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« #15 : October 29, 2018, 08:16:43 AM »

Buy physical media, people!

Yes - sigh.... even if you don't like the whole "physical" thing, the image is so much better on a blu-ray than anything streamed which is invariably compressed.


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« #16 : October 29, 2018, 05:45:27 PM »

Yes - sigh.... even if you don't like the whole "physical" thing, the image is so much better on a blu-ray than anything streamed which is invariably compressed.

And streaming sometimes freezes with bad internet connection


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« #17 : October 30, 2018, 12:58:38 AM »

Streaming has the game changing ability to always be with me: I can start a film on the TV in my living room, finish it on my iPad while doing the dishes and then in lying my bed. I can show clips to my coworkers on my phone, tablet or PC when cowriting a script, during a production meeting or even right on set. Getting rid of these abilities would cost me way too much.

I now own 400+ films on iTunes, many of which I already had on some kind of physical media, I'll probably have twice as much in less than two years.

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« #18 : October 30, 2018, 02:11:32 AM »

I now own 400+ films on iTunes, many of which I already had on some kind of physical media, I'll probably have twice as much in less than two years.

You don't exactly 'own' them tho... http://screencrush.com/you-dont-own-your-itunes-movies/


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« #19 : October 30, 2018, 02:26:00 AM »

You don't exactly 'own' them tho... http://screencrush.com/you-dont-own-your-itunes-movies/

I know. Still totally worth it so far. Now, everything can change the day Apple fully switches to a subscription based model (a move that could very well start to be implemented at today's keynote, by the way), but so far, it's been an almost perfect experience.

The biggest problem I've had yet is that a few years ago they cancelled the ability to take screenshots of iTunes movies (on mac, PC and iOS), which is a huge bummer for my use. Yet again, most DVD/BD players (even computer based ones) don't allow that either.



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« #20 : December 24, 2018, 10:29:12 AM »

Is Netflix killing the movie theater? Not so fast.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/is-netflix-killing-the-movie-theater-not-so-fast/2018/12/24/7a16dbf8-037a-11e9-8186-4ec26a485713_story.html?utm_term=.708436f11a53


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« #21 : December 30, 2018, 04:32:08 AM »

The biggest problem I've had yet is that a few years ago they cancelled the ability to take screenshots of iTunes movies (on mac, PC and iOS), which is a huge bummer for my use. Yet again, most DVD/BD players (even computer based ones) don't allow that either.

I've never had a problem with DVDs. To take screenshots I use a capture device or a PC and PotPlayer by Daum (free).

BDs used to be more difficult but several years ago I purchased an external HD PVR by Hauppauge and other devices which connect a PC to the scart or component video connectors on a DVD or BD player. Very easy to capture video up to 1080i and screenshots from BDs and DVDs. I would steer clear of devices which connect via HDMI only although it is claimed that some splitters can bypass HDCP.

I also have an external capture device for games consoles which can record video of 1080p at 60fps but it uses HDMI and, whilst it's fine for games, as far as I am aware it can't easily capture video from copy protected BDs and DVDs.

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« #22 : January 15, 2019, 10:11:09 AM »

Netflix raising prices (at least in America; not sure about other countries)

https://www.apnews.com/76214d0d5b1a4d0890a2d3040a3ddb33

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/15/netflix-to-raise-prices-by-13percent-to-18percent-its-biggest-increase-ever.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/15/media/netflix-raising-prices/index.html


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