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Old 06-09-21, 04:50 PM  
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Streaming only (aka: I got rid of my final fitness DVD's)

I have been streaming exclusively for years now. I had whittled my fitness DVD collection down over the years, but still hadn't touched a single fitness DVD in years. I finally decided to donate the ones I had left. So over the weekend I donated those final few and now I am truly streaming only. I felt a little sad for a moment when I did it, but I have been streaming only for such a long time now and I honestly can't envision myself ever using a DVD workout again. Someone else can surely benefit from my donation and that would do more good than the workouts just sitting on a shelf. Just thought I would share...
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Old 06-09-21, 04:56 PM  
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Great. I am ready to do the same.


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Old 06-09-21, 05:17 PM  
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I wish I could do the same, but my internet is not always reliable and streaming during peak hours can be a problem for me. Even though I live in a major metro area, I don't have many other choices of internet providers so I'm stuck with the hated comcast. For that reason, I will not get rid of my dvds.
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Old 06-09-21, 05:34 PM  
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I wish I could do the same, but my internet is not always reliable and streaming during peak hours can be a problem for me. Even though I live in a major metro area, I don't have many other choices of internet providers so I'm stuck with the hated comcast. For that reason, I will not get rid of my dvds.
Same. I did a YouTube workout today and had buffering issues. It usually clears up within a minute or two, so I just continue the move the instructor had been doing or march in place until it clears up. Luckily I don't have comcast. As soon as AT&T was available in the area, we switched.
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Old 06-09-21, 05:36 PM  
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Yeah, I can't make the full switch. I do have the FitFusion app and it works okay on even an older Roku, but my workout room is the room faaaarthest from my router, and the wifi signal in there can be spotty. If I ever move and have a better set-up, I might switch, but on the other hand I spent a lot of time getting my DVD collection together, so I'd hate to ditch it now. Maybe if the technology itself completely dies.
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Old 06-09-21, 06:19 PM  
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I have been streaming exclusively for years now. I had whittled my fitness DVD collection down over the years, but still hadn't touched a single fitness DVD in years. I finally decided to donate the ones I had left. So over the weekend I donated those final few and now I am truly streaming only. I felt a little sad for a moment when I did it, but I have been streaming only for such a long time now and I honestly can't envision myself ever using a DVD workout again. Someone else can surely benefit from my donation and that would do more good than the workouts just sitting on a shelf. Just thought I would share...
Well good for you loverly!
Somewhere there's a vidiot like me who is going to be thrilled to shop what you donated. So thank you.

As crappy as my interwebs is, I can't imagine ever being able to only stream. Love my collection
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Old 06-09-21, 07:18 PM  
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Iím not sure if Iíll ever give up my beloved DVDís. Theyíre like my children. I keep them safe, clean and pay attention to every one of them. I stream too but canít imagine streaming exclusively. My fear is when my DVD player diesÖ..do they even manufacture them anymore? Scary thought!
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Old 06-10-21, 12:05 AM  
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Iím not sure if Iíll ever give up my beloved DVDís. Theyíre like my children. I keep them safe, clean and pay attention to every one of them. I stream too but canít imagine streaming exclusively. My fear is when my DVD player diesÖ..do they even manufacture them anymore? Scary thought!
I have this Sony DVD player, model DVPSR510H:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007F9XHAY/

It's still going strong since early 2017 (and you can use slo-mo to learn complex step choreo). But I keep getting paranoid they'll stop producing them, so I bought a backup one (same model) in late 2018 and it's still new in the box

I think blu-ray players will be around for a while and they can also play regular dvds.
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Old 06-10-21, 02:46 AM  
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I would love to stream Ballet Beautiful. I've never streamed any workout channel before. The reason that I haven't done so, is that I can't justify the ongoing monthly cost. With Ballet Beautiful, that would set me back at about $480 a year !

At least with DVDs, I have them forever. I don't like the idea of having to pay every single month.

Yes, I understand that there's always new content, but it's quite unlikely that I'd be able to keep up with all those workouts anyway. I know myself and I'm the type to get overwhelmed with continuous new content.

I own most of the Classical Stretch DVDs, and I love them. I've often considered streaming. I figure, "Why bother? Why pay twice?"

I haven't had any income in well over a year and don't know when I will. I view streaming as yet another case of high-class robbery. I do love and follow many YouTube channels, however.
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Old 06-10-21, 06:35 AM  
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I'm not streaming but I've been using YouTube workouts (pretty exclusively) for months. Even a few I have on DVD, I found on YouTube and use there. It's just easier. That said, I'm definitely not ready to go DVD-less yet. I'll keep my small collections for a while longer.
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