Red Envelope Madness!

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Are DVD Sales Really behind the Decline in Video Rentals?

Lyra Research, Inc. has a new report, released August 23, 2004, based on survey results which question the assumptions of the DVD rental industry, which believes that cheaper DVDs available for sale at discount retailers is responsible for the decline in rentals. On the contrary, the survey shows that the more DVDs you own, the more you like to rent them, too. Many DVD buyers say they like movies period, and renting them helps them decide which ones to buy. The survey included users of


  • At 8/25/2004 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Becky, I enjoy your Netflix blog. Almost though pursuadest me to join Netflix. I linked to your blog here

  • At 8/25/2004 2:53 PM, Blogger Becky said…

    Thanks for the link! You're too kind.

  • At 8/26/2004 8:58 AM, Blogger pylorns said…

    I own a ton of movies.. and i rent on a weekly basis.. or get netflix, that counts.

  • At 8/26/2004 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I figured as much. It says if you own more than 50 movies, you also rent the most.

  • At 8/27/2004 5:18 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said…

    I own a ton of movies but hardly ever rent. You can blame that on a lack of time due to parental responsibilities.

    TIVO is a lifesaver.


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