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Re: Oppo Blu-Ray now has subtitle shift
Nick B #285616 01/07/10 02:36 AM
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 Originally Posted By: nickboros
The next thing to replace it (since it already is getting its foot in the door) is going to be downloads and streaming.


Wouldn't this "wipe out" the industry althogether, since Netflix would be the only entity buying disks?

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CatBrat #285657 01/07/10 06:13 AM
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Netflix wouldn't need disks. Just a huge 1 million tera byte hard drive... or two.


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Micah #285710 01/07/10 03:33 PM
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 Originally Posted By: Micah
Netflix wouldn't need disks. Just a huge 1 million tera byte hard drive... or two.


Not exactly what I meant. Netflix, and similar, would be the only ones buying the "media", regardless of form. So, I guess Netflix would probably have to raise their prices and charge extra (if they don't already), to pay to the media makers royalties to make up for loss of disc sales.

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 Originally Posted By: CatBrat
 Originally Posted By: nickboros
The next thing to replace it (since it already is getting its foot in the door) is going to be downloads and streaming.


Wouldn't this "wipe out" the industry althogether, since Netflix would be the only entity buying disks?


CD's and cassette tapes are still around, but good luck finding anything on cassette tape. CD's are getting to be harder to find even though they are still around. What I mean is, it is easier to find a title that is downloadable vs on CD.

Sure, DVD's and possibly Blu-Ray's will be around for a long time. But, eventually downloading and streaming will take over to the point where it is easier to find movies that way than on a physical disk. Netflix is moving in the right direction with their ever-growing catalog of streaming TV shows and movies, because eventually I'm betting their catalog of DVD's and Blu-Ray's will be smaller than their streaming library. The interesting question would be, in that case, would their pricing scheme be similar? If they can keep growing their streaming library and not change the price too much then I don't see why anyone would want a cable or satellite service in the near future. The ability to watch what you want, when you want, with no commercials and without the need of a DVR (that many times you need to pay subscriptions for on top of it) is how things should be. We are getting a taste of that right now and this is a good thing about downloading and streaming if it continues in the future.

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 Originally Posted By: nickboros
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 Originally Posted By: nickboros
The next thing to replace it (since it already is getting its foot in the door) is going to be downloads and streaming.


Wouldn't this "wipe out" the industry althogether, since Netflix would be the only entity buying disks?


CD's and cassette tapes are still around, but good luck finding anything on cassette tape. CD's are getting to be harder to find even though they are still around. What I mean is, it is easier to find a title that is downloadable vs on CD.

Sure, DVD's and possibly Blu-Ray's will be around for a long time. But, eventually downloading and streaming will take over to the point where it is easier to find movies that way than on a physical disk. Netflix is moving in the right direction with their ever-growing catalog of streaming TV shows and movies, because eventually I'm betting their catalog of DVD's and Blu-Ray's will be smaller than their streaming library. The interesting question would be, in that case, would their pricing scheme be similar? If they can keep growing their streaming library and not change the price too much then I don't see why anyone would want a cable or satellite service in the near future. The ability to watch what you want, when you want, with no commercials and without the need of a DVR (that many times you need to pay subscriptions for on top of it) is how things should be. We are getting a taste of that right now and this is a good thing about downloading and streaming if it continues in the future.



Agreed.


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Micah #285779 01/07/10 06:22 PM
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"The ability to watch what you want, when you want, without commercials". I dunno, as usual, in the end, the people that provide the product and service and the means(infrastructure) of providing it will STILL have the "final" say of how all this plays out in the future.

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I bet they figure out some way to work advertising in even if only at the beginning of the stream and not let you FF or chapter forward until you’ve watched it.


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 Originally Posted By: casey01
"The ability to watch what you want, when you want, without commercials". I dunno, as usual, in the end, the people that provide the product and service and the means(infrastructure) of providing it will STILL have the "final" say of how all this plays out in the future.


I can understand why watching TV via an antenna that you have to watch commercials, since you are getting a product for free. How in the world such a large percentage of Americans are okay paying at least $40 to $50 per month for cable or satellite service and still watch the commercials is crazy to me. I guess that it probably progressed slowly over time like with commercials at the cinemas. I've already got a home theater system, but only a 50 inch plasma set. Once I upgrade to a projector, I'm never going to the cinemas again just because of this issue with the commercials. They raise ticket prices on the one hand and then add commercials at the same time.

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I bet there will be a hack to remove it so I won't have to watch it ;\)


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