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Disney+ Streaming Service (Official What? No! Thread)

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by DaveF, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Robert Crawford

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    In fairness, those people who state "it doesn't bother me" have the same rights to express that opinion as those that "do complain about it". However, I do agree with you that the former doesn't need to disparage the latter for "being bothered by it". It's been my experience that people take the contrary POV much too personally and thus, they lash out at those that don't share same thought process.
     
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  2. TonyD

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    I agree Robert.

    I’m in the it doesn’t bother me camp.
    If anything it’s a minor inconvenience as usually anything I’m watching on these services As soon as an ep is over I’m ready for the next one which I see as uninterrupted and if there’s anything I need to see on the credits it’s easy enough to look it up.

    Also if you’re in the it bothers me enough to cancel it side then that’s your Prerogative and no one should chastise you for thinking that way.

    plus I just learned that the correct spelling of prerogative has that R there after the P.
    I’ve been spelling it and pronouncing it wrong forever.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Not necessarily pronouncing it wrong, Tony. While its spelled "pre" it is most commonly pronounced "per."
     
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  4. TonyD

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    I’m so lost.

    ugh
     
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    I went through the same thing this week with sherbert and sherbet. It's like everything I thought I knew has been a lie.
     
  6. Josh Steinberg

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    Wait, there’s sherbert and sherbet?! Which is the frozen dessert?
     
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    It's that fact that it's correctly spelled and pronounced sher-BET. If you ask anyone, including me a few days ago, what the stuff is called, I guarantee you most would say sher-BERT
     
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  8. Josh Steinberg

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    Mind=blown
     
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    Sherbert. Sherbet, pronounced "SHER-but," is the usual word for the frozen sweet dessert made from fruit or fruit juices. Sherbert, with an additional r in the second syllable and pronounced "SHER-bert," is less commonly used. In Britain, sherbet is a sweet powder used to make a drink bubbly or eaten by itself.”
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    I knew about the sherbet thing but have always said sherbert
     
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  11. Neil Middlemiss

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    605D1CC0-A08F-4552-82F5-2EBBCC0783A1.
     
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    Don't forget SORBET!! :lol:
     
  13. DaveF

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    Why do I want this? Easy: I'm bingeing a series. I really don't need to see 30 seconds of all the international alternate voice actors. Every. Single. Time. I don't care to see the credits at all. Give me the Skip to Next episode button so I can get on with my viewing.

    Why does Netflix, et al want this? Presumably because they've done A:B testing and found that more people keep watching more shows with this feature than without. Or at least Netflix almost certainly did because that's how they roll, and then maybe everyone else copied.

    And yes, this should be an option. The enthusiast should be able to turn this off and watch the complete show (TV or movie) without any distractions until it's over.
     
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    That’s too much knowledge!

    (deep cut, bonus points if you get the reference)
     
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    Knowing is only half the battle. I'm not persuaded until there's blue and red lasers.
     
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    Yeah. That's where I am.

    I don't watch a LOT of stuff on streaming...but the example I always use--Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime--actually has music pertinent to the episode over the closing credits. And, sue me...but I like watching credits. I often pick up names that make me better appreciate what I've just watched.
     
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    In asking a chat support rep on Disney+ why my Roku can't display 4K on my 4K non-HDR display, he kept asking me what "generation" of Roku I have. I kept telling him that Roku does not use that term, but kept giving him the model number. He told me to go to the "About" screen, and I gave him EVERYTHING listed. He then asked "What about generation or operating system?" I told him there were no such listings on that screen. "Can you go to the About screen?" I told him I was on that screen and listed everything there, to which he responded "Sorry Todd I'm not familiar with Roku because i don't own one and I Haven't use one." :eek:

    It went downhill from there: "Do you have your phone with you I'll let you see how should it look like. Are you using Android or IOS?"
     
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    I assume he's referring to the names Roku gives to their players like Express, Express+, Stick, Stick HE, Premiere, Ultra, etc...
     
  19. Todd Erwin

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    Nope. He wanted a "generation" number. I even gave him the model name and number and current software version, but he kept demanding a "generation" number.
     
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    That person is obviously completely unfamiliar with Roku's products. You may need to ask for a representative who knows something about Roku.
     

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