DVDTown.com writes, new NPD Group survey shows that people still prefer disc instead of online rentals and downloads.
Only 0.6% of U.S. consumers' monthly film spending goes to downloading movies for either purchase or rental. 81%, comes from buying and renting movie and TV DVDs. 18% is spend in the movie theater.
When the asked how consumers watched a full-length movie in the past three months, 67% of respondents said they watched the film on a DVD they already owned.
The survey also showed that upconverting standard-definition players are more popular than high-definition set-tops. Year-to-date through July, 29% of set-tops units sold were upconverters, and 11% were high-def disc players, according to NPD. About 60% were straight standard DVD players.