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Why buy DVD or Blu Rays...no internet, ie internet is down. Doesn't always mean there is a power outage.
The breaking the encryption thing is just a way to keep most people honest and buy the discs. The Blu-DVD combo packs is a way to address people's demand to watch movies on the go with people's car or other portable DVD players.
The movies studios are trying ti figure out how to fill in people's demand for mobile devices--tablet, smartphones, etc--that Netflix and other services can't fill--doesn't have the content, people don't subscribe to the service, or no internet--such as UtlraVoilet. or the digital copy disc that are included. Unfortunately, some people find these cumbersome either because they limit how many devices they allow to put the movie on to or registration/login process. Personally, with the hassles the studies give, it was just easier to use Handbrake to make a digit copy, even if it takes longer to create.
I'm not knocking media studios trying to protect their product from theft. I just realize the law and technology are not moving at the same pace. When this is figured out, like it eventually was for music, there will be something else to having to figure itself with new technology that people's demand and technology and the content creator's trying to save their interest. It's not going away.