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Old 09-16-2020, 11:26 AM   #26741
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The reason I criticize digital is the flawed 'ownership' model. For example, I don't like the idea that you never really have control over the content you paid for. I personally do not think they should be able to call it a 'purchase' unless you control the content. The quality loss compared to a physical disc doesn't really make much of a difference to me because I don't have a high-end home theater anyway. I just don't like going to watch something and having it be missing from my library because I bought it with an Instawatch code from a sketchy website.

I would have more interest in downloads if they released them the way music is - without the DRM.


As for No Time To Die, I am really hoping we do not have to wait until spring 2021 to see it. But given what a disaster the production/release has been, that wouldn't surprise me at this point. I think they really need to hire some better writers. I'm another who feels the Mission Impossible series is getting to be better than the Bond series.

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Old 09-16-2020, 11:34 AM   #26742
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The reason I criticize digital is the flawed 'ownership' model. For example, I don't like the idea that you never really have control over the content you paid for. I personally do not think they should be able to call it a 'purchase' unless you control the content. The quality loss compared to a physical disc doesn't really make much of a difference to me because I don't have a high-end home theater anyway. I just don't like going to watch something and having it be missing from my library because I bought it with an Instawatch code from a sketchy website.

I would have more interest in downloads if they released them the way music is - without the DRM.


As for No Time To Die, I am really hoping we do not have to wait until spring 2021 to see it. But given what a disaster the production/release has been, that wouldn't surprise me at this point. I think they really need to hire some better writers. I'm another who feels the Mission Impossible series is getting to be better than the Bond series.
Casino Royale and Skyfall were good imo. Didnít care for the other two.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:02 PM   #26743
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Been watching the series The Punisher on Netflix and the data rates have been 11.35 Mbps for the UHD version. Last night season 2, episode 11 streamed at 19.23 Mbps. That is the first time I have ever saw Netflix exceed 16 Mbps.

Makes one wonder if this is in response to the bad press they have received in regards to low data rates for their content. This is just one example of one show out of thousands so it does not mean much at this time.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:07 PM   #26744
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Casino Royale and Skyfall were good imo. Didnít care for the other two.
Same here.

Did you see the review of Full Metal Jacket here? Looks like it will be a triple dip for me!
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:08 PM   #26745
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Been watching the series The Punisher on Netflix and the data rates have been 11.35 Mbps for the UHD version. Last night season 2, episode 11 streamed at 19.23 Mbps. That is the first time I have ever saw Netflix exceed 16 Mbps.

Makes one wonder if this is in response to the bad press they have received in regards to low data rates for their content. This is just one example of one show out of thousands so it does not mean much at this time.
No, it probably just means they haven’t got around to that show yet. They are pushing their optimised, shot based encodes To all their 4K content before getting to work on their HDR encodes next. Some shots will be as low as 1.8 Mbps depending on complexity. It has been said that they will finish up the initial 4K stuff in three weeks or so.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:13 PM   #26746
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Same here.

Did you see the review of Full Metal Jacket here? Looks like it will be a triple dip for me!
Yes, it looks splendid.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:20 PM   #26747
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I personally do not think they should be able to call it a 'purchase' unless you control the content.
For many things purchase means “to pay for”. Example, you purchase a PPV, when its over it is gone.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:19 PM   #26748
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The absence of new movies at the theater, and thus on home video, continues to allow me to acquire more catalog titles. I am still finding as much to buy as ever. My wishlist might be 1% shorter now than it was before.

I also have no idea why I am awake this early. It's unnatural.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:48 PM   #26749
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Would everyone please stop responding to him. You have nothing to prove, let it go.

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.” ― Mark Twain.

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Yes, it looks splendid.
Got mine on preorder for the double play currently (cant let digibook go). So stoked!
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Understood.



Got mine on preorder for the double play currently (cant let digibook go). So stoked!
Good man.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:06 PM   #26751
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The absence of new movies at the theater, and thus on home video, continues to allow me to acquire more catalog titles. I am still finding as much to buy as ever. My wishlist might be 1% shorter now than it was before.

