Originally Posted by mgkdragn
I've said for some time now, that if VUDU and the rest would get the cost down to under 2 bucks for an HDX stream, I think they would clean up .. it's the price that's holding them back, IMO .. I suppose the business model must be working for VUDU, but I'm also sure that Walmarts money is helping .. as long as these guys try to milk the max money, I just don't see how they can grow .. I will say, though, that I'm sure the "Rent Before Disk / Rent While Still at Theater" that is offered on some films appeals to a select group of folks .. I'm a patient and frugal person, so the advance availability has no appeal to me ..
I hate to quote an old post, but this has got to change at some time and I am sure it is being dictated by the content providers and not Wal-Mart/Vudu. WM would love nothing more than to corner the market on VOD and I am sure they would price lower if they could. That being said, if the studios really want to do away with physical media, that is all they would have to do is to allow Vudu, Amazon and others to rent at prices comparable to Redbox. If that happens, what would be the draw for physical media to the average consumer? Every movie ever made available to rent at $1-2 per viewing would stop most from ever buying a disc again. period.