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post #11 of 13 Old 08-21-12, 10:46 PM
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Re: DVD and Blu-ray still preferred over streaming for movies

Blockbuster and Hollywood video stores are all gone here as well. We do still have Family Video stores here as well as a couple stores that sell used bluray and DVD/CD and vid game consoles/games. I recently converted all 648 VHS titles to AVI and stored them on a hard drive for streaming only to find out my Panasonic bluray doesn't support XVID. Thats progress for ya.
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-22-12, 07:56 AM
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Re: DVD and Blu-ray still preferred over streaming for movies

I live in a place with 64kbps internet. Video streaming like Youtube and flash animations never work for me.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-22-12, 01:59 PM
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Re: DVD and Blu-ray still preferred over streaming for movies

My wife and I prefer renting BDs - or, in a pinch, DVDs - but ever since Blockbuster and RogersVideo shut down their rental operations, all we have left that is local and convenient are Zip kiosks (four of them within a ten-minute drive of our house). Unfortunately, Zip doesn't stock its all its kiosks with all the latest movies, so a couple of times already we've resorted to renting / downloading movies from iTunes. It was OK, but the overall experience - the higher rental cost, waiting for the movie to download, and having to hook up the laptop to the AVR (no remote! ) - wasn't good enough to make converts out of us.
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