Eighty-seven percent of respondents from a recent study believe renting DVDs at the video store or through mail services will become a thing of the past. I am not shocked at all considering what's available for download on iTunes, Amazon's streaming video, the fact that Xbox 360 streams Netflix movies, and the plethora of on-demand movie services.
The ecological positive of the trend is the fact that downloading movies is more convenient and eco-friendly than taking a drive out to the local video store. The survey, which was conducted by CinemaNow, reports that 94 percent of Americans believe that they make a bigger contribution to the environment by downloading a movie online than renting or buying at a video store. To check out additional findings,
The poll found that consumer adoption of digital sharing features such as streaming to IP-enabled TV or loading content onto MP3 players still lags in comparison to burning DVDs. More than half (51 percent) of Americans say they’ve tried burning the digital movies onto DVDs versus 18 percent who have tried connecting them to set-top-boxes or cable box.
Have you shifted your download or streaming usage in this age of ever increasing and ridiculous gas prices?