One of the most common questions we get is “Should we get DVD or Digital?” Both formats have a few pro’s and con’s but with decline of DVD player sales, digital is most likely the more practical, and cost effective choice.
DVD: If you have a DVD player already connected to your television, a DVD is very simple to use. Simply pop it and press play. The main drawback of the slowly dieing DVD format is that many households no longer incorporate DVD players in their television setups. If you do not have a DVD player, you have no alternate option to view your videos. Even computers are slowly removing DVD drives from their builds.
Digital: Digital files are created as MP4 video files and offer a few different ways to view, including computers, smart phones, Ipads and smart televisions. Digital files can be added to a USB Flash Drive and viewed, transferred and shared very easily. Many modern smart TV’s allow you to simply insert the flash drive and play your videos. Digital files can also be shared with friends and family in a variety of different options such as social media, Dropbox, Youtube, create your own USB duplicates, etc.
Cost: Digital transfer will be more cost effective if you are transferring more than 1 item. Here are a few examples:
- 1 transfer to dvd is $30. 1 transfer to USB is $40
- 2 transfers to dvd is $60. 2 transfers to USB is $60
- 5 transfers to dvd is $150. 5 transfers to USB is $120
- 10 transfers to dvd is $300. 10 transfers to USB is $240
Recap: If you have a DVD player and are primarily looking to view on your TV without sharing, DVD may be a good choice. If you do not have a DVD player, or looking to share your transfers without additional costs, or are a bit tech savvy, digital files may be your best bet.
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