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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/28/2017 2:32:03 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
I hate that about DVDs. Mine always get scratched! But also I don't remember the last time I bought the hard copy of a CD. I always just get it downloaded to my phone. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/23/2017 12:49:38 AM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
I have over 300 movies in digital form on my VUDU platform both for posterity and to take my collection wherever I go. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/13/2017 6:46:43 AM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
@mhhf1ve - That's true, I have a few movies I've bought that were bundled with an e-copy of the movie as well. What would be really nice though is if there was a way to transfer the DVD's to e-copies. Of course I wanted that when the switch from VHS to DVD and I know copyrights make it legally impossible. But a girl can dream. :-) 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/12/2017 2:14:18 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
Add to the fact that DVDs can get scratched/damaged, and I assume almost everyone who has bought a physical copy will also buy a streaming copy for the convenience and as a backup... 

I think they're selling them as bundles now, too, so you can buy a physical disc and then get a streaming copy for a discount.... 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/12/2017 6:12:58 AM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
@afwriter - that might be a comedian's joke, but I've literally done it. Not quite as lazy as just getting out of bed, but definitely too busy to walk down to my basement and sort through my 200+ completely unorganized DVD's to see if I can find that one kids movie my kid is begging me to watch, when I can just rent it for $2.99. I've even bought movies I own on DVD because I'm at work, where I just stream everything, and even if I could find time to sort through my DVD's and find the movie, I can't watch a DVD at work, and more often than not I stream anymore anyway. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/12/2017 6:07:51 AM
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Re: global trends..
@Adi - I just remember from my few trips to London that a lot of places seemed to have TV, and there generally tended to be a lot of people watching. I think a fair number of Americans seem to use the television for background noise a lot more than they are actually paying attention to what's on. But then I haven't been to London since 2007, so maybe a lot has changed in the last 10 years. Now that we all seem to have our noses in an electrical device. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/10/2017 5:45:16 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
Nintendo has already switched back to cartridges so we'll see how long it takes. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/10/2017 5:31:29 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
That is surprising to know, I know that I have seen UHD Blu-Ray discs popping up more in stores. I wonder if it won't become like smart TVs where it is nearly impossible to find a TV that isn't a smart TV anymore. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/10/2017 5:28:21 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
"It's not that surprising that streaming video is taking over -- purely based on the convenience of being able to go anywhere with a mobile devices versus hauling around DVDs" 

There's actually a comedian who jokes about how he has bought digital movies he already owned in DVD form simply because he was to lazy to get out of bed. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
6/8/2017 2:10:04 PM
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Re: Can broadband keep up?
TIL: gaming consoles are probably keeping UHD Bluray alive. So now I wonder when Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo are going to quit selling discs. Whenever they plan to, that's when the physical media market will collapse. 

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