View Poll Results: You buy DVDs because:
The picture is better. 26 38.24%
The sound is better. 3 4.41%
More language options. 4 5.88%
Subtitle options. 10 14.71%
Extras like commentary and art galleries. 9 13.24%
VHS is being phased out. 4 5.88%
No rewinding or fastforwarding wait time. 5 7.35%
They take up less space than VHS tapes. 2 2.94%
They throw easier than VHS tapes. 5 7.35%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
Old 17-10-2002, 05:29 PM   #1   [permalink]
Ex Moderator V.I.P.
Drizzten's Avatar
Join Date: 21 Sep 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 13,383
Send a message via AIM to Drizzten
DVD One-Shot Questionnaire

The benefits of DVD.
Magnifisyncopathological, because other people are not your property.
Drizzten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-10-2002, 06:12 PM   #2   [permalink]
EVA fiend
Forum Master
EVA fiend's Avatar
Join Date: 11 Dec 2000
Location: Somewhere in the UK...,
Posts: 6,288
I chose the picture is better..,

I recently got the Japanese DVD release of an OAV that originally came out in 1985..., the tapes that I have of Tatakae!! Iczer-1, even though they are the original US Rendition's release, are of rather poor quality.., lots of 'snow'.., & blurred images.., the *cough*fansub*cough* of the movie version of the OAV is even worse.., with scenes which jump like crazy..., these defects are amplified to an even greater degree on a 50 inch TV screen...,

The DVD that I got though, has been re-mastered..., & I was completely blown away by how much cleaner, & clearer the picture quality was..., it was like watching a new anime all over again..., so that's why picture quality gets my vote...,
And yet more bollocks..,

"Touch not the pussy without a glove" - McPhearson clan motto ala IAL :P
EVA fiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-10-2002, 10:04 PM   #3   [permalink]
Fatal Outlaw
Forum Master
Fatal Outlaw's Avatar
Join Date: 24 Apr 2001
Location: The World
Posts: 5,559
Send a message via AIM to Fatal Outlaw
picture is better. most of the time, the fansubs i watch are really crappy so its nice to be able to see the crisp picture.
Fatal Outlaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-10-2002, 10:30 PM   #4   [permalink]
Project Akira
V.I.P. Member
Project Akira's Avatar
Join Date: 30 Jan 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 8,330
Send a message via AIM to Project Akira
Throws better, never has a game of frisbee been so much until the DVD was invented go DVD!
If by high art you mean it's fun to smoke pot and look at Mike Mignola's art, I'm in total agreement.
- Tom Spurgeon (writer for the comics journal), on whether or not Mike Mignola's Hellboy is high art
Project Akira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-10-2002, 11:08 PM   #5   [permalink]
Senior ---------: V.I.P.
Wolfpac's Avatar
Join Date: 30 Jun 2000
Location: Fly Me To The Moon!
Posts: 8,472
Send a message via ICQ to Wolfpac Send a message via AIM to Wolfpac Send a message via MSN to Wolfpac Send a message via Yahoo to Wolfpac
Well to be honest, my answer wasn't there. Yes I buy DVD's because of a lot of reasons listed, but mostly, because they are the "In Thing". Now I brought The Three Amigos on DVD and the only extra it had was a stupid trailer. And I owned it on tape beforehand. I just brought it on DVD because I like the movie. There is no real reason behind it, but there is one thing for sure, I'm blowing my bank balance because of them.
When if doubt, stop and think... "What would Warney do?"
Wolfpac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2002, 01:46 AM   #6   [permalink]
orochi X
V.I.P. Member
orochi X's Avatar
Join Date: 19 Apr 2001
Location: Plastic replica of Melbourne (Australia)
Posts: 11,356
Send a message via MSN to orochi X
So hard to choose, there are many benefits from DVDs but Id pick Picture quality
you selfish generation!
you upset all the hong kong people;
and all the hong kong uncle!
orochi X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-10-2002, 01:16 PM   #7   [permalink]
Forum Master
Ura's Avatar
Join Date: 27 Jun 2000
Location: Chowing down on some Evil Pie
Posts: 2,792
I voted better video too. Though the Sounds a BIG factor too :kisses 5.1 setup:

