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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    I am not sad to see them go. It's the same for any kind of medium...8-tracks, beta, laserdisc, cassettes, VHS. I'm wondering what is going to make DVD and Blue-ray bite the dust. On the other hand, I am glad to see vinyl start to make a comeback.

    The only thing that sucks about VHS is there were a good handful of movies that never transitioned to DVD/Blue-ray since they went out of print.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Thanks a lot, Obama.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    Your late fees are waived: Blockbuster closes - CNN.com

    In the article there is a link to a 2008 Onion clip which makes fun of how people used to rent movies.
    That's because you can buy DVD's for less than a rental fee - not to mention Netflix, Hulu etc.....

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    The market for movie rentals has been dead for a decade.

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    That's because you can buy DVD's for less than a rental fee - not to mention Netflix, Hulu etc.....
    You can also rent from the library. And if it's a movie you really like, there are ways to convert it for future watching.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    I am not sad to see them go. It's the same for any kind of medium...8-tracks, beta, laserdisc, cassettes, VHS. I'm wondering what is going to make DVD and Blue-ray bite the dust. On the other hand, I am glad to see vinyl start to make a comeback.

    The only thing that sucks about VHS is there were a good handful of movies that never transitioned to DVD/Blue-ray since they went out of print.
    Platforms like Vudu. 100% digital, streamed to any device you own. I have a Vudu account, and can watch any movie I have on there (which, granted, isn't many right now) on my TV, my laptop, my desktop, my kindle, my tablet or my iPhone. Any time. It's hard to not like watching movies that way.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

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    Thanks a lot, Obama.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Balls View Post
    You can also rent from the library. And if it's a movie you really like, there are ways to convert it for future watching.
    Yep.... I can get anything I want....

    The second a movie comes out it's online and can be downloaded in 5 minutes..... Just saying...

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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Platforms like Vudu. 100% digital, streamed to any device you own. I have a Vudu account, and can watch any movie I have on there (which, granted, isn't many right now) on my TV, my laptop, my desktop, my kindle, my tablet or my iPhone. Any time. It's hard to not like watching movies that way.
    Someone mentioned Slingbox to me many years ago. There isn't enough quality programming on tv/cable where I would get much use out of it, but that is an alternative for tv to avoid Hulu and the like. I used to have a PC I could access outside the home for my stored mp3s/movies, but I never ended up using it. That is also an alternative.
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    Re: Blockbuster is closing the doors

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Yep.... I can get anything I want....

    The second a movie comes out it's online and can be downloaded in 5 minutes..... Just saying...
    I hear you there. Watch out for the MPAA. I received a notice from them once for obtaining a movie they had flagged. You need to be careful who and where you get your stuff from.
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