Your opinion on Blu-Ray?

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Polls thread
OP CAcreeks Forum Pro • Posts: 12,056
Re: Inconveniences are many

To summarize in order of user experience:

  • box is hard to open
  • if rented, involves a trip outside the home
  • poor selection, especially current rental outlets
  • public library has old titles, but usually scratched up
  • region codes; some movies not available in my region
  • can't fast forward over FBI and Interpol warnings
  • interminable ads or "trailers" at the beginning
  • very slow menu selections
  • if purchased, boxes accumulate in the home
  • most movies have a recycled plot (so did Shakespeare!)

malch wrote:

Region codes, for example. I used to live in UK and have quite a lot of disks purchased there. My wife lived in China and we have those region coded disks too. So we obviously have to deal with PAL/NTSC as well as the region codes. We have kids who pretty good at scratching DVD's.

These are all additional reasons for ripping our disks to HDD. And that means dealing with all the rest of the copy protection nonsense.

Even the packaging, security seals, copyright warnings etc. offend as they scream "We're big corporations and don't f*** with us!". What a way to treat your customers? Ironically, the pirated copies are sans all of this crap and their users don't have to endure it at all.

Of course, all of this is surmountable. But compare it with Netflix where I cannot think of a single barrier to our full enjoyment of the service.

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