For something like Handmaid's, I'm fine with DVD quality. For something like GoT or True Detective, blu-ray all the way. I am years behind and can't keep up with the latest shows, let alone keeping track of what service they're on. Paying for streaming would be a waste because I literally wouldn't use it. This may change in 10 years. Owning something gives me peace of mind as well. I don't have to worry if I have a subscription or if the subscription service itself is around anymore!buying DVDs over much higher quality HD / UHD streaming of a show. Is your approach just that you want to own a thing, you need a disc on a shelf? Or an anti-subscription approach: you don't want all those vampire services taking $10 a month out of your pocket?
I’ve got FOMO over TV series. I watch few movies these days (in part because of hearing loss makes it hard to enjoy movies like I used to), so TV is my jam. And there are so many amazing shows I don’t have time for.I actually have anxiety now because I can't seem to keep up with movie news these days either! But that may be good because it spoils too much anyway. The drawback is that I might miss an indie film being promoted.
Handmaid's it definitely good storytelling. Visually and acoustically though, GoT is in a bracket all by itself! Great sound and music...gotta love that Atmos!I see. I don’t do DVDs at all, unless that’s the original format (or I bought it pre-blu-ray on DVD, particulary my TV series Futurama and Community). I’ve now started buying 4K discs (when I buy discs) with a view towards a 4K projector.
And also, personal taste, Handmaid’s Tale is top-tier viewing, projector, full attention. It’s definitely not background, DVD for me!
But I haven’t watched GOT, so what do I know?
@Sam Posten Obviously, you could upgrade your Hulu do ad-free if you really cared. It sounds like you're offended that they even offer an ad-supported service. This is a psychology issue really, but would you prefer that a service not even offer an ad-supported service and only offer the full-price, no-ad option a la Netflix and Disney?
I got nothing against an anti-ad approach. I’ve had a TiVo for going on 15 years. All my streaming services are now full-price, no ads.Yeah I get that my stance on ads makes me sound like an entitled douche but I can't stand them. I hold with Banksy on this one.
And yes. Either fully ad free or 100% ad supported. Tiers are dumb. Having 'sorta' ad free in the middle is even dumber.
Because I don’t watch much broadcast TV. The only things I have faved were Letterkenny and Handmaid. That was worth the $20 to put up with ads for two shows but not enough to go all in for ad free.I got nothing against an anti-ad approach. I’ve had a TiVo for going on 15 years. All my streaming services are now full-price, no ads.
I didn’t understand your “I hate ads, but I won’t pay to remove ads” perspective. I‘m still curious why you didn’t just upgrade your Hulu so you could enjoy the shows fully, given a visceral hate of their ads (I did the $1/mo trial year with ads and they were annoying, but for $1/mo I couldn’t complain.)