Originally Posted by Foxbat121
I have no doubts that my stance makes very little impact on studios. And there is NO MOVIE that I MUST watch.
You two seems to be the perfect candidate for the digital streaming studios are trying out now. Meanwhile, I belongs to a minority who still prefers the physica media with both HD audio and video intact. Anything less doesn't worth my money.
The problem is, the main appeal of phyiscal media is owning it - knowing it can't be taken away and will be there whenever you want to watch it.
If all you ever do is rent, you're essentially setting yourself up of a similar situation as streaming, where that disc may go out of print, then be unavailable when it gets damaged later.
Further, to say "anything less isn't worth my money is bunk". You aren't giving the studios any money. You've maybe paid a buck or two to view the movie like some library book. You're not laying out any real cost. You want a full sundae for the cost of the taste test scoop in a cup. You're paying for the ability to rent movies, not for the copies of the movies themselves. "Your money's worth" comes down to how many rentals you get for your monthly fee, not in what features a disc contains.
No doubt, I don't like this trend any more than anyone, but to feel like you're getting ripped off with a rental that costs less than a cup of coffee is silly.
Should the studios be stripping down rental copies? Of course not.
Should you buy the disc if the better audio is important to you? Yes, you should, just like you should buy a better audio and video system if you want the best viewing experience. Then you can talk about it being "your money".