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What’s the Difference Between Watching in 4K Blu-ray Versus Streaming?


You can easily watch 4K movies on Netflix so why bother releasing your film or watching movies in a blu-ray disk, right? Besides, do people still buy them nowadays? 

Don’t be too quick to judge, my dear brothers and sisters! Buying a movie in blu-ray disk in the Netflix Era is not the lamest idea. Not at all. In fact, it is a must if you really value the movie viewing experience.

Here are some very legit reasons why blu-ray beats streaming:

BETTER QUALITY

Blu-ray, and its cousins– DVD and CD, might seem like obsolete (and impractical) media from the Jurrasic era. But then when you actually watch a movie in a blu-ray disk, deymmmm… the viewing experience is just way better.  You can’t quite explain why but film just feels more alive! 

You see, the best version of a movie is on blu-ray. Period. According to ReviewGeek, the blu-ray disk outperforms streaming by 3-5x. Streaming promises 4k viewing but the maximum quality is only 25 megabits per second while blu-ray plays at 82-128 megabits per second. Imagine the difference! The ones who are technically savvy can tell straight away the difference in the quality of the image while those who are not so techy may not be able to tell the difference in the image, but they can still feel the difference. Everything is just more cinematic. So if you care about quality and the movie experience, then there’s no doubt that you should watch films in blu-ray.

MIGHT JUST BE MORE ECO-FRIENDLY

The plastic and packaging that comes with manufacturing a blu-ray disk and blu-ray cases makes it seem worse for the environment but the streaming services may be polluting in other ways. In fact, streaming might be worse! Yes, physical media uses materials and anything that manufactured and printed from a blu-ray duplicator may seem harmful to the environment. However, BBC just busted that with their piece on how streaming could be more harmful to the planet.

Here’s what they had to say:

Even though new formats are material-free, that doesn’t mean they don’t have an environmental impact. The electronic files we download are stored on active, cooled servers. The information is then retrieved and transmitted across the network to a router, which is transferred by wi-fi to our electronic devices. This happens every time we stream a track, which costs energy.

Once vinyl or a CD is purchased, it can be played over and over again, the only carbon cost coming from running the record player. However, if we listen to our streamed music using a hi-fi sound system it’s estimated to use 107 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, costing about £15.00 to run. A CD player uses 34.7 kilowatt hours a year and costs £5 to run.

If you stream the same music more than 27 times, the energy used is equivalent to buying a CD. The same applies to movies. If you have a favorite film or TV show that you want to watch again and again, buying it in blu-ray disk is the more eco-friendly option.

BONUS FEATURES

We want the exclusive stuff, don’t we? This is another reason why the blu ray disk rocks. We can get lots of bonus features and freebies from the filmmakers like Behind-the-Scenes videos, interviews, thank-you messages, and a lot more. This separates the regular fans from the superfans. 

YOU’LL BE SUPPORTING THE FILMMAKERS 

Filmmakers need more money to make more films. If you want to support them, go buy their blu-ray. They get more buck from it than they get from streaming, especially indie filmmakers.

CUSTOM BLU-RAY COVERS

Yes, streaming is convenient and cheap but it can never be as cool as the tangible blu-ray disk with really awesome blu-ray covers. If you are a big fan of Lord of the Rings, for example, then you gotta own it and by that we mean something you can touch with your hands and show off like the blu-ray. Besides, how else can you show how much of a die-hard fan you are?

CONCLUSION:

If you are a cinephile or just a regular dude or dudette who wants maximum viewing experience in their home theater, if you want your shelf to reflect your fine taste in movies, if you are a sucker for Special Editions, if you can tell HD from UHD and it matters to you, and if you have money to spare, buying a movie in blu-ray disk is definitely worth it. And if you’re a filmmaker wondering if it’s worth releasing in blu-ray, do not worry. You can order as few as 30 discs and just re-order when you have to. We can make the blu-ray that you can truly be proud of.

 

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