DVD Players are On the Way Out

Posted Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The world's least surprising study says that the era of the DVD player is at an end.

This might have been shocking a few years ago, but at this point it seems like we're all comfortable with the fact that the DVD era is over and done with. It's been done for a little while now.

What is surprising about this study is that it shows smartphones and tablets as major sources of the drop-off. People are downloading shows from Amazon and iTunes and streaming movies from Netflix instead of using their DVD players.

The study, carried out by Chadwick Martin Baliey - a research company, not just one guy - revealed that two thirds of the people they spoke to used smartphones and tablets for full length movies.

Source: Home Media Magazine

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Tags: Industry Trends, DVD Players (all tags)