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Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-24, 06:15 PM
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Posted By audacity
I wouldn't go that far. I'd say that it's just...

I wouldn't go that far. I'd say that it's just pushing people to use streaming services. Not everyone will respond by using bittorrent, many will just be happy with Netflix.
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-06, 11:46 PM
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Posted By audacity
Well, low-quality film. The reason why 24fps was...

Well, low-quality film. The reason why 24fps was selected was because back in the day, film was expensive. 24fps is where the frame rate just barely crossed over from "unbearable" to "bearable".
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-05, 09:49 PM
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Posted By audacity
TV content is typically shot at much higher frame...

TV content is typically shot at much higher frame rates, and also a pretty high resolution. For example, House of Cards is apparently shot using a RED EPIC DRAGON (which, apparently, doesn't support...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-05, 11:36 AM
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Posted By audacity
This is a pretty incredible claim, unless I'm...

This is a pretty incredible claim, unless I'm misunderstanding your meaning.

If you mean that streaming in 4k streaming typically uses h.265 (aka HEVC) then yes, it's a more efficient encoding...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-02, 10:58 PM
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Posted By audacity
Meh. 1. Like most people, I typically don't...

Meh.

1. Like most people, I typically don't watch the same movie again and again, so it's usually a better deal to rent than buy.

2. The value for the dollar is so much better for streaming...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2016-12-02, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
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Posted By audacity
Ultra HD Blu-ray is DOA. It's telling that...

Ultra HD Blu-ray is DOA.

It's telling that Sony, the founder of the Blu-ray format, didn't think it was worth including a 4K Blu-ray player in its 4K-capable console (PS4 Pro). The rationale from...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-07-06, 02:19 PM
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Posted By audacity
Sure, Blu-ray provides high quality video, but...

Sure, Blu-ray provides high quality video, but you still have the problems with physical media. Finding it, buying it, not damaging it. You have the problems with restrictive DRM; i.e. Mac users or...
Forum: Home Theatre Personal Computer (HTPC) and Media Extenders   2011-01-26, 03:55 PM
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Posted By audacity
Most people I know who are serious about HTPCs...

Most people I know who are serious about HTPCs use AnyDVD HD to improve the Blu-ray user experience.

While I do have a HTPC with a Blu-ray drive, I find myself using streaming video much more...
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