Originally Posted by SirDrexl
You asked why people should pay for HD discs when they could watch the movies on television. I said that this isn't different than it was with DVD, where you could watch the movies on television instead, and yet the format became successful.
DVD became successfuk due to it replacing LD - big, expensive and side changes (and sometimes disc changes - VHS - 2X the PQ, no rewinding, didn't wear out. If people wanted HDD's then they sales numbers would be much higher - which they aren't.
The second part says that with new release movies, you can't just watch them on television until they air, which is after the video releases have been out. Sometimes people will buy new release movies in order to see them sooner than they could on television. They delay the TV showings so they don't directly compete with the DVDs/HD discs.
"Sometimes" - yes, agreed. There are 120 million DVD players in the USA. A good sale of a movie will reach about 8 million - less than 10% choose to buy the movie.
Many of the HDD's that are being released have already been released on DVD and are already on HDTV in HD BEFORE they are released to HDD - CARS and POTC-DMC, THE ROAD WARRIOR - just to name three. If all my interest is , is to see the movie in HD, then again I don't have to buy it to see it.
I understand that some people will choose to watch movies on television instead of buying them, but this isn't anything new.
Exactly - but this contradicts your second statement.