Originally Posted by aaronwt
Really? I would never buy a title because it is showing up on Netflix a month later. I would either wait, rent it from someplace like 3dbdrental which gets them right away, or rent a digital version. If I decide to buy a title, I've already made the decsion before it was released.
It's already been several months since it was in the theater. What is the big deal waiting 30 days longer to see it?
People NOT wanting to wait .. or wait any longer ... is what drives much of the pricing and release schedule ... theaters, rentals, various streaming services, retail, HBO/Showtime/etc, etc, etc.
Several years ago I started going to theaters again. It started with Avatar 3D, and I have been going once every few months to see big sci-fi, fantasy, action/adventure titles in 3D, IMAX, and IMAX 3D. I am not, though, going to theaters because I can't wait, I am going because the experience is far different/better than my home theater.
Talk about "waiting" ... I never buy a BD title on pre-order, or even within the first few months. And I don't even buy new anymore. I buy on Amazon Marketplace in "like new" or "very good." So they "get me" for a few titles in the theater, but mostly I pay $8 - $10 per BD. Occasionally, my wife and I will stream (Amazon Prime free) a title that she wants to see (she almost never goes to the theater with me), but they are as someone commented comedy or chick flick type titles that we curl up in bed to watch on my bedroom theater system.
My point is that everyone has a different pattern that they have settled into based on their own habits and preferences, perfectly logical or impossible to understand. Irregardless, no one should be holding out their way as the best way, or criticizing how someone else does it differently.