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Will you ask for a refund for the In rainbows download? If the audio q, If the audio quality or the format chosen is not to your liking willl
Will you ask for a refund for the In rainbows download? If the audio q
Will you ask for a refund for the In rainbows download?
Didn't pay, won't care. [ 31 ] ** [31.00%]
Ill take anything, [ 8 ] ** [8.00%]
average mp3 is good enough for me. [ 19 ] ** [19.00%]
no vorbis? no free speech, no quality, give me my money back [ 3 ] ** [3.00%]
lossless or bust, if its not a Flac lossless I wan't my cash back. [ 26 ] ** [26.00%]
they can keep the money I'll download it when it hits the stores [ 13 ] ** [13.00%]
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Anansi
post Oct 7 2007, 22:41
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their gesture is awesome and I pre-ordered it myself but I'm not gonna redeem some lousy mp3 encoding download . I prefer to either let them have the money and download a better version when it its the stores or just ask for a refund, whats your opinion on this?

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BradPDX
post Oct 12 2007, 18:43
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I paid a few bucks for it to see what all the fuss is about. The actual amount is too small to bother with any refunds unless I firmly believe it to be justified "on principle", which it is not.

The sound quality is perfectly adequate for most purposes, I found nothing glaringly wrong in 2 casual listenings with decent headphones. Given that there is no "price" defined by the artist, this leaves me with little to complain about. If ever there was a case of caveat emptor, this is it. If you think it is worth nothing, pay nothing. If you think it is worth $50, go right ahead and pay it. No problems.

Given the "set your own price" groundrules laid out by Radiohead, I don't see a leg to stand on with respect to refunds. Go ahead and try, see what happens.

As to the album itself - well, 160kbps is certainly good enough to determine musical quality. I cannot say this makes me any more of a Radiohead fan than before, and my feelings about the band have always been lukewarm. Had I been 16 years old when OK Computer came out, they may have been big favorites. But I was already 40 years old by then and the sentiments felt juvenile; I'd already had that period of life, those feelings and a soundtrack. For whatever set of reasons, I find In Rainbows trying to cover that same ground. It has a few beautiful moments, but feels like old melodrama to me.

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post Oct 12 2007, 21:52
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QUOTE (BradPDX @ Oct 13 2007, 03:43) *
Given the "set your own price" groundrules laid out by Radiohead, I don't see a leg to stand on with respect to refunds. Go ahead and try, see what happens.


There is no 'set your own price' for the box set, it costs 40 pounds.
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post Oct 12 2007, 22:49
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QUOTE (poohead @ Oct 12 2007, 13:52) *
QUOTE (BradPDX @ Oct 13 2007, 03:43) *

Given the "set your own price" groundrules laid out by Radiohead, I don't see a leg to stand on with respect to refunds. Go ahead and try, see what happens.


There is no 'set your own price' for the box set, it costs 40 pounds.


Right. And I will bet that the box set is somehow recorded at a higher bitrate laugh.gif

I doubt that the box set could be returned for quality issues unless there was something demonstrably out of the ordinary, just like any other CD. Plus, the box set has real manufacturing costs that must be recouped.

