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Sure, understandable, but I prefer the little bottles.

Are they mutually exclusive? confused.gif
post #5102 of 5725
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I also don't stream and won't stream until bandwidth improves and I am offered BD equivalents with respect to picture quality and 5.1/7.1 surround. That may not be for another generation as the primary wired bandwidth providers, the cable companies, are too occupied with selling their present bandwidth in evermore cleverer ways. I don't see them as anywhere near upgrading their infrastructure.

Streaming certainly satisfies a growing number of people, but BD's hardware and software continues to enjoy strong sales. Not growing, but not shrinking either.

I'm with you if it's a good movie, but if it's a chick flick or a silly comedy, I can live with the streaming quality.
post #5103 of 5725
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Are they mutually exclusive? confused.gif

I can personally attest that they are not :-)
post #5104 of 5725
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Are they mutually exclusive? confused.gif

Sleep is the great time machine. smile.gif
post #5105 of 5725
Depends on the Stewardeses. Stewardi? wink.gif
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I'm with you if it's a good movie, but if it's a chick flick or a silly comedy, I can live with the streaming quality.
I agree. I wouldn't want to watch a big budget movie through streaming. But strangely enough, sometimes I do find myself just sitting on my couch watching some stupid movie just "because it's on". The laziness factor is quite compelling among a lot of people.

I have been watching Dexter on Netflix lately with their "Superbit HD" or whatever it's called. Gotta tell you, it looks pretty damn close to BD quality.

I do suspect these streamers might begin to wane in popularity the more people buy smart tvs. If the streaming companies do take over the world and people can access their apps on their TV, iphone, ipad, androd, game system, BD player, who would need a device like the wdtv?

(I'm not talking about us here, we are all in a different boat. Some more than others. biggrin.gif)
post #5107 of 5725
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I do suspect these streamers might begin to wane in popularity the more people buy smart tvs.

Too much stuff isn't available through these services yet. Like all the old Doctor Who episodes. cool.gif
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Well who is going to wait around for House of Cards to be in a better format? Not me! biggrin.gif
post #5109 of 5725
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I agree. I wouldn't want to watch a big budget movie through streaming. But strangely enough, sometimes I do find myself just sitting on my couch watching some stupid movie just "because it's on". The laziness factor is quite compelling among a lot of people.

I have been watching Dexter on Netflix lately with their "Superbit HD" or whatever it's called. Gotta tell you, it looks pretty damn close to BD quality.

I do suspect these streamers might begin to wane in popularity the more people buy smart tvs. If the streaming companies do take over the world and people can access their apps on their TV, iphone, ipad, androd, game system, BD player, who would need a device like the wdtv?

(I'm not talking about us here, we are all in a different boat. Some more than others. biggrin.gif)

I don't want to limit anyone's options. I simply want the option of streaming my content from my storage be it via a dedicated device like PCH or Dune, an HTPC or an app on my pre/pro or display.

Jeff
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A movie on an iPad sure makes an airplane ride more tolerable for me anyway.


Right. And the car and the gym and 50 other places people may choose to do most of their movie watching.
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Too much stuff isn't available through these services yet. Like all the old Doctor Who episodes. cool.gif

Agreed. Limited offerings, limited HD, and a bunch of different services that provide different apps/formats, etc. But once somebody does what Amazon did with books and Kindle, I suspect more and more people will buy strictly digital offerings.

I also suspect that people still by BDs because they don't want to wait another 30 days for it to hit netflix.
post #5111 of 5725
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Originally Posted by Marde View Post

I have everything on local storage that Netflix and Hulu Plus has except the High School Musical series. Sadly, I have those on disc, and will rip and get em' on my server next week.







jk - I ripped and double backed up the entire HSM series last year.

Why don't you just setup a remote service and instead of ripping my own movie collection, I'll just stream to my home from your server? wink.gif
post #5112 of 5725
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Well who is going to wait around for House of Cards to be in a better format? Not me! biggrin.gif

My third time viewing Season 2 will be on Blu-ray Disc. If I do the same thing that I did with Season 1.
post #5113 of 5725
As long as there are warez scene releases, bit torrents and pirate download sites, there will be a demand for local content media players. The segment of the population with the ability to acquire the skills to rip BD or DVD and a willingness to do so has got to be very small. There are far more people who are eager and willing to just download the pirate copies someone else has ripped and create their libraries that way.
post #5114 of 5725
Or all of the above. Better copies of the better movies.
post #5115 of 5725
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Right. And the car and the gym and 50 other places people may choose to do most of their movie watching.
Agreed. Limited offerings, limited HD, and a bunch of different services that provide different apps/formats, etc. But once somebody does what Amazon did with books and Kindle, I suspect more and more people will buy strictly digital offerings.

