These days, home video studios love to package Blu-rays together with DVDs and/or Digital Copies into Combo Pack releases, hoping that the promise of “added value content” will appeal to consumers. When you get these, do you actually use the DVD?
I can see this from the marketing department’s perspective. In theory, someone who buys a Blu-ray may not necessarily have Blu-ray players in every room of the house, or may want to take a DVD copy of the movie when traveling. DVDs are also useful to foist off on kids in the house who aren’t so picky about picture quality. At the same time, Combo Packs are intended to appeal to DVD shoppers who haven’t yet upgraded to Blu-ray but are thinking about doing so in the future.
Realistically, however, it seems to me that most people who buy Blu-rays only really care about the Blu-ray copies and don’t have much use for the DVDs. I certainly don’t. And anyone who hasn’t upgraded to Blu-ray by now probably doesn’t care about high definition in the first place.
My OCD compels me to keep the DVD in the original case with the Blu-ray, but I’ll never use it. Do you get more use out of these pack-in DVDs than I do?