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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 11, 2014, 08:43
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killer_roach wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 00:19:
Ant wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 21:30:
I still prefer physical medias especially with videos since Internet can be slow, unstable, DRM, etc.

Not to mention that, at present, even "Super HD" from Netflix is pretty rubbish quality compared to a Blu-Ray disc. Hell, there are some films on Blu-Ray where the AUDIO bitrate is higher than the total bitrate on a Netflix stream...

Exactly. When digital media can approach the A/V bitrate of disc, then I might consider a change. But I don't see that happening soon...I'll stick with a superior quality that I can then rip into whatever format I use at the time (right now, it's straight ISO).

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Mar 11, 2014, 00:41
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Mar 11, 2014, 00:41
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killer_roach wrote on Mar 11, 2014, 00:19:
Ant wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 21:30:
I still prefer physical medias especially with videos since Internet can be slow, unstable, DRM, etc.

Not to mention that, at present, even "Super HD" from Netflix is pretty rubbish quality compared to a Blu-Ray disc. Hell, there are some films on Blu-Ray where the AUDIO bitrate is higher than the total bitrate on a Netflix stream...
Yeah, that too for qualities.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 11, 2014, 00:19
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Mar 11, 2014, 00:19
 
Ant wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 21:30:
I still prefer physical medias especially with videos since Internet can be slow, unstable, DRM, etc.

Not to mention that, at present, even "Super HD" from Netflix is pretty rubbish quality compared to a Blu-Ray disc. Hell, there are some films on Blu-Ray where the AUDIO bitrate is higher than the total bitrate on a Netflix stream...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 21:30
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Mar 10, 2014, 21:30
 Ant
 
I still prefer physical medias especially with videos since Internet can be slow, unstable, DRM, etc.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 19:51
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Cutter wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 18:59:
Given everything going digital anyway Blurays are over. I'm already trying to unload mine.

Yeah, I am in the process of ripping my hundreds of disks and giving them away. They take up less room that way, and I can make some people who are less technically inclined happy by giving them my movies. I will keep some of them, though. I have some nice sets that look good on a bookshelf.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 18:59
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Mar 10, 2014, 18:59
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Given everything going digital anyway Blurays are over. I'm already trying to unload mine.
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Mar 10, 2014, 18:54
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jdreyer wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 16:18:
Having 300GB archive disks sounds cool. I'm sure they'll be bloody expensive to start with, but if prices come down, it could be a cheap and effective way to archive all the data I've collected, which I back up on a 2TB hard drive.

Nothing new, either - I know Pioneer has demoed huge multi-layer Blu-Ray discs in the past.
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Mar 10, 2014, 17:51
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I'm happy with Blu-ray, I don't really see the need for 4K. The amount of time it would take me to download a 4K movie...assuming that's the planned method of legitimate distribution.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 16:18
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2014, 16:18
Mar 10, 2014, 16:18
 
Having 300GB archive disks sounds cool. I'm sure they'll be bloody expensive to start with, but if prices come down, it could be a cheap and effective way to archive all the data I've collected, which I back up on a 2TB hard drive.

Also, too: What Quboid said.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 14:15
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Frijoles wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 12:55:
MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:52:
Also... Pizza Hut having fancy touch screen tables so I can get my cold pizza from a rude waiter without actually having to talk to them? Have they seen the state of most Pizza Huts lately?

I haven't seen a table in a Pizza Hut for probably 20 years. They barely have a front door around here.

The one near me got its liquor license and is now a pizzahut/bar. I could see something like the ordering table being useful there.
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Mar 10, 2014, 12:55
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MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:52:
Also... Pizza Hut having fancy touch screen tables so I can get my cold pizza from a rude waiter without actually having to talk to them? Have they seen the state of most Pizza Huts lately?

I haven't seen a table in a Pizza Hut for probably 20 years. They barely have a front door around here.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 12:14
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MindStalker3 wrote on Mar 10, 2014, 11:50:
Archival Disc? What a stupid name. Great if your talking about a storage medium, stupid for a consumer level disc you might buy a movie on. You know they will add DRM technologies to this.

"Don't copy that Archival" doesn't make any sense.

I think that's the point, it's a storage medium for archived backups and such like. They're not really going for the consumer market bar any more. Blu-Ray is effectively the last time consumer media was the driving force behind physical media adoption, the Internet owns that now.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 10, 2014, 11:52
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Mar 10, 2014, 11:52
 
Also... Pizza Hut having fancy touch screen tables so I can get my cold pizza from a rude waiter without actually having to talk to them? Have they seen the state of most Pizza Huts lately?
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Mar 10, 2014, 11:50
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 10, 2014, 11:50
Mar 10, 2014, 11:50
 
Archival Disc? What a stupid name. Great if your talking about a storage medium, stupid for a consumer level disc you might buy a movie on. You know they will add DRM technologies to this.

"Don't copy that Archival" doesn't make any sense.
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