Originally Posted by glangford
Downloading is kind of where I"m at right now.
I'm still currently on the other side of this equation.
If I find some music I like on SACD or DVD-A disc at a reasonable price I will buy it vs the download.
If it's not available on SACD , DVD-A or some other collectible Hi Res Disc, I will opt for the Hi Res download. (Will be checking out the new Bonnie Raitt Slipstream 88/24 on hdtracks)
The main reasons why I buy the disc vs the download is for best sound quality, collectability of OOP titles, thrill of finding a good deal, and it's my hobby.
No denying the convenience of downloads for playback is very desirable (no loading disc's) but I don't think there's going to be much in the way of collectibility.
Downloads are most likely the way of the future but I think disc's will still be around for quite awhile.
That said I personally believe OOP disc's (mostly SACD) will continue to hold there value or may even increase for some time to come.
This is something I now take into consideration after building huge collections of CD's & DVD's in the past (Over a thousand of each) and selling them at a huge loss. (I did burn my entire CD library to FLAC before selling them.)
I may never sell or part with my SACD and Hi Res music library but if I ever do there's a possibility that I won't take a loss this time. This is certainly not my motive for collecting.
My love of music and the enjoyment of this hobby will always continue to be my main focus when I consider future purchases.
Originally Posted by JChin
Hopfully exploring this new sound don't turn my behavior into a compulsive collector where its gonna burn a hole in my wallet.
Good Luck with that one!
The hole burned in my wallet is so deep it needs to be replaced.