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momus_98

join:2002-09-10
Pflugerville, TX
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Don't they realize...

While YMMV, I haven't set foot in a theatre in years and only watch movies at home. I only buy DVDs after I've seen it & enjoyed it (and if it's worth watching more than once). I can't begin to tell you how many movies I've purchased after seeing them via Netflix.

While this won't drive me to piracy, it will drive me to only buy used discs from now on. Screw you TW and hello Amazon Marketplace!
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said by momus_98:

While YMMV, I haven't set foot in a theatre in years and only watch movies at home. I only buy DVDs after I've seen it & enjoyed it (and if it's worth watching more than once). I can't begin to tell you how many movies I've purchased after seeing them via Netflix.

While this won't drive me to piracy, it will drive me to only buy used discs from now on. Screw you TW and hello Amazon Marketplace!

Agree 100% Some movies that I already had on DVD I picked up on Blu.. but a few movies I saw on netflix are on my blu-ray wishlist or I already own them.. I wish someone would listen to the "REAL" people that give them the sales..
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Wilsdom

join:2009-08-06
reply to momus_98

Take away for the media companies is they need to get the law changed to make selling used DVDs illegal. In the meantime they should claim that many of the DVDs on Amazon marketplace are pirate copies and get the site taken down as well as all of Bezos's property confiscated.


momus_98

join:2002-09-10
Pflugerville, TX
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said by Wilsdom:

Take away for the media companies is they need to get the law changed to make selling used DVDs illegal. In the meantime they should claim that many of the DVDs on Amazon marketplace are pirate copies and get the site taken down as well as all of Bezos's property confiscated.

Why stop there? Take all of Half-Price Books' inventory, and shut down Craigslist, every garage sale, every pawn shop, every flea market. Not happening. The secondary market for anything is HUGE; any change like that would be virtually impossible to enforce.

It boils down to this: my physical disk, my property. It's no different than selling a used laptop, car, TV, book, CD, etc.
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"War does not determine who is right; only who is left." - Bertrand Russell
"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their
country." - Bertrand Russell


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Tavistock NJ
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reply to momus_98

said by momus_98:

While YMMV, I haven't set foot in a theatre in years and only watch movies at home. I only buy DVDs after I've seen it & enjoyed it (and if it's worth watching more than once). I can't begin to tell you how many movies I've purchased after seeing them via Netflix.

While this won't drive me to piracy, it will drive me to only buy used discs from now on. Screw you TW and hello Amazon Marketplace!

An intelligent reaction to the situation. Punish them thru your buying decisions and not by stealing the content.
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KrK
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reply to momus_98

The used software market is already effectively being destroyed, I see the aftermarket movie and music business heading this way too.

It's about control and trying to farm people for more cash.

The day is coming when the only way you'll have any say or control over media is IF you pirate it----however they'll have made that a capital crime by then.

Sad, but true.
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BosstonesOwn

join:2002-12-15
Wakefield, MA
reply to momus_98

Until they put a "key" on the dvd or brd so that it can only be watched on authorized players.


momus_98

join:2002-09-10
Pflugerville, TX
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You mean like DIVX? (Note, not the DivX codec)

Tried and failed.

And how do you put a special code on the discs that are already in the market? And which DVD player manufacturer do you get to go along with this? And what about players that are not 'Net connected (thus no firmware update) that would be unable to play these disks?

Lastly, why are DVDs singled out in this example? How can they claim exclusivity over books or anything else that can legally be sold on the secondary market? If I can buy a used [anything else], I can buy a used DVD.

Edit: Seems this issue is heating up elsewhere: »arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012···ames.ars

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"Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their
country." - Bertrand Russell


jdjbuffalo

join:2004-01-17
Denver, CO
reply to momus_98

said by momus_98:

While YMMV, I haven't set foot in a theatre in years and only watch movies at home. I only buy DVDs after I've seen it & enjoyed it (and if it's worth watching more than once). I can't begin to tell you how many movies I've purchased after seeing them via Netflix.

This is exactly it. I won't buy a DVD/Blu-ray until I've seen it either in theater (rarely) or via rental (frequent).

I've often add a movie to my Netflix queue when I see the advertising or hear about it from someone. If it's not available to be added to the queue then I forget about it. If I forget about it then they are likely to get $0 from me.

How does this benefit them again???

BosstonesOwn

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Wakefield, MA
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No I mean like a software key. That auths just one player or 5 what ever they deam to many. Divx failed because it was way too early. Watch when ultra violet fails.

Net connect devices will be the norm and then they will try and make you purchase a key like windows.
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said by momus_98:

While this won't drive me to piracy, it will drive me to only buy used discs from now on. Screw you TW and hello Amazon Marketplace!

Excellent plan - let the markets do their work. If the industry insists on self-destruction, there are countless ways for me to spend my leisure dollars besides buying crippled crap from the media industry.

This week, a kayak trip into the Everglades with my camera. For the cost of a couple of blu-ray DVDs, a priceless experience!


morbo
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said by momus_98:

I only buy DVDs after I've seen it & enjoyed it

I never buy DVDs.