I read a very interesting article about how DVD and the movies effected Blockbuster Video in 2002. They claimed that Blockbuster lost millions last year while DVD and the Box Office Movies saw a major jump from last year's sales. The video rentals were making excuses for their decrease in sales such as "it didn't snow as much or rain as much last year and this brings people to our stores (OK??)" or "DVDs were too cheap last year". DVD were too cheap? C'mon, when REEL.COM existed and everyone could get a DVD on average for $9.99 (shipping included)---that was cheap! Yeah, there were some good deals, but you really had to hunt for them and price match with flyers in your hand. Sooner or later, DVD will get an average price similiar to VHS (it already has in some cases- ex. Bargain titles). I, personally, think it's funny to see the rental market have to face some from DVD sales (I mean, most of us thought it would never happen when back in 1998, Blockbuster would not even touch DVD until they were literally forced to). It's also funny that someone stated this in an article, "Well, DVD may have won against VHS in the movie market, but hey, we still have to record and watch our videos. So, VCRs are here to stay". Obviously, this guy is unaware of a device that will soon permanently crush VHS forever....DVD-R . Pansonic has a new model they are going to release in March for a retail under $600. As soon as DVD Recorders go as low as $199 and DVD-Rs reach a price point of about 70-80 cents each, it's bye-bye VHS.