Are DVDs Finally Dead? Five Reasons Why They Are!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about this topic more frequently. Are DVD’s finally dead? Personally, I’ve thought this for years, so here are my top five reasons why DVD’s are on their way out the freakin door!
- The majority of people today stream their entertainment though services like Netflix and Hulu, and to top it off these types of services are starting to gain original content.
- Blu-Ray has finally reached a larger audience, and with the newly released 4K Blu-Ray the format arena is now over crowded. Not to say I am ready to make the jump to a new format, because I’m not. I’ve spent years building my Blu-Ray collection, and I’m not about to replace them all for a minimum difference in picture quality. After all to enjoy 4K all you need is a good 4K TV and a Blu-Ray player with a quality upscaler.
- HD Digital is another format that many have adopted, and especially those who have a ton of devices. If you have a gaming console it’s much easier to just download it to you device’s hard drive than it is to go out to the store and buy it. But of course this option is only for those who don’t mind owning a digital release. I would much rather own a physical copy, but that’s for another post.
- Blu-Ray players are the cheapest they have ever been, so if someone comes into a store looking for a DVD player it won’t cost them much more to just make the leap to Blu-Ray. After all you can still watch your old DVD’s on that Blu-Ray Player.
- DVD’s have experience the biggest drop in sales from last year to this year, so it looks like more people every day are dropping their DVD players for either a Blu-Ray player or some kind of digital service.