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 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I have 75% of my collection in boxes in different closets throughout my apartment. The other 25% is in racks in my living room where I can access them very easily. I do rotate the stock monthly. I am one that refuses to download anything, but have broken down in a few instances to purchase them if that is the only way to get it. That has been 3 titles. Lately I have refused to purchase downloads and just skip a score that is only released that way. This comes from seeing many of my coworkers that have lost the whole contents of their computers from viruses, etc. Having the CD is the ultimate backup. I do not see buying back-up memory for back-up memory. Who was it on this board that said they have ripped all their CDs to a backup drive which they keep at their parents house and then have another one at some other location away from them home (lock box), to me that is silly.

When it comes to the time of downloads only, between what my father and I own, we should have everything that we need other than a few new releases to listen for the rest of our lives. I just hope there will be a company out there that will keep manufacturing CD players. My father has downgraded many times and he comes to me to see if there is anything that I am needing and then sells the rest. He likes when I take a lot, that clears him space, but also gives him access to them at my apartment. So, you could say I am storing them for him.

I also have started making the determination if an upgrade of a re-release/remastered release is worth the money. If it is a score that I listen to frequently, then I might upgrade, but most of what has been re-release lately I have passed on and just play the original. I am hoping to one day own a house where I can have a room to display all of my collection and at that time I will be it total amazement of the money I have invested and in some cases wasted. wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Kim: Take advantage of the occasional sale on CD players. Buy a reputable player and store it in a closet for those days when CD players no longer exist.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I have named all of my CDs 'George,' and I hug them, and pet them, and squeeze them, and pat them, and rub them, and caress them.



Go ahead and admit it. You have sex with all the Georges.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I would hate to see CDs disappear and then be replaced with $20 per album lossless downloads for mainstream releases.

Download prices are already going up. Both for single cues and albums. Some DL albums cost more than their superior CD counterparts. I expect lossless DL albums to cost even more. They will be treated like a premium service.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Other Tallguy   (Member)

Interesting. I have almost all of my CDs in sleeves now for archiving. I have a handful of disks out and in their original package for display. All of the new Star Treks, the Blue Box, the RCA Star Wars CDs, the Indiana Jones box and a handful of other “deluxe” editions.

When I actually LISTEN? It’s all digital.

I’m wondering when I get Red October if it will go on the shelf or in a sleeve. I’m crazy to get the music, but it’s not “THIS IS THE CD I’VE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR!”

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Kim: Take advantage of the occasional sale on CD players. Buy a reputable player and store it in a closet for those days when CD players no longer exist.

I have one already still sealed and packed away, plus with the one in my car I have 5 working CD players now. I also have two record players (with extra drive belts), one is still being used and the other is one packed away. I have let my cassette players go. I still have one that works but all the cassettes that I have, I have on CD or LP. My father gave me his laser disc player and what laser discs he had, but when that dies, I do not know if it is necessary to purchase another one. Oh, and that plays 5 CDs, too. My father also wanted to give me his 8-track player and the few scores he had, but I passed on that for now.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

We've thought VHS tapes have completely died out but on the contrary. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and many of your TV studios still use them. I think I even saw some cassette tapes there too.

I don't think CDs will completely die out all though maybe in years to come main stream media and downloads will be the future of music.

I too will continue to buy CDs as long as they're produced. At least with those as long as they're taken care of they'll last a long time. Digital music has the tendency to be lost, especially in a hard drive crash as most of us have experienced over time (even me).

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

Edit: double post

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

We've thought VHS tapes have completely died out but on the contrary. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and many of your TV studios still use them. I think I even saw some cassette tapes there too.

I don't think CDs will completely die out all though maybe in years to come main stream media and downloads will be the future of music.

I too will continue to buy CDs as long as they're produced. At least with those as long as they're taken care of they'll last a long time. Digital music has the tendency to be lost, especially in a hard drive crash as most of us have experienced over time (even me).


But with cloud backup, iTunes Match etc not totally true. Unless you worry about nbc's revolution where everything electronic fails. In that case CD players won't work either

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:38 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

We've thought VHS tapes have completely died out but on the contrary. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and many of your TV studios still use them.

TV studios use VHS tape?

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

A music friend I know works for a TV studio and he says that they still do use them. So I assume a good portion of them do.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

A music friend I know works for a TV studio and he says that they still do use them. So I assume a good portion of them do.

Maybe I don't know what you mean by TV studio. No broadcast or cable production facility or station (outside of public access) uses VHS, even in the heyday of the format.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

I do mean broadcast studios. He works for a FOX affiliate where he lives. He told me himself via email, doubt he'd lie.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

We've thought VHS tapes have completely died out but on the contrary. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and many of your TV studios still use them.

TV studios use VHS tape?


Correct. It was designed for consumers. yes TV stations news etc would play them to review something filmed by a bystander etc but there were not used for any recording.

What you may be confusing VHS with is the original machines used by TV stations etc used cassettes and years after did. Different format. Different resolution etc. Similar design.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I guess someday like with vinyl we will see special cd releases with extra tracks

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I guess someday like with vinyl we will see special cd releases with extra tracks

I might be asleep at the wheel, but the last time I looked a good 80% of soundtrack releases every month were on CD. No need to lose sleep just yet.

Still very, very disappointed with Sony Classical over their decision to release Carrie as vapourware :-(

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 10:05 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

If you aren't happy with them...I am more then happy to take a large sum off of your hands... smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I do mean broadcast studios. He works for a FOX affiliate where he lives. He told me himself via email, doubt he'd lie.

I am certainly not calling your friend a liar. That said, VHS tape is not broadcast quality, and certainly not HD broadcast quality. I work in the television business, and I have never, not even decades ago, heard of any broadcaster using VHS tapes for anything but the obvious use that anybody might (as jkanry said, to run a tape filmed by a non-pro).

I know, I know, this is far from the topic at hand. But I started this thread, so I have the right!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 11:09 PM   
 By:   Sketchkid   (Member)

Thousands of CDs.... two or three thousand?

I would submit it isn't necessarily a CD problem, but perhaps a media collecting issue. I own just under a thousand CD's (400 soundtracks, 500 albums)...and it's more than enough for a lifetime. Similar to my movies, I'm constantly looking to weed out titles I've lost interest in... and hopefully keep the total size (including digital) of my collections under control. It's all about management...and facing reality. (don't mean to sound too harsh).

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2013 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Thousands of CDs.... two or three thousand?

I would submit it isn't necessarily a CD problem, but perhaps a media collecting issue.


I wouldn't deny that. I have a huge collection, but I'm not a collector. That is to say, I get no visceral thrill from the owning of the material. I have been selling CDs I don't listen to -- I've probably sold two hundred in the last year -- and I'm continuing the weeding process. But that still leaves me with way, way too much to conveniently store, or move.

 
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