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1 Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 19:49

doffcocker

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Ivan Campo
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I'm the only person I know who still spends money on physical media, and I've no intention of changing that.

Downloading a film or streaming on Netflix, or whatever, to me just isn't the same as walking out of HMV with a CD or DVD in a case and cover.

Yes it's more expensive, but buying and keeping them is half the fun.

Is it only a matter of time before discs are a thing of the past though, like videos and tapes?

2 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 20:21

Norpig

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John McGinlay
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i do still buy CD's but even that is reducing now and i download more from itunes and other sites like Bandcamp. It does seem a bit pointless buying CD's now as all i do is put it on itunes and never play the CD but i'm old fashioned and still like CD's

Netflix is great for streaming, the kids still love DVD's but they use Netflix and sky go and sky kids all the time, i haven't bought a DVD for myself for years.

A youngster like you shouldn't even own a CD or DVD player, get with the times Grandad  Very Happy

3 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 20:25

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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A download is worthless the minute it hits your PC.

A CD still has the potential to be worth money, a lot in some rare cases. Plus you can't beat the feel of holding it in your hand.

CDs won't ever disappear because one day people will wake up to the utter insanity of paying £7.99 for something that doesn't really exist.

4 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 20:31

doffcocker

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Ivan Campo
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Natasha Whittam wrote:Plus you can't beat the feel of holding it in your hand.

Could you just confirm that we're still on the same topic.

5 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 20:34

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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doffcocker wrote:Could you just confirm that we're still on the same topic.

Typical of you to turn a serious thread into a knob thread.

I love my CD collection. I have it in alphabetical order.

6 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Wed Sep 27 2017, 21:33

boltonbonce

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The problem with my CD collection is that I can never find what I'm looking for.
Despite my good intentions,setting them out alphabetically,or by genre or artist,inevitably falls into confusion.
I have the same problem with books and DVD's.
You can imagine the scene surrounding my desk.
I supposed I've got used to it.

7 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 08:35

Norpig

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i have the same issue with my CD's Boncey, they are just in a random order and can take ages if i need to dig one out.

My main issue now is what do i do when my Ipod classic breaks? They've stopped making them now which is madness. I love having my entire collection available on one little device.

8 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 09:41

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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I have Spotify for the family for £15.00 a month for music so we have no need to buy a CD. You want to listen to a song and you're listening within a few seconds. I used to buy DVDs but they took up a lot of room, sand would rarely watch a DVD multiple times so streaming a movie makes much more sense.

9 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 10:37

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:I have Spotify for the family for £15.00 a month for music so we have no need to buy a CD.  You want to listen to a song and you're listening within a few seconds.  I used to buy DVDs but they took up a lot of room, sand would rarely watch a DVD multiple times so streaming a movie makes much more sense.  

Do you pay for the air you breath as well?

10 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 10:40

Soul Kitchen

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Ivan Campo
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I have music in various forms but vinyl trumps everything, crackles and all!
All mp3's need to be securely backed up and if they are not 320 quality the sound is degraded badly.
Flac downloads are excellent.

11 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 10:50

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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Natasha Whittam wrote:
BoltonTillIDie wrote:I have Spotify for the family for £15.00 a month for music so we have no need to buy a CD.  You want to listen to a song and you're listening within a few seconds.  I used to buy DVDs but they took up a lot of room, sand would rarely watch a DVD multiple times so streaming a movie makes much more sense.  

Do you pay for the air you breath as well?

No - Do you pay for the CD's you listen to?

12 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 10:57

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:No - Do you pay for the CD's you listen to?

Yes, very much so. But they still hold a value.

A download or streaming is worthless the minute you hand over your cash. No re-sale value whatsoever.

It's like buying a new car then driving it over a cliff.

13 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:10

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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When I sold all my DVDs i was lucky to get £1 each for them...CDs looked at that place online that buys them and they were like £0.20 offered for albums. Really hold no value what so ever

14 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:17

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:When I sold all my DVDs i was lucky to get £1 each for them...CDs looked at that place online that buys them and they were like £0.20 offered for albums.  Really hold no value what so ever

If you're buying Lady Gaga and Little Mix CDs then yes, I agree.

15 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:18

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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So for me streaming music is the correct thing to do?

16 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:28

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
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BoltonTillIDie wrote:So for me streaming music is the correct thing to do?

Yes, you download as many Little Mix songs as you can handle.

17 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:31

BoltonTillIDie

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John McGinlay
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Thanks cheers

18 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 11:40

Norpig

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KP must love streaming then with his awful taste in music  Very Happy

19 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 14:19

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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Can't shift my Brucie CD's for love nor money. scratch

20 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 14:29

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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boltonbonce wrote:Can't shift my Brucie CD's for love nor money. scratch
They usually say that he's worth more money dead.

But he didn't do so well in this case! Very Happy

21 Re: Is streaming and downloading as good? on Thu Sep 28 2017, 14:30

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Norpig wrote:KP must love streaming then with his awful taste in music  Very Happy
How did I know my name would come up.  :whistle:

I stream a lot of porn though...

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