I also suspect that people still by BDs because they don't want to wait another 30 days for it to hit netflix.

I "suspect" that Apple will soon be a major player in this space.

Jeff
post #5116 of 5725
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Originally Posted by agogley View Post

Right. And the car and the gym and 50 other places people may choose to do most of their movie watching.
Agreed. Limited offerings, limited HD, and a bunch of different services that provide different apps/formats, etc. But once somebody does what Amazon did with books and Kindle, I suspect more and more people will buy strictly digital offerings.

I also suspect that people still by BDs because they don't want to wait another 30 days for it to hit netflix.

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?
post #5117 of 5725
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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.

Jeff
post #5118 of 5725
If it weren't for my girlfriend I'd wait for everything to come on tv before I'd buy it. I saved a lot of money that way. Lol
post #5119 of 5725
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

I am going because the experience is far different/better than my home theater.

Whoa, that's unfortunate. You need to get the bubble gum off of the floor or something.
post #5120 of 5725
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Whoa, that's unfortunate. You need to get the bubble gum off of the floor or something.

No 3D in my theater nor a screen that subtends a horizontal and vertical angle like an IMAX. HF and LF is not what my home theaters is, and surround integration is not even close to my home theater. But these are good enough to not distract me from the big in-my-face image of the commercial theaters I go to.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

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?

I have a friend who can't wait for Redbox. I can't understand why he can't wait another 30 days. I do know there must be other people like him that's why the studios made it so Redbox and Netflix can't get the movies for another 30 days.

I'm like you. I've been to the theater once in more than 7 years. This last Thanksgiving I went to the release of "Frozen" in 3D so my kids could see the movie before we went to Walt Disney World. My experience there reminded me why I stopped going to the commercial theaters.

I would go...even for the price they charged me. But the experience due to the other people in the theater ruins the experience.

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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

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.

Jeff

I rarely buy any titles anymore unless I think it is something I'm definitely going to want to watch a second and third time. Most movies I see for the first time after renting the BD from RedBox. There are a few movies I know ahead of time (before release) that I'll want. Most of the Disney movies, for example. But for the most part I will not buy a movie I haven't seen and that means waiting for the release on RedBox.

If I wanted them right away I could see them for $5.99 since Xfinity streams most of the new pics "On Demand" before NetFlix. I just refuse to pay that when I can wait 30 days and pay $1.50 to see it.
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Whoa, that's unfortunate. You need to get the bubble gum off of the floor or something.

LOL. I was thinking the same thing. For me, it's the people. People who can't make up their mind at the ticket window. People who have a total lack of manners at the concession line. And then people on their phones, talking, or otherwise reminding me that I'm in a theater with a large group of individuals who were raised in a barn.

Plus I went on a cheap night and I think I still spent over $60 for my family of 4 (including food). Which, btw, I'd be willing to pay on a regular basis if the theaters were able to get rid of the rude guests.
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For me, it's the people. People who can't make up their mind at the ticket window. People who have a total lack of manners at the concession line. And then people on their phones, talking, or otherwise reminding me that I'm in a theater with a large group of individuals who were raised in a barn.

Plus I went on a cheap night and I think I still spent over $60 for my family of 4 (including food). Which, btw, I'd be willing to pay on a regular basis if the theaters were able to get rid of the rude guests.

lol

I go to 7pm-ish showings mid-week 2-3 weeks after opening. It is never crowded and I always get the sweet seats. I get the senior discount and NEVER buy squat from the food concession. wink.gif

Jeff
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Originally Posted by agogley View Post

I have a friend who can't wait for Redbox. I can't understand why he can't wait another 30 days. I do know there must be other people like him that's why the studios made it so Redbox and Netflix can't get the movies for another 30 days.

I'm like you. I've been to the theater once in more than 7 years. This last Thanksgiving I went to the release of "Frozen" in 3D so my kids could see the movie before we went to Walt Disney World. My experience there reminded me why I stopped going to the commercial theaters.

