Weird (Off-Topic)

by Cody Miller @, Music of the Spheres - Never Forgot, Wednesday, November 01, 2023, 12:35 (35 days ago) @ cheapLEY

Didn’t I just see recently that Best Buy is no longer going to sell physical movies? I genuinely wonder how that industry is doing. It seemed, at a glance, safer than video games. There’s a noticeable difference in quality when you have a disc versus streaming, whereas with a video game it all gets installed and runs the same no matter how you bought it. uh

The truth is:

1. People don't care too much about the difference in quality.
2. People don't have very many movies they want to watch again and again.

Streaming is good enough for most people, and honestly I completely understand.

Of course, this is a problem for us. A significant portion of our pensions were funded by tape/DVD sales and rentals. All dried up now. And of course, the companies don't want to pay us every time someone streams a movie.

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