Thursday, July 21, 2011

Buy, Rent or Stream-2

Now when the DVD rental business was at its height, a concept of streaming movies instead of downloading and saving into your computer has been introduced, and it has become more popular than the rental since you can instantly stream movies on your computer without waiting for the DVD to get sent to your house via regular mail. But it has become more expensive for streaming sites since it consumes a lot of bandwidth. I believe that DVD streaming is here to stay but the legal ones are hobbled by the movie studio limitations for the number of latest movies the websites can stream. Mind you that the studios still get most of their income through the DVD selling business and they don’t want to alienate the big departmental stores that sell it and also the margin is very huge.

Streaming movies rather than to download saves a lot of bandwidth the computer and also once a movie is seen there is also no need to buy movies unless it is a kids one which they like to watch over and over again. Also the advent of Digital Video Recorders (DVR) has added another twist to watch movies since you can record it and watch it later on at your own convenient time. But the latest one to watch is only on streaming websites, although the titles are still limited as compared to physical ones but it is just a matter of time when the same latest movie would be available in DVD and also to watch instantly at the same time.

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