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    What do you do for movies tv and music? Do you bother owning anything or just use sub services eg netflix disney spotify?

    Sanity is closing down and it is getting harder to find cds dvds blu rays.

    If you are having a party what do you do for music? Spotify from phone to sound system?

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    I mostly use iTunes. While I am a little old fashioned, my biggest reason is that there is so much music not on streaming services, that the only way I can listen to it, is by purchasing the CD and ripping it onto my computer. While I do tend to stream new songs on Spotify, the majority of listening is via iTunes as I like to create playlists that combine both older tunes, and newer tunes.
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    I've gotten rid of most of my CDs. I pretty much just have CDs I couldn't buy on iTunes. Though ultimately I'm 90% finished transitioning to YouTube Premium which includes YouTube Music. Very few things I own on iTunes or CD are not available on YouTube Music, and what isn't on there I just upload to my library.

    I'm still not sure what I'm going to do about my movies and TV shows. But I'm thinking if Disney owns it I should be able to get rid of the DVD/Bluray and just sub to Disney Plus when I feel like watching The Loin King for the 1000th time. Not sure about the other movie/TV companies though.

    As for games, I haven't bought a game disk in maybe a decade with the exception of some highly discounted stuff I've bought from work. This is a double-edged sword though specifically on the Nintendo and Sony sides. Steam, Epic Origin, Ubi and GOG on PC don't go taking away your ability to download what you own. Also, Microsoft has not taken away the ability to download what you own since the OG Xbox because from 2005 onwards Xbox has been fully integrated into the larger Microsoft digital purchase infrastructure. However, Sony has recently tried to kill every console's online purchase and download capabilities prior to the PS4 and Nintendo is like the grim reaper when it comes to turning off your digital ownership on previous-gen console's games.

    I personally feel better without disk taking up space in my house, but I understand why people still by CD's, DVD's, Blu-rays and physical games.
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    I still buy 4k discs as it still beats streaming imo. But Iím very selective because my bookshelf is nearly full, so I pick movies that Iím really into and make the most of HD, ie blockbuster films like MCU, DC, Star Wars, Transformers, etc. Anything else I can live with streaming.
    Havenít bought a CD in decades, its all iTunes now.
    Games-wise, on PC its digital but for my PS5, its disc not through choice, but because the PS Store is such a ripoff.

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    Baah itunes. I lost access to my account and lost all the songs.

    What if itunes or other online services shut down? The internet is down?

    I must be too old school

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    I am with you Autocon. Prefer to have the CD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocon View Post
    Baah itunes. I lost access to my account and lost all the songs.

    What if itunes or other online services shut down? The internet is down?

    I must be too old school
    iTunes shutting down or the internet being down is not a concern for music. All music from iTunes is DRM free and can be played without an internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DELTAprime View Post
    iTunes shutting down or the internet being down is not a concern for music. All music from iTunes is DRM free and can be played without an internet connection.
    Yeah if iTunes shut down, I would just move to another music player. Google Play used to be my favourite music store, but Google decided that they should just transfer it to YouTube music. I feel a couple of albums have become lost to time because of that.
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    I still buy my favourite movies on DVD or Bluray so I know I have a copy and am never at the whim of the streaming services. JB HiFi is still a steady supplier of these, while most other shops are getting out of the market (remember when Kmart had large CD and DVD sections, I remember buying a couple of cassingles at Kmart in the early 90s!).

    For music I've only bought digitally for the most part (unless I've been able to buy a CD cheaper than buying the album on itunes which has happened a few times). Haven't got into the streaming music space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autocon View Post
    What do you do for movies tv and music? Do you bother owning anything or just use sub services eg netflix disney spotify?

    Sanity is closing down and it is getting harder to find cds dvds blu rays.

    If you are having a party what do you do for music? Spotify from phone to sound system?
    Is Sanity actually closing or just moving online? They have great sales and stock, their Anime is better than JB's and I just bought some Harry Potter 3D puzzles from them.

    I always buy my movies in 4K and anime on blu-ray so have a big collection. And parties is Apple Music to sound system. I sold all my CD's and DVD's

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