Streaming overall has many points of failure - prefer BD
by brilor - 1/23/13 9:19 AM
In Reply to: Poll: Do you still buy DVD or Blu-ray discs today? by Lee Koo (ADMIN)
Streaming is not mature and has several failure points that decrease the enjoyment compared to BD. Amazon offers only 720p HD and not 1080p as found on a BD disc. Plus streaming on my 20 MB Cox Communications cable connection often loses the connection or has other issues. VUDU offers 1080p HD but my cable connection can't reliably handle the extra bandwidth. This is living in a major metro area ( Phoenix ). Many folks not in major areas have even less bandwidth and no real chance to enjoy a streamed movie. Keep in mind internet connections in the USA are much slower than in other parts of the world, so what they do there is not always so easy to accomplish here.