Originally Posted by DCM88
So I have about 150 Blu-ray’s and about 40 or so 4k titles I have always been a disc only guy I currently have a Panasonic ub820 and it is fantastic but lately with Dolby vision to me being the future and extraordinary picture it provides And Apple TV putting 90 percent or more of there movies in Dolby vision and for instance sonic the hedgehog movie out now in Apple TV in Dolby vision months before the actual disc release which is scheduled for 5/29 Makes me wonder if having the 4k player is needed anymore what are your guys thoughts ?
I'm an active streamer, have movies on my NAS and buy discs (4K, bluray and dvd even).
Enjoy all of those, pleased by the quality of streaming, it's very convenient but presents the movie well. If I want to kick back and devote an evening to a movie, the disk or my NAS is it.
I know what I have with streaming - it's not quite as good image and audio. If I want the best fidelity, it's not streaming. But often I just want to fire up a movie on Netflix or VUDU and just go. Disney+ has also turned into a good option, along with Amazon. Streaming is also good when you travel.
The minuses are not the best quality (still good though) and you don't own it. I've seen some of my movies turn from bluray to dvd resolution before. Basically, you don't own it even though you've paid money. But if you're ok with that, just enjoy it.
I'll do the discs for things I like, things I'm on the fence on, I'll rent or buy in streaming.
I've also found some movies that are available only on DVD physically that are available in bluray resolution on VUDU (ex: 13th warrior, Milagro Beanfield War), which are favorites, so that's a large improvement for me. The shows are also great on Netflix, Amazon and Disney+.
Instead of choosing a side, I prefer to just enjoy the bounty, especially during these times.