Do you still buy DVDs or Blu-ray movies with the amount of on-demand
video streaming and movie download services readily available?
For me, in the past several years I have gone from buying a handful
of DVDs a month to maybe a dozen a year. It's probably safe to say
that my DVD buying days are coming to an end. The only thing
holding me back from ditching it altogether is on occasion a movie
will come out that is a must-have for keepsake purposes. If it
weren't for that, I probably wouldn't buy a disc ever again.
As for my kids, they know how to use Netflix and Amazon Instant Video,
and they know how to use my cable TV provider's on-demand video
services. If they really want to see a movie not available on
those services, I simply download it for them from iTunes. But
that's just my family, so what about you? Do you still buy physical
video media? Have online video streaming and download movie services
cut back on your DVD/Blu-ray spending? Do you think DVD and Blu-ray
discs are headed to extinction like VHS tapes? If you are a
habitual DVD/Blu-ray buyer, when do you see yourself stopping?
In the latest Cheapskate blog post, Rick Broida asks "Does it still make
sense to buy DVDs?" and talks about his change of habits when it
comes to buying DVDs, and how the landscape of video
consumption has changed. So read the blog, and when you're ready, tell
us if you think DVDs and Blu-rays still have a place in the world, and
if you think it still makes sense to buy them. We're all ears!