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Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon’s Current War?

Will Blu-ray Discs Be the Real Casualty in Amazon’s Current War?

By: Adrienne Maxwell, 

Many people have already declared physical media to be dead or at least, by Princess Bride standards, mostly dead. Hard as it may be for those people to believe, some of us still like to buy discs. AV enthusiasts often like to own physical copies of our new favorite demo discs, and we still prefer the picture and sound quality of Blu-ray over streaming services like Netflix and Amazon InstantVideo. The Digital Entertainment Group recently put out its Mid-Year 2014 report, which found that Blu-ray disc sales were up 10 percent through the first half of this year, so clearly people are still buying. The problem for any disc lover, however, is that it’s growing increasingly difficult to walk into a store and purchase a Blu-ray disc. Sure, if it’s a blockbuster movie release, you’ll likely find it at your local Best Buy, Target, or Wal-Mart; but, if the film veers even slightly off the mainstream path, the Internet is pretty much your only option to find and buy the disc.


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