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CyberCubed
06-28-2017, 10:12 PM
I just realized I still do this. I only buy blu-ray's now, I almost never buy a DVD unless there's no other alternative (usually cartoons are still only released on DVD), but I never call them "blu-ray's."

Like I don't say, "Oh I have to buy this new movie or show on blu-ray when it comes out." I still say, "I'll have to get the DVD," even if I don't buy DVDs, I always buy the blu-rays.

It's really weird because nobody says VHS tapes anymore, but I still call them "DVDs" regularly. Does anyone else do this?

Cure
06-28-2017, 10:21 PM
I sure don't.

sdp
06-28-2017, 10:29 PM
I remember older people calling CDs "tapes", and yeah I've heard people call BRs "DVDs", I might've done it as well, not because I don't know the difference but I think the average person understands DVD perfectly while BR not so much.

Blu-Ray was never able to replace DVDs and streaming took over as the next standard so for many BR isn't even a thing. Sony really invested a lot on Blu-Ray thinking it'd be the next standard but boy did it fail. in b4 "but brs are selling!!!11" That's not the point, they were meant to be the next DVD and they weren't.

oldmanwinters
06-28-2017, 10:57 PM
I still call everything "video," because it's accurate.

Slade
06-29-2017, 12:33 AM
No, I say I have it on Blu-ray since that's what it is.

DestronMirage22
06-29-2017, 12:39 AM
I still call them DVD's.
I mean, are they not digital versatile discs?

Cure
06-29-2017, 12:41 AM
I still call them DVD's.
I mean, are they not Digital Versatile Discs?

No. That's the point.

ProactiveMan
06-29-2017, 02:01 AM
No I don't. I call them blu-rays and I keep them in a bookcase with my Nintendo tapes.

Candy Kappa
06-29-2017, 02:53 AM
I've never called a Blu-Ray a "DVD", but I go use the general term video.

I have sometimes referred my 3DS as a Gameboy, though.

Shark_Blade
06-29-2017, 02:56 AM
No, that would be stupid.

Get with the times and the techs.

CyberCubed
06-29-2017, 04:26 AM
I still call portable phones, "cell phones" too, although I know that's not what people call them these days.

I also don't say, "HD flat-screen TV" and I still refer to it as a "TV set" like those old 80's/90's TV's with the fat casings.

Allio
06-29-2017, 04:34 AM
never really think about it, but I guess I say "dvd/blu-ray" because that's what I pick stuff up is the combo pack.

Splinter the boss
06-29-2017, 08:46 AM
No. I call them what they are.

Prowler
06-29-2017, 09:13 AM
I was going to say this is a silly thread, but I think CC has a point. Pr example, in my country, lots of people use "PlayStation" as a synonym for "video game console", implying Sony consoles are the only ones that matter/exist, due to their sheer popularity in this country. Just like in the 90s "Mega Drive"(aka Genesis) was a synonym for "video game console" as well.

But no, I've never heard someone calling a Blu-Ray a "DVD". And I certainly never done that either.

jbeeman85
06-29-2017, 12:04 PM
I still call them videos, no matter what format I have them on. Always have and probably always will.

I also say that I "taped" something even if it's on DVR (I still own and use a VCR to record some things).

Maybe I'm weird for doing it but hey, I also live in the region (and I myself do it) where all colas are called Coke no matter what brand or flavor they are. Seems to upset a lot of people for some reason but I'm not planning on changing way I talk anytime soon to please the super-sensitive.

TigerClaw
06-29-2017, 12:24 PM
I still call them Blu-Ray.

CyberCubed
06-29-2017, 02:17 PM
I was going to say this is a silly thread, but I think CC has a point. Pr example, in my country, lots of people use "PlayStation" as a synonym for "video game console", implying Sony consoles are the only ones that matter/exist, due to their sheer popularity in this country. Just like in the 90s "Mega Drive"(aka Genesis) was a synonym for "video game console" as well.

But no, I've never heard someone calling a Blu-Ray a "DVD". And I certainly never done that either.

