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Old 02-27-2023, 03:15 PM   #441
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For what it's worth, that song has been removed since the VHS days. The DVD, the Blu-ray... removed. It only makes sense the streaming version would be the same way.

The song was finally restored for the 4K disc, but I don't know if future streaming versions will follow suit.
i just went and checked, it's different between the bluray version i have and the streaming version on hbomax.
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Old 02-28-2023, 06:26 AM   #442
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Bring back the video store please. Also a great way to play games you canít afford.
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Old 02-28-2023, 07:18 AM   #443
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Nintendo doesn't want people to pirate their old games via emulation, but Nintendo also doesn't provide a way for people to buy those games and play them legally.

This same mentality applies to other game publishers and non-game publishers as they want us to pay for their products, yet they don't make them available. lol

I'm not defending piracy by any means, rather give us an option to play/watch it legally.
This does tend to be quite common across business though, companies view something as more worthwhile as an asset than they do an income source, the asset has more of a predictable set value and can be used to secure debt.

That is something which is inherently less likely with physical media though I would say as its much harder to take something off the market than it is with streaming.
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Old 03-19-2023, 09:41 PM   #444
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But more seriously, before streaming you didn't even have to wait 1 or 3 or 9 days by mail, you could go rent something and watch it in superior video and audio quality. NOW, NOW you DO have to wait like 3, 9, 30 days by mail for disc rental to arrive if you want to a rental in top quality video and audio (assuming the title is even ever available at all now) since they shut down all video rental stores.

So it kind of killed off to some extent the high quality audio/video option for those who do want to rent stuff.
This is an excellent point, and something I very much miss about video rental stores. I would love to go out the same day and rent some movies on 4K disc to get the best possible experience. But I can no longer do that.

Now, I either have to rent them in a sub-par streaming experience or spend a good buck and roll the dice on buying the film on disc. Neither option is that appealing to me.
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This is an excellent point, and something I very much miss about video rental stores. I would love to go out the same day and rent some movies on 4K disc to get the best possible experience. But I can no longer do that.

Now, I either have to rent them in a sub-par streaming experience or spend a good buck and roll the dice on buying the film on disc. Neither option is that appealing to me.
Renting them in a streaming service that you perceive as subpar is the far better choice as it’s far cheaper and far less risky.

Physical media depreciates like clothing, fabric and leather goods (such as luggage and wallets to name a couple) and shoes (much more than literally everything else). Unless, of course, it was or they were owned by a deceased public figure or public figures that, personally as much as professionally, was or were extremely well liked (like Olivia de Havilland and David Niven, again, to name a couple).

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Renting them in a streaming service that you perceive as subpar is the far better choice as itís far cheaper and far less risky.

Physical media depreciates like clothing, fabric and leather goods (such as luggage and wallets) and shoes (much more than literally everything else, to name a couple). Unless, of course, it was or they were owned by a deceased public figure or public figures that, personally as much as professionally, was or were extremely well liked (like Olivia de Havilland and David Niven, again, to name a couple).
Of course, I'm not going to buy every movie I'm interested in seeing.

But to categorically claim that streaming is a far better choice is only true if you value the money paid for owning more than having a high-quality movie experience.

But I never said I would buy every movie I wanted to see anyhow, so it's kind of an unneeded argument that's being made.
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Old 03-20-2023, 12:15 AM   #447
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Of course, I'm not going to buy every movie I'm interested in seeing.

But to categorically claim that streaming is a far better choice is only true if you value the money paid for owning more than having a high-quality movie experience.

But I never said I would buy every movie I wanted to see anyhow, so it's kind of an unneeded argument that's being made.
Then I should rephrase what I said. If a person wants to watch something before deciding whether or not to buy it, it’s far better to rent on video on demand or stream before deciding whether or not to buy.

Another cheap option is to watch on premium cable before making such decisions. Blind buying physical media is a risky and potentially costly option.

If you end up disliking what you buy on physical media, you can sell it. But you’ll get much less than you spent (less than half).

Just like with the other items that I mentioned that depreciate just as much. It’s not good to lose so much money like that.

If I blind bought enough times, I’d be on the street. I already have hardly any money to spend on needs and wants as is.

That’s less than $35,000 a year after taxes with government benefits and two part time jobs. On Long Island, New York (where I live, in Nassau County, half a mile west of the Nassau/Suffolk border), that’s a gargantuan struggle. Ditto the five boroughs of New York City, New York and Westchester County, New York.
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Then I should rephrase what I said. If a person wants to watch something before deciding whether or not to buy it, itís far better to rent on video on demand or stream before deciding whether or not to buy.

Another cheap option is to watch on premium cable before making such decisions. Blind buying physical media is a risky and potentially costly option.

If you end up disliking what you buy on physical media, you can sell it. But youíll get much less than you spent (less than half).

Just like with the other items that I mentioned that depreciate just as much. Itís not good to lose so much money like that.

If I blind bought enough times, Iíd be on the street. I already have hardly any money to spend on needs and wants as is.

Thatís less than $35,000 a year after taxes with government benefits and two part time jobs. On Long Island, New York (where I live, in Nassau County, half a mile west of the Nassau/Suffolk border), thatís a gargantuan struggle. Ditto the five boroughs of New York City, New York and Westchester County, New York.
Yep - I rarely, if ever blind buy anymore. Been burned far too many times. If there is one great thing about streaming its that it has replaced video stores which just wont fly in this day and age. However, for any content I end up really liking, I prefer to own a physical copy if at all possible.

Having something available on a streaming service is not and never will be the equivalent of having said content on my media shelf in a disc case.
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Old 03-20-2023, 03:20 PM   #449
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Yep - I rarely, if ever blind buy anymore. Been burned far too many times. If there is one great thing about streaming its that it has replaced video stores which just wont fly in this day and age. However, for any content I end up really liking, I prefer to own a physical copy if at all possible.

Having something available on a streaming service is not and never will be the equivalent of having said content on my media shelf in a disc case.
True. But at least streaming something youíve never seen but are interested in seeing could save you lots of money if you end up disliking it.
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