Originally Posted by Hyrax
...no matter where you live, I think it nuts to give control of your video collection to a company that could get bought, go under, or make a business decision to stop a service you paid for and depend upon. I don't really think that Apple, Amazon, or Music Anywhere will shut down, but I still hate not having a physical copy of my movies.
Sure, you are entitled to your opinion, but no need to disparage others' decisions to stream exclusively. At least Apple, one of the largest companies in the world, will not only provide movies-on-demand reliably, they do also to some extent provide future-proofing, as e.g. now if you buy HD movies and they are upgraded to 4K you get those for free.
Take it from someone who owned thousands of laserdiscs, then upgraded many to DVD, then still more when Blu-ray came along, and now can't resist BD-UHD for still more $$$ outlaid to evil Hollywood.
Oh, not to mention that "physical copies" can go bad or otherwise be lost or destroyed.
FWIW since posting last March I have found streaming at my location to be reliable and frankly awesome in many cases. But I still can't resist 4K discs--geez how many more times am I gonna have to buy Apocalypse Now!?!?!?!?!! I'm sure when Lawrence comes-out in BD-UHD I will have to buy that again too!