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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.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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What Is Your Favorite Way of Watching a Movie

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  • alamo drafthouse (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 12, 2012 @09:54AM (#39325513)

    you asked what's my favorite, not what I do most often, so i put at the theater. nothing like having your beers delivered to your seat, and them throwing people out for talking.

  • Missing option (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Mini-Geek (915324) on Monday March 12, 2012 @09:56AM (#39325523) Homepage

    DVR

  • by EzInKy (115248) on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:20AM (#39325761)

    I don't mind getting my own beer from the fridge, and the ability to pause a flick when someone has something to say is priceless compared to tossing them out. Add in the niceties of setting the volume to your own comfort level and scheduling the picture to start whenever you feel like it their is no way mass showings can compare to the convenience of a home theater.

  • Torrenting (Score:5, Insightful)

    by E. Edward Grey (815075) on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:38AM (#39325909)

    Sorry, entertainment industry dicks, but until your releases meet the following criteria:

    * Available digitally on day 1 of release
    * Reasonable compromise between file size and quality
    * Can play the media without your buggy piece of crap software
    * No oppressive DRM such as rootkits
    * Transportable to different players and locations
    * No imaginary or irrelevant services or features bundled into the cost (I'm not paying you for anything but the content) ...I will continue to torrent. But the minute you do meet these requirements, I have no problem paying you for your product. Unfortunately, by the time you figure it out you will probably not be around anymore. :(

  • DVD (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Xian97 (714198) on Monday March 12, 2012 @10:41AM (#39325947)
    While I would prefer the quality of Blu-Ray or the convenience of streaming, many movies are not available on those formats. Before dropping the Netflix streaming when the price increased last year, I looked at my 100+ title DVD queue and there were only 3 that I could stream, while every title in my instant queue was available as DVD.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 12, 2012 @11:02AM (#39326155)
  • by jedidiah (1196) on Monday March 12, 2012 @11:09AM (#39326227) Homepage

    My personal favorite is streaming from my own media server.

    I didn't want to pick the "streaming" option because I presume that was selection intended to refer to some lame ARM based streaming appliance.

  • by Nutria (679911) on Monday March 12, 2012 @12:52PM (#39327593)

    This. In 2012, it should have been one of the options.

  • by netsavior (627338) on Monday March 12, 2012 @02:11PM (#39329029)
    streaming is the same thing as downloading, only it scares clueless media execs slightly less.
  • Re:Torrenting (Score:5, Insightful)

    by artor3 (1344997) on Monday March 12, 2012 @03:14PM (#39330069)

    Most of your requests are reasonable, but the first one isn't.

    Movies are expensive to make, and to recoup their investment, the industry relies on a tiered pricing structure in which people pay more to see it earlier. You pay the most to see it in first run theatres, a bit less if you wait until its in the cheaper theatres, even less than that if you wait until its on DVD, and you pay nothing if you wait for it to show up on TV. There's nothing unreasonable about them rolling out the film in such a way.

    Now, if you meant that its available digitally on day 1 of the DVD release, then yeah, I agree 100%.

  • Re:At the theatre (Score:5, Insightful)

    by onemorechip (816444) on Monday March 12, 2012 @03:53PM (#39330607)

    Actually if I go to the theatre I am less distracted than if I watch at home. At home, there are always other matters that tempt my attention away from the screen. Once seated in the theatre, I've committed myself to 90 minutes or more without any chance to tend to chores, email, reading, or other matters, so I can focus exclusively on the story in front of me. Yeah it's expensive and sometimes there are inconsiderate people, but I'm more likely to get the fullest enjoyment that way.

  • Re:Torrenting (Score:4, Insightful)

    by DigiShaman (671371) on Monday March 12, 2012 @09:41PM (#39334499) Homepage

    I don't care if you right an entire book on the topic. There is absolutely no way you or anyone else can convince me that theft of entertainment is justified, because it's not. You basically admitted that you have no self control. That's pretty pathetic if you ask me. There are a million other activities to do in life. Yet, you stoop so low as to roll around in the mud with the other media pigs. Honestly, you're no better than their business model. In fact, I'd say you're worse.

    Here's a novel idea. Don't steal shit. If you didn't pay for it, you don't deserve it without asking first. If you're unable to obtain it for whatever reasons, leave it the hell alone. Why is this such a fucking hard concept for people to grasp. Is there no honor, integrity, or self control left in this world that we feel the need to resort to back-stabbing and sneaking around? WTF?!

  • by Vegemeister (1259976) on Tuesday March 13, 2012 @11:27PM (#39348207)

    but I already have a PS3

    You give money to Sony. Your opinion is worthless.

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