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I will always buy music in some physical form, and its starting to go for Blurays, too. Since I can get a Bluray for $5-$10 after they've been out for a while, why not?

I stopped buying music in physical form because the particular music I like is difficult to find as a physical media, if I want it in physical media it often costs me literally twice as much. Instead I can always burn the digital form to physical media if I choose. I don't have a problem with this since 320kbps MP3/aac is fine for me.
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This. Why don't they offer a top tier service? I'd gladly give them more money, maybe $25-30 a month. give me some hd movies, newer titles, and a better browse feature and it would be awesome. if not that, then why not add a pay per view system so I could "rent" new releases?
I feel like that would replace the need for a tv for most people. And somehow companies would get their way and make it so it isnt possible or something. Or you have a completely original idea and you should tell netflix about it.
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This.
Plus I think disks no matter the format is dead tech.

I still like physical media. The download speeds here in Canada suck (Unless you go for exorbitantly expensive service packages), and games have been getting pretty big lately.
Having a CD means that I can install or reinstall a game reasonably quickly should I wish to do so.
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im not seeing the problem with this. discs suck. theyre really slow, and there are better ways of getting media.
 
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im not seeing the problem with this. discs suck. theyre really slow, and there are better ways of getting media.

There are currently no viable options for two groups of people. One is the group who want the best picture quality possible. No streaming service can come close to blu-ray quality. Second is the group who have limited bandwidth caps and/or speed caps.

As also mentioned, streaming services typically are pretty late (if they ever even show up) on new releases.

Blu-ray solves all of these problems. For people with decent speeds, hefty caps, don't care (as much) about picture quality, and aren't concerned with new releases - then there's no problem.
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im not seeing the problem with this. discs suck. theyre really slow, and there are better ways of getting media.

There are currently no viable options for two groups of people. One is the group who want the best picture quality possible. No streaming service can come close to blu-ray quality. Second is the group who have limited bandwidth caps and/or speed caps.

As also mentioned, streaming services typically are pretty late (if they ever even show up) on new releases.

Blu-ray solves all of these problems. For people with decent speeds, hefty caps, don't care (as much) about picture quality, and aren't concerned with new releases - then there's no problem.

For people that want maximum quality -> External drive.
For those who will accept less than maximum quality, and have high-speed internet and no bandwidth caps -> External drive, streaming or external hard drive.
For those who will accept less than maximum quality, and have slow/no internet or bandwidth caps -> External drive, or external hard drive.

I'm not seeing any groups that aren't covered by the above options.
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Sure is.


People who want 4K -> Cinema ticket
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Some of us still NEED physical media. Great internet isn't everywhere yet. The only thing I can personally get is 1.5up 3 down for 130bucks a month. And it's very unstable. Can't stream much of anything, certainly not netflix. I'd like to go full digital but it's just not a reality where I live. And as I understand it, isn't a reality in the majority of the country. Until decent internet (thinking 5up 20down minimum) is available everywhere the transition to fully digital media is a pipe dream. Either that or they simply lose out on a huge amount of sales. And you know they don't want to do that.
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Some of us still NEED physical media. Great internet isn't everywhere yet. The only thing I can personally get is 1.5up 3 down for 130bucks a month. And it's unstable as hell. I like the idea of going fully digital but until internet is brought up to standards around the world it is a pipe dream. Either that or they will simply lose a great deal of the market because so many places have horrible internet, even here in the US.

Then get an external drive if you're going to buy a Mac. There are external USB bluray drives that are compatible with Macs. If you don't want an external USB bluray drive because of the price then get an external USB DVD drive. Simple solution to a "problem" that people on OCN are making sound like it's the end of the world.
    
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im not seeing the problem with this. discs suck. theyre really slow, and there are better ways of getting media.

There are currently no viable options for two groups of people. One is the group who want the best picture quality possible. No streaming service can come close to blu-ray quality. Second is the group who have limited bandwidth caps and/or speed caps.
As also mentioned, streaming services typically are pretty late (if they ever even show up) on new releases.
Blu-ray solves all of these problems. For people with decent speeds, hefty caps, don't care (as much) about picture quality, and aren't concerned with new releases - then there's no problem.

For people that want maximum quality -> External drive.
For those who will accept less than maximum quality, and have high-speed internet and no bandwidth caps -> External drive, streaming or external hard drive.
For those who will accept less than maximum quality, and have slow/no internet or bandwidth caps -> External drive, or external hard drive.
I'm not seeing any groups that aren't covered by the above options.

You're responding to what I said outside of the context of what I was replying to. He said discs suck and there are better ways of getting media. Every single one of your examples involve discs, thus have no relevance to what was being talked about.

If anything, you're just corroborating what I said about how we still need disc media for people in those situations since you refer to external drives (something to read discs) in every one of your examples.
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