Another big one is longevity, DVDs are harder to degrade (Well other than scratches) therefore they last longer. I mean my VHS tapes degrade fast in the Aussie Summer, DVDs I don't have that problem
Ura is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-10-2002, 08:56 AM   #8   [permalink]
Forum Master
Marius's Avatar
Join Date: 26 Jun 2000
Location: up over
Posts: 3,937
Send a message via ICQ to Marius Send a message via AIM to Marius Send a message via Yahoo to Marius
Picture for me. VHS will be dead within 1-2 years anyway. Good riddance I say!
Marius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2002, 07:12 AM   #9   [permalink]
Forum Junkie
oppa's Avatar
Join Date: 23 May 2001
Location: SLO, CA
Posts: 898
Dang, I was the only vote for the sound. I'm all about the audio when I watch my DVDs. Picture smicture, gimme some head thumpin', ear tinglin' sound any day.

edit: I just realized this thread is a month old and no one posted in it since it was first started. Oh well... (I suppose there really wasn't any point to that edit... bah.)
I'm not dumb, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.

Last edited by oppa; 06-11-2002 at 07:13 AM.
oppa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2002, 09:27 PM   #10   [permalink]
Forum Master
mrgazpacho's Avatar
Join Date: 5 Nov 2000
Location: Wollongong, Oz. Male.
Posts: 2,853
Subs for me.

Well, really, we only got our DVD player for karaoke so technically we got our DVD for subs, but I've been buying anime since then
mrgazpacho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2002, 05:15 PM   #11   [permalink]
Forum Master
Linna32's Avatar
Join Date: 3 Jan 2002
Location: The fabric softener of the mind
Posts: 3,302
Send a message via AIM to Linna32 Send a message via MSN to Linna32 Send a message via Yahoo to Linna32
the piccies are heaps better, also sounds better and you dont have waste time rewinding the tapes hehe
She grew on him like she was a colony of E.coli and he was room-temperature prime English beef.
Linna32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-11-2002, 01:22 AM   #12   [permalink]
Stingray 67
Forum Junkie
Stingray 67's Avatar
Join Date: 17 Jun 2002
Location: The White Starship
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to Stingray 67
I buy DVD's for all these reasons, save the throwing bit, but mostly because I'm sick of having to search for what I want to watch on VHS. I remember I would be listenning to a CD, and thinking 'I can't wait til Vdeo CD's come out,' simply because it wouldn't matter what you wanted to watch/listen to, press a button and BAM! you're there, in a flash and dead on.

"Brace yourselves.... The area of penetration will no doubt be sensitive." - Spock

Now supporting:
Stingray 67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2002, 05:17 AM   #13   [permalink]
Forum Elite
dheu's Avatar
Join Date: 21 May 2002
Location: Everywhere... and nowhere.
Posts: 1,962
Send a message via Yahoo to dheu
Actually, a lot of reasons. The picture is better, the sound is better, the dvd lasts longer than vhs does if you take good care of it, no need to rewind the tape or fast-forward to get where you want to be, and sometimes they actually have good extras.

But my main reason is the subtitle options. I really prefer overall to watch anime subbed, but I still like to check out the dubbed side sometimes and see how that plays out. Dvds give you the best of both worlds.

dheu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2002, 02:16 AM   #14   [permalink]
aznfs's Avatar
Join Date: 15 May 2002
Location: The Central Dogma
Posts: 63
Send a message via AIM to aznfs
hey i get it for the subs, who wants to listen to wierd english people talk?

escept when they're cussing it sounds funny

Total slaughter
I won't leave a single man alive
La la la loo la
Lee lee loo lee loo
an ocean of blood
Let's begin the killing time!
~ Vash The Stampede
aznfs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-12-2002, 04:09 AM   #15   [permalink]
Forum Addicted
7thchildren's Avatar
Join Date: 21 Jun 2002
Location: Ocularis Terribus
Posts: 1,053
Send a message via AIM to 7thchildren
well i picked they throw better (witch they do) but thats not the real reason i buy DvDs, DvDs r harder to burn than VHS and when my room goes Ablaze (like it dose once or twice a month when i get bored) i have a better chance to save me DvDs (i set my VHS's on fire and throw them at ppl BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH............................ .............................the moment has passed -.- )
7thchildren is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.