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Poll

Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?

Movie theatre
0 (0%)
Television - broadcast
0 (0%)
Television - DVD/Bluray/VHS/etc.
7 (53.8%)
Computer - desktop/laptop
6 (46.2%)
Mobile device - phone/tablet
0 (0%)
Portable media device - PMP/etc.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 13

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Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« on: August 05, 2013, 04:15:58 AM »
A couple movie/film threads are quite active, so I figure this might be an interesting poll.

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 05:42:24 AM »
MacMini (running Plex) -> HDMI -> TV
iPad (Airplay) -> MacMini (AirServer) -> HDMI -> TV
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I only watch the news and live sports broadcasts these days.

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 06:20:46 AM »
My order of preference:

On DVD or media server to a TV screen
On Netflix via a Roku box to a TV screen
On a standard PC from a locally hosted file
On a standard PC via stream

Reasons:

1. My eyesight isn't all that great, so the bigger the screen, the better AFAIC.
2. I prefer watching a movie using the same aspect ratio it was filmed in. (see #1 above)

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 07:38:25 AM »
Since my preferred movie genres are completely opposite my partner's - I watch it on the computer while doing other things.

But for the really rare one that we both enjoy: WDTV Live -> 68cm Sony Trinitron

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2013, 10:55:50 AM »
I'm not sure how to answer this, precisely -- is Roku "DVD Etc." or is it computer?

I watch most stuff on my TV; I watch a few shows live (I pay 10 bucks a month and get all the major local networks; ideally bunny ears should be able to do this but only 1 channel is OTA here).

I watch most shows/movies  via streaming through my Roku, but there are a handful of shows I'm unwilling to wait 6 months to watch that I otherwise coerce to my screen.

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2013, 12:12:48 PM »
netflix via tv/tivo

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 12:25:52 PM »
On my treadmill, which is set up facing a television connected to a DVD player.  That's the only way I can bring myself to use the treadmill.   Thank goodness Netflix still rents an amazing selection of DVDs!  :)

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2013, 02:38:56 PM »
TV -

Mostly Netflix streaming/dvd/blu-ray.  

I get good hi-def NBC and PBS broadcast signals, use them for local/national news.  Plus a few political podcasts via Roku or AppleTV.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 03:48:08 PM by AndyM »

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2013, 02:51:09 PM »
1. WDTV Live/Media Computer from NAS to TV Screen
2. Netflix/VUDU/UltraViolet/Hulu from XBox/Roku/SmartTV to TV Screen
3. Cable to a TV screen
4. Blu-Ray to a TV Screen
5. DVD to TV screen
6. Movie Theater (I just like the experience)
7. Drive-in (Ditto)

My reasonings are:
For 1,2,&3 -  It's convenient.  Don't have to put anything in.  Though they go from least DRM to most :)
For 4 - 3D Movies.  Can't do that other than Blu-Ray right now :(
For 5 - You'd have to see my DVD collection.  And I haven't put them all on my server so far... still not enough disk space at 6 TB for all of them.
For 6 & 7 - the experience.  The Drive-in is actually better (cost and experience wise) in the fall, allergies and such keep me away in the spring and summer.  But nothing beats that screen... IMAX especially.

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2013, 09:26:18 PM »
Computer/DVD to projector to tripod screen:

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Re: Where/how do you mostly watch movies/videos?
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2013, 12:14:29 AM »
computer attached to tv, all the way.  PLay files directly in video player of choice.

if i'm somewhere else, it's usually netlfix or hulu etc, usually with an interface built in by the tv or the cable service box.  i have little patience for those, and it's just getting worse.  typing letters in with the arrows on the screen. blech.  the bloop-bloop sound of the dvr.  lol.  i'm even getting irritated enough with dvds with all the non skippable screens that i don't even watch them until i've ripped it on my computer.