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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.
There's a common misconception about Blu-ray only having a video quality improvement. Not only is there an audio improvement with Blu-ray, but the improvement is much greater than the video upgrade. The main problem is that most people have never experienced it in there home and do not have a system capable of actually decoding and reproducing the lossless formats. A lot of people think they're listening to Dolby TrueHD or DTS-MA simply because they own a Blu-ray player and a receiver. The truth is most receivers aren't capable of decoding it and most people don't know to set their player to output LPCM if their player even can. There's a massive difference between say DTS and DTS-MA if you have the equipment to reproduce it. Trust me, Blu-Ray is the stuff! With that said, I'm a member of Netflix and stream most of the movies I watch, but I'll wait for the Blu-Ray if I know it's gonna be a knockout movie. The wait is worth it
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It's a bit disappointing that the industry is moving towards the trend of clinging to an antiquated and unpopular business model and complaining why they can't keep up in the modern marketplace.

Innovate, find something better. Your competitors already have.
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post #33 of 44
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It's a bit disappointing that the industry is moving towards the trend of clinging to an antiquated and unpopular business model and complaining why they can't keep up in the modern marketplace.

Innovate, find something better. Your competitors already have.
Look at the poor newspapers trying to hang on Talk about a busted business model. Who the heck wants old news for a fee when you can get more up to date information for free and not have to toss away a garage full of crap when you're done?
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It's a combination of everything, from netflix, RedBox, Piracy, you name it. It's just that we are getting tired of paying $20 for a DVD to be watched a handful of times. I can rent it 7-8 times at that price, for 2 days a piece. That's new releases too, and I probably won't ever watch the movie that many times anyways. It's a shoddy system, we need cheaper DVDs. Music CDs are semi-worth it, but I'd rather see lossless flac downloads or something. It's just much easier for me to get my song online, copy it to an Ipod/whatever, and then be on my way.

[edit] Or even better, $5 dollar movie downloads (per movie). Or you could do a cloud account and have it $5 per movie (or lower, $3) and just log-in and watch. Similar to Netflix streaming but you pay per movie, which doesn't disappear after X time. Oh that would be killer.

[edit2] My above example would be for new release movies, obviously the Netflix DB is good enough for most older movies.
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Redbox FTW

I don't even watch movies often enough to justify paying for Netflix, so those Redbox/Blockbuster/whatever kiosks are the way to go. Now if only they'd put games in them...
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The best part of many movies is shown in the commercials anyways, no need to see it in the theater.
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Redbox FTW

I don't even watch movies often enough to justify paying for Netflix, so those Redbox/Blockbuster/whatever kiosks are the way to go. Now if only they'd put games in them...
Redbox may not be around long. They've lost boatloads of money and investors are suing over false projections. A lot of people have lost a lot of money and believe they've been misled by corporate.
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I feel sorry for them, I mean that's basically 'peasant' money. How on earth could they ever survive on such a small amount of money!

They have no right to complain when they are pumping out those figures. If they feel the format is dying, they should invest in a new one.
Yeah it's not up to us to sort them out if their business model is out-dated.

I wish netflix or hulu were available over here. I also wish that my internet was fast enough to stream it.
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Yeah it's not up to us to sort them out if their business model is out-dated.

I wish netflix or hulu were available over here. I also wish that my internet was fast enough to stream it.
How fast is your connection?
You can easily stream data over SSH to a squid proxy (on a VPS for cheap).
I've done this from Canada, England and Germany with great success watching hulu..
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My big issue here (as I've moved to digital downloads like itunes and also subscribe to netflix) is internet download caps...

I currently have a cap from Rogers of 125 GB per month and easily hit that every single month... The overage costs are also quite high.
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