The other day we wrote a blog about streaming of movies, due to the Mail running an article that claimed the DVD format was facing the end. This was because a DVD rental by post service was putting its prices up!
VHS died out previously, but I for one hope that DVD does not follow. I’ve said before that streaming has issues, such as lack of subtitle options, unable to stream 3-D and needing a good internet signal.
But DVD can offer special features that you probably would ignore if only interested in downloading a movie, I would really miss special features and in part, was one of the main reasons I moved to the disc format rather than VHS.
However, I feel the biggest factor to consider is this, if we can only find our films online, surely the companies can control the price.
I mentioned previously that we can be persuaded by a low price film when shopping, not so sure that would happen if I have to actively seek a film so we would lose the impulse buy.
I also wrote in another blog, I have found films in a charity shop, it would be a shame to think that charities would miss out on those sales because DVD has been phased out!
It would also mean that we at the BMAF would save some money, as we have been known to fall for buying a film in Poundland (yes a film for the price for almost the price of a chocolate bar!)
Incredibly, even though they are only low budget films. These pound movies do features stars such as John Cusack and Christian Slater
We do accept that sometimes we do regret paying that pound, but we like the choice, so we really hope DVD is here to stay and say down with downloading!
Do you prefer a hard copy of the film or do you want your movie collection online? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
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