Great innovations have been made since the introduction of the TV in people’s homes in the 1950′s. While the TV us here to stay, for now anyway, other electronic advances have gone out almost as fast as they came in. For instance, music cassette tapes and VHS movies are already practically a thing of the past. But how about DVD’s? They can’t be on their way out already can they?
The state of dvd players in 2010:
Dvd players are now so cheap that consumers have no issue with purchasing a new DVD player when there’s is in need of repair. In fact, it’s rare to find a tv in a home now that doesn’t have a dvd player attached to it. The cost of the players is keeping the industry alive as well as the popularity of Blu-Ray players which add to a movie’s enhancement.
Biggest threat to dvds:
Quite simply, there just may not be a need for a physical disc to play a movie. More and more people are hooking their tv’s up to an internet source which allows them to download or stream the movie directly from the internet. Disc serving to cause clutter are not needed, instead, a few key strokes and the movie is at your fingertips.
Who will continue to use DVD’s:
Most likely, older consumers are likely to keep the dvd industry afloat for at least the time being. Older people tend to be less technologically advanced and also enjoy the social interaction that results from going to a store to rent a DVD. People with home movie libraries may also continue to purchase these movies so that they can build upon their collection. Of course, the trend is heading towards downloading a storage on the computer and on portable hard drives and the life span of movies on DVD could be coming to a rather abrupt end.