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Could this kill DVD's & Blu-ray?

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#26 OFFLINE   rudeney


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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:26 PM

Note that I am talking about 2009 pennies. How much do you think today's $5 movie rentals would be in 1990 dollars?

Well, according to http://www.dollartim...s/inflation.htm, about $2.10. And as I recall, back when I was renting VHS movies, they were $2-$3 each. ;)

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#27 OFFLINE   robbiecc


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:49 PM

My 1st computer was a Co-Co II and programs were either typed in, on carteges, or a 'data' cassette. Processor was an 8086 and 8K of ram, and the internet-when it finally started was 300 baud. That was maybe 20-25 yrs ago. I took my coco from 8 to 100k ram for more than a 500 gig HD cost now-not adjusting for inflation and $100 was a lot more back then. I've seen alot of these technologies start and where they are today and I wouldn't even hazzard a guess where it will be in 5-10 yrs. I rem a 7 channel tv market in chicago area and stations going off the air at nite-now we have hundreds of channels and they fill the dead time with info mercials(think the off air was better)
Point is, there is no telling what has yet to be invented , improved or perfected, and cost wise I rem cd writers(computer) were over $1000, now you can get a decient lightscribe for under $40. The only thing i would bet on is it will be smaller, faster and cheaper.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:25 PM

Is it just me or does it seem like putting a movie on an SD card and taking it home would turn into just obscene piracy? It takes only a few minutes to start downloading practically any new movie at a poor quality. I can't imagine why movie studios would just give you a perfect digital copy of their work and hope the honor system works out so you buy the movie again in 48 hours.

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