Movies on TV or DVD?

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
August 30, 2009 7:50pm CST
Do you prefer to watch movies when they're aired on TV or would you rather put the DVD in yourself? There is something about watching a movie on TV that I love. I don't know what exactly it is. Maybe it's because I run across movies on TV that I don't own, so I watch them then? I don't even mind the convenience of a DVD. I'd rather sit and flip through the channels and find a movie to watch on TV - even if it's 1/2 way over (as long as I've seen it before) it doesn't bother me! So which do you prefer?
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
31 Aug 09
I too would rather watch a good movie on TV the being bothered with DVDs. I especially love the Lifetime channel. They have really good movies on that channel. I love it when on a Sunday when its bad weather I will get on my couch with a drink and junk food and watch movies on Lifetime all day. Thats the only thing I'm looking forward to with Fall a month away.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
31 Aug 09
YAY! I was starting to think I was weird ;-) Noone else yet had said they liked movies on TV!! oh and I LOVE lifetime!!!!!!
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
31 Aug 09
Yes they are the best movies on TV. I miss the Monday night movies that they use to have years ago. Now I'm dating myself. Thank you for the best response nod.
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@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
it's really different when you're watching a movie from tv than renting a DVD. it's a different excitement when you came across a movie while channel surfing. you get to sit tight and focus because you dont get to watch it your way -- no rewinding, forwarding, pausing or stopping the movie.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
31 Aug 09
That's exactly how I feel!
@123amy (31)
• China
31 Aug 09
i think i prefer to watch movies on dvd, because i like to watch them together with my family and friends, but it is a fixed time when movies are aired on tv, maybe my friends or my family have no freetime and cant get together. so i prefer to wacth them on dvd..what's more, to my favorite movies, i can wacth them whenever i want easily and convinently...do you think so?
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I know a lot of people like DVDS for convenience. But I'm weird. I'm the complete opposite. I love just sitting down and seeing what movies are on TV!
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello! For some reason I hardly ever watch a dvd and the ones that I do have my finace always ends up selling them on ebay. There are some great movies That I have on my list to get but i never get around to it . I am one for just watching on tv . We have the dish here so it is very easy to find something on that i can watch and they always play them a few days LOL
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• Philippines
31 Aug 09
me.. i prefer to watch movies than tv.. i used to choose educational movies like trojan war or any that talks about history and greek methology.. but it depend on my mood..
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
i love watching it on tv cause sometimes the dvd i buy is not that good quality and sometimes it will have some damage. unlike in television they always have a good copy and the it is very clear when it is shown on tv. and i don't know too why i feel like watching it on tv too than on my own copy. but for those really good movies i love to have a copy also so that i can watch it whenever i want to and i don't have to wait for it to be shown again on tv.
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@marctiu (830)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
I would definitely chose to watch a movie on DVD because there is a really big difference watching a movie on TV and DVD. In DVD we can control what time we want to start to watch, but in TV there is a time schedule for the show to start. In DVD you can pause for breaks and resume it anytime and anywhere in the scene of the movie, in TV you have to watch the whole thing again or you have to wait for where you left and start watching. That's why I like to watch a movie on a DVD.
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• India
31 Aug 09
i would like to prefer watching movies on DVD because i don't like the breaks between the clips as they divert my mind from the story..
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@cmdr001 (371)
• Portugal
31 Aug 09
I prefer on TV essentially for one reason: It's free. These days, at least where I live, there are only constant reruns of old movies, like, time and time again. over the last near dozen years I don't recall going by one single year without the Home Alone trilogy being aired around Christmas time. Also, sometimes the most awful movies are aired... the kind you should really have to go out and buy a DVD because they're so bland, vulgar or just outright poorly done that it's not worth the time slot. There are so many great movies that they could grab and air... but no, same old same old. DVDs of course don't have this downside, you pick what you want to see when you want, but you'll have to pay for it one way or another, for a movie that'll probably just end up airing on TV the week next of you having watched it on DVD.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
I suppose it depends what it is. I have run across some great movies that just happened to be on tv when I was 'channel surfing'. But, on the whole, I think I prefer DVD's - I can stop them when I want to, get up for a drink or whatever, zoom them in, watch a bit again, and keep them to watch later. We are signed up for one of those DVD by mail services and we have four at onetime, so usually we have maybe two movies, one American tv series my husband likes, and an English one for me as I don't get to see tv from 'home' in England. We also have pretty much the most basic package for our tv, so we don't have a huge range to choose from actually on the box!
