Saturday, 13 November 2010


1x09 Bribery and Corruption

Have I Got News For You
40x04 (4/11/10 edition; extended repeat)

3x10 Queen of Hearts
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Russell Howard's Good News
3x03 (4/11/10 edition; extended repeat)

Collection Count

Collection Count tracks my DVD/Blu-ray collection via a number of statistics every week.

It's one of those weeks where more's changed than it appears in the list, thanks to a raft of new acquisitions, some DVD-to-BD upgrades, some DVDs disappearing in advance of a future upgrade, and more shenanigans of that sort. Hence the 24-hour delay.

For the curious, the TV episodes figure jumps so much thanks to Doctor Who series 5 (13), the complete Dollhouse (26), and a classic Doctor Who (Horror of Fang Rock, 4).

Number of titles in collection: 1,239 [up 5]
Of which DVDs: 1,102 [no change]
Of which Blu-rays: 137 [up 5]

Number of discs in collection: 3,037 [up 14]
Number of films in collection: 1,305 [up 1]
Number of TV episodes in collection: 4,333 [up 43]

Statistic of the week:

DTS soundtracks:
(20.8% of the total)

Last week I promised to provide updates on some of the stats from the early weeks of Collection Count, and so here's another: the number of titles which include a DTS soundtrack, originally featured exactly a year ago on (obviously) 13th November 2009.

On DVD, DTS soundtracks were a coveted rarity (as far as I've been able to tell down the years, most audiophiles believe they're superior to Dolby). But while Dolby tracks dominated the surround sphere on DVD, it seems that on Blu-ray DTS's DTS-HD Master Audio format has beaten out Dolby's TrueHD on the whole. Which, in short, means this number is jumping up all the time. Lovely.

See you next week, faithful reader.