DVD / BD Habits

We'd like to know more about how you buy your anime DVDs and Blu-Ray.
Which do you prefer to buy:
DVD 678 out of 1957 (34.6%)
BluRay 964 out of 1957 (49.3%)
More or less ambivalent 311 out of 1957 (15.9%)
(none of the above) 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
Can you play BluRay?
Yes 1274 out of 1957 (65.1%)
Yes, but not on my preferred screen for watching anime 179 out of 1957 (9.1%)
No 500 out of 1957 (25.5%)
(none of the above) 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
Will you buy an anime if you haven't already seen it?
This is how I buy most my anime 307 out of 1957 (15.7%)
Sometimes, but I prefer to sample it first 944 out of 1957 (48.2%)
Yes, but only if it's an affordable set 334 out of 1957 (17.1%)
No. I will not buy DVDs or BDs if I haven't already seen the anime. 364 out of 1957 (18.6%)
(none of the above) 8 out of 1957 (0.4%)
Which anime do you buy on DVD or BD ?
Only my favorites 703 out of 1957 (35.9%)
Everything I like 772 out of 1957 (39.4%)
Everything I want to see 368 out of 1957 (18.8%)
Everything 108 out of 1957 (5.5%)
(none of the above) 6 out of 1957 (0.3%)
What kind of package do you prefer for your favorite anime ?
More expensive, premium packages. 1184 out of 1957 (60.5%)
Cheap! 760 out of 1957 (38.8%)
(none of the above) 13 out of 1957 (0.7%)
What about everything else?
More expensive, premium packages. 434 out of 1957 (22.2%)
Cheap! 1506 out of 1957 (77.0%)
(none of the above) 17 out of 1957 (0.9%)
How much are you willing to pay for a 13-episode(half hour each) premium collection? (Assume that the more expensive collections will have more / nicer premium features)
$200+ 75 out of 1957 (3.8%)
$150 - $199.99 42 out of 1957 (2.1%)
$100 - $149.99 133 out of 1957 (6.8%)
$70 - $99.99 457 out of 1957 (23.4%)
$40 - $69.99 1017 out of 1957 (52.0%)
I won't buy premium items. 227 out of 1957 (11.6%)
(none of the above) 6 out of 1957 (0.3%)
What do you think is the right price for a no-frills 13-episode set?
$14.99 139 out of 1957 (7.1%)
$19.99 375 out of 1957 (19.2%)
$24.99 470 out of 1957 (24.0%)
$29.99 511 out of 1957 (26.1%)
$34.99 272 out of 1957 (13.9%)
$39.99 176 out of 1957 (9.0%)
(none of the above) 14 out of 1957 (0.7%)
Assuming you want to buy a no-frills 13-episode set, but it's not a *MUST HAVE* title, what's the most you'd be willing to pay for it?
$14.99 358 out of 1957 (18.3%)
$19.99 487 out of 1957 (24.9%)
$24.99 392 out of 1957 (20.0%)
$29.99 339 out of 1957 (17.3%)
$34.99 141 out of 1957 (7.2%)
$39.99 139 out of 1957 (7.1%)
$40 + 94 out of 1957 (4.8%)
(none of the above) 7 out of 1957 (0.4%)
What are your favorite extras for a premium set (pick 3)?
A nice collectors box 1048 out of 1957 (53.6%)
CD Soundtrack 946 out of 1957 (48.3%)
Artbook 1004 out of 1957 (51.3%)
Storyboard book 208 out of 1957 (10.6%)
Making of / interviews book 244 out of 1957 (12.5%)
Merchandise 618 out of 1957 (31.6%)
Video interviews with creator / staff 413 out of 1957 (21.1%)
Video interviews with voice actors 367 out of 1957 (18.8%)
Deleted scenes 326 out of 1957 (16.7%)
Previously unseen animation (OVA, mini-OVA) 1269 out of 1957 (64.8%)
Animatics (Storyboards alongside audio) 101 out of 1957 (5.2%)
Making of video 283 out of 1957 (14.5%)
(none of the above) 14 out of 1957 (0.7%)
Some premium sets are only available from select online retailers. How do you feel about this?
Doesn't bother me one bit 617 out of 1957 (31.5%)
I don't like it, but if I want the set I'll buy it from whoever is selling it 985 out of 1957 (50.3%)
I won't buy it if it isn't available from my preferred online retailer 275 out of 1957 (14.1%)
I won't buy it if it isn't available from my preferred brick and mortar retailer 67 out of 1957 (3.4%)
(none of the above) 13 out of 1957 (0.7%)
Where do you prefer to buy your anime ?