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• India
31 Aug 09
I usually watch movies on DVD.Whenever I get bored then i buy a new DVD and watch the DVD. When my father is in home than my father see movies on TV..so i also cooperate with him in watching movies.
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
Hello Jennlk84, It's just fine with me whether I will watch movie on TV or DVD. For as long as I like the movie/s on TV I'll watch it. I even watch it a lot of times when there is/are replays especially when I love the movie. Though it's a lot better when the movie is on DVD for the sound is really different. Renting on DVD is expensive than on CDs. I only do that if the movie/s that I like to watch is not available on CD.
@levyx22 (187)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I rather watch movie on TV. Not only because the TV has a wide variety of movies to rent from the on demand section, but because DVD's cost more money. Also, I only am going to need to watch the movie once, I hate re-watching movies unless the move was really, really great. I actually find re-watching movies to be more of a chore than a leisure. TV is better! Don't pay more!
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@melissau (56)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I'm a dvd collector, I own lots of movies just cause I think its better to have it there to be able to see it when ever we want. BUT when ever we want to see a movie, we can't decide on something to watch. So we will go to the TV and we will start looking at a movie that they have there (even do we have it on dvd and we didn't think of watching before). Half of the time we just forget we have the movie and when we see it on tv we just start watching it.
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• United States
31 Aug 09
I liked both. I mostly watch movies on DVD, as I rent them through Netflix, but I also watch at least a few on television a week. I usually will record them and watch them later, so I can skip the commercials. Sometimes I will watch them live when I feel like watching tv and nothing else is on, but usually I am watching stuff I recorded and was not able to catch live.
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31 Aug 09
If I catch a movie half way through on TV that I like then I will often go and buy it on DVD to see the whole movie. I love doing both and sometimes I see a film on TV that I would not have watched otherwise so that is a plus point for TV but on the hole I would rather watch it on a DVD because you don't get all the adverts on a DVD that you get on most TV Channels which can be very annoying.
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@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I would definitely rather watch a movie on DVD than on TV for two reasons. One being that when a movie is on TV - they usually remove some scenes to fit the movie in the time slot that they have. Another one is commercials - I don't like taking "breaks" or what-have-you and waste my time on commercials. Especially if it's a good movie. However, there are movies that I'd rather not waste money on and just wait for it to come out on TV. And then there are those that I have zero interests on - then they come out on TV - and they appear to be good movies. So then I rent them!
• United States
31 Aug 09
Definately a DVD. My mom and I have been collecting the csi season including the ones with criminal minds. We are wanting all the csi's and ncis and house as well. It's just easier to watch them on DVD because you don't get commercial interruption and you get to go back and hit rewind if you miss something or stop it until you can finish watching. You can watch it as much as you want or as little as want to
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1 Sep 09
DVD! I like putting on a movie whenever I want and whatever movie I want. No commercials, and if people are talking too much during the movie you can just pause it.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
I prefer watching a movie in a DVD because there is a subtitle. I have problem catching up some words because I am not a pure English speaking person. I understand the basic story of the movie but I love to understant every single word and to really get involved and carried away in a movie so I really prefer a movie that has a subtitle on it. And thanks to DVDs for that. Another thing is that I love watching the making, behind the scenes, comments from the director and staff and even the artists/celebrities who are sharing their experiences in doing the movie. So I guess nothing compares with what a DVD could offer, not even a VCD.