I understand how you feel. I feel exactly the same way when it comes to books. I like to physically hold a book in my hands rather than read it on Kindle or Nook. That said, I'm guessing subscription is the way of the future.
Absolutely right about Beta. Back in the day I had one of the first Betamax VCRs in Chicago. The thing was the size of a card table top. But at the time it was state of the art and considered pretty cool. Used to play (OMG!) PONG on it. :sklol:
Originally Posted by Optimus Prime
I like new technology and I will never be an early adopter due to price. At some point I will buy some small tablet that I can make calls from and use as a CPU.
That being said, even if texture can be mimicked on a screen- nothing can replace the experience of a physical book. No Disney smell-o-vision. There's something appealing about putting a book in a backpack(or hell, in your pocket) and being able to throw it on the ground. There is also a charm about rereading a favorite book and the weathering it goes through after you have gone on a journey with Frodo, Aron Trask, or Twain again and again.
I knew of beta tapes as a kid, what I hear is the quality was better than VHS. Some technologies may win out for many reasons- effeciency, cost savings, MARKETING, etc. etc. etc.(and thats not to say that efficiency or portablity,etc. etc. is exclusive of quality, but it seems like those do bury quality). Because something wins out doesn't always mean its a superior product(and different things may be valued more by different consumers).
Compression seems like a problem in many media, but I don't think I have the ear or eyes to pick it up.
I would like to hear records through vacuum tubes. I don't have the skill or means to set something up like that. Even with downloads, there is just the nice trust factor of having the video game/movie hard copy that eliminates the need to rely on some call center if someone goofs up.
Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker!
Looney Tunes Superstars: Sylvester & Hippity Hopper
Hadn't bought anything in some time, but I did just pick up the second season of The Venture Brothers.
The Little Mermaid: platinum edition
Fear Dot Com
Wizard of Gore remake
Paranorman 3D Blu-ray
The picture quality and sound is supreme on blu-ray, even DVD in most cases. Also, DVDs and blu-rays provide extra features, commentaries, documentaries, that are not carried on just the movie streamed online.
Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker!
I picked up Iron Man: Technovore and D'Jango
And this week...
Star Trek 2 and 8 on Blu Ray for 10 each
and Blade Runner Anniversary Edition Blu Ray for 20!
Battlestar Galactica 1978
Jason and the Argonauts
Legally Blonde 1 & 2
Memoirs of a Geisha
Miss Congeniality 1 & 2
Silent Hill: Revelation
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3
Sweet Home Alabama
The Great Escape
The Green Mile
The Last Stand
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
Just delivered from Amazon:
Star Trenk TNG Season 3 Blu-ray
Star Trenk TNG Best of Both Worlds Blu-ray
And I have a few preorders in for the following on Blu-ray:
Shanghai Noon / Shanghai Knights double feature
Ghostbusters and Spider-Man (2002) 'mastered in 4k' editions
Lego Batman the movie
National Lampoon's Vacation 30th anniversary edition
Finally got the Rituals uncut DVD with bonus features. Cost me a penny, but well worth it. THIS is why DVDs matter, Heeeeere'sOlesker.
Night of the living dead original
Return of the king: animated
The last unicorn: 25th anniv. blu-ray
I picked up 2 more James Bond DVDs at Big Lots for 3 bucks each,both are Ultimate Editions.
1.Licensed To Kill
2.The Spy Who Loved Me
Fringe: Season 5
Superman Unbound Blu Ray
The Vampire Lovers blu-ray.
Superman Unbound blu-ray.
Night of the Scarecrow blu-ray (NOT "Dark" night as i do own Dark Night on blu-ray but Night of the Scarecrow from 1995)
Star Trek Next Generation Season 3 blu-ray.
The International (Blu-ray)
The Muppets: Complete Series 1
Wings of Life - Now I'm caught up on my Disneynature collection!
And finished up my Dark Shadows collection with
House of Dark Shadows
Night of Dark Shadows
The New Adventures of Superman (the good 1960's cartoons)
Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters, & Marvels (found that one at Dollar Tree):hmwink:
Coraline Blu-ray collectors box ($5.00 at 5 below)!!
Swamp Thing Complete Season 1
Con Air blu-ray.
The Burning: Collector's Edition blu-ray/DVD combo.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown blu-ray
Evil Dead 2 25th Anniversary Edition
Star Trek (2009) bluray
Ducktales vol 1 and 2 dvd
Challenge of the Super Friends dvd
I didn't know you could still get DVD's. next you're going to tell me Betamax and VHS are still available.
What is wrong with DVDs, especially blu-rays? You can get a physical copy that won't go anywhere, they offer better picture and sound, and have extras you can't get while streaming.