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    Default 'The Simpsons' Return to DVD with Season 18 but Blu-ray Releases No Longer Planned

    An interesting turn of events.....
    https://www.highdefdigest.com/news/s...-planned/40413

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmoura View Post
    Actually it happens more frequently than you think...DVD instead of Blu Ray...at my local Redbox many new releases are in DVD only...and there are more DVDs than Blu Rays in the Kiosk..

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    Could it be that everyone is tired of sony and the high costs? My guess is yes.
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    Or could it be that they want to hold back the higher quality for some future release, thereby selling the same product twice? Naaaah. That's a cynical thought.
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    Maybe because the content is mere animation they don't see the need for improved picture quality..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourplay View Post
    Or could it be that they want to hold back the higher quality for some future release, thereby selling the same product twice? Naaaah. That's a cynical thought.
    I'm with you... first, they eventually complete the DVD releases of every season. Then, once the series is complete and off the air a few years, a Super Deluxe Box Set of every season on Blu-ray complete with a Gold-Plated Donut Ring and a Bronzed Resin Bust of Homer (I need more rings!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fourplay View Post
    Or could it be that they want to hold back the higher quality for some future release, thereby selling the same product twice? Naaaah. That's a cynical thought.
    No, it's because people aren't buying. TV on DVD was a cash cow that took the industry by surprise (and they then rushed to embrace), but with streaming that cash cow has gone on. DVD patents have expired, so they're cheaper to produce, and a lot of the market for TV on DVD is older folks who still haven't jumped to blu-ray. Physical media sales in general are falling, but people in the know have told me that the TV show market on DVD has been hit especially hard.

    Paramount spent serious $$$ on Star Trek on blu-ray and lost money on it. For a lot of the industry, that was a sign that even with the renewed value for streaming/broadcast of having HD transfers, it just isn't worth it.

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