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Old 12-27-2008, 03:56 PM   #136
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Based on your post - no that is NOT the average setup for the average household. Far from it
Again, I can only go from what I experience and know. Maybe things are different in Taxachusetts versus Florida, but what I listed is pretty much common across my friends and family.

2-3 Online Capable Consoles (PS3 or 360, and a Wii)
1xPC per adult/bedroom - not sure how to word this (none of my friends/family have just one PC unless there is only one person in that household)
Netflix subscription (again I was the last one I know to get one)

Again, that is the common thing I see. No one has an uber PC like I do or PC setup like mine, but when regarding the fields of interest my PC isn't as uber as it should be.

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I didn't ask you if YOU were average - that is a personal question. I asked about your setup. So I will skip the personal part of your question.

Is my setup average? yes - but my household is not.

Living Room:

50" HDTV

5.1 SS system

HD CBL

HDM

And my son has all of the above except he has a 30" HDTV and an Xbox 360.

And I have a PC in the house - CBL MDM

Where I am really above average is my power/protection system. But that is because I live in the lightening strike capital of the world - So. FL.

When I lived in L.I - I had nothing at all other than a fancy breaker in the box.
Sorry, I thought I took out the reference to yourself as average.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #137
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Is Disney supporting Vudu?
Yes, quite heavily, including a ton of classic catalog titles, and all of the latest and greatest releases (glad both of my kids are in college now).

I don't really want to spend the time looking up a specific title on Vudu's for its current status (1,400+ HD titles is a lot to dig through) for somebody that has made it clear he won't buy a Vudu under any circumstance, however, for the purpose of addressing an interesting point I offer the following observation and logical conclusion:

Contention: The lack of availability of a title in HD on Vudu and/or Blu-Ray is being described as a "drawback".

Fact: Blu-Ray has about 1000+ titles available.

Fact: Vudu has 1400+ HD titles available (with most of them also now available in HDX, but we don't count them twice)

Estimate: Based on what I've been able to dig up, there are about 900 duplicate titles available on both BR and Vudu HD/HDX.

You may find a venn diagram useful to visualize this information, allowing you to wrap your mind around the relative drawback that can be concluded from this.



While I may be off by a few on the overlap, whether it is larger or smaller, the relative drawback will always be much worse for BR than Vudu. Ergo, if you are a person that puts weight in the importance of this drawback, you will want to own a Vudu to overcome this.

This also clearly illustrates my long standing position that the person who owns both a BR player and a Vudu has the best HD entertainment options (about 50% more content than somebody with BR alone). I believe "Content is King" and the person with access to the most content is the real winner.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #138
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So where is WALL-E?

Did I miss it?

Can you please link ALL the movies in HD/HDX

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Old 12-27-2008, 04:28 PM   #139
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So where is WALL-E?

Did I miss it?
You can find out about Wall-E on Vudu at http://www.vudu.com/movies/Title/WALLE/

I would discourage you from actually watching this excuse for a movie. My 4 year old nephew dragged me to the theater to see it last summer (the last time I've been to a theater, and hopefully never again). The story is awful and I found the whole movie to be a waste of time.

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Can you please link ALL the movies in HD/HDX

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That is not the easiest thing to come up with as the list changes daily. You can browse the HD/HDX title information on the website at http://www.vudu.com/movies/ but that is not always current with what is on the Vudu box itself. Coincidentally, earlier today I asked a friend who works at Vudu to get me a current HD/HDX text list, along with the "attach rate" for TDK on Vudu's I will gladly give you that information the moment I get my hands on it.
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So you can buy Wall-E in SD on Jan 2 for $20 or you can buy it on DVD in superior quality with some extras for $15. That FAILS on so many levels I really don't know what to say. The BD is $25. VUDU = FUCKING STUPID, that is putting it nicely.
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So you can buy Wall-E in SD on Jan 2 for $20 or you can buy it on DVD in superior quality with some extras for $15. That FAILS on so many levels I really don't know what to say. The BD is $25. VUDU = FUCKING STUPID, that is putting it nicely.
Maybe to you it is - because you are comparing own versus own.

I would not be interested in owning any of the movies - I would just want to see them once.

Comcast's HD PPV is lacking to say the least - in titles.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:39 PM   #142
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So you can buy Wall-E in SD on Jan 2 for $20 or you can buy it on DVD in superior quality with some extras for $15. That FAILS on so many levels I really don't know what to say. The BD is $25. VUDU = FUCKING STUPID, that is putting it nicely.
So, for $5 more {which you could factor into the price of the box} you get a Blu-Ray that you can watch whenever you want even if your box fails {you can buy another Blu-Ray player easily whereas VUDU might be out of business soon}

I'd never trust any downloading thing anyway, it's too hard to gift a movie to someone in that regard and get your money back if they a} don't want it, or b} already have it.

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Alas, my ignore list grows again, as I really don't care to read posts from folks with vocabularies and educations so limited that they resort to profanity in a public discussion.
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So, for $5 more {which you could factor into the price of the box} you get a Blu-Ray that you can watch whenever you want even if your box fails {you can buy another Blu-Ray player easily whereas VUDU might be out of business soon}

I'd never trust any downloading thing anyway, it's too hard to gift a movie to someone in that regard and get your money back if they a} don't want it, or b} already have it.

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OK - guess you will pass on Vudu.

Different strokes for different folks.

Me personally - looks very interesting.
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Maybe to you it is - because you are comparing own versus own.
Unless you're trying to skew the prices in your favor {for nefarious purposes} why would you be comparing rent vs own?

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Maybe to you it is - because you are comparing own versus own.

I would not be interested in owning any of the movies - I would just want to see them once.

Comcast's HD PPV is lacking to say the least - in titles.
It is still stupid on the renting front. How long has Wall-E been available to rent for cheap at Netflix or BB? You're going to wait a month or two and then pay $4(+?) to get it in download SD quality, not even DVD quality. Even you can see the nonsense here Lee.
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Alas, my ignore list grows again, as I really don't care to read posts from folks with vocabularies and educations so limited that they resort to profanity in a public discussion.
I'm afraid you'll have to place half the members on ignore since we have used profanity sometime or the other.
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OK - guess you will pass on Vudu.

Different strokes for different folks.

Me personally - looks very interesting.
It still looks interesting, but with me it's a physical media thing. I owned alot of DVD's I owned just about as many VHS, I will {hopefully soon} own a great deal of Blu-Ray.

Plus, I was brought up with the old school belief that you should never put all your eggs in one basket.

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It is still stupid on the renting front. How long has Wall-E been available to rent for cheap at Netflix or BB? You're going to wait a month or two and then pay $4(+?) to get it in download SD quality, not even DVD quality. Even you can see the nonsense here Lee.
Remember Hatt, your paying for the convenience.
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So, for $5 more {which you could factor into the price of the box} you get a Blu-Ray that you can watch whenever you want even if your box fails {you can buy another Blu-Ray player easily whereas VUDU might be out of business soon}

I'd never trust any downloading thing anyway, it's too hard to gift a movie to someone in that regard and get your money back if they a} don't want it, or b} already have it.

Logan
$5 more for the best quality and features available or $5 less for a superior DVD a month ago. I really can't figure why I'd op to wait on the download for $20, can anyone enlighten me on why I would do such a thing?
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