I was referring only to the open price for the downloads. People are upset that they are not of higher quality, but they are priced such that the argument is nullified.
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- Anansi   Will you ask for a refund for the In rainbows download? If the audio q   Oct 7 2007, 22:41
- - Dave_K   QUOTE (Anansi @ Oct 7 2007, 21:41) their ...   Oct 7 2007, 23:33
|- - Anansi   QUOTE (Dave_K @ Oct 7 2007, 16:33) As for...   Oct 8 2007, 00:08
- - The Seeker   QUOTE (Anansi @ Oct 7 2007, 22:41) I pref...   Oct 8 2007, 00:02
- - Fuchal   It's going to be mp3. There is no other forma...   Oct 8 2007, 00:14
|- - Anansi   QUOTE (Fuchal @ Oct 7 2007, 17:14) It...   Oct 8 2007, 09:10
|- - xip   QUOTE (Fuchal @ Oct 7 2007, 15:14) It...   Oct 27 2007, 00:55
- - dngrCharlie   Is it possible that the download will be CD Audio ...   Oct 8 2007, 01:03
- - Synthetic Soul   My guess will be 320 CBR MP3. FLAC would be a rea...   Oct 8 2007, 09:15
|- - SebastianG   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Oct 8 2007, 10:15...   Oct 8 2007, 12:29
- - evereux   QUOTE lossless or bust, if its not a Flac lossless...   Oct 8 2007, 10:58
- - Synthetic Soul   I assume that we will know the format and quality ...   Oct 8 2007, 13:55
- - xmixahlx   dude. just pay them for the mp3 download (if you ...   Oct 8 2007, 18:02
- - Anansi   QUOTE THANK YOU FOR ORDERING IN RAINBOWS. THIS IS ...   Oct 9 2007, 22:58
- - Bourne   160 kbps CBR mp3... plain clear that their focus ...   Oct 10 2007, 00:22
- - /mnt   160kbps, thats pretty lame and i thought Nine Inch...   Oct 10 2007, 00:44
- - Synthetic Soul   Mr Questionman says the files are LAME 3.93. Here...   Oct 10 2007, 08:59
- - Dologan   Pretty lame... literally. Just got my download and...   Oct 10 2007, 09:10
|- - herbslolo   QUOTE (Dologan @ Oct 10 2007, 02:10) In a...   Oct 10 2007, 09:29
- - Canar   Another artist trying to get it and failing misera...   Oct 10 2007, 09:36
- - Synthetic Soul   You can't seriously believe that artists are g...   Oct 10 2007, 09:55
|- - Canar   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Oct 10 2007, 01:5...   Oct 11 2007, 01:29
- - Remedial Sound   Seriously, for what they're doing 160kbps CBR ...   Oct 10 2007, 09:57
- - twostar   people should start listening to the music and not...   Oct 10 2007, 10:29
- - Anansi   most people that care about the quality are also m...   Oct 10 2007, 11:09
- - Synthetic Soul   I would say to anyone complaining: why pay for som...   Oct 10 2007, 11:22
|- - evereux   QUOTE (Synthetic Soul @ Oct 10 2007, 11:2...   Oct 10 2007, 11:35
- - Dave_K   I was hoping for 256Kb and preferably VBR, but was...   Oct 10 2007, 12:29
- - Dologan   Streaming, perhaps?   Oct 10 2007, 12:51
- - shadowking   Ripping councils, r3mix etc have scared normal peo...   Oct 10 2007, 13:10
- - Martin F.   IMHO VBR is appropriate even for streaming when yo...   Oct 10 2007, 13:33
|- - bug80   QUOTE (Martin F. @ Oct 10 2007, 14:33) IM...   Oct 24 2007, 11:05
- - BradPDX   I wouldn't wait for any commercial releases in...   Oct 10 2007, 19:33
- - Martin F.   Why not offer multiple formats?   Oct 10 2007, 19:44
|- - windowshade   QUOTE (Martin F. @ Oct 10 2007, 12:44) Wh...   Oct 11 2007, 03:31
|- - jcoalson   QUOTE (Martin F. @ Oct 10 2007, 13:44) Wh...   Oct 11 2007, 04:58
- - Iceberg   In my opinion, LAME 3.93 CBR 160 kbps joint-stereo...   Oct 11 2007, 01:07
- - Martin F.   praeter necessitatem Anyway, for me FLAC is suff...   Oct 11 2007, 03:47
- - hushypushy   Listened to it today...not sure if I was hearing M...   Oct 11 2007, 04:15
- - windowshade   QUOTE (Martin F. @ Oct 10 2007, 20:47) An...   Oct 11 2007, 04:44
- - Axon   Radiohead could sure settle this issue for good by...   Oct 11 2007, 05:53
- - trev   the "commercial standard" unfortunately ...   Oct 12 2007, 13:06
- - poohead   Well I paid for the bundle, but since learning tha...   Oct 12 2007, 13:36
- - Gow   http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1571737/2...radio...   Oct 12 2007, 17:08
|- - Remedial Sound   QUOTE (Gow @ Oct 12 2007, 12:08) http://w...   Oct 12 2007, 18:45
|- - TREX6662k6   QUOTE (Remedial Sound @ Oct 12 2007, 18:4...   Oct 12 2007, 22:10
|- - JasonQ   The big question is : Is the music itself any goo...   Oct 12 2007, 22:42
|- - Gow   QUOTE (TREX6662k6 @ Oct 12 2007, 17:10) Q...   Oct 13 2007, 20:19
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (Gow @ Oct 13 2007, 20:19) I posted...   Oct 14 2007, 10:58
- - BradPDX   I paid a few bucks for it to see what all the fuss...   Oct 12 2007, 18:43
|- - poohead   QUOTE (BradPDX @ Oct 13 2007, 03:43) Give...   Oct 12 2007, 21:52
|- - BradPDX   QUOTE (poohead @ Oct 12 2007, 13:52) QUOT...   Oct 12 2007, 22:49
|- - poohead   QUOTE (BradPDX @ Oct 13 2007, 07:49) Peop...   Oct 13 2007, 02:08
|- - novocane   I payed a "normal" price for the CD in t...   Oct 13 2007, 19:59
- - Gabriel   The question is: would the band object against peo...   Oct 14 2007, 09:31
- - trev   QUOTE Radiohead's previous albums were already...   Oct 14 2007, 14:51
|- - Mirage2k   QUOTE (trev @ Oct 14 2007, 09:51) QUOTE R...   Oct 14 2007, 15:41
- - beyondipod   What a circus . While you all debate about the q...   Oct 24 2007, 10:05
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (beyondipod @ Oct 24 2007, 10:05) W...   Oct 24 2007, 12:44
- - hybridfan   Should of been flac   Oct 24 2007, 11:56
- - evereux   Anyone else here the glitch in 04. Weird Fishes/Ar...   Oct 26 2007, 11:12
|- - windowshade   QUOTE (evereux @ Oct 26 2007, 04:12) Anyo...   Oct 27 2007, 03:45
|- - Ron Jones   QUOTE (evereux @ Oct 26 2007, 02:12) Anyo...   Oct 27 2007, 04:55
- - jcoalson   don't know if this deserves it's own threa...   Oct 27 2007, 00:44
|- - Synthetic Soul   QUOTE (jcoalson @ Oct 27 2007, 00:44) don...   Oct 27 2007, 07:08
- - digital   Ya, I hear those 'tics' as well guys. Odd...   Oct 27 2007, 09:37
|- - evereux   QUOTE (digital @ Oct 27 2007, 09:37) Ya, ...   Oct 27 2007, 10:09
|- - Wombat   QUOTE (evereux @ Oct 27 2007, 11:09) QUOT...   Oct 27 2007, 13:30
- - AJ_UK   The 2 I paid for it I can't complain, its a b...   Dec 6 2007, 00:07


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