You're on the youngish side, aren't you? I'm guessing not older than 25, yo? It's not a criticism, but you'll learn some tough lessons... such as hard drives have tendency to suddenly fail, and when they do it almost always means that everything you've stored on them is gone. At least when a CD or DVD goes bad it's only one film or album you've lost, not 500 films or 3000 songs.
You're on the youngish side, aren't you? I'm guessing not older than 25yo? It's not a criticism, but you'll learn some tough lessons...such as Hard Drives have a tendency to suddenly fail, and when they do almost always that means everything you've stored on them is gone.
In other words you need to constantly maintain, modify and upgrade software AND hardware to ensure prolonged enjoyment of stored files. Sounds great.
Last time I checked, Blu-ray players (a.k.a. "BD") don't last forever.
PC software and hardware isn't supported for ever either, is it? Ouch!
It always amuses me how the fact that they don't own a particular thing can give someone so much to talk about.
Pot, meet kettle... [then some other hackneyed, trite pish]...
Digital movies are cheaper to buy, they don't get scratched/lost/stolen/destroyed and will forever be in mint condition. THAT is much more bang for your buck, not to mention the extra bonus features you receive and the ability to watch it on any device you please (including your TV of course).
Why someone would pay more money for a disk that won't last forever and certainly not in mint condition, is terrible for the environment, has less bonus features and is restricted to one device only baffles me. It literally makes no sense.
I have a 55inch Sony LED 1080p TV. I'm also a film major.
Digital movies are cheaper to buy, they don't get scratched/lost/stolen/destroyed
Do you remember in the late 80s when CDs were packaged in a retail case that was large enough to put 2 1/2 CDs in the box?
We are now 18 1/2 years into DVD-Video's existence. How many places are still using VHS displays today? The smaller jewel boxes commonly used for audio/data CDs would be a better choice, overpackaging-wise, but for some reason the obstinate tradition of using overly-large VHS-height packaging for video disks persists. Why?
Another reason not to go digital - websites down for maintenance
Digital movies are cheaper to buy
not to mention the extra bonus features you receive