What it is nerds? I’m back with a conundrum rolled up in some angst then wrapped inside a First World problem. This is a relatively new (for me) issue, so I thought I’d jump on here and do some out-loud thinking and maybe get some feedback from my seven loyal readers.
Here’s the deal: New Movie X is coming out on DVD/Blu-Ray on Tuesday. Should I spring for the Blu-Ray or buy it on Amazon as a digital download that gets added to my Amazon “Video Library?” As usual, there seem to be some pros and cons…
DVD/Blu-Ray (let’s just call them “DVDs” to make it easy on me) storage can be a massive pain in the butt. The amount of space that those plastic cases (DVDs in particular) consume compared to the thickness of the actual discs is crazy. I like the look of a wall of DVDs, but who has that kind of storage space? And the dust?..c’mon!
Maybe “home theater” is a bit of an overstatement. I’ve never been one of those guys who needs to have the surround sound speakers finely tuned to the acoustic profile of a room and the windows shaking. If I can understand the dialogue, I’m usually good.
I actually had contemplated NOT having a TV in the new nerd cave. But that feeling passed after about 10 seconds. Let’s face it, no self-respecting nerd would voluntarily exclude a TV from his or her den. My problem was that I had nowhere to put the TV. My wife suggested mounting it up high in the corner but that would’ve meant a pretty small screen and I’d have felt like I was sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room watching the Weather Channel.