Yes well, it's been one of those few weeks when you come to
that decision that you knew you had to make but never really
got around to it. It's been plainly obvious for a while now so why
fight it any longer I say. And I only just realised I hadn't posted
this goodbye when I thought I had done so over a week ago.
We've let the distributors know where we have stood with this
decision and basically it comes down to the fact that DVD is so
entrenched in popular culture these days that good ol' days of
early adopters and niche collectors markets have gone the way
of red spot specials at Coles. When you can go down to your
local milk bar, buy a pack of gum, some bread and a new release
DVD, you know they've pretty much cracked the market.
Sure, there's some really special discs being released every so
often but the quality of the majority of product these days has
reached a standard that MPEG2 can't suprass any more and the
reviews are becoming of a repetitive nature when discussing
black levels and sound stages and the number of theatrical
trailers contained on one disc.
Enough excuses really, when it comes down to the crunch, most
of us working here were doing it for fun but there comes a time
when that wears out pretty quickly and soon other priorities take
precedence and soon you're leaving less and less time to sit and
watch a 2 hour movie (not by choice) and then critique it. The
whole enjoyment factor just goes out the window. I know since I
made the decision I've been able to just relax, not worry about
editing incoming reviews or sending out DVDs Australia wide for
review and just really enjoy a movie myself. I've even found time
to clean the office. Hey look, there's TWO desks under here.
To that end, we'd like to thank everyone for their support over
the years, the kind emails and compliments. I don't recall any
time when we've had to experience anything untoward or
personal which is a compliment in itself. We did it all for fun and
it certainly showed in our reviews. By all means, if you'd like to
contact the reviewers and give them one final email, all aliases
should be operating so go for it. I'm sure they'll appreciate it.
We've thanked all the distributors personally and they've all
acknowledged and appreciated our efforts which is nice to know
as well and they've been a tireless support of the site since day
I'll be leaving the site live for a few more weeks, no updates
obviously, and then decide from there what I do. Please note,
ALL data, content and reviews remain the property of DVDnet
and the respective reviewers so any 'borrowing' will not be taken
lightly. Yes, I know YOU are hearing me.
Once again, thank you all for your support and look forward to
crossing paths again in any other future ventures.
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