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Are you a Superfan?

insider9

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Does the existence of Superfans inflate the prices as such spoiling the market for others? Is the vinyl revival and associated pricing causing digital to suffer with often worse quality mastering? Finally, how many new albums are recorded in analogue domain only and how long producing new vinyl records becomes pointless?
 

Gray

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I've got a mate who sounds like you gel. He's got racks chocked full of Blu-ray's, told me he paid £100 for The Abyss on disc (and I think that was only standard dvd)

He paid £300 for a (15 metre) HDMI lead to supply his projector.

He finds it hard to believe that I genuinely struggle to name 10 films that I've ever watched.

So I know what they mean by the term Superfan, but I must be the opposite.
 

Andrewjvt

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gel said:
Do you know how much 4K Blu-rays cost?  Easy to rack up that bill without having many.  No Vinyl super fans then?  
Are you also john Lewis super fan?
 

daveh75

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No.

I've no interest in legacy formats, and haven't bought any physical media in longer than I can remember, my Oppo mainly gathers dust these days save the odd time I'll play an SACD on it...
 

Blacksabbath25

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I still buy blue rays and sometimes a 4k film and CDs and will carry on doing so but I wouldn’t call myself a super fan as I buy the blue rays because they are cheaper then spending more money on iTunes downloads as there films are very expensive and you only seem to get extra content and different versions of a film if you buy a physical copy of a film like directors editions or extended versions of a film .

Some CDs can be cheaper to buy as well because obviously it’s not cool to own a CD player anymore unless your reaching your 50s and as for vinyl yes I own vinyl but never played it just collected vinyl but the hope was some day I would but the cost puts me off as it’s obviously cool to have a record player this day and age .

But I do feel if no ones buying any physical copies of any format we will lose it and then relying on greedy companies like iTunes and any other company’s to charge what they like which I think is wrong .
 

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Not quite sure how we’re grading superfans reading above comments...

I have couple of thousand or so cd’s, and am a MASSIVE hiphop-head... Many of CDs I have are nigh-on-impossible to obtain and worth very decent cash due to their rarety.

I would say I am deffo a super fan of hip hop/rap, prob more of a walking encyclopaedia if I’m honest.
 

insider9

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amormusic said:
Not quite sure how we’re grading superfans reading above comments...

I have couple of thousand or so cd’s, and am a MASSIVE hiphop-head... Many of CDs I have are nigh-on-impossible to obtain and worth very decent cash due to their rarety.

I would say I am deffo a super fan of hip hop/rap, prob more of a walking encyclopaedia if I’m honest.
Have you listened to Janelle Monae "Dirty Computer"?
 

insider9

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amormusic said:
Insider - is that for me? If so, no.

any good?
Yes, Amormusic. It was for you. Give it a try if you can. Not the kind of music I usually listen to, but still I think it's one of the best albums of the year.
 

MajorFubar

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daveh75 said:
No.

I've no interest in legacy formats, and haven't bought any physical media in longer than I can remember, my Oppo mainly gathers dust these days save the odd time I'll play an SACD on it...
More's the pity that what replaced them is so crap. No streaming service in the world can yet match the quality of the same film on disc.
 

gel

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MajorFubar said:
daveh75 said:
No.

I've no interest in legacy formats, and haven't bought any physical media in longer than I can remember, my Oppo mainly gathers dust these days save the odd time I'll play an SACD on it...
More's the pity that what replaced them is so crap. No streaming service in the world can yet match the quality of the same film on disc.
I can’t see the difference on Rakuten TV in UHD and HDR compared to my Oppo 4k hdr Player.
 

MajorFubar

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gel said:
I can’t see the difference on Rakuten TV in UHD and HDR compared to my Oppo 4k hdr Player.
To be fair, most people can't tell the difference between a 320k MP3 and a CD, but the difference still exists. UHD BDs hold between 50-100 gigbytes of data streaming at between 82-128 megabits per second. We're years away from having the infrastructure, ISPs and content providers who could deliver data like that reliably to every home.
 

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