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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/17/2017 12:49:58 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
I doubt VHS will have a comeback like vinyl records, too. Vinyl supposedly has a "warm" sound, but I don't think anyone likes the "warmness" of analog VHS video. It's just static and fuzziness.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/15/2017 3:06:45 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
@mhhf1ve I think it's pretty much dead. 

It's really interesting to see technology like vinyl have new life in music. That being said, I don't think we're going to see a resurgence of VHS. 

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/11/2017 2:34:27 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
> "still sells VHS..."

Wow. Considering that VHS players are nearly extinct, that must be a hard business to be in. I guess no technology ever truly dies out completely, but.... 

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batye
batye
4/11/2017 2:16:36 AM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
@mhhf1ve in my area I know at least three stores what still rent DVD'S and sell them :) - go figure... and one store BEYOND BLUE BOX  still sells VHS :) 

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afwriter
afwriter
4/10/2017 10:38:50 PM
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Re: Your Own OTT services
Wouldn't this be the ultimate in a la carte services?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2017 6:14:18 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
Well, apparently, even Blockbuster videos still exist -- in Alaska (as of 2015, presumably because the streaming data caps aren't that favorable in Alaska).... 

https://redditblog.com/2015/12/09/why-can-you-still-make-it-a-blockbuster-video-night-in-alaska/

But I guess there are also some other locations still open, too. Just that they aren't as prevalent as Starbucks nowadays.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
4/10/2017 5:40:22 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
@mhhf1ve I've seen a few that sell money services stuff like remittances still around... I think maybe they just had forgotten to change the sign?

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/10/2017 12:59:25 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
It's fascinating that DVDs still exist, right? Streaming video seems like such a better business model for the content rightsholders since they can get people to rent the content forever. But I suppose as long as DVDs can be scratched, then consumers don't actually have a way to preserve their purchases forever.

I haven't seen a "video rental store" run by a mom&pop for a while, but maybe I just haven't been looking? I assume these rental shops must carry some strange collection of videos that can't be spit out of a Redbox machine? 

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batye
batye
4/9/2017 5:16:03 AM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
@mhhf1ve interesting :) in Canada many Ma&Pa shops still renting DVD's and CD... but Netflix changing playfield... for everyone... one way or other...

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
4/8/2017 5:03:26 PM
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Re: Already building their own OTT services...
Netflix had a long term vision to be a streaming content company that took on HBO's game. It certainly took them a while to switch from mailing DVDs, but mailing DVDs isn't a bad business even now.

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