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Old 11-28-2019, 07:39 AM   #1
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How long is DVD likely to last with streaming becoming more popular every year?
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:02 PM   #2
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The sooner it dies, the better, but considering that it is STILL outselling Blu-rays, and that many TV series on Blu-ray are suspended while subsequent seasons are released on DVD indicates that it won't be going anywhere anytime soon, which is baffling considering how cheap streaming is (and that the quality craps all over DVD).

DVD customers are a Blu-ray customer's worst enemy. :P
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:05 PM   #3
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Although physical media has gone way down in the last few years, DVD is still the most popular physical format, accounting for 57.9% of sales (according to this article).

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...a-report-says/

If I were to guess, I'd say DVD will be around at least as long as the other physical formats.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:48 AM   #4
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Yep, streaming is comparatively a lot cheaper than DVDs and Blu-ray. It gains quite a momentum these days. But I'm fed on the news that said DVDs are gonna hang in there, for the access to internet is not easy, esp in rural areas. And another thing is Streaming constantly rotate the movies or tv shows, so they are not always available all the time. But DVDs stay there forever. It got lifespan, but at least you can make it digital and store it for playback or whatever. You own it. It's the ownership that matters. So I think it won't disappear in the near future.
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Old 12-02-2019, 01:50 AM   #5
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Although physical media has gone way down in the last few years, DVD is still the most popular physical format, accounting for 57.9% of sales (according to this article).

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019...a-report-says/

If I were to guess, I'd say DVD will be around at least as long as the other physical formats.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:57 PM   #6
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Idiots will keep buying because they are cheap, nasty and available, like the sun, star and mirror.
Just stop offering them for sale, dead easy.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:14 PM   #7
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Idiots will keep buying because they are cheap, nasty and available, like the sun, star and mirror.
Just stop offering them for sale, dead easy.
When it's still the top selling format, why would any studio stop offering them?

It's not "dead easy," that's just dead dumb.
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Old 12-19-2019, 05:17 PM   #8
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DVD is a cash cow and their playability is practically universal, not going anywhere for a long time I'd bet.
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Last time I played a DVD was in 2008 when the Incredible Hulk was released. Blu-Ray was only two years old at the time and I was but a wee little lad and didn't know any better.

I still believe people are okay with DVD quality, but I know I am way in the minority of how I like my quality.
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Old 12-19-2019, 09:18 PM   #10
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I'm happy with DVD, and most of the movies I want are on DVD and cheaper than Blu Ray or 4K. I don't have wads of money to spend on movies, so I usually just buy the DVD version of a movie because they cost less. Now if the blu ray or 4K disc is cheaper I'll get those, but that usually isn't the case. A well encoded movie on DVD looks great to me. And by buying cheaper dvd's I can get more movies than if I bought blu rays or 4K's. Now I don't mean I buy the worthless DVD versions of movies like put out by budget labels that have cropped pan and scan versions, I do want a good quality copy like the stuff from Kino, or Severin Films, or the major studios like Warner Brothers Archive releases.
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I don't mind DVD itself. It's just when a show was made and aired in HD, it's lame not to be able to own it in HD.
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DVD is a cash cow and their playability is practically universal, not going anywhere for a long time I'd bet.
And they are inexpensive, and there are still many titles available that have yet to see a blu-ray release, so I'd expect to see a lot of longevity ahead as far as DVDs are concerned.
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Old 12-20-2019, 04:27 AM   #13
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The biggest proof that dvd (and physical media) is in steep decline is the amount that is flooding bargain retail stores.

The end of 2019 saw Dollar Tree stocking 4K and Criterion's for $1 --- Let that sink in. $1

Also based on ebay prices a lot of non-special old titles are essentially only worth postage.

Sure the format will remain, but not a widely available commercial format -- haven't we spent the last two years complaining about the ever shrinking 'movie' section in our brick-n-mortar box stores?

All things come to an end and while some hobbyists might continue, the public has moved on.
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DVD isn't going away any time soon.
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Idiots will keep buying because they are cheap, nasty and available, like the sun, star and mirror.
Just stop offering them for sale, dead easy.
I keep buying them because I love 60's through early 90's TV which would barely benefit from being upscaled (a process that companies even as big as the BBC often **** up anyway) so am more than happy to keep purchasing on DVD.

And yes the fact they are cheaper than the equivalent blu-ray is fine by me. More spare cash to spend elsewhere.

As for things shot in HD or on film, give me a blu-ray any day but will purchase on DVD if DVD is the only option.

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I don't mind DVD itself. It's just when a show was made and aired in HD, it's lame not to be able to own it in HD.
But it's even lamer not to able to own it at all. I'll gladly continue to support DVD releases of TV shows when Blu-ray versions aren't available.
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Old 12-24-2019, 01:06 AM   #17
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But it's even lamer not to able to own it at all. I'll gladly continue to support DVD releases of TV shows when Blu-ray versions aren't available.
Though we're not officially allowed to discuss it a little bird tells me that it is possible to save and burn DRM free DVD-Rs/BR-Rs of streamed/downloaded content. Obviously I wouldn't endorse this despite it being no different morally than keeping an off air VHS of a TV program or film you enjoyed.
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I hope DVD will be around for a long time to come. There are certain TV shows such as Star Trek DS9, Voyager and Stargate SG1 that will never be released on BD or 4K UHD. DVD is the only format we can hope for newer releases with more extra features or an upscaled version.
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I want it to remain around, since a lot of TV shows will never make it to any HD format.
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Though we're not officially allowed to discuss it a little bird tells me that it is possible to save and burn DRM free DVD-Rs/BR-Rs of streamed/downloaded content. Obviously I wouldn't endorse this despite it being no different morally than keeping an off air VHS of a TV program or film you enjoyed.
Nothing beats a pressed disc!
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