Re: The beginning of the end?
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 11:10:54 -0700 (PDT)

The real end of VHS will come the day the major chains (Blockbuster, etc.)
return all their back-catalog for refunds. The studios and distributors take
a big financial hit and notice what the future has become. It happened in
just one week for Laserdisc and by the next the format was dead.

Personally, it costs an independent distributor up to $10,000 to bring out a
VHS release and a little more for DVD so it will be a great thing to only
have one format -- especially with films that sell only a thousand copies.
I've said it before, however. The true end of VHS and the DVD takeover won't
happen until the video cameras that record DVD becomes affordable. I'm
guessing that will be about two or three years. (This is from a person who
just bought a computer with DVD-R).

Dennis Doros
Milestone Film & Video
PO Box 128
Harrington Park, NJ 07640
Phone: (201) 767-3117 or in the US (800) 603-1104
Fax: (201) 767-3035