Renting 4K Titles - Industry Imposed Delays
Just a rant really. How long before the industry gets it? When new titles become available via disc or stream, there is often a lag between purchase availability and rental availability for the stream. But now, the 4K version remains in "buy only" mode for an extended period of time for premium titles, thereby actually diminishing any excitement anyone might have about it in the first place. Oh yay, we get Infinity Wars a month later than everyone! :|
When will the studios realize that content is content, and format is format? Delaying rental availability just delays rentals, and does not translate into a significant change in purchasing behavior for 99% of us.
Customers who are early-ish adopters of technology are already paying the bills for the rest of the marketplace. I think we deserve more than being treated as the content cash-cows.
I for one will NEVER buy content that I did not already intend to buy in the first place, and as a matter of principle I won't buy it until it's already available to rent as well.