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Old 02-22-2019, 02:09 PM   #21
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According to Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits, North America is down from around 9 DVD/Blu-Ray manufacturers to just one.
That's shocking although I don't see how this would stop a 4K presentation of the TMNT films appearing on streaming services. As time goes on regardless of what format you play movies on as picture technology improves consumers want to be paying for the best quality available. Only difference is no extras.

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Also, while Digital is more convenient (in theory), the prices are terrible.
Not just that, with digital streaming you don't actually own the product. It also depends how good your Internet connection is. I will always go for physical media.

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One piece of the market where I think digital has an advantage would be the sale prices for many TV seasons or bundles on VUDU. If you are patient, you can probably get a bunch of HDX episodes for $5-10. That said, TV shows aren't backed up through any sort of shared digital library locker (like Movies Anywhere), and now with UltraViolet going away, those TV shows are vulnerable to VUDU's internal policies and the service's existence.
Agreed on everything you said. It also pains me seeing commercials advertising online TV boxsets. I find that terminology hugely irritating. How can I be a boxset if you're not holding it in your hands!!! It's almost as though companies are willing to ignore physical formats but keep their terminology. It's so misleading and ridiculous.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:38 AM   #22
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I'm not aware of any instances of this, but which movies/shows add this layer of annoyance?
I've definitely encountered it. DVDs that won't let you fast forward through (or skip) production company logos and/or previews. It's preposterous.
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:25 PM   #23
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I've definitely encountered it. DVDs that won't let you fast forward through (or skip) production company logos and/or previews. It's preposterous.
Oh, sure, I'm familiar with DVDs that do that (sometimes the Menu buttons can work around that), but I didn't know some digital purchased content was forcing additional ads on people... like in the middle of episodes or movies?
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:32 AM   #24
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It'll come out in 4k eventually and in 8k later on, they'll just take their sweet time.
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:55 AM   #25
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It'll come out in 4k eventually and in 8k later on, they'll just take their sweet time.
Exactly! People equate newer digital formats to physical media which is slowly dying but really streaming services will always try to upgrade their movies to the best quality available.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:29 AM   #26
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IMO , films like TMNT , Deer Hunter or Rocky shouldnt be over polished , the film should have grain
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:37 AM   #27
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Exactly! People equate newer digital formats to physical media which is slowly dying but really streaming services will always try to upgrade their movies to the best quality available.
False. 4K isn't even really streamable yet without massive amounts of compression. You buy a 4K Blu-ray, you are getting a 200% better viewing experience.
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:44 AM   #28
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IMO , films like TMNT , Deer Hunter or Rocky shouldnt be over polished , the film should have grain
I agree with you, tbh. Let's also not forget that the first ever TMNT movie was an independent film. So making it look over polished as if it was a AAA Hollywood release would kill a big part of its charm.
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Old Yesterday, 04:49 PM   #29
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False. 4K isn't even really streamable yet without massive amounts of compression. You buy a 4K Blu-ray, you are getting a 200% better viewing experience.
Okay but then what's to stop digital platforms offering that experience? 2K won't impress forever as TV's get better right? (runs and hides)...
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Okay but then what's to stop digital platforms offering that experience? 2K won't impress forever as TV's get better right? (runs and hides)...
That's still streaming and compression. Unless it literally let's you download the 100+ gig movie to your TV.

The amount of data in 4K video footage is more than can physically be live-downloaded (i.e., streaming). So they have to compress it down to something more manageable, but quality is lost. You buy a 4K Blu-ray and pop it in your player... no loss. Because the data is already there.

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False. 4K isn't even really streamable yet without massive amounts of compression. You buy a 4K Blu-ray, you are getting a 200% better viewing experience.

No one gives a damn though, look at the quality of streaming music as well for the same comparison. Physical media will continue to sell less YOY as the trend has been for years now.
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I honestly prefer an uncompressed 2k video rather than a 4k overcompressed mess.
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