SME Posted September 9, 2015 Report Share Posted September 9, 2015 @Kvalsvoll, I think your post really gets to the heart of the issue. As long as it's easier to pirate than to obtain media legally, people will choose to do so. The people running things don't get this because they aren't aware of just how easy it is for younger people who are internet savvy have access to peer knowledge that's common among that age group. The industry is gradually catching on by offering streaming as an option, and to the extent that it works without glitches, people use it. Of course, I'm a bit saddened by the inevitable destruction of video and especially sound quality that occurs as a consequence of having to fit all the data into a low bandwidth Internet pipe, not to mention the lowering of standards on the assumption that "most users are listening on their laptops", etc. I'm sure there's plenty of that going on, even as they try to market Atmos to the masses while even enthusiasts like me are pretty skeptical about its virtues in a home theater environment. Of course, you also don't see me rushing out to buy a 4k TV so I can stream 4k video content that most likely looks worse than Blu-ray due to data compression. Sadly, the industry seems to have no clue what anyone wants these days. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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