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    It’s like companies actively want me to cancel my subscriptions and sail the high seas…

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    🏴‍☠️⛵🦜

    As Steam says, the competition is not price, it’s convenience. You can be expensive, but you better be convenient

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      For me the joke is that there were any Star Trek fans who’d consider anything but torrenting (though I’ll admit ed2k is still not finally dead, and Fopnu is a usable filesharing tool, albeit proprietary).

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        I watch Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds on Paramount+ only because I want them to keep getting made

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          The funny part is that I have legitimate accounts with Prime, Netflix, Paramount+, Apple and two others, but I still d/l and watch everything on Plex. (though I should probably admit that all the big names I get “free” via other services, like Prime, Tmo, etc).

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        The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting antipiracy technology to work. It’s by giving those people a service that’s better than what they’re receiving from the pirates

        Gabe Newell

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          It’s so true though. I have been learning piano and the price for sheet music is outrageous. I was going to do the right thing and pay for it but everything is a subscription or a book. I’m not buying 10 other songs just for one I really want.

          In seconds I had thousands of PDF’s at my disposal. I have so much sheet music now I don’t have enough ink to print it all out.

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          There’s a structural problem - it may be beneficial for companies as some coherent entities to provide such a service, but for individuals inside them, like various kinds of sales, management and so on, it’s not.

          In every case where such an elusive thing as potential popularity of something conflicts with a less elusive thing like control they have in streaming services, the latter wins. Because what makes its makers rewarded on their job wins.

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    Good thing I bought them all on a dvd 5 pack years ago! I’m going back to buying physical media, and if I can’t: 🏴‍☠️⚓️

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      Yeah. Getting out of physical media now, as every streaming service is hitting peak enshittification, is such a wild choice for Best Buy to be making, it has to have been handed to them by people trying to keep people on streaming. Now is the time to be making a killing in physical media.

    • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet@lemmy.world
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      Yet! I’m sure they’re kicking around the idea of buying a new law enabling them to break into your house, take pictures of you sleeping, and then steal your DVDs.

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          I don’t mind paying for content, as long as prices are reasonable. Creators do deserve to be paid! I get all the shows on CTV-SciFi (cable) currently, as well as some on Pluto, but will slowly start adding to the DVD/BluRays as I see good prices. I already have DS9 & Voyager, plus season 1 of Prodigy.

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        I bought them more than a century ago. The DVDs start to fade, some of my DS9 DVDs are. I had to go to Paramount+ to resume watching. I wonder in which shape my Star Trek movie DVDs will be when I rewatch them.

        Btw., the stream versions don’t have Dolby Surround. Is this the same for the movies. Yet another reason to have that DVDs.

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          hmm, my DS9 DVDs are fine, but I’ve had them for less than 1 decade. I’ll get back to you when it gets to a century 😀

  • katy ✨@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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    keep switching where availability of movies and shows are on streaming platforms while also ending selling physical media…

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      Hasn’t Paramount actually been really good at selling physical media? There are literally 4K steelbooks for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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        They always have been good with that, I have most of the Star Trek that I watch on physical media, especially if there’s steelbooks! Maybe there’s been something announced that I haven’t seen though. Or they could just be talking about physical media in general.

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          It has to be in general cuz Paramount has been pretty good at putting out physical media, even for streaming exclusives most people don’t watch like Joe Pickett and Rabbit Hole

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            I definitely appreciate when companies do that. I don’t currently have any streaming subscriptions and I generally keep it that way! Until Strange New Worlds S3 comes out!

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        The physical media merchandising team seems to be excellent.

        Fans really showed up to buy the Prodigy DVDs, but they also had really put in the effort to promote them. They even came up with party ideas and recipes.

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    Well that sucks, I just paid for a full year. Was this announced beforehand or did they disappear with no warning? What else are they going to drop?

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      Does it really matter? You shouldn’t have to follow a tracker or be up to date on if a subscription service will have what you want. I don’t understand why the content can’t exist on multiple platforms at once.

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          There’s nothing nebulous about it. Paramount owns the rights. They yanked Trek from Netflix and prime to promote their own paid subscription. Now that they got everyone they were going to get, they sold the rights off to another platform that probably demanded exclusivity. Paramount figures they’ll keep the subs and get a big fat check. What’s really annoying is that they’re probably right. People are ridiculous, and will likely keep paramount+ and now go subscribe for another service.

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    As if this wasn’t inevitable. Buy the DVD’s or Blu-Rays on eBay or just straight up pirate it. Paramount doesn’t deserve our money if they pull shit like this. They haven’t deserved any money for a long ass time in my opinion.

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    When the shows and movies left Netflix a few years back, I just purchased them all on iTunes and downloaded them.

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      I was really annoyed, but I like star trek enough that I signed up for Paramount+. But when I went to watch it the app was terrible, and there were unskippable ads at the beginning of each episode. I cancelled and dusted off my sailing gear.