Netflix Vs DVDs- Which is Better?

With the Holidays just the length of a Christmas Tree away now, many people are wondering which road they should go down for the new year- Streaming or DVDs? There are many factors to consider- and you should definitely not choose until you’ve read our full comprehensive review…

Ownership Enough?

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That old anti-piracy ad. Remember that?
When using streaming services, you are faced with a cornucopia of TV Shows and Films, and new ones are added regularly. So this beckons the question- is it worth not owning them? Of coarse, when subscribing to a service such as Netflix- this effectively gives you a license to stream any content on the servers of the relevant company- meaning that you have unlimited access to any moving picture you like. You don’t own it though.

This is a decision that you have to make for yourself, and whilst some might say when paying a fee you should at least own what you pay for– in the words of the 10th Doctor: “you don’t need to own the universe. Just see it. To have the privilege of seeing the whole of time and space. That’s ownership enough.” Was he giving a pro-streaming speech this whole time?

Originals:

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Better Call Saul is a prequel to Breaking Bad and lives on Netflix.
The increased adoption of streaming services in the past few years have given way to so called original dramas- which are not broadcast on TV and and reside on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Or um, Hulu.

These dramas including Better Call Saul, and Black Mirror are available on DVD but unless you have Netflix- you’ll have to wait a few months to pick up the DVD (who knows whether they’ll be in the future). These critically acclaimed dramas could be another incentive to buy or renew a subscription…

Bandwidth:

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Speedtest by Ookla
Most places have a good broadband connection these days- but in some places- and depending on your family situation (how much usage your house outputs), this could be a setback of using a streaming service. By very definition- a streaming service relies on a decent internet connection. If you don’t have this- you may want to consider some of that Disc Magic– otherwise you’re good to watch those 4K Netflix Shows…

A Binge Watcher?

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Looks like Walt and Jesse just discovered Breaking Bad.
Depending on how much you watch, it might be better value to simply buy DVDs. The average price for one TV Season on DVD is £10, whilst the most basic Netflix Package costs £5.99 a month. I can’t work out whether this would be good value for you- but you know you much you watch. P.S. Just use a calculator.

So there we have it- our comprehensive guide to Netflix Vs DVDs-if you think there’s anything we missed- or anything else you’d like to know- please let us know in the comments section- or on social media. Laters.

 

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