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Death of DVD Media

Discussion in 'The OT' started by 1953, Sep 1, 2012.

Will DVD Media Succumb to Streaming (muti-choice)

  1. All DVD (I do mean all, in all industries)

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    0.0%
  2. Home DVD entertainment only (Thing the gravity of such a change)

    7 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. Partial

    5 vote(s)
    6.3%
  4. No

    29 vote(s)
    36.3%
  5. Yes

    34 vote(s)
    42.5%
  6. Would you prefer streaming to DVD's?

    6 vote(s)
    7.5%
  7. No Opinion

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  8. A major infrusture shift

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  9. Some percentage of the general public would not be receptive

    4 vote(s)
    5.0%
  10. Yes, for a niche market

    23 vote(s)
    28.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

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    Here is the definition of archival medium from the Society of American Archivists:

    Note that it specifies a thing, not a process, although they acknowledge on their website that the two are often confused.

    There are three archival media: paper, film and phonograph records. Of those, the most stable is paper but all are capable of storing information for 100 years and retreiving it using relatively simple technology.

    Simply storing electronic information in multiple locations does not make that an archival medium.

    We are going to discover ourselves in a huge hole when, in 75 years, we realize there hasn't been a vast library of notes, letters, documents, family photograph albums, film movies and sound recordings that have been saved to document the 21st century. They exist for the 20th century.
     
  2. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Some dispute over that since paper and film can decay in rather short order unless stored properly somewhere like Iron Mountain or other climate controlled underground facilities. LPs are easily rendered useless by a number of means; far more easily than optical media.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Very interesting. But I submit that electronic media is now or at the least, will be, the archivists' medium of choice. It has many advantages over the others.

    Yes, we won't have Grandpa's letters from WWI, etc., but perhaps the kids will save e-mails and jpgs and such. There is a loss there, for sure.
     
  4. speedy4022

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    There is one great thing about streaming I don't have to find room for a massive disc collection.
     
  5. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

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    An old electrician once told me not to over think things, just learn to use them. I've been following that sage advice ever since we had that conversation. His point was, you don't have to learn the "why" of every device, you just have to learn how to use them. We were talking about fluorescent tubes at the time and he asked me how soon I expected to make my next one. My answer was, "Never.", his reply was, "Then why do you need to know why they work?" Good point, I thought.

    Rich
     
  6. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

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    I strongly disagree with and reject that "sage" advice. If I had been one to follow such ignorant advice, I wouldn't be as smart as I am today! :D
     
  7. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz Day Sleeper DBSTalk Club

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    I totally agree.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    There is one horrible thing about streaming... you never own anything, and it could all be yanked from under you tomorrow.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I stopped collecting a little over a year ago. I still have about 600 DVD's that don't really have any value and about 50 Blu Ray's that I've tried to sell several times.

    Now, I mostly use BlockBuster by Mail with the occasional Netflix streaming.
     
  10. Rich

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    That just happened to me on NF. I had been watching Doc Martin, a British series and all of a sudden all the episodes I hadn't seen disappeared. NF's license to stream the series had run out. It just got renewed and they added even more episodes, but that was a bit annoying. That's a really good series, by the way.

    Rich
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Yes, Martin Clunes as Doc Martin gives new meaning to 'bedside manner'!

    I've been recording it but don't have one saved at the moment; but I am pretty sure it's on a local PBS that wouldn't do you much good if I could give you the channel number.
     
  12. SayWhat?

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    Interesting that you mentioned that. Speculation running around the web as to whether or not Bruce Willis is suing Apple over the right to on-line iTunes libraries and if they can be transferred to survivors upon your death. Apple's position seems to be that you are only renting the library and when you die, so does it.
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Seems odd that Willis, as an actor and producer, wouldn't endorse Apple's stance, if indeed that is what they are maintaining.
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    First link includes:
    Second link:
    The third article references other British tabloids.

    So, no Bruce isn't suing Apple, perhaps isn't "thinking about" it. But it raises a point on ownership that many don't consider.
     
  15. Rich

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    Thanx, but NF has them all back on their site. Was just a leasing problem. I would love to live in a town like the one in that show.

    Rich
     
  16. SayWhat?

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    As I noted ... speculation ...
    But 'rumors' have been known to be proven true sometimes, so we'll see.

    Which was the reason for inclusion here. Even if he doesn't, maybe someone else will.
     
  17. Stewart Vernon

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    Yeah... I saw the Bruce Willis thing, and before I had time to mention it, the rumor had already debunked... but since you brought it up... here's the joke I made up especially for the situation:

    How does a rumor get started?
    First you take Bruce Willis, add Demi Moore, and shake vigorously :)

    Badumpbump

    ;)

    But seriously... I'll be here all week... and the point, suit or not, is that it is true that if you read the fine print you find you are merely renting from iTunes and not actually purchasing ownership.
     
  18. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Since I have "hard" copies--- not really, I just mean the digital files on my own HDs and backups— I am not worried about my heirs and assigns being unable to play them if they choose after I enter that big studio in the sky.

    Now, I wonder what the legal ramifications according to Apples TOS is for using Match, in those instances where you can replace your 128k bit home ripped MP3s with Apple lossless versions at 256k?

    I am not going to lose sleep over any of this.
     
  19. pfp

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    This is a fairly good representation of my feeling on the subject too.

    I'll add this... I only purchase discs (not streaming) from outside sources but I only stream (never playing actual discs) within my home from my own servers in full disc quality.
     

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