Discussion in 'General' started by Thatguy119, 19 Jan 2010.
It would not be from them, thats just a link to show the product.
Have a look here:
Pure digital distribution depends on bandwith, and that's still a huge issue in large parts of europe...
So Im walking around Wal-Mart getting stuff for my trip and wandered into the Electronics dept. Magnavox BluRay player $128 and a whole section of new BluRay movies for $12 each. DVD movies - $15 to $19
I think Blu-Ray will become the next mainstream media. I don't think people will upgrade their DVD collection unless they have films they really love. I still have a load of old VHS that I never bought on DVD and still have a video player too.
I just think that digital distribution will take people too long to get a new film en masse. Especially in the UK, we don't have a great internet infrastructure. If everyone who has a computer and currently watches DVDs had to start downloading films off the internet, it would take some major upgrades to make that viable without it taking longer to download a movie than it does to watch it.
Not to mention the gift factor. I know people on here buy Steam purchases and iTunes purchases as gifts but I think the general population (me included) prefer to give people physical gifts for Christmas, birthdays etc.
Once Blue-Ray drops in price for players and films, we will see it become mainstream. Afterall DVDs were really expensive when they first came out.
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