The OFFICIAL STNG-R general discussion thread!

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  1. AviTrek

    AviTrek Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I've had more HDs crash over the years than I've ruined discs. And as others have said, the streaming quality sucks and forces you to only watch where you have internet access.
     
  2. Jeff O'Connor

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    Yeah, uhh, Blu Ray isn't going away anytime soon... and thank heaven for that.
     
  3. Savage Dragon

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    It'll be replaced just as quickly as DVDs were.
     
  4. Jeff O'Connor

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    ...which is to say not quickly,
     
  5. 22 Stars

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    Lol, This exactly! ^

    Try streaming 1080p on a regular basis. If you don't think 1080p matters, then you obviously don't have a good enough tv or projector.
     
  6. Jeff O'Connor

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    Did I say I don't think 1080p matters? I'm speaking of the majority here. The DVD isn't a dead beast yet. And it probably won't be for a few more years the way things have been going. I'm speaking of overall sales, not actual product quality.
     
  7. Jeff O'Connor

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    Double post.
     
  8. 22 Stars

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    Jeff, I am in total agreement with you! Bluray is the natural evolution of DVD and will be around for a long time! You can't really stream 1080p easily or well, that was my snarky point :)
     
  9. 22 Stars

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    And i think DVD sales will stay decent as long as the migration to digital streaming and on demand content doesn't grow much faster. So many people who just want to catch something they missed now go with netflix rental as opposed to collect or treasure a film/tv show. Those people who do collect will start buying bluray or digital files for the higher quality i think.
     
  10. Jeff O'Connor

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    Oh, my bad, 22 Stars. Sometimes when I'm on the PS3 browser (one computer in the house right now) I have a tendency to misinterpret various things. Comes with the territory of using a very frustrating browser, I suppose.
     
  11. Pseudo

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    Given that I now pay for 50mbps broadband what ten years ago I paid for 512kbps broadband, I suspect there's a reasonable possibility that HD streaming will be a real possibility before too long. That being said, I think that BR will continue as a popular format, though not as popular as DVD was. I suspect that it might become more niche and dependent on the quality/quantity of the included extras.
     
  12. 22 Stars

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    Jeff, i use the PS3 too! but rarely for the browser, it is awful :( I have considered reformatting and installing firefox but that's a whole process... how Sony couldn't/wouldn't make a deal with google chrome or firefox is beyond me.

    Looking forward to the TNG-R sampler and may even try to get some inside info about it from some old paramount/CBS friends!
     
  13. Jeff O'Connor

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    Yeah, the browser's pretty terrible for any number of reasons. It's kind of fun browsing TrekBBS in HD, I guess, but it sure isn't worth the trouble.

    I guess there would be worse things than having the format go more niche -- like you said, Pseudo, the quantity/quality of extras could become bigger and better for it. Hey, if they have to work a bit harder to attract my sales I'm OK with that!
     
  14. M'rk son of Mogh

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    I'm just sayin', i don't have a bluray player (will get one when this comes out, I AM interested in this set!) yet every movie I have on my HD's is high def and easily transferable.

    It's the age of the internet, the ftp and the usb. You don't have to stream, but HD stuff is more than easily accessible.

    If you think discs matter this much, you don't have a good enough internet connection. ;)
     
  15. Jeff O'Connor

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    It's not that. I prefer the hard copy. For me, it's hard copy or bust -- otherwise it's getting deleted immediately after watching. I want the bells and whistles, the full nine yards, and I don't feel like a glutton for saying that as I purchase things pretty infrequently, anyway.

    I might be in an ultimately losing battle but that's just how I feel. It's similar to why I never digitally download games I'm out to purchase. I want the box, I want the manual (increasingly rare as they are) and I want the disc.
     
  16. bullethead

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    Here's the thing- in the US, geography and general business practices are very big impediments to getting high speed internet. And that's not even counting the stuff that's good enough to stream HD movies or games in perfect quality.
     
  17. M'rk son of Mogh

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    I totally get that, actually. As a comic book reader, I'm seeing all the stuff going digital and all my friends asking when I'm making that leap. But I still like getting the pamphlets every Wednesday.
     
  18. Angel4576

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    What, still no official announcement? Bah humbug.......:wtf:
     
  19. Jeff O'Connor

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    Yeah, precisely. That's how it is with me! :)
     
  20. M'rk son of Mogh

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    With all that said, I'm still buying these. And a bluray player to play them. :lol:

    With all that we're reading, it's easy to forget this isn't official yet. That's pretty funny.
     
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