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#341699 - 03/11/11 01:13 PM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: michael_d]
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I purchase all my cd's and dvd's via Amazon. The selection is always better than the local Future Shop/Best Buy etc. I will continue to buy cd's as long as they are available. My wife purchased a Kobo reader for me as a birthday gift. I am quite enjoying this technology compared to hard cover books. The only downside is not being able to share the book with someone.

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#341700 - 03/11/11 01:14 PM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: audiosavant]
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Originally Posted By: audiosavant
... we have some great record stores here in Atlanta. One of the best is Criminal Records.

How does it compare to Wuxtry?

For the non-Athens crowd, link.
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#341701 - 03/11/11 01:31 PM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: michael_d]
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I feel the same way, except for one thing. Buying on line is not instant gratification. Getting in the car, driving for 7 minutes, then having that object in your grubby mitts---that's instant gratification.

And like everyone else I see coming out of the CD store, there's much plastic ripping and teeth gnashing inside the car so I can hear it, uncompressed, now---right now. Or just wait 7 more minutes to return to Axiomville.

And no cover art?! Unthinkable! I really feel like downloading that crappy sounding stuff, then having to download and print an info sheet, if it were even available.

Now that jewel cases are disappearing (yay), there's been some great stuff to read and great designers to look at with CD packaging made entirley of paper products. I'm glad I'm going to vanish before books do. It's just a friendlier (appearing) version of Farenheit 411.

The world is made of real objects, real sensations and real experiences. They're not happening for you now at what you are currently staring at. They're going on without you right behind your head.

I'm grateful that technology did not interfere with nor steal my youth. So much social networking leads to sociopathy. I'm glad I got to become sociopathic all on my own.
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#341770 - 03/11/11 06:13 PM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: medic8r]
audiosavant Offline
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
How does it compare to Wuxtry?


Oh, Wuxtry rules! grin

Anytime I'm in Athens I usually always stop in there.

Both Criminal and Wuxtry are excellent. Both have new and used vinyl and cds.

And even more importantly, they both do a lot of business.
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#341820 - 03/12/11 12:08 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: audiosavant]
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I haven't really been going to local stores to buy CDs, so I haven't yet witnessed the shrinking shelf space. I buy CDs when I can. The only time I don't buy CDs (or other physical formats) is when it's content that's exclusive to a downloadable format.

While I prefer having something I can hold, most of my listening is from the ripped copies of the music. I like music on Blu-ray, but it's always better if it's Blu-ray+CD so I can rip a version of it.

The thing I DO want to see take off more in download form is music videos. I would love to have a good store for downloading a wide range of music videos in high-def which I can then play jukebox-style... if I ever have a party.

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#341825 - 03/12/11 01:10 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: CV]
INANE Offline
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It's all pretty simple really. The market has spoken:

Convenience > Quality

Bluray is even going to die off or become the next Laser disk as sudo HD streaming video becomes the norm.
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#341834 - 03/12/11 04:43 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: CV]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Problem I have with downloaded albums is...you can often find a used or new CD for less than what you can download it for. So, why not have something concrete? Even if you do rip it to your computer, you can display your music!

Originally Posted By: CV
I haven't really been going to local stores to buy CDs, so I haven't yet witnessed the shrinking shelf space


Says the Amazon.com customer of the year wink
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#341835 - 03/12/11 04:47 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: danmagicman7]
CV Offline
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I would seriously be scared to add up how much I've spent there.

I should spend some more money with Axiom to offset it. VP180 time?

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#341844 - 03/12/11 08:32 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: CV]
CatBrat Offline
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With the recordings I found on my 2011 Grammy nominations CD, I'm beginning to wish CD's would go away.

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#341848 - 03/12/11 09:15 AM Re: CD Sales Diminishing... [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV


The thing I DO want to see take off more in download form is music videos. I would love to have a good store for downloading a wide range of music videos in high-def which I can then play jukebox-style... if I ever have a party.


Charles, you can download music videos off YouTube. I've downloaded an innumerable number of videos of various types, and a lot of them are in high definition (even 1080p).
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