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Anyone still buying movies/shows on Disc?

Batman

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#21
I hardly ever watch a disc any more and when I do it's after a blockbuster movie comes out and we'll usually pop those in in the HT. I'd also say it's partly because I've cut back drastically on my Tuesday release day purchases, and now when I do buy, it's usually 4K unless it's only released on 1080p BD. For music I do still buy a lot of my music on disc though again, its rare that I get a listening session in with the actual disc. Usually I rip it to iTunes then use airplay through an airport express in the home. It's a big bonus after a CD purchase if it works with Amazons Autorip then is just shows up when refresh my Amazon music app. And that slows the urgency to rip it iTunes. My buying and watching habits have definely changed over the last 1.5-2 years.
 

MatthewB

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#22
Haven't bought a movie disc in years. Mostly it's cost. I can buy a new title for 7.00 online with no tax and the PQ is just as good as Bluray. Sure it's not lossless audio but to pay 20.00 with tax for lossless audio is just not worth it to me. That and most titles I buy can be shared with my entire family at no cost to them.
 

Yesfan70

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#23
I still buy CDs and Amazon is my biggest supplier. For movies, there's some I do want to have on disc (Star Wars, Indy, Lord of the Rings, etc), so there's always going to be that.

About 95% of my viewing is streaming via Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, and even live TV through Playstation Vue and CBS All Access. I stream audio as well, but it's lossless Flac and the collector in me still likes to have the physical disc.
 

Haywood

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#25
Haven't bought a movie disc in years. Mostly it's cost. I can buy a new title for 7.00 online with no tax and the PQ is just as good as Bluray. Sure it's not lossless audio but to pay 20.00 with tax for lossless audio is just not worth it to me. That and most titles I buy can be shared with my entire family at no cost to them.
It is going to be very interesting to see what happens to sharing after July. I suspect it will simply stop working, unfortunately. I don't really buy 1080p content anymore, so my purchases are more in the $12-20 range and I've really slowed down on the volume of content.
 

Huey

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#27
Just movies that I think the grandson will like. Recent purchases have been Aquaman and Spiderman:Into the Spiderverse. For what reason, I'm also more inclined to buy the movie if we see it in the theater.
 

Huey

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#30
I still buy from time to time now on UHD. The streaming audio and video quality of movies isn't there yet imo
I haven't compared them to the 4K disks, but some of the 4K stuff streaming on Netflix is absolutely stunning. I will also say, picture quality is also dependant on what you are using to stream the shows. My Sony x800 looks much better than the same channel streamed on my Roku.
 
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