Best Buy to phase out Physical Media (all media going digital)

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Article below. Man yall better buy up every dvd and blu ray you can find. With digital media especially streaming you do not control how long you can access your favorite movies they can switch off your service and demand a monthly charge for a movie you already supposedly own digitally. Plus the pay per stream movies lack all the special extras and bonus footage from some of the DVD/Blu Ray releases. On top of that they can change the version of the movie they stream to you at will they can censor "controversial" scenes or remove the film you like from their platform.

Anybody that holds on to a large dvd/bluray collection will eat like a king when all those physical copies become rare. Limited edition dvd and bluray prices will skyrocket. get your ebay account ready.
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Best Buy has confirmed that it will discontinue sales of physical DVDs and Blu-ray discs in-store and online in early 2024.


News about the move by the consumer electronics retailer to phase out physical media sales was initially reported by home entertainment blog The Digital Bits on Thursday. However, it was taken as a rumor because the website wasn't loading (still isn't as of this writing). The company officially confirmed the news to Variety on Friday.

Best Buy is moving away from physical media, but games are safe for now. Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images. BEST BUY IS MOVING AWAY FROM PHYSICAL MEDIA, BUT GAMES ARE SAFE FOR NOW. IMAGE CREDIT: DAVID PAUL MORRIS/BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY IMAGES.
Best Buy's move to end DVD and Blu-ray sales on its physical and digital storefronts comes two weeks after Netflix mailed its final DVDs to customers, allowing them to keep their final discs if they chose to do so. With both Best Buy and Netflix now out of the physical media market in the age of streaming services, consumers who want to buy physical copies of their favorite movies and TV shows can still access them at Walmart, Target, Amazon, and other retailers. You can also access DVDs from the Redbox kiosks located in and out of any retail store, albeit as rentals.

Best Buy, which had 1,129 store locations as of mid-2023 (including 969 in the US), will still sell physical media during the holiday shopping season before discontinuing the sales anywhere between January and March 2024. However, it will continue to sell physical copies of video games.

Just make sure there are actually discs in the game cases and not paper download codes.
 

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And we still haven't even got a criterion version of many movies. I want There Will Be Blood and The Departed on 4K :mjcry:
 
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Us home theater folks tryna hold onto of our premium vision and sound physical media.
 
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:pacspit: At Sony’s Bytch Azz for not putting the Extended Cut of No Way Home on Blu-Ray/4K
 

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Amazon and eBay still exists if you really need a physical
 

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I'm too old school and mistrusting of organisation's to ever go fully digital with my media preferences.
 
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Was there any difference?
Not really. Remember that list of Deleted Scenes that was supposed to be on the Blu-Ray? That's basically all they added back. There is a new Post-Credit scene that replaces the Doctor Strange trailer where they SHOW how Peter is erased from photos in the past.
 
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