View Poll Results: Which way(s) do you watch movies at home?

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  • Buy movies

    14 31.11%
  • Movies on TV channels

    16 35.56%
  • On Demand / Instant Streaming

    16 35.56%
  • Netflix

    16 35.56%
  • Redbox

    2 4.44%
  • Blockbuster rental service (similar to Netflix)

    3 6.67%
  • Physical Rental Store

    5 11.11%
  • Don't Rent or Buy Movies

    4 8.89%
  • Don't watch movies

    1 2.22%
  • Other

    10 22.22%
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Thread: Movie Rentals

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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    I only go to the theater for blockbuster movies that are best appreciated on the big screen. Titanic, Saving Private Ryan and Indiana Jones were the last three I have been to. I'll wait for Avatar on DVD.
    Same here, I've already got Avatar pre-ordered. It'll show up on my doorstep as soon as it's released and I'll see it. I've already got a big-screen and Dolby 5.1, I don't need a theater for any movie, blockbuster or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Same here, I've already got Avatar pre-ordered. It'll show up on my doorstep as soon as it's released and I'll see it. I've already got a big-screen and Dolby 5.1, I don't need a theater for any movie, blockbuster or not.
    You can't do 3D though.

    I hear that is on the way though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    You can't do 3D though.

    I hear that is on the way though.
    If I cared one whit about 3D...

    But there are 3D TVs out there right this second, you can run down to Best Buy and get one today if you wanted. Of course, you still have to wear the stupid glasses, which I have no interest in whatsoever. Granted, there's hardly any 3D content, TV manufacturers are trying to push people into buying yet another piece of techno-trash they haven't actually got a market for.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    One of three ways:

    1) Download the movie via torrent
    2) Watch on HBO
    3) now I stream them wirelessly from Netflix via my Blu-ray - fast becoming my fave way

    Last: I buy the movie if I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    If I cared one whit about 3D...
    3D on the big screen is impressive. Some movies are just ment to be seen this way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But there are 3D TVs out there right this second, you can run down to Best Buy and get one today if you wanted. Of course, you still have to wear the stupid glasses, which I have no interest in whatsoever. Granted, there's hardly any 3D content, TV manufacturers are trying to push people into buying yet another piece of techno-trash they haven't actually got a market for.
    The market for them will grow as it becomes more affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    3D on the big screen is impressive. Some movies are just ment to be seen this way.
    Couldn't care less. I'm not wowed by eye candy.


    The market for them will grow as it becomes more affordable.
    How many people are going to buy an expensive television that has no content to go with it? Why would the industry make content for televisions nobody owns? It will take a long time for any decent penetration, then manufacturers will be on to something else.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Couldn't care less. I'm not wowed by eye candy.
    Wouldn't that be the whole reason for a large wide screen TV and surround sound?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    How many people are going to buy an expensive television that has no content to go with it?
    No Content? Have you seen the swell of 3D movies in the last few years. Not to mention older stuff that was in the Imax etc.

    In a few years they will be lower in price with quite a few movies etc available.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why would the industry make content for televisions nobody owns?
    But they will. Just like it has in the past. I think this will take off, but it is new, so give it a little time.

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    It will take a long time for any decent penetration, then manufacturers will be on to something else.
    Yea just like wide screen and surround sound.
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    The problem with the 3D craze is that they are still trying to market the 3D aspect more than the films themselves, and a great deal of the time-it shows.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The problem with the 3D craze is that they are still trying to market the 3D aspect more than the films themselves, and a great deal of the time-it shows.
    True, but pretty much any movie can be shot in 3D now, so it is changing. Don't know if it is for better or worse yet, only time will tell.
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    Re: Movie Rentals

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    True, but pretty much any movie can be shot in 3D now, so it is changing. Don't know if it is for better or worse yet, only time will tell.
    I have had mixed results with the recent Samsung 3D tv that came out.
    I enjoyed the idea of a film that spends a lot of time trying to make you feel like you are there. The idea should not be about throwing things at the screen: that's fake. Rather, I like the immense subtle changes from 2D and 3D filming. The problem I saw was that the 3D glasses were cheaply produced, cables quickly break along with their ports, etc. Another issue was that it was giving me a headache not long after putting the glasses on.
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