Originally Posted by deacongreg
Andrew and TheMoose, I tend to agree a little with both of what you guys are saying. However, as you said Andrew, we tend to forget that we are a small segment of the community. It is going to require a major change in thinking, for the mass consumer base to embrace downloading movies and paying for them.
Young people, who do most of the downloading, live at home, thus, mom and dad have to pay for these downloads. I think we need at least to wait until the ink is drive on the format war, and see what happens from there. Its still real early to me, in my opinion, for all of this. We still have angry, upset, burnt consumers that have HD DVD players, we no recourse now. Since Toshiba has stated, they are not planning to do a thing for them.
Deacon - these kids are different today. As soon as they hit 14, they are trying to find a job (not trying for an education to get a better job). They want to work now - why? Because they want stuff now if mom and dad can't afford it. They just don't want a car - they want a good car, they want 150.00 sneakers, Ipods, Iphones, ect...! And they will work just to have these things but have nothing to go to the "head" in (Naval term for bathroom). My kids had more than I ever had but thought they didn't have enough. My son's have HT's that consist of Snell, Polk SDA, Paradigm, Denon, Citation, dbx, ect!!!! They want it all!!!! And they find a way to get it. My youngest son - who has moved out - has always had a running account with Nintendo to get his favorite old skool games on the Wii - I didn't fund this. Teens have more spending power that ever. Don't overlook them.