I also have no idea why I am awake this early. It's unnatural.
I’m in the same boat. Luckily, most labels have played a blinder. My highlights so far, ‘Come And See’, the tv adaptation of ‘The Woman In Black’ ‘Carnival Of Souls‘ and Pet Shop Boy’s It Couldn’t Happen here. I’m also delighted I could pick up Dekalog tv wise and thankfully modern stuff like Invisible Man, Parasite, 1917 and The Lighthouse were all available before the virus cut in.

Overall, I’m 65 up with two to come. Even labels like VS and Arrow are giving us 4K now as a nice bonus!
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:12 PM   #26752
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No, it probably just means they havenít got around to that show yet.
I made that post just to show some folks that low data rates can get noticed and in turn get bad press, the last thing Netflix wants is bad press. We will see if they continue to lower their data rates or if they restore or exceed previous speeds.
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:25 PM   #26753
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I’m in the same boat. Luckily, most labels have played a blinder. My highlights so far, ‘Come And See’, the tv adaptation of ‘The Woman In Black’ ‘Carnival Of Souls‘ and Pet Shop Boy’s It Couldn’t Happen here. I’m also delighted I could pick up Dekalog tv wise and thankfully modern stuff like Invisible Man, Parasite, 1917 and The Lighthouse were all available before the virus cut in.

Overall, I’m 65 up with two to come. Even labels like VS and Arrow are giving us 4K now as a nice bonus!
I need to upgrade Dekalog; I keep forgetting to do it. There should be a Criterion flash sale in October or there is the next Barnes & Noble sale in November.

Have you seen The Lighthouse and if so, what did you think of it? Open question to anyone who has seen it. I have been on the fence about this movie.

I, too, am looking forward to getting Full Metal Jacket on 4K. It's a favorite of mine.

I was going to buy that Alfred Hitchcock 4K box set, but with the hideous packaging of the U.S. edition, the just announced disc replacement for Psycho, and a handful of members are reporting playback issues with Vertigo, all of this makes me wary of doing so.

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Old 09-16-2020, 02:58 PM   #26754
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My Hitchcock 4K set arrived yesterday along with the Batman Beyond Complete Series on BD. On the agenda for today...send out that email over to Universal for the disc replacements for Psycho!
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My Hitchcock 4K set arrived yesterday along with the Batman Beyond Complete Series on BD. On the agenda for today...send out that email over to Universal for the disc replacements for Psycho!
I sent mine this morning. Figured better get it in before they are overloaded.
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:35 PM   #26756
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I made that post just to show some folks that low data rates can get noticed and in turn get bad press, the last thing Netflix wants is bad press. We will see if they continue to lower their data rates or if they restore or exceed previous speeds.
I hear Dark season 3 is one of the first series to get this treatment. Could you possibly have a look if you get the chance. Iím curious.
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I need to upgrade Dekalog; I keep forgetting to do it. There should be a Criterion flash sale in October or there is the next Barnes & Noble sale in November.

Have you seen The Lighthouse and if so, what did you think of it? Open question to anyone who has seen it. I have been on the fence about this movie.

I, too, am looking forward to getting Full Metal Jacket on 4K. It's a favorite of mine.

I was going to buy that Alfred Hitchcock 4K box set, but with the hideous packaging of the U.S. edition, the just announced disc replacement for Psycho, and a handful of members are reporting playback issues with Vertigo, all of this makes me wary of doing so.
No, havenít seen The Lighthouse yet.
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Iím hoping to see the lighthouse soon. I read it was horror but I donít know anything.... my neighbor wants to watch a bunch of horror movies.

I think Netflix has the maximum level of bad press currently. Canít get higher.
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My Hitchcock 4K set arrived yesterday along with the Batman Beyond Complete Series on BD. On the agenda for today...send out that email over to Universal for the disc replacements for Psycho!
Has there been any word on this? Just wondering if I missed anything.
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Has there been any word on this? Just wondering if I missed anything.
If you mean the Hitchcock set they are offering replacement discs for psycho.

There’s info in the 4K discs official thread.

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=328783
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