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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    It's not new, but anyone interested in the future of physical media should listen to this podcast episode that features an interview with Bill Olsen, who runs the cult-video label Code Red. It's sobering and depressing, but well worth listening to:
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    That's interesting. The opposite seems to have happened in Canada, where unlimited plans are far more common and less expensive than they were a few years ago.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    That's why I still buy discs for films I know I'm going to watch several times. But most movies I tend to only watch once, so a rental is fine.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    It's a lot cheaper than buying discs.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    If you're mainly interested in movies, I'd get an Apple TV and go with iTunes, which, in my opinion, has the best picture quality - just a notch below blu-ray. It's basically an online video store, not a subscription service, so you rent/buy each title on an individual basis, and it has pretty...
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    Sure, but you can enjoy watching them just as much without owning them.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I think there's a false assumption at play here - I don't think the general public ever collected. The average person might have had a handful of favourites, but most people were always primarily renters.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    It's already in this one: https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/posts/4824468/
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I know a number of people in their 30s who don't have any kind of media player, and these are people who work in film and television.
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    Why I Own So Many Movies.

    I think that explains a huge part of the appeal to those of us who grew up when movies where something ephemeral, and probably why those born after video became ubiquitous tend to be less enthused about owning.
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