From DVDtown.com: We here at Format War Central decided to give Physical Media the spot light by telling the world: "Hey, Physical Media Still Kick's Ass!".
1. People Like Physical – Whether its a 12" vinyl record or simply a DVD case, people have always wanted something they could hold, to tell them "Hey, you own that!". Stigma related to this ensures people will always have place in their hearts for years to come.
2. Bit Rates – Consumers are a odd bunch when it comes to quality, some are fine with VCD type video playing back on their 55" HDTV, others won't settle for that, they want the best! Physical media is capable of reaching bit rates which currently wouldn't be possible on digitally distributed content for a variety of reasons.
3. You Can't Sell Digital – If you're sitting on 50 copies of Doom on HD DVD hoping they'll be worth something one day, don't bother. Depending on the title, you could get a hefty sum of money for it down the line. Unfortunately, the same would not apply to digital content, something tells us your 20GB Xbox 360 HDD filled with the third season of Heroes won't hold much value 20 years down the line; in fact a few months down the line and we're sure the HDD would be worth more than the show! We wonder how much your colorized Casablanca VHS is worth?
4. Unified – With Digital Downloads, almost everyone and their sister [company] are releasing a distribution device/platform, it's a lot to take in! To add to the frustration none of them will work "across the board". Compared to lets say a Blu-ray player where you can play almost every format known to man, including Blu-ray, DVD, CD, HD DVD [combo player], VHS (Yes that´s right, VHS!) and more! Adding to the irony, many also have the ability to stream content from places like Netflix and soon Blockbuster.
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