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Where does /a/ buy their BDs?
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Google.
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>buying anime
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>>100448904
>not supporting your favorite studios
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>>100448936
>being this new
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rightstuf have some pretty good prices.
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>>100448936
nerd
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amiami or cdjapan.

rightstuf or amazon, whatever's cheaper for localized stuff.

>he's worried about price when he also imports stuff
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amiami
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>>100448936
l bet you use crunchyroll too.
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>>100448936
>Being this much of a weeaboo
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>>100449044
pinoyanime.tv
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What does /a/ use to play their DVD's? VLC is persnickity and doesn't do certain ones.

Is SPlayer any good, or is it just chicom spyware?
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>>100449205
Use windows media player
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>>100449205
And by DVD's I of course mean BD's.
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>>100449205
Lurk more its a good one.
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>>100449205
I use my PS3.
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>>100448991
>>100448904
Thank you /a/. I had begun to worry you were turning into a spawn of tumblr that advocated weeaboos and all of their horrors.
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>>100449259
>That image
You're just shooting yourself in the foot over and over again, faggot.
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You've lost me
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>>100449628
>I had begun to worry you were turning into a spawn of tumblr that advocated weeaboos and all of their horrors.
>implying we aren't
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>>100448759
>buying anime
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>>100449205
>not using MPC-HC for all your media needs
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>Buy their BDs

You mean like blank media? I usually have my mom get a stack at walmart when shes shopping or if I need something special, ill get some off newegg.
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>>100449044
Crunchyroll actually gives a lot back to the anime industry
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>>100452657
So you DO use crunchyroll!

look at him. Look at him and laugh
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>>100449044
If I was going to give my money to any western anime company, Crunchyroll would be the only one I would give it to. It wont be long now though until they break them selves. Their Funimation streams keep getting shittier and shittier, like they are testing the waters of how much garbage they can feed before the user vomits.
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>>100452883
What point are you trying to make? I think I agree with you, but can't really tell.
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>>100452727
I never said that I have a sub to crunchyroll

Personally I think they charge way too much for the quality of subs you get and not a full season but nonetheless they still give a huge chunk of money back to nipponland.
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>>100452507
>Having windows
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>>100453158
>Using Linux
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>>100448936
My favorite studio wants 600 bucks for a blu ray set of 24 episodes. They can choke on a fuck.
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>>100453312
Yes and it's awesome. Everything works better than on mac or windows except games.
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>>100453148
I don't get why crunchyroll is supposedly so bad. I wouldn't know, since I torrent everything and refuse to use "free streams", but if you pay for a subscription, shouldn't their quality be as good as Hulu Plus and Netflix? Does Netflix have good quality streaming? Is it something technological that makes streaming inferior to TV broadcast or is it just the content providers beubg cheap?

Again, I don't use crunchyroll, but I was tempted to get a month free trial on my family's PS4 since that's one of the streaming services they install by default. As for the industry supporting thing, paying for crunchyroll barely supports your favorite studios, but to my knowledge that's because of how the distribution model is set up, not because of crunchyroll being jewish with their money.
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>>100452727
I do use Crunchyroll, stop being so poor.
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>>100453390
Aren't there different prices for Japanese and International BDs?
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>>100453108
The point is they started with a good idea, give the user what the user wants, just do what fansubbers do!

These days they were getting away from that or more like fansubs are pulling away from them. 1st, they do not keep raising the bar on their quality, as an example, they do not put chapters in their subs. Second is the Funimation point I made. It started with crappier streams, then it went to hard subs, now its those long ass opening credits.

They either dont understand or are just becoming the same thing that they replaced, a company made complacent by money.
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>>100453462
My experience with Crunchyroll over the past 2 months has been great actually. Their user profile system could use a bit of work as there's no "mark as watched" option for the queue, and every once in a while (I'd say once in 7 episodes or so) the player will freeze if you left it paused for too long. Outside of that I never have issues with buffering, no ads, and its 1080p for series that have that option.

Crunchyroll has made me fucking hate Hulu.
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>>100453551
Not for certain studios/shows. Aniplex US, for example, has decided 550 bucks for the Gurren Lagann blu rays is reasonable.
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>>100452657
1.6million per month spread over all their shows"20+ airing currently"

Fuck you and that statement.
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http://otakujournalist.com/where-your-crunchyroll-dollars-really-go-an-interview-with-the-ceo/

>Gao couldn’t reveal to me how much of your Crunchyroll payment goes back to anime publishers because of nondisclosure agreements. But he did say that publishers are “ecstatic” about the revenue they receive, and that publishers probably wouldn’t agree to work with Crunchyroll in such large numbers if they were getting such a bad deal.

>“If you watch just Naruto, your subscription money goes toward supporting that show. If you watch more than one show, the money is split proportionately among those shows depending on which ones you watch the most,” said Gao.

>So if you’re watching Kill La Kill 75 percent of the time and Golden Time the other 25 percent, that means Kill La Kill’s publisher gets 75 percent of your money. On Crunchyroll, the more anime you watch, the more publishers you support.
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>>100453730
Its not bad and its certainly better than what they were getting before Crunchyroll, bankruptcy.

I still hate western publishers as any money that does to them fuels ear grating dubs,
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>>100453730
>better
They were doing the same without crunchyroll

CR is a monopoly they give jack all
200k-250k pay prescription @5US per month to share among all anime titles

Think about it an average 13 ep series cost about 1-2 million to produce

The studio still get most of their income from physical sales.

CR is flawed, good the community shit for the studios
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>>100454174
>The studio still get most of their income from physical sales.
But that's not crunchyroll's fault, is it? The industry isn't set up to make $$$ from foreign sales.
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>>100454265
yeah that why it's shitty
Because the studios/production committee are too anal or too illiterate to do foreign business well.
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>>100452537
>2014
>using optical media

Buy BDs, then rip them to HDD and put the optical disc back in its case.

Or better yet buy the BD, keep it sealed, and download the BDMV.
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>>100448759
If I buy a blu-ray, it's from Amazon.
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>>100454265
well do you have any ideas/alternatives to support the studios directly?
Other that CR and physical sales.
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Japan is overpopulated isn't it?

I was wondering why Japan has so much going on culturally even though it's smaller than the US, but then I looked it up and it's only 1/3rd the size of the US.

That's bigger than Britain. And it's such a tiny island, too.
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>>100455024
Overpopulated is the wrong word. There's more than enough space and resources for the people who live there. They just have extremely densely populated metro areas with lots of forests, mountains, and open space.
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>>100449259
>And by DVDs I of course mean BDs.
Apostrophes are not used to make plural nouns.



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