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Old 12-07-2022, 07:28 PM   #39701
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How many times I watch a movie that I own is not really the point for me, anyway. The point is to have the best viewing and listening experience possible when I do choose to watch it.

I also really like knowing that the movie that I own on disc is not subject to any revisionist editing later; the version I bought yesterday is the one that I will own tomorrow.

I also do not need access to everything. I only need access to the titles that I choose to own.
One of my favorite quotes and a philosophy I completely subscribe to is from a book by David Thompson called "How to Watch a Movie." Not the best book in my opinion, so I wouldn't go hunting for it however.

The quote is "You only get to see a movie for the first time once."

If I spend money on a disc and it only goes in my player once, it was still worth it to me to have it be the best presentation possible for that one time.

I would add to that quote tv shows as well, since I seem to be buying them on disc more and more lately.

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Old 12-07-2022, 07:32 PM   #39702
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And to prove it, I will share that I love the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie. Let the hate fly!
Have Daredevil, Gone Girl and The Accountant.
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Old 12-07-2022, 07:39 PM   #39703
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One of my favorite quotes and a philosophy I completely subscribe to is from a book from David Thompson called "How to Watch a Movie." Not the best book in my opinion, so I wouldn't go hunting for it however.

The quote is "You only get to see a movie for the first time once."

If I spend money on a disc and it only goes in my player once, it was still worth it to me to have it be the best presentation possible for that one time.

I would add to that quote tv shows as well, since I seem to be buying them on disc more and more lately.
I absolutely agree. It amazes me that there are still millions of people who would rather watch movies and TV shows that are full of ads instead of spending a few dollars. That would absolutely ruin the experience for me and take all the joy out of watching everything.
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Old 12-07-2022, 07:40 PM   #39704
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Have Daredevil, Gone Girl and The Accountant.
I would also add Batman V Superman and Zack Snyder's Justice League to the list of great Ben Affleck movies.
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Old 12-07-2022, 07:49 PM   #39705
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If I spend money on a disc and it only goes in my player once, it was still worth it to me to have it be the best presentation possible for that one time.
Have several movies that I like to re-watch because I like the movie and it has a good sound track with standout music, IMHO - The Bounty; Blade Runner (Vangelis), Dark Knight trilogy; Pirates Of The Caribbean (Hans Zimmer), Romeo Is Bleeding (Mark Isham), Cat People (Giorgio Moroder) and several others.
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Old 12-07-2022, 07:58 PM   #39706
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Let's say there are 50 movies you want to own from the Disney brand. And lets say you paid $10 for each. That's $500.

At their new rate ($11) that 45 months of Disney Plus. Not only do you get the 50 movies you like, you also get the hundreds that exist today plus the next almost 4 years worth. Then you have the TV shows you can't buy. And maybe you will broaden your AV appetite and look at Nat Geo's offerrings.

So to wrap up, it's more expensive to buy the movies than it is to commit the same money to Disney+. And what about all the new movies that will come in that 45 month period? More cash outlay to own them. Included with your subscription.
I have wondered for a while if it would simply be cheaper for most people to buy shows rather then subscription services. For example you could buy game of thrones the complete series with little effort for like 80 dollars (way less used I guess since i see it on craiglist near me for 25). Watching game of thrones would probably take most people 4 to 5 months which streaming would work out to 75 dollars. But the person who bought the series owns the series and can either re watch the series or resell series which brings down the cost significantly.

Perhaps they want to watch gotham when it was on netflix. The complete series cost 25 dollars at one point and netflix premium costs 20 dollars a month these days. You would need to watch 100 episodes in less then a month for it to be cheaper to stream gotham then to outright buy it and again that is ignoring the used and resell market of physical.

People only have so much time in the day I doubt to many people get that much value out of streaming services when you look at what they watched in a month.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:00 PM   #39707
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It amazes me that there are still millions of people who would rather watch movies and TV shows that are full of ads instead of spending a few dollars.
I would say the vast majority do not view like the enthusiast here, while the content is playing they are involved in other activities so ads do not bother them.

I hate that I have to pay for ads because every product that I buy has a percentage of the cost of that product going to advertisement.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:08 PM   #39708
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I have wondered for a while if it would simply be cheaper for most people to buy shows rather then subscription services. For example you could buy game of thrones the complete series with little effort for like 80 dollars (way less used I guess since i see it on craiglist near me for 25). Watching game of thrones would probably take most people 4 to 5 months which streaming would work out to 75 dollars. But the person who bought the series owns the series and can either re watch the series or resell series which brings down the cost significantly.

Perhaps they want to watch gotham when it was on netflix. The complete series cost 25 dollars at one point and netflix premium costs 20 dollars a month these days. You would need to watch 100 episodes in less then a month for it to be cheaper to stream gotham then to outright buy it and again that is ignoring the used and resell market of physical.

