Sure...you don't have to pay tax online, but you do have to pay shipping which sometimes can nullify any savings benefit to purchasing online. Certain brick-and-mortar stores -- like Target and Wal-Mart -- clear out a considerable amount of older product to make room for newer product. That is due to the fact that they have limited shelf space dedicated to home video. That has always been the case (since VHS days). Neither of those stores is going to dedicate as much self space to "home entertainment" product as say Best Buy. I think having the world go to strictly to "video on demand" through your personal computer (or a DVR set top box) would be disappointing. The last thing I want are a bunch of "handmade" copies of movies and music lying around. Sure...I have purchased music from iTunes, but it feels like it lacks "permanence" (plus, I can only make a disc with that particular song 8 times).