Disney To No Longer Release Physical Media (DVDs/Blu-Ray) In Australia

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Well shit. I really don’t want to rely on Target or Walmart for my 4K.

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I feel like all the people complaining about this are like Linux users who demand a Linux version of a certain game. They are very vocal online but when it comes down to it they account for less than 1 percent of sales.
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The problem is that streaming is just not good enough for 4K. Show some gradual lighting on the screen and you’ll get color banding. Show a bunch of particles and you’ll get compression artifacts everywhere. Show some dark night scenes and you lose all the details. Streaming is good enough for 40” 1080p televisions, sure. But if you got an expensive setup with a 65” OLED, 4K just needs that higher amount of data that you can’t get from streaming.

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melancholy wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:13 pm The problem is that streaming is just not good enough for 4K. Show some gradual lighting on the screen and you’ll get color banding. Show a bunch of particles and you’ll get compression artifacts everywhere. Show some dark night scenes and you lose all the details. Streaming is good enough for 40” 1080p televisions, sure. But if you got an expensive setup with a 65” OLED, 4K just needs that higher amount of data that you can’t get from streaming.
They should at the very least still make 4K physical releases available to purchase online for the videophile crowd. Personally for me as long as it looks "good enough" I'm fine with it. I'm sure there are enough people out there who want the best quality who would still buy them. If they were able to make Laserdiscs for over 30 years despite basically NOBODY even knowing they existed back in the day then surely they can produce 4K Blu-Rays.
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melancholy wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:13 pm The problem is that streaming is just not good enough for 4K. Show some gradual lighting on the screen and you’ll get color banding. Show a bunch of particles and you’ll get compression artifacts everywhere. Show some dark night scenes and you lose all the details. Streaming is good enough for 40” 1080p televisions, sure. But if you got an expensive setup with a 65” OLED, 4K just needs that higher amount of data that you can’t get from streaming.
And you guys have internet that ISN'T just half coke cans attached to reclaimed fishing line! Which is the best internet connection available in our whole country.

Even Zoidberg only has a dual coke can setup with brand new fishing line, and Skynet who worked for an ISP, only ever had a baked bean can with twine as an experimental future of Australia's internet connection!
If he didn't work for an ISP, he would have had to wait 100 years for that kind of technology like the rest of us.
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ian wrote: Sun Oct 22, 2023 7:34 am
melancholy wrote: Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:13 pm The problem is that streaming is just not good enough for 4K. Show some gradual lighting on the screen and you’ll get color banding. Show a bunch of particles and you’ll get compression artifacts everywhere. Show some dark night scenes and you lose all the details. Streaming is good enough for 40” 1080p televisions, sure. But if you got an expensive setup with a 65” OLED, 4K just needs that higher amount of data that you can’t get from streaming.
And you guys have internet that ISN'T just half coke cans attached to reclaimed fishing line! Which is the best internet connection available in our whole country.

Even Zoidberg only has a dual coke can setup with brand new fishing line, and Skynet who worked for an ISP, only ever had a baked bean can with twine as an experimental future of Australia's internet connection!
If he didn't work for an ISP, he would have had to wait 100 years for that kind of technology like the rest of us.
The funny thing is after my redundancy and no longer working for an ISP, I went from 100Mbps to gigabit. There were reasons why I didn't because fuck TPG

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Look at Mr. Fancy over here with a brand new Campbell's soup can with no label and actual iron wire!

Discs are only actually becoming less desirable to me because if I start something, I want to be able to finish it.
I stopped buying Silicon Valley Blu rays because they stopped selling them and downgraded to only shipping us the DVD's, I stopped buying King of the Hill DVD's because they simply stopped selling them.

So these days I'm mostly waiting for complete collections before I purchase. Buying all the Ghostbusters and Back to the Future movies makes sense because they're not leaving me hanging with a remastered 1 and 2 in 4K remade frame by frame and then only selling the rest on DVD from a 90's master.

So it's a self fulfilling failure. Less people will buy brand new releases so sales go even lower. And the cycle will continue untill discs are relegated to hipsters collections.

I'm looking at my shelves, I'll always make room for Futurama (which we won't be getting) and South Park (which I'm not going to pay full price for anymore without commentaries) and can't even think of the next big movie I need to own, or series.

I'd buy a complete 4K disenchantment now its finished, but I hugely Doubt that will happen because Netflix and Siren tried a few years ago to sell DVD's, we ended up with 1 season of F is for family and Bojack and a couple of others, and then never any more seasons.
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They better keep making blu-rays because I need to have the remuxed files to download

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Well that's great, where the hell is my 4K Star Wars and New Futurama?
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They've already released Star Wars in 4k.

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The movies AKA Skywalker saga, there's a Looooot more star wars now.
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