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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

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Streaming
  6129 votes / 20%
DVD
  3333 votes / 11%
Blu-ray
  4325 votes / 14%
Dusting off the VCR
  334 votes / 1%
At the Theatre
  4081 votes / 13%
Torrenting
  7325 votes / 24%
In the original Klingon
  2322 votes / 7%
Film is dead
  1687 votes / 5%
29536 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

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  • by webheaded (997188) on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:00AM (#39325559) Homepage
    My FAVORITE way is a Bluray because they look and sound amazing. My most common way is streaming/downloading because it's less of a hassle and I don't buy all the movies I want to watch once on Netflix. Buying Blurays are usually reserved for the things I really like or want to collect (like Marvel and DC animated movies).

    Also inb4 "favourite." :O
  • Missing Option (Score:5, Informative)

    by Rik Sweeney (471717) on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:04AM (#39325607) Homepage

    TV / Cable

    (In the UK)

    If it's not something I'm desperate to see then I just wait until it appears on Film4 etc. and watch it then.

  • by marcop (205587) <marcop&slashdot,org> on Monday March 12, 2012 @12:52PM (#39327591) Homepage

    Yes. I find Disney disks the worst. Some DVD players and/or disks will allow you to skip and others do not. But none allow you to skip the FBI warnings.

    I get a away with this nonsense by buying the DVD, ripping to Xvid, playing with some type of media player (I never share my media though). Better yet, I can place a bunch of movies on a small-ish USB drive. Use something like the WD Live Streaming player and you have a great travel movie player. I use it in my car on long distances and don't have to fumble around for disks; the kids select whatever is on the USB drive. Better still I don't run the risk of scratching the disks. And the WD Live Streaming has Netflix so if I go somewhere with free Internet I can use that service too.

    This graphic reminds me of the frustrating times that I don't follow the above. It's really annoying trying to watch a DVD with your family and it takes 3-5 minutes from disk insert for the stupid movie to begin.

  • Re:Torrenting (Score:2, Informative)

    by DigiShaman (671371) on Monday March 12, 2012 @01:12PM (#39327891) Homepage

    Torrenting? Seriously? You advocate torrenting a product that doesn't belong to you? If that's the case, you're a thief and scoundrel! Never mind that the entertainment industry is the same, I'm talking about you since that's what this poll is targeted at. You had the choice of not playing at all. Instead, you decided to not play fair too. You're are no better than the same industry you loath. There's no justification for your actions. None. Zero. Zippo.

  • by adamofgreyskull (640712) on Monday March 12, 2012 @06:08PM (#39332377)

    If you don't notice a difference and think it is a waste of money, that's your prerogative, but to claim as fact that they don't look any different is stupid. The jump in quality from DVD to Blu-ray is just as noticeable as it was from VHS to DVD. I've been through both.

    I think the whole point is that he is noticing the jump in quality, you epic fucking space-case. He's pointing out that on VHS and DVD when you see a character in close-up, you don''t necessarily see every single goddamn pore, but because of the increased resolution and high fidelity reproduction from HD Camera to BluRay disc to HD LCD TV, he could see Leonard Nimoy's nose-hairs and that he doesn't necessarily want to.

    Better advice might have been to tell him to step back and watch at a normal viewing distance, as if he was on his sofa. You, however, decided to rant about how he's deluded into thinking there's no quality increase, despite the fact that he's just fucking said that he can see the quality difference and its negative effects in one scene in a movie, and that's the problem. It's like he test-drove a Ferrari and said it might be too fast for him and you waded in and ranted about the Ferrari obviously being a lot faster than a Ford Focus. Please take your meds and read comments carefully before self-harming over the fact that someone isn't as fanatic as you are about your favourite content-delivery system.

  • Re:oh yes! (Score:4, Informative)

    by reboot246 (623534) on Monday March 12, 2012 @06:51PM (#39332859) Homepage
    Shakespeare would probably have used "it's" as a possessive, and "tis" to mean "it is".

    Until the 19th century "it's" was usually considered the possessive of "it".
  • Re:alamo drafthouse (Score:5, Informative)

    by Hadlock (143607) on Wednesday March 14, 2012 @12:40AM (#39348755) Homepage Journal

    From what I hear, the typical price for a family to go to a movie is probably around $50-100, depending on how many kids you have and how much popcorn and drinks they want. I imagine the Alamo Drafthouse prices are even higher (though you probably don't bring kids to those as much).

    Errr, you've never been to the Alamo Drafthouse, have you? Here, watch this. My response was a lot more succinct if you've ever been to one of their locations and understand their customer base. This video actually plays before movies in the theater. And the audience laughs at her. The average Alamo Drafthouse customer is probably 25, male, has a beard, knows at least two programming languages and can list their top ten independent film directors off the top of their head. Along with their preferred hybrid car and coffee drink. They're based in Austin, which is home to UT and a southwest mecca of technology.
     
    I've never, ever seen a "family" go to the Drafthouse, especially at their downtown location, which involves going up four flights of narrow stairs. You go to the Drafthouse to eat pizza and drink a bucket of beer with your friends, then head out afterwards and go drinking downtown.
     
      Don't Talk - Angry Voicemail [youtube.com] Quoth the Alamo Drafthouse, "We do not tolerate people that talk or text in the theater. In fact, before every film, we have several warnings on screen to prevent such happenings. Occasionally, someone doesn't follow the rules, and we do, in fact, kick their asses out of our theater. This video is an actual voicemail from a woman that was kicked out of one of our Austin theaters. Thanks, anonymous woman, for being awesome."

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