People only have so much time in the day I doubt to many people get that much value out of streaming services when you look at what they watched in a month.
Unfortunately most people never do the math. They see a subscription service as $15 for thousands of things that they could watch instead of actually looking at the price of what they do watch.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:11 PM   #39709
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People only have so much time in the day I doubt to many people get that much value out of streaming services when you look at what they watched in a month.
Streaming is expensive, has been, is, and likely to continue. Mine is currently $60 to the ISP ($80 total), Prime $9, Netflix $20, Disney+ $9, Total $98 a month.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:16 PM   #39710
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Streaming is expensive, has been, is, and likely to continue. Mine is currently $60 to the ISP ($80 total), Prime $9, Netflix $20, Disney+ $9, Total $98 a month.
The cost to the ISP (or additional cost over the cheapest available internet service) should definitely be factored into the cost of streaming but I've never seen anyone else take that into account.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:17 PM   #39711
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Everyone's tastes are their own. And to prove it, I will share that I love the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie. Let the hate fly!
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I would also add Batman V Superman and Zack Snyder's Justice League to the list of great Ben Affleck movies.
The only Blu-ray of Ben Affleck I appear to have is Armageddon, but on DVD (off the top of my head) I do have The Sum Of All Fears, Changing Lanes and yes Ender, I even have Daredevil.
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Old 12-07-2022, 08:27 PM   #39712
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One of my favorite quotes and a philosophy I completely subscribe to is from a book from David Thompson called "How to Watch a Movie." Not the best book in my opinion, so I wouldn't go hunting for it however.

The quote is "You only get to see a movie for the first time once."

If I spend money on a disc and it only goes in my player once, it was still worth it to me to have it be the best presentation possible for that one time.

I would add to that quote tv shows as well, since I seem to be buying them on disc more and more lately.
As one's case of CRS advances, each viewing becomes like unto the first.
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Streaming is expensive, has been, is, and likely to continue. Mine is currently $60 to the ISP ($80 total).
I certainly do my share of bagging on streaming, but I can't really blame the cost of my internet service upon it.

I use my internet service to make lots of video calls and also for online multiplayer video gaming. I would need/want a robust internet service even if there were no streaming services.
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I consider my monthly streaming cost, for the streaming services themselves, to be zero thanks to the use of fuzzy math.

I have Netflix thru account sharing. No cost to me.

I have HBO Max as a "free" perk with my AT&T cell phone service.

I pay for Amazon Prime, but I have been doing that continuously since Prime began in 2005 and several years before Prime offered any kind of streaming. I pay for Prime for the shipping perk, then as now. I have never thought of it as a streaming expense.

I have been offered Disney+ thru account sharing, but I turned it down. Anything Disney that I want, I pretty much already own on disc. I don't care about Star Wars and MCU serials and while that's the main draw for many people, these do nothing for me.

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Old 12-07-2022, 08:59 PM   #39715
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I certainly do my share of bagging on streaming, but I can't really blame the cost of my internet service upon it.
The $60 is not exact but close. If not for streaming we could get by with the phone hotspot if we had a better signal. Some have suggested that we use Redbox instead of Netflix by mail. That is fine if a kiosk really close by but my nearest is 8.1 miles away, 16.2 round trip * 59 mile = $9.56 milage + $2.25 rental for a total of $11.81 per title viewed assuming you return the next day.

My Netflix by mail is $15 a month. The last time I calculated my average per title was ≈ $1.93
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The $60 is not exact but close. If not for streaming we could get by with the phone hotspot if we had a better signal. Some have suggested that we use Redbox instead of Netflix by mail. That is fine if a kiosk really close by but my nearest is 8.1 miles away, 16.2 round trip * 59 mile = $9.56 milage + $2.25 rental for a total of $11.81 per title viewed assuming you return the next day.

My Netflix by mail is $15 a month. The last time I calculated my average per title was ≈ $1.93
The way to use Redbox is not to make special trips for it, but to use it on routine shopping trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc. People have to make those trips, so using Redbox should not incur any transportation costs that they would not be paying, anyway.
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The cost to the ISP (or additional cost over the cheapest available internet service) should definitely be factored into the cost of streaming but I've never seen anyone else take that into account.
To me it is a cost like any other household or business expense. When we had a home business we could deduct certain cost related to that business (power, phone, floor space, etc.). IIRC the last filing (years ago) was almost a 100 pages
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The cost to the ISP (or additional cost over the cheapest available internet service) should definitely be factored into the cost of streaming but I've never seen anyone else take that into account.
I use my ISP for shopping, banking, food service, lookups and other sundries.

You want to add it - then you have to add the space your media takes up in your home for mortgage, rent, insurance, etc.

BTW =-if you are ordering your media, as I know almost all of you do - better add YOUR ISP charges because . . . no ISP, no ordering disc.

Fair is fair.
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I use my ISP for shopping, banking, food service, lookups and other sundries.

You want to add it - then you have to add the space your media takes up in your home for mortgage, rent, insurance, etc.

Fair is fair.
I have been at my current address for over seven years and in that time I have added over 1400 titles on disc. Doing so has had no impact upon my housing cost.

Insuring a collection is entirely optional, too. I would bet that most people do not have any special coverage for their disc collections.

To be fair, a person can easily get by with minimal internet service if all that they use it for is shopping, banking, and "lookups." In fact, they can just use their cell phone internet connection for stuff that low in bandwidth usage and forego internet service altogether.

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I have been at my current address for over seven years and in that time I have added over 1400 titles on disc. Doing so has had no impact upon my housing cost.
It has absorbed space you could be using for something else. You pay for that space

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Their home owner or renters insurance provides some coverage but you would need an umbrella policy to cover it all in the event of fire or theft. There is a risk involved. Don't forget that.

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To be fair, a person can easily get by with minimal internet service if all that they use it for is shopping, banking, and paying bills. In fact, they can just use their cell phone internet connection for stuff that low in bandwidth usage and forego internet service altogether.
But most also use their ISP for watching movies, TV shows or sports. If you wanted, you wouldn't have to pay a dime for content there are so many free services now.
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