In the general public I never hear people say "I'm going to buy the blu-ray" when they want a new movie, even when they do buy it on blu-ray. They usually say "I'll get it when it comes out on DVD" or "I'll see it online."

In fact I never see the word "blu-ray" said in public outside of stores like Best Buy or whatever.

ToTheNines
06-29-2017, 03:04 PM
Do y'all still call it "consensual sex", even when it's not?

Coola Yagami
06-29-2017, 11:31 PM
I usually just say 'I'll get it when it's out' or 'when it's in stores'. If I have to call it something I usually say video or DVD.

And yeah, BluRay never replaced DVD the way DVD replaced VHS tapes. To this day, every modern release will still have a DVD release, a BluRay release, and a DVD/BluRay combo. And there are still series made only on DVD and never BluRay.

CyberCubed
06-29-2017, 11:38 PM
And yeah, BluRay never replaced DVD the way DVD replaced VHS tapes. To this day, every modern release will still have a DVD release, a BluRay release, and a DVD/BluRay combo. And there are still series made only on DVD and never BluRay.

This is kinda what I mean. A lot of cartoons these days also only ever get DVD releases, in fact I can only think of a small handful of cartoons that get blu-ray releases. Likewise since online streaming/downloads came out so quickly after blu-ray's, a lot of people stopped collecting discs altogether and just watched things online.

ProactiveMan
06-30-2017, 12:07 AM
I also say that I "taped" something even if it's on DVR

I do that too. It's a hard habit to break.

snake
06-30-2017, 12:56 AM
Do y'all still call it "consensual sex", even when it's not?

Is it consensual if she isn't real?

TMNT_Guy
06-30-2017, 08:11 AM
When I plan on physically owning a movie and I don't know if it's getting a DVD or Blu-ray release I go old school and say "Home video" as in "I'm waiting for the home video release.". I still call my DVD and Blu-ray collection my "movie collection" even though a majority of it is TV shows.
I also say that I "taped" something even if it's on DVR.
I think the majority of people do. Even the opening titles of Stephen Colbert's show still say it's "live on tape."

It's just like how we still call the front storage area in our cars the "Glove compartment" even though we don't store gloves in them anymore or how we still say "turn on" or "turn off" even though most electronics don't have a knob to turn anymore. You can't "hang up" a cell phone but people still say that when they end a call. Sometimes words and phrases transcend their original meaning. A list of an actor's previous movies is still called a "Filmography" even though most movies aren't shot on film anymore. Carnival games haven't given cigars as prizes in many decades but you still understand what someone means when they say "Close, but no cigar.".

While I do know of some people that don't like it when a digital recording is called a "tape", I don't think the terminology is as important as the meaning. So long as someone perfectly and immediately understands what someone is saying then it should be fine. If anything I think most of these words and phrases should be protected by a Grandfather clause at this point.

Storm Eagle
06-30-2017, 08:39 AM
When I plan on physically owning a movie and I don't know if it's getting a DVD or Blu-ray release I go old school and say "Home video" as in "I'm waiting for the home video release.". I still call my DVD and Blu-ray collection my "movie collection" even though a majority of it is TV shows.



I say "home video" too, but what movies coming out nowadays aren't getting Blu-ray releases?

TMNT_Guy
06-30-2017, 08:46 AM
I say "home video" too, but what movies coming out nowadays aren't getting Blu-ray releases?
Maybe movies fresh from the theaters, but there's a lot of older movies that still only have DVD release, some that only have a digital release, and some that still don't have any release.

CyberCubed
06-30-2017, 01:21 PM
Sometimes it is hard to let go of past words for modern ones. I still call my computer, "a computer" rather than "personal PC" and I still refer to a car as, "an automobile."

Hell my relatives still call the refrigerator an "ice box" like they did in the 50's.

Also does anyone still say, "The World Wide Web" anymore when referring to the internet? You also don't see people say "The 'net" anymore either.

snake
06-30-2017, 02:47 PM
Personal PC?

Personal...Personal Computer?

Candy Kappa
06-30-2017, 03:29 PM
just like pin number :lol: