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BestBuy to stop selling CDs... Target may be next

Sal1950

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#61
As somebody who lived through the "golden age" of CDs, I say good riddance to the format of inconvenient, unreliable and finicky media and players.
They were talking about CD's, not LP's ;)
 

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I enjoyed CDs.

Does Best Buy still exist? I slung many TVs and almost as many extended warranties there long ago.
 
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Prices of used non- pop CDs has risen somewhat on Ebay in the last couple of years. Possibly due to smaller current catalogues of the majors or get-it-while-you-can buyers.

There are many web-sites discussing the best sounding CD issues by specific artists. This also drives up prices.
 
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I like the idea of a physical disc in my hands, that an artiste work against time to churn out music in a physical medium with pretty art work. Yeah, vinyl is nice too, but it's a bit bulky.

I subscribe to Spotify, sample the music, then purchase the CDs for those interpretations I really like.
 
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#66
Physical discs are dying and that is one of many reasons Oppo is going to stop selling players (but will support their existing base). "Oh the times they are a changin' "

Since I now subscribe to Tidal, I no longer purchase any kind of physical discs for music, nor do I pay for downloads. All of my existing collection is on a server. And if some great technology is created to end up with great (but compressed) audio for movies, the physical BR's and $K movies will disappear as well. BUT, even I, who doesn't have the best hearing in the galaxy, can hear the difference between a physical BluRay and streamed content of the same movie. Not even close!!
 

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Since I now subscribe to Tidal, I no longer purchase any kind of physical discs for music, nor do I pay for downloads. All of my existing collection is on a server. And if some great technology is created to end up with great (but compressed) audio for movies, the physical BR's and $K movies will disappear as well. BUT, even I, who doesn't have the best hearing in the galaxy, can hear the difference between a physical BluRay and streamed content of the same movie. Not even close!!
Amen, I'm pretty much in the exact position with a couple differences.
1 Refuse to contribute $.01 to JZ and his gangster crew at Tidal. I use premium Spotify.
2 If I hear something I really like I'll buy the CD off ebay, rip it, then pass it on. Even if Spotify were to offer a lossless option I'd probably still do the same. I like knowing that my fav music is on my drive and can be accessed no matter what the state of the internet connection or the continued availability of the source. Just Ole School that way. ;)
Yep, video streaming just ain't there yet with regards to quality compared to BD, UHD or not.
 
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