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Old 01-17-08, 05:18 PM   #409
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I only keep movies that I want to have around i.e, Evil Dead series/Army of Darkness, Star Wars Trilogy(not EP 1-3 crap), The Rock, Gladiator and some other cool movies that I will actually sit down and enoy from time to time.

Just rent the rest.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:08 PM   #410
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I only keep movies that I want to have around i.e, Evil Dead series/Army of Darkness, Star Wars Trilogy(not EP 1-3 crap), The Rock, Gladiator and some other cool movies that I will actually sit down and enoy from time to time.

Just rent the rest.
Does that mean you'll be picking up a copy of I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry?

Yeah, a friend of mine has a collection of 400 dvds with HD/DVDs and Bluray. 2/3s of them are mediocre titles though. I don't see the point.
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Old 01-17-08, 06:14 PM   #411
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Old 01-18-08, 01:11 AM   #412
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yeah i'm damn picky when it comes to buying movies. i tend to buy top grossing movies, oscar winner or the ones that has excellent reviews or ... classic ones.

the rest's for rents. that way it saves me some money.
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Old 01-30-08, 10:26 AM   #413
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another big budget company joins the digital distribution lines ...
until affordable broadband becomes ubiquitous as landlines, physical media will remain dominant.
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until affordable broadband becomes ubiquitous as landlines, physical media will remain dominant.
quotes taken out of context will never make sense. broadband is currently in more than 45% of american homes while hdtvs are in ~30%, so when comparing HDM and digital distribution, broadband has it's advantage. but when taken out of context and comparing it to dvds and sdtv, it is still at a loss, HDM moreso.
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eh... aren't broadband companies getting more stringent on bandwidth usage? if they start charging extra for people that use more then I don't see digital distribution going anywhere soon.
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eh... aren't broadband companies getting more stringent on bandwidth usage? if they start charging extra for people that use more then I don't see digital distribution going anywhere soon.
Exactly with reports of at&t and comcast limiting customers bandwidth speeds due to heavy downloading and them also still charging ALOT for high speed tiers I dout DD will ever get much ground in the states for awhile.

Yeah there are reports of them filtering because of illegal activities and the like but their responses are always due to network traffic and load... not towards the content.

Mind you also that the average consumer has 1.5Mb/s to 5Mb/s lines, many want instant gratification and the time it would take to download a movie at such speeds would be so long many would be turned off. Yeah many of you have FIOS or high 10Mb/s lines but remember that you all are the very small minority and the prices that cable companies charge are still rediculous. I mean I was paying $59.99 a month for 10Mb/s downloads...
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broadband is currently in more than 45% of american homes while hdtvs are in ~30%, so when comparing HDM and digital distribution, broadband has it's advantage.
no.

affordable broadband, at speeds where downloading HD content does not take hours, is not readily available yet. as such, physical media is still the preferred means to access HD content today.
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affordable broadband, at speeds where downloading HD content does not take hours, is not readily available yet. as such, physical media is still the preferred means to access HD content today.
Yup, Many american's think that DSL lines with 768Kb/s Bandwidth is broadband... thats rediculous. Hell even 1.5Mb/s is a joke when downloading large files, trust me I know.... trying get anime right now on a DSL 1.5Mb/s line...
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Old 01-30-08, 10:02 PM   #419
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Thought this is pretty interesting summarize of what has went on format war since WB big announcement.

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2008-01-04: Warner announce they goes Blu-ray exclusive. Delay all their new HD-DVD releases and will stop completely with HD-DVD after May.
2008-01-04: Universals movie Lust, Caution is first announced for HD-DVD but this was a "clerical mistake" and the title should not have been announced for HD-DVD, only DVD.
2008-01-04: HD DVD Promotion Group cancel their press conference at CES.
2008-01-08: New Line goes Blu-ray exclusive. Pan's Labyrinth is the first and last HD-DVD disc from New Line.
2008-01-09: HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-09: All quiet on Universal front.
2008-01-09: Microsoft announce they are neutral in format war. Amir Majidimehr quits Microsoft at 2008-01-15.
2008-01-10: Paramount delay titles.
2008-01-11: Constantin Film goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-14: Toshiba have a fire sale on their newest models just like then they sold out the A2 player. No new players announced from the only producer of HD-DVD players...
2008-01-14: Digital Playground said they might go Blu-ray exclusive during 2008.
2008-01-16: Senator Home Entertainment goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-17: Paramount announce it's complete Q1 2008 slate. One new title not announced before was included (The Kite Runner), otherwise nothing new.
2008-01-18: Universal announce it's first and only one movie after Warners announcement. The box art did emerge a week before Warners announcement and is the first new title since December 18. One title per months from Universal?
2008-01-20: R&B Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-21: Trans World, one retailer with more than 800 stores starts to make more room for Blu-ray
2008-01-22: Grant's Appliances, one of the top 30 electronics retailers in the US, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-24: Circuit City have a clearance sale on their last HD-DVD players. The price is now $100.04 for the Toshiba HDA3.
2008-01-28: Woolworths, one of the bigger retailers in UK with 820 shops, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-28: FS-Film have gone Blu-ray exclusive. Confirmed by email and all HD-DVD pages taken off-line.
2008-01-29: Wal-Mart starts to have HD-DVD players labelled as clearance items.
2008-01-29: Saturn, one of the bigger German retailers, have a exchange program to replace HD-DVD with Blu-ray.
2008-01-30: National Geographic have gone Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-30: Still not more than one single new announced title each from Universal and Paramount.
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Note on Circuit City part, it's been confirmed it's price error so they're not putting HD-DVD players on clearance.

IMO, that's pretty bad for HD-DVD side, but at same time I'm glad format war is near to end. This Friday is first month of February so, maybe we'll be hearing from either Universal or Paramount...
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wow, again, please do research before you start attempting to explain to me that downloading = digital distribution. according to what you are saying, we are all going to have 75tb machines to store our movie collections.... and don't even start lecturing about streaming HD, I know TW here already has on demand HD channels let alone other services that are already taking off.
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