Americans rediscover the cinema as DVD plummets

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DVD’s have been around 10 yearsish? They’re probably suffering from the same thing CD’s did. When they first came out, people were buying all their favorites (buying back catalogs if you will). Now that DVD’s been out 10 years, the process of upgrading one’s collection is probably over (or winding down). It happens with every format. The older titles don’t sell as much, but newer titles still sell.


#3

I think the reason why Cinema is coming back is people have all the DVD they want on their collections already that most likely the reason no more DVD are selling like they used to. Also one has to take into account this is a snap shot in time not a long overall review and til that comes around then we can say one or the other…but not until then…As before not everywhere around the world has our trends so we need to have a overall look not just one look to get a bigger picture of the actual results of one versus the other media…


#4

I buy a lot more DVDs now then ever. But thats because with all these blue-ray people DVDs have dropped to $10 about a month after they come out. For $10 ill buy a movie i liked. Heck thats only a tiny bit more then i paid to see it in the movie theater.

But for movie theater. I haven’t seen anyt hing in them sense Taken. 1. None of the new movies look to good 2. I don’t have TV so i see less commercials for them.

I think the fact that DVDs are so much cheaper because of blue-ray might be part of this. Because unless they really want blue-ray they will get a $10 movie that normally would have coast them $30-$40. And at least my local Walmart is carrying low amounts of DVDs now then blue-rays. I don’t mean how many in titles but then quinty per a movie. All the time i can go there after a movie is released even on holidays and ALL the DVD versions are sold out but theres TONES of blue-ray left. It looks like there were only 3 blue-ray bought.

But then again in my area bkue-ray is still $60 and when you can get the DVD for $10-$20 no one wants to get the blue-ray with how money is.


#5

This doesn’t surprise me. Even though ticket prices continue to climb, seeing a movie at the theater is still a cheap night out. I’m sure people would rather opt for a cheap night out compared to more expensive options during a recessionary period.


#6

[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2482284]This doesn’t surprise me. Even though ticket prices continue to climb, seeing a movie at the theater is still a cheap night out. I’m sure people would rather opt for a cheap night out compared to more expensive options during a recessionary period.[/QUOTE]

Especially if the movie is Avatar in Imax 3D


#7

And don’t forget used DVDs. It would be interesting to see what sales have been doing for them. I have not been buying many new DVDs, instead buying used. It is surprising how many new movies you can get used a short time after they come out.


#8

After buying a LCD projector the only movies I have gone to see in the last 8 years were “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “District 9” (I think I grew up there), and Star Trek, the new one. I can’t stand the local Cinema’s as the sound quality in my house still surpasses what the theaters have to offer, and with the Projector I have the same experience (all the cinemas around here use LCD projectors now) and the floors in my house aren’t sticky.


#9

[QUOTE=Zathros;2483438] …all the cinemas around here use LCD projectors now…[/QUOTE]

I think you’ll find that most Digital Projection is done with LCOS, a variant of LCD…


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[QUOTE=The_Rikki;2483058]And don’t forget used DVDs. It would be interesting to see what sales have been doing for them. I have not been buying many new DVDs, instead buying used. It is surprising how many new movies you can get used a short time after they come out.[/QUOTE]

I think your on a run here. I think the industry is trying to make us forget there is that market out there and down playing the real number of how dvd are stronger then it looks or how they want to make it look weaker. I think they are more about the new and new release and not taking into account that the used market keeps the dvd going for a long time. Why, cause it’s money for their pocket book remember it’s all about greed still even if they don’t admit it.


#11

Avatar might be a game changer. <img src=“http://thefreeimagehost.info/images/1160” style=“display:none;”>


#12

[QUOTE=pipemanid;2483457]I think you’ll find that most Digital Projection is done with LCOS, a variant of LCD…[/QUOTE]

Is that in Cinemas you are referring to? Just curious. I may be in the market for a new Projector and had not come across LCOS home units. Maybe they are out of my price range?


#13

http://www.projectorcentral.com/lcos.htm


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[QUOTE=pipemanid;2484247]http://www.projectorcentral.com/lcos.htm[/QUOTE]

Prices aren’t as bad as I thought. The black and contrast ratio’s concerns me. I’d ave to see one. Thanks!