Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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I was thinking about buying the Sony 7200, but after thinking about it, I've watched probably 3 DVDs over the last year (2 of those were just to see some 3D content). All the apps that will be loaded on the 7200 I probably have either on my 850A or my X10 so I decided I don't need another DVD player. Now, since the 850A doesn't have H.265 processing built in like some of the newer sets, any movie you want to watch on a USB drive will probably need to be watched through the X10. If Sony released a DVD player that plays 4K content, I might consider buying one, but when all these other streaming services start broadcasting 4K by the end of the year, I'm sure they'll be added to the X10.
When I bought my first 3DTV years ago, I had no choice but to buy a DVD player that played 3D movies if I wanted to watch something in 3D. I see the DVD player slowly being phased out over the next few years. When I got the most use out of my DVD player is when video rental stores were thriving. I had a monthly membership at Blockbuster where I could rent as many movies as I wanted for a monthly fee. With the onset of faster internet speeds, media players with built-in hard drives, and the fact that you can't even find a video rental store anymore unless it's a Red Box (which I've only used when driving on vacation so my daughters can watch a movie in the car), I see DVDS now in the same category as CDs. Some people still like to use them, but it's not going to provide anything that you can't already get. Honestly, even if you bought one, your TV is going to do the upscaling to 4K. Even if you bought DVDS that were "Mastered in 4K," how many times do you think you're going to watch that movie over and over. The demand is so low for DVDS now, the only way a company can make money is by renting them through a vending machine, which doesn't have all the costs associated with a brick and mortar store. Red Box makes more money off their Coinstar machines where you can pour all your change into it, have it counted, and then give you a ticket which is used to get bills, all for an 8% fee.
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