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    Alexian is offline Senior Member Well Known
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    Default The future of media because of youtube like sites

    I dunno if anyone else has seen this already but its basically just like a you tube like website except its just includes full tv shows, movies, and anime.

    http://tv-links.co.uk/index.do/1

    I pass it on cause it blows my mind that such a thing exists (and it's undoubtedly awesome for lazy people like myself). I mean at least with torrents the vast majority wouldn't put the time to ever put the little bit of effort to use it. A site like this is different though, anyone can use it, and if your willing to suffer a lack of quality you basically no longer need to pay for stuff.
    As we reach faster web speeds within the next half a decade or so, the quality of sites like the one above can be full quality with more convenience than a TV.

    Which begs the real question, do you think media entertainment will survive the coming full quality media revolution? Why ever buy a DVD or music CD if you can access everything from your computer, which basically sends their profits down the drain. I hate things like the RIAA and other companies which restrict freedom, but do you think their is any solution to this coming problem?

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    I took a class that studied mass media and communications.

    TV will survive.

    Newspaper survived after radio appeared.

    radio survived after TV appeared.

    TV will survive as well.

    Key word = specialization.

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    tv will survive, for the reason CPR gave, but also because a lot more people have access to TV than to the internet
    and people are sometimes too lazy to search something on the net (granted they want to see a specific thing), so the TV is more convenient..

    also, the TV is getting advantage from the internet already (i, for example, can receive a hundred channels or so through my modem, though i rarely watch them)

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    TV has suffered from one problem for a long time that has little to do with the internet, namely the "there's hundreds more channels now, but when you sit to watch tv more often than not you find there's really not that much on that you're interested or excited about watching".

    There's a limited number of new movies airing per month or tv series episodes airing per week...and any given person might only be interested in watching some of what's new. After that, then what? Often it just looks like Zombie Channel Surfers do cable tv in their neverending search for something good to watch...flip channel, moan, flip channel, groan, flip channel and see news on Paris Hilton, scream, flip channel fast, moan. This is why I barely watch tv any more. Feels like I have my head at a faucet desparate for a drink and when I turn the tap on all I get is drip, pause, pause, pause...wait for it...drip.

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    But the thing is, newspapers, radios and TVs are all different mediums and are able to give different information.

    TV, DVDs, and streaming internet things are all giving exactly the same stuff. Although I agree that TV itself will survive, the bigger problem that Alexian was asking was, what about DVD sales? People will watch something on TV cos it requires no effort. But the effort required to watch something again over the internet is alot less than that required to trudge down to your local video store and hunt it out or order it - alot cheaper, too.

    And although perhaps many people at the moment may not be so comfortable with the internet, its popularity is growing. And those who would make up the DVD-buying demographic in the first place are probably the same ones who are also internet-literate. Saying that my 1000-year old grandad won't bother changing to the internet is pointless, because (1) he wouldn't buy DVDs in the first place, and (2) he'll be dead soon. It's an impending problem we're talking about here.

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    I have never bought a DVD in my life cause of you tube, and satalite t.v.


    "Let my ears hear not but the most sinful of lyrics"

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    ^thats why i posted XD


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    I've only bought 1 or 2 DVDs, but I still go to watch movies. Movie theaters are still a source of profit. Plus, there are still people who like to buy the DVDs because they're better quality.

    I read an article a while ago in the Wallstreet Journal about how the children's media profits are increasing. Hannah Montana was on the top 5 for CD sales or something like that. Meaning, I guess little children aren't pirating, or their parents are not pirating.

 

 
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