Bill Hunt - lost at sea?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dennis Nicholls, Mar 12, 2002.

  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    Well The Digital Bits is off looking for a new home. Bill didn't post anything here so I'm curious if anybody has any news, especially concerning when they are coming back.
     
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    They're not looking for a new home. They're just moving off the HTF server onto their own because the traffic was too much for 2 sites to handle

    I talked to him earlier today, I think he should be up and running again in the next few days.
     
  3. Kevin Coleman

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    Yeah I noticed the HTF seemed to being going a little quicker the last several days.
    I hardly go TDB anymore anyway. He seems to be a day behind most of the other sites in the news. I mainly go to davisdvd and DVDfile anymore. Bill just doesn't seem to enjoy getting the big stories anymore.
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
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    I don't agree. The Digital Bits is still one of my primary spots for DVD info. Bill does a great job on news, stories and reviews.

    -greg
     
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    I have sensed that keeping TDB up is not quite as exciting as it used to be for Bill, but I suppose that's natural as DVD in general has settled into more of a routine.

    I still think he has one of the more trustworthy and no nonsense news sites going on DVD. We just need some more exciting things to report. Can you say Star Wars, Indiana Jones, just to name a couple.

    Deane
     
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    Did anybody else find that moving van picture they had up a little... disturbing? I certainly wouldn't want to hitch a ride with that Doogan character... [​IMG]
     
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    While it is true that TDB is no longer on the cutting edge of day-to-day news in the world of DVD, Bill still does a great job with maintaining a credible site. I have followed it since day one and he has been quoted many times in various magazine articles, etc. He has an excellent reputation for integrity and I suspect that studios still follow Bill's site fairly closely. If he disses a DVD, it could have negative consequences for sales of that particular title. For sure, he had a leadership position for the SW DVD saga and if George Lucas ever has an urge to get honest, I wonder how he'd reflect on Bill's involvement in that one. I would agree that the lack of "issues" for DVD right now (DIVX gone; SW Ep1 released; OAR/anamorphic much more standard now, etc.) has more to do with it than anything.
    What will we talk about when all the SW eps are out, along with Indy and Back to the Future? Keep it up, Bill! If you think you've run out of "issues," invent some![​IMG]
     
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    I'm eagerly awaiting the next "Bitsy" awards. Without them, I never would have bought the awesome Criterion Brazil set a couple of years ago!
     
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    I find the Bits to be a bit laid back, but they do tend to get lots of release news, cover artwork and the odd article before anyone else does. [​IMG]
     
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    I prefer TDB for the simple reason that it's easier to navigate. Everything's in one place. It's a hassle to find anything on DVDFile (though the latest search bar does help...)
     
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    TDB is back online now
     
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    DVDFILE is probably the best. Bits have slowed down, I hope the new reviewers will review tons of discs.
     
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    For my money, DVD File is the one stop place on the Web for all things DVD! They do a fantastic job. TDB used to be a great DVD site at one point, but as others have said, they are always late to the game as far as news, and they don't update nearly as often as they should. I don't go there anymore.
     
  16. Joseph DeMartino

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    I still find "The Bits" to be among the most reliable and accurate source for news. I'd rather get information a day late and right. "The Bits", along with "The Big Picture", also seems to have a somewhat more professional "attitude" than some other sites, which can read like somebody's private hobby. While I also check other sites, I must say that "The Bits" is my favorite. And I given that they update it virtually every day - sometimes more than once - I'm not sure I understand the criticism that it's not updated often enough.
    Anyway, I'm glad Bill and Co. are back. [​IMG]
    Regards,
    Joe
     
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    I think the website is good, but I have not been there for sometime now.

    Still a little disappointed at Bill for being the strongest supporter of Region code restrictions in DVDs. My impression is that he feels non-American residents should be denied the full features and qualities of code 1 DVDs.
     
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    Of course, now THE BIG PICTURE charges a subscription fee. Yuck. I liked them, but they never had any information that I couldn't find elsewhere for free. Too bad.

    I like TDB, even though they aren't updated nearly as often anymore. I like their style and their content.
     

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