Re: Loveflim disks by post is the killer
I was looking at various websites for movie streaming over christmas (currently get Blue Ray transcodes from a dwindling choice on newsgroups).
The problem I have found with all of them is the crap selection and poor to average picture quality.
I have worked in TV and Postproduction for most of my career and have seen the amazing leaps in quality from PAL SD to 4K digital.
It's depressing that we are going backwards these days to almost VHS quality in the home, and even more depressing that people seem happy with this.
4K cinema projectors are commonplace in movie theatres in the UK now, and the highest quality material you can buy domestically is 1080p Blue Ray.
Amazingly streaming or downloading movies seems to be mostly stuck at SD 720, with high compression.
And the choice compared to the toal number of movies available on disc is pathetic.
What is the point in ever increasing production quality by the movie, tv show makers and display manufacturers if we are all watching thumbnail sized compressed crap...