Anime conventions 65 out of 1957 (3.3%)
Brick and mortar "big box" store (Walmart, etc...) 118 out of 1957 (6.0%)
Brick and mortar anime store 99 out of 1957 (5.1%)
Brick and mortar comic-book / hobby store 21 out of 1957 (1.1%)
Brick and mortar movie store 58 out of 1957 (3.0%)
Non-anime conventions(Comic conventions, etc...) 0 out of 1957 (0.0%)
Online anime retailer 857 out of 1957 (43.8%)
Online retailer(non-anime, ex: Amazon.com) 716 out of 1957 (36.6%)
(none of the above) 23 out of 1957 (1.2%)
Where do you buy your anime? (pick all that apply)
Online retailer (non anime, ex: Amazon.com) 1586 out of 1957 (81.0%)
Online anime retailer 1491 out of 1957 (76.2%)
Brick and mortar "big box" store (Walmart, etc...) 759 out of 1957 (38.8%)
Anime conventions 640 out of 1957 (32.7%)
Brick and mortar movie store 395 out of 1957 (20.2%)
Brick and mortar anime store 319 out of 1957 (16.3%)
Brick and mortar comic-book / hobby store 253 out of 1957 (12.9%)
Non-anime conventions (Comic conventions, etc...) 111 out of 1957 (5.7%)
(none of the above) 23 out of 1957 (1.2%)
Which of the following online stores do you buy non-import anime from (select all that apply)
Amazon.com 1559 out of 1957 (79.7%)
Right Stuf 1311 out of 1957 (67.0%)
Anime Castle 89 out of 1957 (4.5%)
Anime Nation 122 out of 1957 (6.2%)
Robert's Anime Corner Store 204 out of 1957 (10.4%)
NISA Online Store 164 out of 1957 (8.4%)
Bandai Entertainment's "The Store" 234 out of 1957 (12.0%)
(none of the above) 163 out of 1957 (8.3%)
Now that it's easier than ever to watch anime for free online, how do you feel when companies only release a premium set for a series you wanted to buy.
I love it! Premium sets are the way to go. 397 out of 1957 (20.3%)
A little annoyed, I prefer the cheaper sets, but I'm willing to spend a bit more. 348 out of 1957 (17.8%)
A little annoyed, but I can live without buying it. 247 out of 1957 (12.6%)
Pissed off. That's no way to treat customers (or at least we would be customers if they released affordable prodcuct) 133 out of 1957 (6.8%)
It really depends on the series. If it's something I really like, then I want the premium set, but if it's another series, then the lack of an affordable set annoys me. 813 out of 1957 (41.5%)
(none of the above) 19 out of 1957 (1.0%)
Do you watch anime online?
Yes 1663 out of 1957 (85.0%)
No 284 out of 1957 (14.5%)
(none of the above) 10 out of 1957 (0.5%)
Do you pay to watch anime online?
Yes 550 out of 1957 (28.1%)
No 1397 out of 1957 (71.4%)
(none of the above) 10 out of 1957 (0.5%)
In order to watch streaming anime online from a legal source, what are the *must have* features.
Must be free 940 out of 1957 (48.0%)
Must be in 720p 660 out of 1957 (33.7%)
Must be in 1080p 293 out of 1957 (15.0%)
Must be non-flash 260 out of 1957 (13.3%)
Must have no ads 607 out of 1957 (31.0%)
Must support my portable device(tablet,phone,etc..) 269 out of 1957 (13.7%)
I won't watch streaming anime, downloading is the only way for me (Do not select any other answer) 199 out of 1957 (10.2%)
I won't watch anime online (Do not select any other answer) 115 out of 1957 (5.9%)
(none of the above) 90 out of 1957 (4.6%)
What country are you from?
US - United States 1417 out of 1957 (72.4%)
CA - Canada 188 out of 1957 (9.6%)
GB - United Kingdom 84 out of 1957 (4.3%)
AU - Australia 72 out of 1957 (3.7%)
DE - Germany 24 out of 1957 (1.2%)
NL - Netherlands 16 out of 1957 (0.8%)
JP - Japan 10 out of 1957 (0.5%)
NZ - New Zealand 10 out of 1957 (0.5%)
BE - Belgium 8 out of 1957 (0.4%)
DK - Denmark 8 out of 1957 (0.4%)
FR - France 8 out of 1957 (0.4%)
SE - Sweden 8 out of 1957 (0.4%)
MX - Mexico 7 out of 1957 (0.4%)
ES - Spain 6 out of 1957 (0.3%)
PT - Portugal 6 out of 1957 (0.3%)
FI - Finland 5 out of 1957 (0.3%)
RU - Russian Federation 5 out of 1957 (0.3%)
AT - Austria 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
ID - Indonesia 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
IT - Italy 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
RO - Romania 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
SG - Singapore 4 out of 1957 (0.2%)
BR - Brazil 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
IE - Ireland 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
KR - South Korea 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
PH - Philippines 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
SI - Slovenia 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
TH - Thailand 3 out of 1957 (0.2%)
CH - Switzerland 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
HU - Hungary 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
MY - Malaysia 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
NO - Norway 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
PK - Pakistan 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
PL - Poland 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
PR - Puerto Rico 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
TT - Trinidad and Tobago 2 out of 1957 (0.1%)
AE - United Arab Emirates 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
AR - Argentina 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
BG - Bulgaria 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
BH - Bahrain 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
BN - Brunei Darussalam 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
CL - Chile 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
CO - Colombia 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
CY - Cyprus 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
EE - Estonia 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
GR - Greece 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
HR - Croatia 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
IN - India 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
IQ - Iraq 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
LU - Luxembourg 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
LV - Latvia 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
PA - Panama 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
PE - Peru 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
RS - Serbia 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
SV - El Salvador 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
TR - Turkey 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)
ZA - South Africa 1 out of 1957 (0.1%)