June 2, 2008

NOTHING COSTS MORE...:

DVD market under pressure from downloads (Caroline Gammell, 02/06/2008, Daily Telegraph)

The future of the DVD is in doubt as digital downloads put pressure on an already crowded market, industry experts have warned.

Sales of music and films are increasingly moving online even though the DVD has only been in existence for a decade.


Not that actually downloading them will make it anything like ten years.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 2, 2008 7:58 AM
Comments

I won't be satisfied til they can insert the memory of having watched the movie directly into my brain.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 2, 2008 8:46 AM

this is what netflix, apple, tivo, comcast, playstation, et al are all fighting for, the rights of the films from the production companies. Have apple tv. downloading the movie is seamless, and can watch 60 seconds after purchasing or renting. eventually this will become, like netflix a monthly all you can eat. the cost of purchasing is usually $11-15, new titles mind you. My bet is on apple eventually winning out, but this could take years and be a crowded market.

Posted by: neil at June 2, 2008 8:54 AM
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