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New Radiohead album, how much did pay?
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10 Oct 2007 03:44 AM
    Havent bought it yet, but im probably going to get around to it today.

    Im not yet sure how much ill pay for it

    Anyone made the jump already ?

    If so, how low/high did you go ?

    How did you come to the price you decided to offer ?
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    10 Oct 2007 03:55 AM
    I paid 0. I'll buy the CD next year.
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    10 Oct 2007 04:09 AM
    I paid GBP 3.45, which I now regret as MP3s are only are only 160kbs.
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    10 Oct 2007 04:18 AM
    Posted By eoghan on 10 Oct 2007 6:09 AM
    I paid GBP 3.45.




    Very exact. Any particular reason?
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    Jan Ní Fhlanagáin

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    10 Oct 2007 04:23 AM
    i bought the discbox otherwise i would have paid a tenner i'd say
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    10 Oct 2007 04:26 AM
    £1.. I know someone who paid 0p & just paid the credit card charge!
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    10 Oct 2007 05:02 AM
    Posted By Peejay on 10 Oct 2007 6:18 AM
    Posted By eoghan on 10 Oct 2007 6:09 AM
    I paid GBP 3.45.


    Very exact. Any particular reason?



    I put in GBP 3 (i.e approx 5 euros) and then they added a 45p charge for the credit card transaction.
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    Steven O'Rourke

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    10 Oct 2007 06:54 AM
    I've pre-ordered the box set. Call me a luddite (though I've nothing against textile machines per se) but I'm not all that enthused by this whole "pay what you like for a poorer quality download" mularky. I like cds for the album sleeves and artwork just as much as I like them for the superior quality sound. I'm a bit "meh" about the whole thing really.
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    Jan Ní Fhlanagáin

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    10 Oct 2007 07:44 AM
    i dunno by doing it this way they've catered for the die-hards, the mainstream and the largely disinterested. all of this talk of below par quality in the download insinuates that there's a massive difference in quality but personally i don't think it's all that noticeable.

    could just be moving towards deafness mind
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    11 Oct 2007 12:15 AM
    Posted By jan on 10 Oct 2007 9:44 AM
    i dunno by doing it this way they've catered for the die-hards, the mainstream and the largely disinterested. all of this talk of below par quality in the download insinuates that there's a massive difference in quality but personally i don't think it's all that noticeable.

    could just be moving towards deafness mind




    It was suggested on another board that the 160 kbps version might have been mastered especially for that format so sounds better than a version that was mastered for a CD and then ripped at 160. I think it sounds great but I'll have to wait forthe discbox and compare it to the vinyl.
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    Jan Ní Fhlanagáin

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    11 Oct 2007 12:56 AM
    exactly if there is any difference it'll only be evident when the discbox arrives - for now it sounds perfectly alright for me


    jonny greenwood was asked about the bitrate in an interview yesterday:

    How would you respond to complaints about the sound quality – that 160 isn’t a high enough bitrate?
    I don’t know, we talked about it and we just wanted to make it a bit better than iTunes, which it is, so that’s kind of good enough, really. It’s never going to be CD quality, because that’s what CD does.
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    11 Oct 2007 01:08 AM
    Thats fair enough. Theyve given everyone a choice and the cheapest choice is still better quality than iTunes. I went for the discbox myself, Im starting to get pissed off with burning discs for my car and not having the sleeves...
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    11 Oct 2007 11:21 AM
    Posted By jan on 11 Oct 2007 2:56 AM
    exactly if there is any difference it'll only be evident when the discbox arrives - for now it sounds perfectly alright for me


    jonny greenwood was asked about the bitrate in an interview yesterday:

    How would you respond to complaints about the sound quality – that 160 isn’t a high enough bitrate?
    I don’t know, we talked about it and we just wanted to make it a bit better than iTunes, which it is, so that’s kind of good enough, really. It’s never going to be CD quality, because that’s what CD does.



    What Jonny Greenwood says is crap. iTunes do not use MP3, they use its (more efficient) successor MP4 and then apple wraps its proprietary copy protection stuff around the file. He's comparing apples with oranges (no pun intended). It is not a given that a 160kbs MP3 file is better than a 128kbs MP4 file.
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    11 Oct 2007 10:19 PM
    Sound quality is acceptable, but then I've not been listening to it on a high end hi-fi, just little PC speakers in work. I reckon, if has been said, the album was mastered with this format in mind, it's not going to sound too bad.
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    Ian Wright

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    12 Oct 2007 02:29 AM
    "Sources close to the band" say there's been 1.2 million downloads this week. Record of the day surveyed 3,000 people apparently and the average price paid was £4, roughly seven times more than what the band would have made by selling it on iTunes.
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    Ken Fallon

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    15 Oct 2007 06:00 AM
    I paid £22.99 sterling for the download-absolute f**king rip-off! Oh, hold on....
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    08 Nov 2007 01:38 AM
    I heard on the radio, that 40% of people who "bought" the album from the site paid absolutely nothing for it (excluding the credit card handling charge, that is).... doesn't really surprise me, that!
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    Ian Wright

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    08 Nov 2007 03:07 AM
    If they paid nothing for it they didn't get charged credit card fees.
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    08 Nov 2007 03:39 AM
    Never thought of that!! I must've been thinking of Ryanair!
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    10 Nov 2007 03:37 AM
    I paid zero, wouldn't have downloaded it except for a recommendation from a friend. For the trouble of downloading it, I could have mixed a previous Radiohead album with a shoddy drum beat and saved myself ten minutes.

    Although I haven't listened to it much yet and reserve the right to say it's a classic soon - I won't. One song sounded okay.

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