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How about making it a sticky. Ron? That gets asked about a lot...
Cranston,

That's a good idea. If you want to start a new thread I can certainly make it a "sticky"
 

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I had no idea I was being argumentative. I thought we were having a discussion. I have no problem moving on.
It happens to us all.:)
 

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Well, I like to debate. Believe it or not, I’m not right fighting. I do change my mind, or at least expand my perception. It’s just not a popular thing these days.
 

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Anyway, thanks for the help here. I’m late to the party, because I didn’t fully embrace streaming until recently. I’ve upgraded Arrival and the final two Hunger Games to 4K. I’m still a little in the dark regarding which titles I can upgrade iniTines, and which I can’t. I suspect it depends on the studio. For instance, Baby Driver was a no-go on iTunes.
 

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Anyway, thanks for the help here. I’m late to the party, because I didn’t fully embrace streaming until recently.
We seem to be getting a lot of these posts around this dark corner of HTF lately ;)
 

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We seem to be getting a lot of these posts around this dark corner of HTF lately ;)
Up until 4 or 5 months ago, my internet was a staggering 35Mb/s and streaming wasn’t exactly great. I upgraded to 500Mb/s, but I’ve been busy. Now I see what streaming can be.
 
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This year I am limiting any digital purchases to ether older movies or really good deals as the rest of my available finances will go towards physical 4K UHD Blu-ray discs.
 

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This year I am limiting any digital purchases to ether older movies or really good deals as the rest of my available finances will go towards physical 4K UHD Blu-ray discs.

I’ve been doing the opposite over the last year or so.

I have no interest in paying close to $30 per movie when when I can pay $10 or less for the same thing.

Also I just don’t want the stuff anymore.
 

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I’ve been doing the opposite over the last year or so.

I have no interest in paying close to $30 per movie when when I can pay $10 or less for the same thing.

Also I just don’t want the stuff anymore.
I’m doing a lot of rentals too. For $5 or less, even if I want to see it again in the future, it’s often cheaper to rent it twice than buy it once. I’m realizing that for a lot of my viewing, it doesn’t make sense for me to buy something unless I’m 100% sure it’s going to be watched multiple times in the near future. Otherwise, it’s spending extra money today for something I may not use tomorrow.
 
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I’m also veering much more toward digital. The only disc purchases I’m still making (mainly) are Warner Archive and Kino.
 

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I watched Arrival in 4K DV using the code from my BR. It's not Atmos, like the disc, but it's free. That's a movie that really benefits from DV due to all the dark visuals.
 

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There are movies that will do that.

I think the Transformers movies are like that.
 

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I’ve been doing the opposite over the last year or so.

I have no interest in paying close to $30 per movie when when I can pay $10 or less for the same thing.

Also I just don’t want the stuff anymore.
I usually do not pay $30 for movies on disc and will buy ones on sale and usually only will pay top dollar for only for the ones I really want. But usually I focus on the discs on sale and I know if finances get bad enough I will not be able to watch anything digital if internet goes away because that will kill Disney + and Apple TV/iTunes. I have integrated digital into my entertainment but I can always pop in a disc but digital can go away when finances get bad. I have had good luck with my Apple TV and watching movies on that but when I really want best quality disc is still king and I own the disc and there is no ownership of digital. Yes digital is convenient and it doesn't take up physical space like discs do and there is a place for it in my A/V set up. But I just do not want to put a focus on something that can go away and where I end up loosing a bigger chunk of my library if things get bad. For me disc is mostly important movies that I want best quality playback and digital is more for deals on movies I will not watch over and over a lot and need ultra quality on. Not to say there is not good quality especially with the Dolby Vision content but that is just my opinion.
 
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I usually do not pay $30 for movies on disc and will buy ones on sale and usually only will pay top dollar for only for the ones I really want. But usually I focus on the discs on sale and I know if finances get bad enough I will not be able to watch anything digital if internet goes away because that will kill Disney + and Apple TV/iTunes. I have integrated digital into my entertainment but I can always pop in a disc but digital can go away when finances get bad. I have had good luck with my Apple TV and watching movies on that but when I really want best quality disc is still king and I own the disc and there is no ownership of digital. Yes digital is convenient and it doesn't take up physical space like discs do and there is a place for it in my A/V set up. But I just do not want to put a focus on something that can go away and where I end up loosing a bigger chunk of my library if things get bad.
It’s your money dude. We all have different priorities on what to do with ours. ;)
 

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It’s your money dude. We all have different priorities on what to do with ours. ;)
Everyone has priorities and good thing we have multiple ways of getting content.
 

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