04-19-2011 04:08 PM #1HDD Contributor
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Discs Still Dominate for Movie Watching Says NPD
The NPD says that DVDs and Blu-ray discs are still the most popular way to enjoy a movie.
04-19-2011 04:33 PM #2
04-19-2011 04:44 PM #3
04-19-2011 05:33 PM #4
Watch a blu ray in 1080p in all it's glory then watch it in say a 720p digital download.
I notice the difference and I bet most people do too. Digital download is a pain in the @ss for the average consumer
04-19-2011 06:57 PM #5
digital download is great for rentals. i think it'll have a nice long life there but when it comes to movies or tv shows people want to own, most are likely to buy the physical disc. we live in a world where the "average joe" is the majority in a major way so i really dont see most of "them" going the download route.
even if the technology caught up in the next 5yrs where everyone had high speed and amazing connections and could download amazing quality movies, many would still primarily use it for rentals. netflix is probably gonna be a gateway drug for the "average joe". its so easy and accessible to use. i can only speak for canada but right now its only available through PCs and video game consoles. but if they ever introduce a converter-like box for it, i bet it'll grow substantially.
04-20-2011 08:54 AM #6
Is this not a duplicate thread? We discussed this a week ago!
04-20-2011 12:35 PM #7Member
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I've used netflix for streaming thru xbox live and a bluray player with wifi.
I've noticed some shortcomings with it.
- Selection is very limited, and I'm not just talking about new releases.
- Movie will pause momentarily to adjust picture quality due to bandwidth issues or something. This sometimes results in compression artifacts(I think this is the term) being shown in the display. DVDs have better quality than what I'm seeing in some of the streams.
Am I doing it wrong? Is there a better alternative?
04-21-2011 10:20 AM #8
04-21-2011 02:44 PM #9
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