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Comment Why abandon DVD? (Score -1) 491

What exactly is the reason we need to suddenly upgrade to a different format? DVDs don't seem to me to have any shortfalls. People are just NOW accepting the DVD as the new standard, and there are homes that are still yet to upgrade from VHS to DVD. Why bother launching yet ANOTHER campaign telling people to get with the times and get a whole new digital media player?

Additionally, unless any of these formats have functional recording capabilities OUT OF THE BOX like the VCR, the aging VHS format will still not be replaced. Most people cannot afford a monthly subscription fee for a TiVo-like device, nor can they afford to buy an extra broadband-enabled computer to stick next to their TV to record the footage to expensive hard drives that can be lost much easier than tangible media like the VHS tape.

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