1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Digital Movie/TV Deals

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by Sam Posten, Feb 23, 2019.

Tags:
  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    55,102
    Likes Received:
    10,737
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
  2. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,569
    Likes Received:
    2,123
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    I had no idea I was being argumentative. I thought we were having a discussion. I have no problem moving on.
     
  3. Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    How about making it a sticky. Ron? That gets asked about a lot...
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    55,102
    Likes Received:
    10,737
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Cranston,

    That's a good idea. If you want to start a new thread I can certainly make it a "sticky"
     
  5. Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    Done
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Founder
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    55,102
    Likes Received:
    10,737
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Done!

    Thanks for posting that. Hopefully, it will help others avoid getting burned on some of their redemption codes.
     
  7. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    46,344
    Likes Received:
    22,172
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    It happens to us all.:)
     
  8. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,569
    Likes Received:
    2,123
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    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.
     
  9. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,569
    Likes Received:
    2,123
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    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.
     
  10. Cranston37

    Cranston37 Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,263
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    .
    We seem to be getting a lot of these posts around this dark corner of HTF lately ;)
     
  11. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,569
    Likes Received:
    2,123
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    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.
     
    Tino and Cranston37 like this.
  12. Dave Moritz

    Dave Moritz Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    7,820
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    California
    Real Name:
    Dave Moritz
    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.
     
  13. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    20,105
    Likes Received:
    1,892
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.

    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.
     
  14. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    18,082
    Likes Received:
    22,141
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    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.
     
    Scott Merryfield likes this.
  15. Mark-P

    Mark-P Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    4,939
    Likes Received:
    2,930
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Camas, WA
    Real Name:
    Mark Probst
    I’m also veering much more toward digital. The only disc purchases I’m still making (mainly) are Warner Archive and Kino.
     
  16. JohnRice

    JohnRice Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2000
    Messages:
    12,569
    Likes Received:
    2,123
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    A Mile High
    Real Name:
    John
    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.
     
  17. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    20,105
    Likes Received:
    1,892
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Gulf Coast
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    There are movies that will do that.

    I think the Transformers movies are like that.
     
  18. Message #1478 of 2267 Feb 23, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2020
    Dave Moritz

    Dave Moritz Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    7,820
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    California
    Real Name:
    Dave Moritz
    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.
     
  19. Tino

    Tino Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 1999
    Messages:
    17,383
    Likes Received:
    8,882
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Metro NYC
    Real Name:
    Valentino
    It’s your money dude. We all have different priorities on what to do with ours. ;)
     
  20. Dave Moritz

    Dave Moritz Lead Actor
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2001
    Messages:
    7,820
    Likes Received:
    1,702
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    California
    Real Name:
    Dave Moritz
    Everyone has priorities and good thing we have multiple ways of getting content.
     

Share This Page