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Guess I'm gonna need to buy the White Album again...

It gives me a headache just trying to think down to your level

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DVDs will never die just like vinyl albums.

"Streaming was supposed to kill physical media, and has come very close.......................Yet a counterrevolution has been gathering. Some film fans never gave up physical media: they’ve spent years quietly buying thrift-store discs, discarded by the many US households that no longer have DVD or Blu-ray players, and waiting for their chance to rise again. Other fans, frustrated by streaming’s limitations, have recently rediscovered physical media and trickled to join its rear-guard army."

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2024/mar/27/the-film-fans-who-refuse-to-surrender-to-streaming-one-day-youll-barter-bread-for-our-dvds

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On 4/2/2024 at 12:10 PM, Gonzagafan2021 said:

Is Vinyl affordable?

It makes terrible siding, and an ok fence. 

For good siding you want to use engineered wood.  I went with LP Smartside

 

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On 4/1/2024 at 9:22 PM, bornontheblue said:

Some of the best music can only be truly enjoyed on an old fashioned analog system. Vinyl has a much warmer , rich sound 

I prefer high end analog tape to vinyl. 

But ultimately, the best you’re going to get from vintage recordings is a 24/192 copy of the master tape that is then played through audiophile analog tube amps. 

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On 4/1/2024 at 9:22 PM, bornontheblue said:

Some of the best music can only be truly enjoyed on an old fashioned analog system. Vinyl has a much warmer , rich sound 

Speaking as someone who spent too much money in my younger days buying expensive turntables, stupid expensive cartridges and styluses, zerostat guns, cleaning solutions, pop and click filters etc- you can keep vinyl.

Every LP I had in my collection+ 100's more are now in my phone. No scratches, no pops no clicks, no hiss.  I'll suffer through marginially less dynamic range.

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

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On 4/2/2024 at 6:14 PM, SDSUfan said:

Speaking as someone who spent too much money in my younger days buying expensive turntables, stupid expensive cartridges and styluses, zerostat guns, cleaning solutions, pop and click filters etc- you can keep vinyl.

Every LP I had in my collection+ 100's more are now in my phone. No scratches, no pops no clicks, no hiss.  I'll suffer through marginially less dynamic range.

For rmusic for when you are just getting through the day , or working, or driving, or working out sure, Spotify is awesome. 

Some music was just made to really be enjoyed on Vinyl. Streaming services cannot reproduce that unique sound. 

 

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I will always and forever be a physical media guy. I like the convienience of streaming, but when it comes to film I will always prefer the physical disc media. Streaming services do a terrible job presenting darker images or night scenes. I watched Godzilla 2014 last week over streaming and I could barely tell what was happening so I popped in my 4k disc and everything was super clear and I could easily see the night shots. 

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On 4/2/2024 at 9:10 PM, ridgeview2 said:

I will always and forever be a physical media guy. I like the convienience of streaming, but when it comes to film I will always prefer the physical disc media. Streaming services do a terrible job presenting darker images or night scenes. I watched Godzilla 2014 last week over streaming and I could barely tell what was happening so I popped in my 4k disc and everything was super clear and I could easily see the night shots. 

Yeah man same. I've been more of a physical guy for video games.

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On 4/3/2024 at 6:58 AM, Gonzagafan2021 said:

Yeah man same. I've been more of a physical guy for video games.

Physical media vs. digital media in video games and physical media vs. streaming in video are two VERY different things. Digital games are the same data that would appear on a disc downloaded to your console. Streaming video is highly compressed to make it possible to transmit the data from a server to your TV.

You're comparing two apples from the same tree in one instance (gaming) and an apple to a garden hose in the other (streaming).

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On 4/3/2024 at 12:26 PM, WYO1016 said:

Physical media vs. digital media in video games and physical media vs. streaming in video are two VERY different things. Digital games are the same data that would appear on a disc downloaded to your console. Streaming video is highly compressed to make it possible to transmit the data from a server to your TV.

You're comparing two apples from the same tree in one instance (gaming) and an apple to a garden hose in the other (streaming).

Oh I see

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On 4/2/2024 at 5:26 PM, bornontheblue said:

For rmusic for when you are just getting through the day , or working, or driving, or working out sure, Spotify is awesome. 

Some music was just made to really be enjoyed on Vinyl. Streaming services cannot reproduce that unique sound. 

 

The middle ground is high bit rate mp3, which is what I carry around with me.  Streaming is cool though. I listen to iHeart when I'm working out.


Overall, modern tech beats old school IMO. LP's have a nostalgic appeal to some. True audiophiles swear by it and I get their point.  The cohort I don't understand are the "kids" who werent even around when vinyl was king and seem to be taken by it.

“Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.”

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There are many occasions where the convenience of digital music files is just easily the way to go, like in the car, working out, etc.

But mindfully taking a record out of the sleeve, being careful with it, looking at the artwork and playing it is just a much more complete and connected experience. It has value. Digital music is infinite and disposable and it feels that way.  It is valueless.  I think that's a big part of the persistence of vinyl. It's offers a more rooted connection to the music we are emotionally attached to.

I'm not an audiophile though and don't worry about chasing the best sound money can buy.  I like varied listening experiences. I like that my records and digital files sound different.

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