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UltimateHog
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Springfield, MO
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re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
They must, Fandango is a massive success since it's inception in 2000. 60M+ monthly visitors is bonkers for a movie rental app. I am really dumbfounded that you don't know anything about it in 2020.

You should really familiarize yourself with it as we head to digital releases alongside theaters in the future. You're the one that has mentioned being old school and behind the times or whatever in response to people buying 4K BR discs, yet you are even worse than them not knowing about Fandango and the future that is movies at home.
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UltimateHog
Arkansas Fan
Springfield, MO
Member since Dec 2011
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re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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Yes, Hollywood was already starting to do this before COVID with services like Red Carpet Home Cinema. You would think in a post covid world people might shy away from going to the movies and look to try and duplicate that experience at home.



Yeah, it was always inevitable. Theater experiences can't keep up with nice home systems anymore and the pricing just makes it not worth it.

Trialing all these 'Direct from Theater/Theatre At Home' releases with the pandemic is a great way to test it all out, and judging by the numbers it's a huge success.

I'll be glad when I don't have to wait for bluray/rental release for new movies anymore and I can just fire up Fandango and immediately have it in highest quality.

I'm about to watch Scoob! with Theater at Home actually, that was my show as a kid even if it is mediocre I have to watch it.

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EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6209 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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wait so we're saying people who spend $25,000 on a high end home theater setup balk at spending less than $1,000 more for a PC & hard drive to organize their private media library?


No, they don't want to spend the countless hours tinkering and configuring. I have no idea how many hours I've spent on my unraid server. I'm redoing shite currently yet again. There's always something that's breaking or isn't just quite right.

They just want to sit down and hit the netflix button and watch something.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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not knowing about Fandango
yeah i haven't been to a movie in 20 years. i'm just calling out the parent company because they suck.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

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even if it is mediocre I have to watch it

it wasnt bad. watched it last week with the kids. enjoyed some of the other throwback saturday morning cartoon characters. nice touch.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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No, they don't want to spend the countless hours tinkering and configuring.


by definition this is exactly what you do when you spend 25 grand on a closet full of amps, recievers, dual speaker zones, multiple input and output sources, components needing firmware updates, ir to RF blasters and a shoebox full of remotes that each have 473 buttons.

my wife hated my home theater and i can't say i blamed her. she never used it enough to get comfortable with all the buttons she had to press even w/ a logitech harmony valiantly attempting to corral everything. even i often had something fail in the sequence and ended up messing around with some aspect that ruined the experience. something as simple as your kid hitting a button and screwing with the audio output you meticulously honed could completely ruin the experience. you either hide that ridiculously over-buttoned AVR in the closet or your kid is going to be attracted to the 80 buttons on the front of it and push one then your wife is going to call you at work and ask why she can't hear audio anymore and you're going to realize there are 9,000 * n different reasons that could have happened and you're not going to fix it over the phone. "baby i am just going to have to figure this out when i get home."

installing the plex app on a PC and pointing it to a folder full of movies seems like child's play by comparison.

i would argue the niche group are the people who get into radarr and sonarr and newsgroups (stares at kork) and sets all that up to constantly refresh their library.

dropping an occasional media file into your movie directory takes all of 5 seconds and it will automatically show up.

i spend more time looking for the best poster to use for movies than downloading and yes i didn't miss the comment about the RAID. configuring and maintaining a redundant disk array isn't a requirement for setting up a media server even if its a smart thing to do.
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TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34686 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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by definition this is exactly what you do when you spend 25 grand on a closet full of amps, recievers, dual speaker zones, multiple input and output sources, components needing firmware updates, ir to RF blasters and a shoebox full of remotes that each have 473 buttons.


Fake News.

I have one remote that controls everything in my home. Or I could use my phone, iPads, or any voice interface. Now I don’t have $25K invested but I do have multiple audio video zones with several sources. It will even work with plex if I wanted to waste my life trying to manage a server while I already have more than enough media at my fingertips to watch.


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my wife hated my home theater and i can't say i blamed her.


Probably was a poor install and set up. I’m sure your wife hates many of the things you do in your home.





CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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I have one remote that controls everything in my home. Or I could use my phone, iPads, or any voice interface. Now I don’t have $25K invested but I do have multiple audio video zones with several sources. It will even work with plex if I wanted to waste my life trying to manage a server while I already have more than enough media at my fingertips to watch.


you are an installer. its what you do for a living and since you do this every day, i would hope you've got the process down pat for yourself and you know what to do when something goes wrong.


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I do have multiple audio video zones with several sources.


are you married or have kids? tell me more about how easy this is for them to navigate.



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TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34686 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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you are an installer. its what you do for a living and since you do this every day, i would hope you've got the process down pat for yourself and you know what to do when something goes wrong.


Fake news

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tell me more about how easy this is for them to navigate.


Pretty simple. Just press the picture icon for the source you want while saying abracadabra and everything magically comes on.


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EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6209 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
I imagine most people who actually drop something near 25k pay someone to do it for them.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

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I imagine most people who actually drop something near 25k pay someone to do it for them.



of course they can. this is where tigerwise comes in to fix it everytime something goes wrong.


EarlyCuyler3
Alabama Fan
Appalachia
Member since Nov 2017
6209 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
I don't know what's going on now.

I mean I run my own server but I completely understand why almost no one wants to do that. I've been fighting with rTorrent all fricking morning trying to get the webui fixed now. All from trying to fix an error in the VPN config.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

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All from trying to fix an error in the VPN config.
still no VPN here..still no nasty comcast-o-grams


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TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34686 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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don't know what's going on now.


CAD derailed a simple thread to turned into if you don’t have plex you are outdated and have a more complex media experience than managing a server.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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if you don’t have your media online and instead keep drawers scattered full of disks you are outdated


you still alphabetizing that CD collection you play on your home theater too?


TigerWise
USA Fan
13th Ward
Member since Sep 2010
34686 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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you still alphabetizing that CD collection you play on your home theater too?


No, about 10 years ago I ripped them all to a server to use as a source for distributed audio. But in today’s world with all the options I have for music services it really became pointless to manage a server so it eventually faded away.


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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
18931 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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I've been fighting with rTorrent all fricking morning trying to get the webui fixed now. All from trying to fix an error in the VPN config.
Might be time to look into getting a usenet account. It costs a few bucks a month, probably on par with a quality VPN. I don't use a VPN for usenet because the connection is encrypted, so my ISP doesn't know what I'm doing and my usenet provider doesn't care what large datasets I download for research purposes.


CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
64501 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
how very scholarly of you



jg8623
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2010
13078 posts

re: Physical 4k disc vs Streaming?
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wait so we're saying people who spend $25,000 on a high end home theater setup


I must have missed something, I wasn’t aware we were only discussion people who spend 25 grand. I would imagine that is an extremely small amount of people
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Korkstand
LSU Fan
Plaquemine, LA
Member since Nov 2003
18931 posts

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how very scholarly of you
Yes, even my two small children study these datasets for hours upon hours per day.


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