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Old 09-20-2019, 04:32 PM   #17721
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Jennifer tweeted about it. Said you were like a sister to her now.

You really need to take a course in logic. A prediction does not have merit simply because it has not happened yet. If so, then all predictions are "correct" because only the ending of time can prove them to be wrong.

It is as futile as trying to prove the non-existence of something to a zealot. By your logic everything imagined is real because in order to prove it isn't you would have to take a complete inventory of every thing in existence in the entire multi-verse. Only then could it be definitely ruled out as not existing. As Spock would say, that is illogical.
Agreed, but I believe they will prove to have merit. How is that?
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:33 PM   #17722
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Two things that can be cemented.

Brad Pitt is curious if movies will survive.

Brad Pitt thinks the younger generation prefer their content in quick bursts and questions if they will continue to sit for 2 hours for a movie.

Those concerns are the same concerns I have expressed on several occasions. That cannot be disputed.
But is he curious about your upcoming operation? That is what you really want to know, isn't it?
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:33 PM   #17723
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For those that believe streaming (pay TV) has taken over (here):

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Hastings added that as SVOD and ad-supported streaming proliferate worldwide, traditional pay-TV still dominates consumer viewing habits.

ďWe win only about 5% of television viewing hours, so weíre nowhere near a concentration risk [to pay-TV],Ē he said.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:38 PM   #17724
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For those that believe streaming (pay TV) has taken over (here):
Facts are optional around here!

Beliefs matter, facts don't count unless they support them.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:39 PM   #17725
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But is he curious about your upcoming operation? That is what you really want to know, isn't it?
Itís the high heels Iím worried about.
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #17726
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Agreed, but I believe they will prove to have merit. How is that?
You can believe anything that you choose; someone else here is notorious for doing the same. You're in great company with that one!
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Old 09-20-2019, 04:43 PM   #17727
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Itís the high heels Iím worried about.
His or yours?
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:19 PM   #17728
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His or yours?
Mine!

Nah, Iím comfortable enjoying company of woman rather than being one!
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:26 PM   #17729
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I wish ol' flyry was around so that I could keep him up to date on the shipping progress of my new TV; he always loved my updates!

It is sitting not 100 miles from me awaiting the appointed day and time of delivery- 5 days from now! Oh well, the anticipation is a big part of the fun.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:31 PM   #17730
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For those that believe streaming (pay TV) has taken over (here):
I would be curious to see what the 5% number grows to if you take live sports out of the equation. That would be a much better indicator of the market that Netflix is in. I would bet a large amount of traditional pay TV viewing hours is done watching sporting events.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:41 PM   #17731
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I wish ol' flyry was around so that I could keep him up to date on the shipping progress of my new TV; he always loved my updates!

It is sitting not 100 miles from me awaiting the appointed day and time of delivery- 5 days from now! Oh well, the anticipation is a big part of the fun.
Hope we are getting pictures?
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:49 PM   #17732
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Hope we are getting pictures?
Be careful what you ask for...
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:49 PM   #17733
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Not for me.
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:56 PM   #17734
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Well it seems we have something in common. I build computers as well. I hope that doesn't signify the end times .

I understand you like streaming and I do not have a problem with that. To each his own. But you seem to find personal joy in predicting the end of physical media knowing full well that it would cause unhappiness for the majority of the people on this site. That is what I do not understand. I don't like to view anyone as a mustache-twirling villain, but that's how you come across when you gleefully state that physical media is dead. If that's not the case then perhaps you should think about what you post. If you do take personal pleasure from others unhappiness then perhaps you should seek help.
I don't take personal pleasure in the shrinking Disc Market, but I guess we drew the Line in Disc vs Digital. Like I said back then, it's all Digital. We all love Movies and TV Shows, and how we view them should not determine one is better than the other. I just think that the love of Movies and TV Shows should not be limited to Physical, because it's all Digital now!

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Old 09-21-2019, 05:18 PM   #17735
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With streaming you can only buy and watch things while they are offered by the studios. They can remove or modify titles at any time.

With cable you can only watch things (or record them) at the exact time they air. If you miss them they are gone forever.
1) Being able to record and they can't take it away from you is a big difference

2) You might be a bit out of date on what Cable (sat/fibre) can do, some offer ways to see things that are missed.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:30 PM   #17736
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I spoke a while back of the social media push. I notice today, Facebook released their Portal tv device that allows video calls/chats and the ability to watch shows with family or friends in other homes. I know itís Facebook, but I said ages ago this type of thing will be more prevalent in the future. The significance of this announcement is that Facebook are trying to open up the feature for the big streaming services. I see Netflix watch parties being a big thing. Even our home TVs are not safe from this crap now it seems. Sigh.
and like we said last time , who cares. I pointed out over a decade earlier it was tried with some BD titles. There is nothing new here for companies it is all about eyeball hours. So yes, in this case, FB would love to be able to say Joe is on FB 4h every night and Netflix would love to say Joe is on Netflix 4 h every night. It is a win/win for them. But in the end I don't think people will buy into it (the same way they did not buy into it every time it has been tried. and even if there is enough demand it is irrelevant since you can choose not to use it.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:37 PM   #17737
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All it would take is a mega company like Apple or Amazon buying one of the remaining movie studios to wipe out a big chunk of Blu-ray availability. Especially Apple. They would lock down their newly bought films and make them exclusive to Apple+ or whatever ITunes will become. I donít think some realise just how close we are to such a knock out blow. But hey, the koolaid was nice, right?
Anything even remotely close to that would automatically trigger antitrust, anti-monopoly, competition laws.... In almost all countries.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:47 PM   #17738
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1) Being able to record and they can't take it away from you is a big difference

2) You might be a bit out of date on what Cable (sat/fibre) can do, some offer ways to see things that are missed.
With streaming, cable, satellite, and broadcast TV the studios have full control over all distribution. They can remove or modify titles at any time.

With physical media anyone can redistribute the discs after they've bought them. Once a title is released on disc and bought by customers the studios can't stop it from being passed around for many decades. All the titles that have ever been released on physical media are still available on the used market.

At worst a physical title will become rare and expensive because it didn't sell well. But the solution to that is obvious: buy more physical media!
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:59 PM   #17739
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So, if as expected, Apple buy Sony or MGM,that wouldnít leave Blu-ray in a awful position? Think of all the films out there by those studios. Apple (in my opinion) wouldnít be remotely interested in anything but digital distribution.
1) If you want to try to be scary go with Disney or WB. MGM sold most of their catalogue titles back in the mid 80's and has not done much since.

2) if this was 1979 or 1989 maybe it would be more scary, but it is 2019, yes I would love the opportunity to re-buy a lot of great catalogue films on UHD but if that option does not come to pass, I can still watch them on previous formats. I will never be sitting in front of my screen with "there is nothing to watch"
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Old 09-21-2019, 06:10 PM   #17740
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But thatís not a healthy situation. People are fanatical about superheroes. What happens hen thy fizzle out? Thatís the question I want to see the answer to.

Is it a trend thing that will transition to other genres (like some of MR Pittís film buddies think) or will film fizzle out (Bradís own fears I believe). We wonít find out for a while. However, with Disney looking to tie in theatrical stories with tv episodes. The shape of things to come may be forming.
What happened when sword and sandals films fizzled out, how about westerns, slashers, vampiresÖ.

Unfortunately it is the reality of the film (or TV or any content) industry. X comes out and it is cool and new. X makes a lot of money, everyone starts making X, X feels old and dťjŗ vu, people get bored don't turn out for it any more, someone comes out with Y and it is cool and new Ö.

weren't idiots worried that TVs were going to kill movies a long time ago?
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