Blu-Ray was thought to be the next genereation of home media. But that was a few years ago, before Netflix and other on demand services had appeared that can now stream HD. So really who wants to buy Blu-Ray anymore?
Answer by Rizzy · Feb 18, 2011 at 02:19 AM
The people who want to purchase a movie, and OWN that movie...not have to pay to rent it every time they want to watch it. I personally don't care for the Netflix concept. If I'm going to get a movie to watch in my own home, it's going to be a movie I already know is great, that I like, and I want, and I want to own.
There are many people, like myself that enjoy having a collection. Then, there are those that don't care either way and may just go the route of NF and the like. To each their own. One must remember also, that there are people who are absolutely illiterate with technology/internet, and have no idea how to stream whether it's through their PC or their Blu Ray player. They are the "put the disc in/press play and go to town" people.
I think both disc format and streaming format will be around for a quite a while until the next major breakthrough in video technology.
Answer by Xiro · Feb 20, 2011 at 06:48 AM
I got into Blu-Ray almost two years ago, prices continue to drop (I only buy when on sale or used for under ten dollars) I also want to own my movies, I am not huge on this streaming for all entertainment, too dependent on money and a connection. I also like 1080P to the highest level.
I also am not a fan of costly digital downloads, twice as much for a regular def movie that I can high a hi-def for and own in the best quality possible. Also cannot move around with it, sell it, give it away etc... I like more control then that.
I will continue to own my movies.
Answer by Blagersdeath · Feb 20, 2011 at 10:39 AM
I use Netflix to test out movies and shows before I go out and buy them. There is nothing I hate more then going out buying a movie and finding out it is junk. I only buy movies in Blu-ray since it has come out. It look and sounds better. The Blu-ray disc it's self is just not for movies you can buy blank discs and burn on them with more room/memory so that you can store more data on them. Blu-ray discs have been a big leap in the future of technology for both movies and storage. I collect movies and plan on expanding that collection in Blu-ray.
Answer by Feras · Feb 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM
I am just starting to upgrade to blu-ray. With the prices being lower then in the past and loads of them coming with a DVD versions and digital versions I think that its popularity will start to grow. I am one of those people who like to own a hard copy of what I am buying without having to pay for expensive compatible TVs to watch it on.