
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SAHO

Thousand Master
I'm planning on stopping (or at least massively cutting back) on buying anime BDs/DVDs and eventually moving to streaming when I finally finish all the series I've amassed over the years.

I've never rewatched an anime series (except Haruhi), so there's really not much point in buying physical for me. I finish the show, then they just take up space on a shelf or in a box or whatever.

I've started selling some of the shows I've watched and already made a little bit of profit against what I originally paid for them, which is nice!
Since I've subscribed to streaming services, I've realised how everything is in one place and on the go (mobile, Switch etc.) in such a convenient way. Everyday I'm eyeing my physical media shelf telling to it "I'll sell you" like a crazy person.

I've been going on a massive physical clear out and feeling much satisfied with how much space is created as well as making way over the original price paid.

When it comes to Physical Vs Digital, my thoughts are simply this. Purchase physical media you are genuinely happy to get and/or wish to avoid the risk of selling out.

For every other title you're curious about but uncertain to buy or not. That's where streaming comes in where you have access to a massive library. No more commitments or paying for each title you could possibly feel money is wasted.

Though for titles that aren't available in the UK or on any streaming platforms, then go for a physical (while avoiding paying donkey prices if possible 🐴)
 
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