When the Lion King was released on VHS (and to a much lesser extent on Laserdisc), the market for home video sales as opposed to rental was much less fragmented, due to the various defaults of the VHS format. I for one never was interested at all in owning bulky VHS tapes, and especially a format that degrades itself. Now I own many hundred genuine DVD movies and tv shows because I feel I am getting my money’s worth. It sure is more expensive than VHS movies were, but then again there is inflation and the inflatuated costs associated with offering extras, and a beautiful transfer and surround sound, so it’s worth it. I was not even a cinephile before; now I am thanks to DVD. I would buy music CDs, but I do not because there are usually very few catchy tunes on an expensive album, so even if it’s got a whole lot more of replay value than movies, I just lost interest and not even because of piracy. Then again sometimes I am interested in music CDs when a bonus DVD comes bundled with it.