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Archive for September, 2011

DVDs and Blu-ray Are Still A Popular Choice

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

While there are streaming video services like Hulu Plus, Netflix and Amazon Prime that are attracting a lot of media attention, consumers still prefer to have a physical product like a DVD or Blu-ray disc. According to some reports, productions and rental numbers for Blu-ray and DVD movies are both up.

Technicolor just stated that their revenues have increased by 17%.  Since Technicolor produces a great deal of the DVDs and Blu-ray discs, that translates to a greater demand for packaged movies.

Reason #1:  Convenience.  One of reasons for this is the convenience of DVD and Blu-ray rentals.  RedBox, which is huge in kiosk rentals, has had more than 1.5 billion rentals since its inception in 2004. RedBox has machines located at over 25,000 stores, gas stations, and other locations in the United States. Blockbuster offers movie trailers online, so you can choose your movie before you go. 

Reason #2:  No monthly fees.  Another reason for disc popularity is that RedBox and Blockbuster do not require any monthly subscription fees.  Streaming video services charge a monthly fee whether you use them or not.  RedBox rents movies for $1.00 from a convenient touch-screen.   Blockbuster’s prices range from $1.99 to .99 cents.  Recently they have been running a .49 cent Sunday Special for any movie.

Reason #3:   Playability.  Sometimes streaming movies don’t stream fast enough depending on your computer or your internet connection.

Reason #4:  Ownership.  DVD and Blu-ray discs are still popular because of ownership.  People still like to own their own movies because of various reasons.  Some people collect them and others like the convenience of always having a good movie around.

For lower cost, increasing convenience, better playability and ownership, DVD and Blu-ray discs are still a popular choice.  If you need any DVD or Blu-ray disc duplicated, call CC Video Duplication at 321-872-0300 or click on the DVD Duplication link.