Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:27 AM
If you have a collection of over 500+ DVDs storage is an issue and a pain.
And not only that but having multiple TVs in the house makes it more convenient to rip and set up a media server.
I would agree that different media formats when from the studio are different product (aka B-ray is more than a storage transfer and adds content) but home users transfering to another media is NOT a different product and adds nothing more transfer capabilities.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 06:41 AM
Between streaming and the mail, I can have just about any movie I want in a couple of days, so why would I want to fill up hard drives with movies I'm not likely to watch.
Kids are a different story. They like watching the same movie/show over and over and over again. And they are the ones with jam encrusted fingers. Travel is another good reason, especially with devices that lack a DVD drive.
On the whole, I probably rip less than 1% of the DVD's I watch. All of the DVD's I rip are one's that I own, and I probably rip less than half of those.
What would I do if I couldn't rip a movie? I'd probably buy a book or something else. I wouldn't spend the money on buying another copy of something I already own. I mean how many people buy the paperback version of a book, if they already own the hardback version, or vice versa.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:10 AM
As for the "nickel-and-diming customers" I agree. Moving from LP to CD was one thing, like moving from VHS to DVD but if all a sudden DVDs began disappearing from stores and replaced by BlueRay then I'm gonna feel nickel-and-dimed.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:19 AM
However, she's a Twilight fan and bought four different versions of New Moon and handbrake cannot rip a single one of them.
With the original Twilight there was one version and it included a digital copy, none of the New Moon copies do.
She'll buy any movie she likes on DVD, but this experience has really soured her and she doesn't know if it's worth it to even continue buying at this point. I know she definitely won't be buying four copies of the next Twilight movie.
Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:34 AM
Posted 20 April 2010 - 07:35 AM