I'm sick of goddamned streaming services

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  1. Nyx

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    I just have a few questions for him.

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    No need to go that far, it will just push a lot of people to pirate.

    When they made it convenient people paid money for the services. Most people really do not want to go through the trouble of pirating. If you give them convenience, reliability, and a decent choice they will pay if they can. If you Kanye the fuck out of them they pirate.
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    Sounds like he's working from the standpoint of "how do you save cable". The answer? Drag everything down to cable's level!

    Three years? Where does that show up anywhere else? DVDs tend to come out within a few months of the movie leaving theaters.
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    If only there was a way he could break up the big entertainment cartels.

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    All of this has happened before...

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    Netflix Reportedly Plans Another Price Hike When This Strike Business Is Over

    Let's not kid ourselves, strike or no strike, they'd have done this, because they've all been doing it lately. I'm not sure if this stat is 100% accurate but the podcast I heard it on usually gets things like this right. Anyway, with the way the content deals work with all the streaming services as to what's available at any time, each major streaming service has the same number of titles available as your typical Blockbuster back in the day. That's it.
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    On the upside, I got an email last week saying that they were ending my DVD subscription and there was no need to return the single Deep Space Nine DVD that has been moving with me from house to house to house since approximately 2007.
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    On this episode of The Town podcast they talk to the head of streaming sports for Max. I'll give the guy this much: He does understand a few things. For example, even though they plan on charging extra for streaming sports later, that'll be a $10/mo additional charge, they recognize that it's not something everyone will want, and it's a fuckton cheaper than what ESPN is rumored to be asking for when they launch their service ($40/mo.).

    The host also doesn't hit dude with the hardest questions, but he does jab pretty hard at times when he asks if they think people are going to be willing to pay for it and things like that.
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    Given what I know about the cheapness of creating those DVD's and the labels that was probably less than a cent to them anyway. The licensing of the data was more costly than the actual physical media. Yes, I used to work in the video rental industry way back when and I can say the physical media was not the costly part at all even when it was VHS. There were times when the physical VHS case warped in the heat or broke and we always had a way to repair them. It would be cheaper for you to destroy it than to pay the shipping to get it back because they can probably just print another on a blank at whatever hub. I am almost positive redbox prints their own physical media and reports back how many copies they sell.
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    Things Are Going Great at Netflix, So It's Raising Prices
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    I'm rather wishing at times we didn't get rid of all our dvds since we hadn't touched them in 8 yrs (i traded them in for DnD books) but the streaming services are pricing me out of using them...
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    Ooh! A decennial poster.

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    Well I got divorced and shut down my Facebook where I mostly trolled the page and I couldn't find the page with me new one so now I have to old school it lmao
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    This is why I recommend piracy. It's always good to buy DVDs, blu-rays, and support streaming services when you can, but when you can't, fuck 'em, sometimes they deserve it.
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    Disney is planning to buy what's left of Comcast's interest in Hulu. I'm not sure what difference it will make in programming, but I'm sure Disney will try to squeeze more money out of subscribers. Probably by offering a paid tier that costs less but includes ads. :corn:
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    Interesting reality about DVDs. They do go bad. I don't think all the data on them goes bad, but many of mine have become hit or miss on whether or not they will glitch out and the player won't play them anymore. Things that don't happen with digital copies unless you lose your whole drive.

    My solution is when you lose your media because of degradation and failure it means it is just fine to go out and find a digital copy on the internet. I do mostly watch on streaming services anyway, even if I have a digital copy. I am just too damned lazy to search my local drives if the movie is already taunting me on netflix.
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