“The Dark Knight” is available for purchase on iTunes. It’s $14.99 on iTunes, and $14.95 (this week only) at Wal-Mart. I thought about buying it today when I was walking through the store, but I decided against it. Then I thought about buying it again when I got home, and decided against it again.
I’m not sure why, I think it’s primarily because neither the DVD nor the iTunes movie are in HD – and I really want this film in HD. Having said that, I refuse to purchase a Blu-Ray player because I don’t like the format. I am not paying $30 for a movie, HD or not. At that price I’ll just rent and be done with it. I also honestly don’t think the format is going to survive. I think Blu-Ray will be the laserdisc of this particular generation, and I fully expect digital downloads to make their way into HD territory sometime in 2009.
Having said ALL that – it got me wondering if any of you download movies off of iTunes. I’m talking about purchases here. I rent movies occasionally, but I have yet to purchase a film. For me the reason is HD – if you haven’t, I’m curious as to why you haven’t – and what would make you do it.
If you are buying movies off iTunes, why? What do you like about that, and is it your primary way of purchasing movies? Do you prefer it to DVDs?
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