Originally Posted by michaeltscott
Life is way too frickin' short for me to keep hopping up changing discs. I haven't bought anything on disc other than very rarely a video game for some years now. Maybe once or twice a year I watch something that I own on disc. Otherwise I stream, download or watch/record on cable all the video and audio that I consume. I purchase almost all of the video games that I play as downloads (I've had an Xbox One for a year and a half and only recently bought a game on disc for it--Rocksmith 2014--and only because it was a tremendous deal. Being the only XB1 game disc that I own it lives in the console's drive. If the DD of it goes on a big sale I'll probably double dip and dump the disc).
I just hope that they keep making discs for you connoisseurs. BDs have never achieved the volume of sales that DVDs did; 4K discs will no doubt be less popular still as the popularity of streaming rises. Streaming video got good enough for Joe and Jane Average years ago; they rent DVDs when they rent them because Red Box is cheaper than renting streams.
Have you ever seen higher bit rate 1080p or 4K Netflix or heard its audio, NorthSky? Obviously not VUDU or any of the others in Canada. Until you actually do, don't make assumptions about PQ and AQ. Encoders are not created equal. Obviously Netflix isn't as good as some BDs (not all BDs are created equal either and I know a couple of titles with screwed up encodes on disc that Netflix's streams exceed the quality of--the final two "Dragon Tatoo" films come to mind), but I suspect that its actual quality might surprise you.
Do you have your own private chauffeur and grocery shopper like I do?
Do you take walks up the mountains and around the lakes with your dogs?
Do you go fishing with your canoe on the ocean?
I don't know about you but Blu-ray movies in 3D and DTS-HD 7.1 sound and look pretty pretty good to me. ...Multichannel discrete hi-res audio man.
...Need to get one of those.
May I ask you; what makes you assume that I was assuming, because I am simply asking and discovering as we all go along in this life together for a better healthier and cleaner planet. This is in all honesty. Many people they don't like my Blu-rays; they say it's to expensive it's a waste of time and effort. Plus it creates future plastic garbage, which they are 100% right, and they make me reflect deep into myself and in the way I watched my movies @ home.
In that sense you are way ahead, and doing good for the planet and all the people around you; and that, I am fully aware of, chapeau!