With all the different video streaming channels available, it may seem a little silly to waste money buying the complete series of a TV show on disc. However, before you pass up the chance to buy one of someone's favorite series, consider the following.

Not Always Available

Streaming channels do not always keep the same shows ready for viewing. Just because a whole series is available now doesn't mean it always will be. In addition, if the show is still being aired, there may only be limited episodes on the streaming channels. Finally, you may be able to find the whole series but have to pay for each episode you view. This will end up costing you more than buying the whole set.


In order to stream video, you need to be connected to the Internet. There will be times when you do not have access. In many situations this is the time when having a good series to watch can keep things smooth. For example, you are taking a family vacation and the kids are watching television on laptops or the onboard televisions. All of a sudden you are in an area with little or no reception. The kids start acting up and fighting out of boredom. If you had their favorite series on disc you could pop it in and keep them occupied a bit longer at least.


Giving a loved one or close friend their favorite TV series on disc as a gift is a nice, thoughtful gift. It shows that you know them enough to know what their favorite series was and took the time to find the whole set. People have often missed an episode or more when the show first aired and may not have had the chance to see it. Don't forget to include yourself on this gift list. It is also nice to be able to take some time to relax with an old friend. If it is a series from your youth you can share these memories with your kids and get a good laugh out of how much TV shows have changed. This gives your family the gift of togetherness, something you cannot put a price on.

Think of a few TV series you wish you could watch again, or some you know a loved one enjoyed and look for the whole series on disc. If you can't find the whole series, buy a few seasons of it. Eventually you will find them all and can add to the collection. Check out retailers like Pristine Sales and see if they have the series you're looking for.