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post #11 of 44
Solution: Lower the prices of DVDs/Blu Rays. Kind of simple. Doesn't supply and demand work in such a way that as demand decreases, so does price? Gaah, they won't get it, they will just scratch their heads and raise prices to cover the costs.
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Originally Posted by GBob314;12274273 
Solution: Lower the prices of DVDs/Blu Rays. Kind of simple. Doesn't supply and demand work in such a way that as demand decreases, so does price? Gaah, they won't get it, they will just scratch their heads and raise prices to cover the costs.

You have a very valid point, and in truth, the only way to survive is to win by being cheaper, it's the American/Chinamart (Walmart) way.... Unfortunately

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There's no way that it costs more than $1 to press a DVD, or $3 for a Blu-ray, yet they insist on charging $20+ for a single movie, or $40 to $200 for box sets. If they lowered the prices people will buy. Trust me, I see it every year at Walmart on Black Friday when they have DVD's and Blu-rays at $5 to $8 each people buy them up within minutes, and the stores STILl are making a profit.
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Pfft who buys DVDs anymore?

Blu ray is way better.
post #15 of 44
I've reached the point where I don't even buy dvds anymore. Movies today just have no susbstance(other than a very select few) and I don't want to pay $20 just to watch it one or two times. I'll pickup a blu-ray every once in a while just to have some HD content but that's about it. The prices are just too expensive. Netflix is just the no-brainer choice in this situation.
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I don't buy DVDs, i rent them. Via Netflix.

I don't forsee Blu-Ray catching on much more than it has. Most people (me included) don't really care about a little more quality picture. I can see just fine on a DVD, no use in dropping another $200 on a Blu-Ray player. It really doesn't have an advantage over DVD besides the quality as far as i'm concerned, unlike the transition from VHS to DVD which had very obvious updates.

The sooner everyone gets their crap on Netflix or other streaming variants, the better we'll all be.
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post #17 of 44
There haven't been many GOOD movies out the last couple years. It's all special effects. I still go back to the classics for weekend viewing (Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile, O' Brother where art though)
The lack of quality and increased ease of internet media use makes buying $30+ blu rays and new release "block buster" DVD's a complete waste of time.

Personally, I'd rather watch an indie flick from 2005 on netflix through my PS3 than the latest 100+ million dollar budget crap fest we see today.
Explosions and tits, a good film, does not make.
That's just my 2p though.
Edited by Deagle50ae - 2/7/11 at 1:17am
post #18 of 44
Movies are getting worse as time goes on. That's one reason. Price being another. As pointed out above, the $5 bin at Walmart is always being looked over by people and anytime I shuffle through them I buy a couple myself. Why pay $20 or more now when I can buy it for $5-10 in a couple months?

The one thing that worries me being a Netflix user is a price increase. I fear these corporations are going to make up for losses by charging Netflix more to carry their movies, and in turn they will hike prices up for the consumer.
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Originally Posted by spanielcheckers;12274242 
As much as I don't like the cloud, I'm happy movies are going this way. Might give the ISP's a good kick in the groin.


Yes. And people stealing their films online mean that their execs' Boeings can only have a slightly smaller jacuzzi. tongue.gif

I hate having to DL movies that are already out because the Studios are too stupid to allow Netflix to stream movies immediately on release. Or release them a month early to places like Blockbuster, which is failing miserably as well, so redbox, etc can't compete with those places for a month.

Oh well they lose money their way 100% of the time.
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What is the point of owning a movie when you almost instant inexpensive access via Redbox, Netflix and the like anytime you want it. I personally would never buy a movie it's just more junk to store for in my big storage wharehouse for my things called "home sweet home."
    
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