Bucky Katt: Meh! I'm still happily using my VCR. I prefer to stick with tried and true technologies. New innovations are unreliable.
FirstNationalBastard: .Yeah... idiots.They should be watching shiatty quality streaming shows that eat up bandwidth like a civilized person.
Fallout Boy: FirstNationalBastard: .Yeah... idiots.They should be watching shiatty quality streaming shows that eat up bandwidth like a civilized person.Consumers have already accepted that blu-ray is far superior and that it is highly affordable. That being said, it is really laughable how almost every household owns a flat screen HD TV these days yet most of them watch nothing but cable television and DVDs.
pecosdave: 3D Blu-rays
Day_Old_Dutchie: The carriers here in Canada are basically three monopolies..they charge exorbitant bandwidth fees for Internet over a paltry 25 MB/month, so you either use their (expensive) entertainment options or use DVD because it costs way to much to watch over the net. And they give the government campaign contributions bribes and have high-powered lobbyists to keep it that way.Greedy bastards.
BumpInTheNight: I thought one of the biggest talking points about piracy was how the pirate's products were superior to the MPAA's ones?
MadAzza: I don't understand the headline. Is Subby so shallow and meaninglessly competitive that he/she has to immediately jump on the newest way of doing something and shun all others?
gwowen: I quite often flip between HD and non-HD versions of the same broadcast and I've got to say - HD is no more immersive than non-HD. You can see the extra detail but who needs to see the weave of someone's clothes to be immersed in a drama? On a 72" screen it'll make a difference, but at 38" it's irrelevant.
evil saltine: pecosdave: 3D Blu-raysHow do you fit them in the slot?
Bacontastesgood: gwowen: I quite often flip between HD and non-HD versions of the same broadcast and I've got to say - HD is no more immersive than non-HD. You can see the extra detail but who needs to see the weave of someone's clothes to be immersed in a drama? On a 72" screen it'll make a difference, but at 38" it's irrelevant.i won't choose what to watch based on if its HD or not, but HD is definitely nice, especially for sports where you can really see what the hell is happening on a nice wide shot of the field/action.Whether the screen size matters depends on how far you are from it. People complain about SD in 4" youtube videos.HD fetishists are the new audiophiles.Ah, come on. You admit you can see a difference, and I should hope you characterize HD as 'better' even if you consider it irrelevant. Audiophiles either (1) think distorted sound is 'better', like the vinyl or tube lovers, or (2) convince themselves that utterly impossible things make a difference, like rocks holding up their speaker cables.Just wait until 2160p content is widely available for the home if you want to see the rise of the true videophile.
illannoyin: That's almost as impressive as the largest police bust in Canada...[bp1.blogger.com image 281x400]
MythDragon: When I was in Kuwait and Iraq, they pirated the hell out of movies there. Hell, we occasionaly even got movies as they were in the theaters or even before they hit. Often times the new stuff was from some guy in the theater with a camcorder (which heads in the way and people talking) Sometimes the older ones where really shiatty quality and sometimes started late or cut off the end. Most where average quality but with eveything but the movie stripped from the disc so they could cram two or more movies on it. But a large portion of them were straight copies with special features and full quality. All for 5 bucks each.Sure the money was probably going to the same guys who were trying to kill us, but our entertainment options were very limited.
pecosdave: Fallout Boy: FirstNationalBastard: .Yeah... idiots.They should be watching shiatty quality streaming shows that eat up bandwidth like a civilized person.Consumers have already accepted that blu-ray is far superior and that it is highly affordable. That being said, it is really laughable how almost every household owns a flat screen HD TV these days yet most of them watch nothing but cable television and DVDs.I have a 36" SD CRT with a Blu-ray player and plenty of regular and 3D Blu-rays waiting on that next infusion of expendable cash.....
dickfreckle: /yes, I know you were kidding, but still
gwowen:HD is no more immersive than non-HD. On a 72" screen it'll make a difference, but at 38" it's irrelevant.X-boxershorts: DVD MPG quality is plenty good enough on smaller screens....
Silverstaff: Though I'm pretty sure Subby was trollin' in the headline. . .There are plenty of reasons to still buy DVD's.Yeah, I stream some things. I've got a Netflix subscription. It's nice, but far from perfect. There are massive gaps in what you can find in any streaming service, thanks to licensing issues, even if you subscribed to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and who knows what else.Also, streaming is reliant on having a working net connection. Just like anything else "in the cloud". If you're travelling to a place where you can't be assured of a good broadband internet connection, streaming is a waste.Furthermore, streaming is all subscription based. Don't keep paying that money each month? The show goes away. Should the service ever go out of business, it all vanishes.Yet more, even if the show/movie you like is on a streaming service, it might go away at any time thanks to the vagaries of licensing. My kid has discovered this, when his favorite show on Netflix went away because the license ran out.As opposed to DVD. . .where you buy the disc once, and never have to worry about a bad internet connection, or paying a monthly subscription, and far more movies are available.Netflix et al. is nice for what it is, but there is no way I'll give up my DVD collection for some streaming video service.
enderthexenocide: put me in the group that still buys dvds as well. i don't own a bluray player and i don't see any reason to buy one, since they still sell dvds of every single movie release. i usually torrent movies first to see if i like them, and then i'll buy the dvd if the movie is good. once they stop selling dvds at all and switch solely to bluray, i'll probably stop buying physical media altogether and stick with downloading my movies and burning them to dvd.
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