is there a point in buying cds/dvds?

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I was talking with a friend regarding this and he was saying that DVDs and CDS are more or less being replaced by mainstream services such as Netflix, NOW TV, HULU, amazon prime, Spotify and so on. Do you think as people mostly use these services to watch content online, physical entertainment, such as DVDs and CDs will become obsolete?
 

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Sir?Twisted said:
I was talking with a friend regarding this and he was saying that DVDs and CDS are more or less being replaced by mainstream services such as Netflix, NOW TV, HULU, amazon prime, Spotify and so on. Do you think as people mostly use these services to watch content online, physical entertainment, such as DVDs and CDs will become obsolete?
I think that discs and DVDs are slowly becoming obsolete for entertainment, though I work in law and we're dealing with external media consistently for evidence purposes, so I dont think that as a medium it'll go anywhere soon...
 

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@katos, I agree with you and I suppose in today's technology as we are advancing quite rapidly with Next Generation consoles and streaming services such as Amazon fire stick, there's no need.
 

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Sir?Twisted said:
@katos, I agree with you and I suppose in today's technology as we are advancing quite rapidly with Next Generation consoles and streaming services such as Amazon fire stick, there's no need.
Absolutely! And with cloud storage, I can see physical media becoming more and more obsolete.
 

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DVDs and CD's are wiping out. The cost of buying DVDs and the equipment's to play them are much higher. Netflix and other high clarity online steaming medias are much better with more options. They are portable and feasible.


I Watch more than 50 Movies per month. Think of me buying these in DVDs. Where do i keep them? Think about the cost.
 

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MaxBill said:
DVDs and CD's are wiping out. The cost of buying DVDs and the equipment's to play them are much higher. Netflix and other high clarity online steaming medias are much better with more options. They are portable and feasible.


I Watch more than 50 Movies per month. Think of me buying these in DVDs. Where do i keep them? Think about the cost.
An excellent point!
 

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Music CDs seem to be going out of style only because users are pirating and getting the music by illegal means. In my opinion DVD's will be a thing for quite some time and I don't think CDs will completely cease their popularity only because a lot of people have burnt CDs. In my opinion this will probably be a thing for a while. The thing about Netflix and services like that replacing DVDs is the fact that they don't have that much of a selection of movies compared to what's out there but I see your point regardless. In my opinion this will continue to be something we use but may go out of style before too long.
 

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I like owning a physical copy of things I like, especially when it comes to music. Also, artists get more money from you if you buy a physical record from their instead of just streaming through the album a couple of times. So, if you'd like to support (especially local) artists, I think one should buy a CD or a vinyl record.

I collect vinyl records myself, and got around 50 of them. It's nice to be able to have them physically in a room, because that heightens the chances for me actually listening to whichever album was my favorite four years ago.
 

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Besides me wanting to hold what I bought, I still buy blu-rays mostly because my Internet is not very reliable, often have I gone to watch something and my internet was acting up. Sure paying for streaming is a lot more cost effective, but doesn't do any good if you have no internet or the show keeps buffering.
 

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