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  1. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    It's not a lack of backbone capacity I'm worried about. It's my ISP appealing to be able to charge more for use of streaming services.
  2. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    What's infuriating about the Charter move is that when they were lobbying the FCC years ago, before the current Chairman was the Chair (google Ajit Pai if you aren't familiar with him and the beef that many people who support internet access and freedoms feel about him) is that they specifically...
  3. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    As I mentioned, I'm still primarily a physical media purchaser. But I do have a Netflix and HBO Max (through my phone provider) subscription. It seems that Charter (Spectrum) which is my cable and ISP company, is now looking to increase data fees for streaming services...
  4. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Netflix asked to slow down streaming to SD in order to avoid breaking the internet. Me: looks over at collection of BDs and UHDs, smiles and nods appreciatively. I know this is a very worrisome time, but thought I'd inject a little levity into the situation. Stay safe and healthy, everyone and...
  5. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Saw this piece and thought of this thread: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/opinion/future-dvds-streaming.html Of course, it's probably a little telling that the author of the op-ed refers to the video format that's now 2 generations old...:laugh:
  6. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I like how it's shot in 60fps
  7. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    For me, the importance of owning is that it means short of disc-rot, I can play any movie I own at any time. I have fully embraced digital and streaming technologies, I'm not some Luddite in a cave insisting on my physical media. If there were a service I could subscribe to that guaranteed 4K...
  8. Carlo Medina

    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    As I've gotten older (and I'm only in my 40s so I don't know why I'm being fatalistic about things...) I've gotten to thinking about all my stuff when I'm gone. I'm not too old to start a family, but the older I get, the less likely it is that will happen. Obviously if I do end up starting a...
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