Discs vs. Downloads

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Discs vs. Downloads

Postby Jonathan » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:42 pm

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-2 ... -says.html

Downloads projected to top discs this year: interesting.
Average disc price is $4.71: holy shit.

Every time you buy a DVD for $5 you are paying more than average for that DVD.
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Re: Discs vs. Downloads

Postby George » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:15 pm

I suspect they must be including TV series DVDs to get that number. Any given Target or Best Buy will have two dozen movies available at $5, but that's only a tiny fraction of their stock, and generally only the really unpopular stuff. I might believe $7-8 average for single disc movies. But start factoring in 6-disc TV seasons for $20 and you might get there.
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Re: Discs vs. Downloads

Postby quantus » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:14 am

6 for $20? Try 5-6 for $10 around christmas time. For some reason, I actually bought the first 5 seasons of House MD for that from Target one year. Fry's had good deals on seasons of X-Files too, so I got the first 5 of the 10 seasons of that too. I still haven't gotten to watching X-Files in order yet. I'm currently working on Babylon 5, so I'm getting through my collection of stuff slowly but surely.
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Re: Discs vs. Downloads

Postby Jonathan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:53 pm

I've seen the Matrix trilogy for $9 or $10 and thought, "Too expensive."
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