DVD Sales Drop 20% in Q1 2011

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  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Yada Yada Yada DBSTalk Gold Club

    Feb 23, 2007
    Uxbridge, MA
    "When was the last time you bought a DVD? Net-who – oh, Netflix? Yeah, that's what we thought. You aren't alone in your gradual migration to streaming video content. A new report indicates that DVD sales have dropped off 20% in the first quarter of 2011 when compared to a year ago."

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  2. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002

    This is why Netflix will have a much harder time negotiating contracts when they come up next time(neverminds the assinine 28day delays the studios are forcing). These studios want the money in THEIR pocket. If we aren't buying the DVDs in favor of Netflix and the like(I also can't tell if that article is strictly DVDs or also includes BluRays) then the studios will just up their asking price for streaming rights.

    Nteflix is taking the right approach tho in trying to add their own exclusive content. That will be their bargaining chip down the road. As it always goes, these studios will fight change tooth and nail. They WILL lose eventually. It just depends on when eventually is.
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Being a life long film buff I have a extensive library of DVD/BluRay and purchase them regularly. Just adds to the versatility of my Home Theater room.
  4. oldschoolecw

    oldschoolecw HarpoonIPA

    Jan 25, 2007
    Halifax, MA
    I look at it this way, if your want to watch a DVD / Blu-Ray a few times you will most likely buy it out right. I have been buying movies and TV shows through Amazon VOD because it saves space with out collecting dust and the video quality is great.
  5. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    I still buy 6-10 a year...
    I have several teirs to movies now:
    Watch in theater (mayby 1 or 2 a year)
    buy dvd
    add to netfix list
    wait for it to go to regular tv chanel
  6. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    Last one I bought, like I posted on your facebook page was The Simpsons.....
  7. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    I no longer buy anything at regular price. If I am going to buy a BluRay(I no longer buy DVD's except for movies that my daughter watches in the car), I can easily wait for them to drop to a realistic price of $10-$15 tops. If these studios want to sell more, then lower the initial price to $15 for NEW BluRay releases, where it should be at this point.

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