Is the end coming for the CD?

January 9, 2008

We had the announcement from Netflix and their new partners LG where they will be launching set top boxes which will enable the consumer to watch films and other programming through the internet. It will only take a few other similar moves to put the humble CD on the endangered species list.

But if you listen to the industry insiders they believe that the CD will be the dominant digital delivery system for a long time, which is probably right, but still the internet has the ability to takeover the actual physical buying of CD’s to a simple download or video stream.

In the UK there were over 250 million DVD’s sold last year, while Microsoft recently announced that they expected their Mediaroom Internet Protocol Television could reach around one million homes in the first quarter of 2008, so clearly there is a long way to go.


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