Since you cannot trade them, sell them, give them away nor buy them used at a much cheaper price even a few months later their value is less to me personally along with HD being a lower quality HD than blu-ray. Add in that if someone is going to have a lot of digital movies they will require a hard drive and a backup. So at their current prices many digital films in lower quality that cannot be sold, traded or given away cost more than a higher quality tangible disc with extras.
So with that said a new release would basically have to be five dollars in some type of HD format for me to spend money on it. It may seem cheap, when I buy blu-rays for under ten dollars a digital format would have to be very cheap for me to even look at it. Rentals have to be under a dollar fifty.
On Amazon I ran into Doctor Who seasons sold currently, the price point of the digital are far lower than the price point of the real media discs. $10-$13 vs $40-$60. Even the used prices are in the higher range so enough could be saved buying digital to make it worth it.
The entire digital market appears to be mostly overpriced. I do buy from iTunes unless I want an entire album than it tends to be cheaper just to buy the real album. This is regarding movies for the most part. And television shows can apply.
I have to try to get as much out of my entertainment dollar as I can and I like a bit more control than digital gives me at their current prices.
What is your perfect price point?
Note - I am aware that my digital price point is low, basically what some pay for a rental is about as much as I would pay for a digital download.
asked Sep 03 '11 at 08:25
For a full length 1080p movie download I would probably be comfortable with paying 6 or 7 bucks. Although, if that same movie was available on blu-ray, I would want to pay 15-20 bucks.
answered Sep 03 '11 at 15:50
zero. I will never buy a digital low quality movie.
Streaming (Netflix or any per month payment), I will be willing to pay up to 20$.
However at the end of the day blu-rays are so much better.
answered Sep 04 '11 at 20:47
Is free or nothing a good answer? Plus Netflix streaming does everything I want.
answered Sep 04 '11 at 20:57
I wait till their 1.99 or do what must not be named if i cant afford it at all.
answered Sep 04 '11 at 23:58