I would go...even for the price they charged me. But the experience due to the other people in the theater ruins the experience.
I rarely buy any titles anymore unless I think it is something I'm definitely going to want to watch a second and third time. Most movies I see for the first time after renting the BD from RedBox. There are a few movies I know ahead of time (before release) that I'll want. Most of the Disney movies, for example. But for the most part I will not buy a movie I haven't seen and that means waiting for the release on RedBox.

If I wanted them right away I could see them for $5.99 since Xfinity streams most of the new pics "On Demand" before NetFlix. I just refuse to pay that when I can wait 30 days and pay $1.50 to see it.
LOL. I was thinking the same thing. For me, it's the people. People who can't make up their mind at the ticket window. People who have a total lack of manners at the concession line. And then people on their phones, talking, or otherwise reminding me that I'm in a theater with a large group of individuals who were raised in a barn.

Plus I went on a cheap night and I think I still spent over $60 for my family of 4 (including food). Which, btw, I'd be willing to pay on a regular basis if the theaters were able to get rid of the rude guests.

I do go to the theater two times a month., But nothing like between 1994 to 2006 when my GF and I typically averaged around one movie a week. Now we usually go to one movie a month and I go to one a month by myself.
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lol

I go to 7pm-ish showings mid-week 2-3 weeks after opening. It is never crowded and I always get the sweet seats. I get the senior discount and NEVER buy squat from the food concession. wink.gif

Jeff

We went on a Tuesday, I think. It was cheap night and there was nobody there. We decided to do it on sort a whim at the last minute. There was nobody around except one person in the ticket booth who apparently can't read a sign and pick a movie. And we got the best seats in the house with only ten other people. And ten was enough. It wasn't a horrible experience, but having movies in my home theater certainly is better. Which is why I have my own movie collection! I knew that you knew that I'd bring this back to the topic. wink.gif
Edited by agogley - 2/8/14 at 4:40pm
post #5125 of 5725
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We went on a Tuesday, I think. It was cheap night and there was nobody there. We decided to do it on sort a whim at the last minute. There was nobody around except one person in the ticket booth who apparently can't read a sign and pick a movie. And we got the best seats in the house with only ten other people. And ten was enough. It wasn't a horrible experience, but having movies in my home theater certainly is better. Which is why I have my own movie collection! I knew that you knew that I'd bring this back to the topic. wink.gif

I have a fantastic home theater with 3D-capable 10 foot diagonal image, 7.1 high quality setup but still go to theaters sometimes; even with my setup can't duplicate impact of the huge screens esp IMAX.
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I have a 120" screen w/Sony 3D projector and love it but there are movies that are worth seeing on the BIG screen (rarely IMAX unless it was entirely SHOT in IMAX) and those are movies like Pacific Rim, Avengers etc. - movies with a LOT of and BIG Action. But we ONLY go to matinees and go after the movie has been out for several weeks. We saw Despicable Me 2 with no one else in the theater - we saw Pac Rim with 4 people, etc etc - SO matinees and after they've been out for a while = a good movie experience!
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I have a 120" screen w/Sony 3D projector and love it but there are movies that are worth seeing on the BIG screen (rarely IMAX unless it was entirely SHOT in IMAX) and those are movies like Pacific Rim, Avengers etc. - movies with a LOT of and BIG Action. But we ONLY go to matinees and go after the movie has been out for several weeks. We saw Despicable Me 2 with no one else in the theater - we saw Pac Rim with 4 people, etc etc - SO matinees and after they've been out for a while = a good movie experience!
I agree with everything you said. I don't like people kicking my seat, eating noisily, looking at their phone, talking, coughing like Doc Holiday is sitting next to me, the uncomfortable seats, not being able to pause, and the 45 minutes of commercials and coming distractions that precede the movie.
post #5128 of 5725
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I agree with everything you said. I don't like people kicking my seat, eating noisily, looking at their phone, talking, coughing like Doc Holiday is sitting next to me, the uncomfortable seats, not being able to pause, and the 45 minutes of commercials and coming distractions that precede the movie.

The worse experience I had recently wasn't any of the above, annoying as they can be. Apparently movie house seats, like airplane seats, are getting narrower. I felt as if the guy next to me was trying to get into my lap. And he was big but not that kind of big.

Now, stretching out on the sofa at home is great. But I can't get the popcorn right.
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Now, stretching out on the sofa at home is great. But I can't get the popcorn right.

The secret is: coconut oil.
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The secret is: coconut oil.

Is it really? I use coconut oil on my protein shakes all the time and never thought about doing popcorn with it. I always though that coconut oil was a low heat oil and could not be used for popcorn.
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