Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Guy Gardener, Oct 4, 2014.
Yeah, the only reason I knew it existed was seeing an ad for it on FB. I just don't get the feeling these shows get the audiences they deserve as they don't seem to get a whole lot of publicity.
And though the episodes are completed, Disney+ has decided not to release The Spiderwick Chronicles. On the plus side the studios are shopping the episodes in the hopes they might stream/air elsewhere.
Is everything going back to HULU or Netflix or Prime? These other streaming services don't have huge sub numbers and content to maintain persistent subs.
Sometimes it feels like they are going to end up with nothing new to show.
None of these streaming services have enough subscription money to spend $100-200 million on a show or movie.
I went to watch Head of the Class last night as it was on MAX. Not any more.
I'm getting ready to start canceling a lot of these services. I'm hitting the tipping point, where they're not justifying their cost.
Time to bring out those dvd and blu-ray players and return to the wonderful world of disks. I mean I am already on it. This is me suggesting it to ya.
Pretty much. Cancel a streaming service and buy some complete series.
Best part of that is you own it forever. It won't be at the mercy of a streaming service suddenly stopping to have a series available only for it to be on somewhere else that you don't already pay for.
Physical media is fragile.
You'll own whatever you own for 10 years.
Less if you view it a lot, or loan it out to imbecials with the table manners of baboons.
Realistically your player will break before your media does, unless you spent some serious coin back in the day, but there's going to be a point, less than ten years from now, when you go to a box store, ask for a new bluray player, and the child behind the counter replies "What's a bluray player?" or "What's a counter?" or "What's a box store?"
Seriously, 10 years ago I was still using video tape.
I've got dvd box sets from over 20 years ago. Still work perfectly fine.
I also have never let anyone borrow my dvds. I'm not stupid enough to expect others to be as careful about my box sets as I am.
As far as dvd players, mine have worked great over the years. Never an issue, though I also don't abuse them like many people have.
It shouldn't be a big problem unless your watching some dvds or blu-rays constantly. Sometimes you can go years between a re-watch. Plus I am 47 years old. I just need the stuff to hold out for next 30 to 50 years.
Which is what I said, any optical discs can be used "carefully" thousands of times, but your bluray player is not going to last 10 years, if you are using it 4 or 5 times a day, for hours and hours.
Although 10 years is still a natural expiration point, even if you have never watched a particular DVD, which you left wrapped in plastic, for the future.
Discs "theoretically" just fall to pieces, because they don't like being alive, much like a person or a lemming.
20 years ago, they made DVDs to last.
15 years ago, not so much.
10 years ago... Forgetaboutit.
You are an outlier and an exception, because your weather is cooperative, your storage area is controlled, you are careful, you are lucky and you do not tolerate fools, but its still something that happens to other people.
Without looking too closely at my collection - I probably have DVD's that are in the 20–25-year-old range, and, until my DVD player gave up the ghost three years ago that player was 10-15 years old.
Plus, if there is a mass exodus back to physical media, that demand will stimulate new players and discs. Look at records.
Records are twice to four times the price of CDs.
Audiosnobs are the worst.
I've heard estimates of DVDs lasting between 10 and 200 years and Blu Rays lasting between 20 and 200 years depending upon the source. Blu Rays are supposedly more durable than DVDs.
Hey, they ha some good songs.
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