Senior HTF Member
- Mar 6, 2000
My guess is that it's simply because there's a greater potential audience that owns dvd capable players vs. blu ray only players.And again, my main question is: why even bother with a DVD only release? DVD and BD pressing costs are pennies apart. The infrastructure is there and in place. And if these shows are originally filmed in HD, the mastering is not cost-prohibitive either.
Like I said, if the stance is "physical media sales are not worth it, we're going streaming" ... well I won't like it but I'll at least understand it. But to say we'll spend enough to make DVD sets, but not BD sets is what's confusing to me.
I get that each company has bean counters that keep track of these things, and maybe there's good data to support the logic behind all these DVD only releases of TV series that are natively shot in HD. I'd love to see those figures though, just to satisfy my own curiosity.