Bill Hunt's "The Digital Bits" posted an interesting article about the topic. He linked an article by Dade Hayes at the Forbes site. The full Digital Bits post about the topic (last 2 paragraphs in the post) is here Here's the portion of Bill's post pertaining to this, including the link to Dade's article at Forbes: ^ Posted at Bill Hunt's site Mon 07/15 . It's an interesting read. As a dvd collector, I obviously agree but am interested to see the take of the HTF collector members. I haven't entered the BR mkt yet but may at some point, depending on catalog availability of older tv shows. Regarding physical-media, another reason that's an important one for me is that I can transport a fair # of dvd's to a family member's (or friend's) house and am not dependent on a 'net connection or other devices, ie Netflix, etc, to view specific shows. This is a considerable advantage for me, having a dvd collection on my shelf. Another example is that I'm often at a location where I don't have a wifi connection away from home but I have the laptop with the dvd drive so I can watch my shows without requiring a 'net connection or downloading onto my laptop before leaving the house.