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Eight Reasons Why I'm Sticking With DVDs And Blu-Rays, Dammit

Physical entertainment is on its last legs — and they’re getting gammier by the month. Before we know it, DVDs and Blu-rays will have gone the way of LaserDisc and VHS tape. To the streamers and torrenters of the world this will be viewed as no big loss: they think it’s an obsolete format that’s overpriced, prone to scratches and less convenient than digital downloads.

But not me. Here’s why I’m sticking with discs to the bitter end, and why you should too. (Also, get off my lawn.)

Dealhacker: Get 25% Off Game Of Thrones Blu-rays At JB Hi-Fi

Attention GoT fans: JB Hi-Fi is currently selling Game Of Thrones seasons 1 through 5 in fancy steelbook editions for 25 per cent off. You can also get the same deal on special editions for each season and the complete box set. Bring your gold dragons!

Dealhacker: The Top 50 DVDs And Blu-rays From JB Hi-Fi's Epic Movie Sale

When it comes to movies and TV shows, physical media is definitely on its last legs. For traditionalists, this just means that prices have never been better! JB Hi-Fi is in the midst of a massive clearance sale with more than 350 DVDs and Blu-rays going for under $10. Here are 50 hand-picked titles that everybody should have in their collection. To make life easy, we’ve also included links to each deal.

Dick Smith's HUGE 80%-Off Sale Kicks Off This Weekend: Here Are The Best Deals

Dick Smith is throwing a massive clearance sale this Saturday across all hardware categories — including 80% off big-ticket items. Yep, Christmas just came early. Here’s a look at what you can score on the cheap.

Ask LH: Which Blu-Ray Burner Should I Buy?

Dear Lifehacker, since January of this year I’ve been looking to buy an external Blu Ray burner so I can burn Blu-rays and DVDs to watch on my TV. Every site has their own “Top 10” but they’re all different. I’m not looking for the greatest, but at the same time I don’t want to spend 20 bucks on a piece of junk. I’m on an iMac that’s only a year old — so it’s not an outdated paperweight.

Can You Tell The Difference Between 720p, 1080p, And 4K? This Chart Can Tell You

When I rip my Blu-Ray discs for my home theatre PC, I’m always debating whether to rip in 720p or 1080p. Can I really see the difference?

Ask LH: Why Is Renting Blu-ray Movies So Hard These Days?

Hey Lifehacker, Back in the day (2010!), I could go to my local Video Busters and rent a new release Blu-ray for $3. I could browse, select my movie, and watch it that night. Life was good.

Dealhacker: The Cheapest Place To Buy Game Of Thrones Season 4 On Blu-ray And DVD

The fourth season of HBO’s fantasy TV series Game Of Thrones finally arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week. We take a look at the different versions that are available, the special features on each disc and the cheapest places to pick it up locally.

Blu-ray Is Nearly Dead In The Water

The Australian Home Entertainment Distributors Association (AHEDA) has released its market data for 2014. In a trend that will surprise few Lifehacker readers, physical disc sales continue to dwindle. What’s more surprising is that the decline was roughly identical in the Blu-ray (BD) and DVD categories. Could the era of Full HD physical media be almost over?

Disc-2-Digital Will Put Your Blu-ray And DVD Discs In The Cloud For A Stupidly Large Fee

While it’s not particularly difficult to rip Blu-rays or DVDs, it’s technically illegal to do so in Australia. Disc-2-Digital is a service that creates legal, cloud-accessible versions of movies you own on physical media — but you’ll pay for the privilege.

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