I agree. There's been stuff on netflix that I had I'm my list bit didn't get round to watching and it's just disappeared. Also you need to changes sites if your "copies" are poor quality.Just discovered some of my rips are corrupt. I'll have to go back to my physical media backup and re-rip some of them.
The problem with video streaming media is that you often get incomplete series, and movie sequels due to licensing issues. Or they pull them before your finished watching them. From iffy sources the quality is patchy. The interface on streaming services is very poor. Often your constantly redirected to paid content outside your subscription. Apple and Amazon very bad for this. The others throw content at you they want you to watch. Not what you want to watch. Can be hard to find want you currently watching.
Mucic is the same the interfaces can be hard. Pushing you at artists you don't like. Often theres no offline service.
But I've moved to mainly streaming services because it's getting harder to get hardware and apps to play your physical media well. They have to over complicate things.
I'd agree with that for video. Not for music though, we've already passed the nadir of physical audio sales. There's clearly a demand for physical albums that isn't going to go away with any technical innovation. I'm certainly never, ever getting rid of my CD and vinyl collection.Physical media is never "coming back" and will only keep dying out. The next gen consoles will surely finally move away from optical media drives. There are not many people that can afford to consume films/games who can not afford an internet connection.
I think the price thing is a large factor, and someone's mentioned 8k, does that mean 40 quid for one of those . It is diminishing returns though, I've got some dvds and they look very poor compared to a HD stream. I'm not sure there's thatch of s difference between a stream and a bluray unless you watched them side by side. It wouldn't surprise me if bluray is still niche compared to dvds.Until we get to a point where the PQ and they bother bringing HiDef Sound to streams then it'll always be 2nd rate. However, as 99% of the country really doesn't care about quality physical media will always be niche. For me, I played Bladerunner 2049 on Netflix for 5 minutes recently then I slapped in the 4k disc... the sound was like night and day, it was embaressingly bad tbh... the picture was noticably better on the 4k BUT not to the extent that the sound was. For me personally I didn't buy a 4k projector and a £2.5k amp to be streaming inferior quality streams... but like I say I'm probably in the 1% minority... people just want solid quality and cheap...
What WOULD kick the physical media into overdrive would be price... £24.99 for a new film on 4k is disgusting, if they put them out at £9.99 you'd find more and more people would buy... I mean my collection would be 3 times the size if this was the case... thus everyone would win!