The "I'm Not Paying" Confessional Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by USS Triumphant, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. TBonz

    TBonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    I'll wait. If the show is good (hopefully!) I'll pick up the DVDs. If I'm paying, they can give me something tangible - not just streaming. [/old school viewer]
     
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  2. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    Really no different than a cable subscription. :shrug:
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If there's enough on CBSAA other than DSC, then CBS might not keep it on the QT. OK? I C.
     
  4. Doom Shepherd

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    That was what I said when circumstances caused me to miss most of Season 3 of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in the spring of '16.

    DVDs Released in region 2 in January '17, region 4 in May, but a big NO to US customers so far. F'ing Disney.

    As for CBSAA's other shows... yeah, every one of those I'd actually want to se, I already have on DVD.

    Also, my TV and computer aren't hooked to each other, and there's just not enough room in my computer room for wife and I both to watch my screen at the same time.
     
  5. RAMA

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    Hopefully, CBS doesn't release it on that obsolete format at all, and it's on a bluray/4k combo.

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  6. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry to disagree with you Rama but I think the series should come out on Dvds and bluerays for people who like to watch them that way. I think People who want watch them on dvds should get a chance have them . And folks who want to see it on Streaming should have a variety to see Star trek Discovery. Paramount knows it can make money from the series on different formats.
     
  7. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

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    You should invest in a Roku. It makes life so much easier.
     
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  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Or an AppleTV.
     
  9. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Or a really long HDMI cable to run from your computer to your TV.

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  10. cultcross

    cultcross Love, enduring Moderator

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    Obsolete? I don't have US numbers, but in the UK at least, DVD sales outstrip Blu-ray by almost 1000%. Blu-ray growth has stalled, even when you discount the fact that the overall market for physical media is declining.

    DVD is still the dominant physical media format.
     
  11. Handsomeyoungensign

    Handsomeyoungensign Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Amen


    His daughter is courting some rapper I hear..
     
  12. johnjm22

    johnjm22 Captain Captain

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    I can't imagine this is true. Do you have a link to the UK stats backing this up?

    In the United States for example, Star Trek Beyond had only 9.8M in DVD sales versus 25.9M in Blu Ray sales.

    DVD is a dying format. Maybe Blu Ray is too, but not as much.
     
  13. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, I'm definitely not expecting season 2 to air on Space. Oh well, that gives me a year to brush up on how CBS-AA works.
     
  14. DaveyNY

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    My hours just got cut back at work... (again)

    Don't look at me, I'm a stinkin' pie-rate at this point.
    :shrug:
     
  15. cultcross

    cultcross Love, enduring Moderator

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    I got the numbers from this forum. His source link for the most recent couple of years has annoyingly broken, but the source link up to 2014 works and matches his numbers so I have no real reason to doubt the most recent numbers were accurately portrayed. It matches my anecdotal experience, too. Blu-ray was just never as popular here as DVD, and while DVD is declining faster of the two, I can't see it dropping into second place before physical media dies completely. The lure of the supermarket £5 dvd is too good for the £15-20 Blu-ray on the next shelf over to be a draw.
     
  16. starmike

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    I think the series should come out on laserdisc as well.
     
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  17. TBonz

    TBonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    Eh. I have a portable blu-ray player but still buy DVD. I've spent enough money on VHS only to have to rebuy the the stuff on DVD. No fucking way am I paying a THIRD time for the same stuff!

    Had the series been on Netflix, I might have pulled the trigger as there are other shows and I could justify adding that to my entertainment bill (we still do cable in our household 'cause we're old). But CBS? Meh. I'll wait for the DVDs.
     
  18. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Surely the "live watch" will be for the hour after the episode drops online each week?
     
  19. KennyB

    KennyB I have spoken............ Moderator

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    I don't know what they plan for DVD it MAY be a long wait........The Good Fight has no release date for any kind of disk and premiered in Feb 2017........I think it just dropped on iTunes this week.
     
  20. INACTIVEUSS Einstein

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    I can completely understand why US viewers might not want CBS All Access - I can't think of anything on American CBS I would actually want to watch aside from Star Trek - doing a quick Google and all I see is formulaic boring dramas and comedies that I wouldn't ever watch - nothing like Vikings, Game of Thrones, Daredevil, The Man in the High Castle, Handmaiden's Tale, Marco Polo, Into the Badlands, Sense8, The Exorcist, Westworld or The Expanse - not even classic things like Farscape, Babylon 5, Firefly or Stargate SG1.

    But that's the nature of the game anyway - Star Trek is ground zero in a campaign to make CBS All Access appealing - it probably wont be worth having for years, if it ever starts getting good.
     
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