Anyone here still prefer physical media compared to streaming?Watch
I personally prefer physical media over streaming services due to offline convenience and also somewhat the gratification of building a collection.
I still obviously use digital media for music as well (example FLAC lossless files) when using my main setup or with my Sony WM1A Walkman but I don't know, more gratifying using physical media.
I prefer vhs, dvds, cds and tapes.
Only use usb and online storage for youtube downloads or pdfs.
I have about 50 records and around 200 CDs. If I had more money, I would own significantly more of both. I have a few tapes, too, but I struggle to justify buying them without a tape deck. I do intend to get a tape deck though as new tapes are about half the cost of new CDs. I don't have a Spotify account, but I do like using youtube to discover new music and listen to things I've not bought yet.
If you plan on getting a new cassette deck, please go used the cassette decks made these days are very low quality, 2 head decks with no Dolby noise reduction and normally only support type 1 tapes. A lot of them also even only support mono which is ridiculous.
Yeah, buying used does seem to be the way forward, both for quality and price. It seems like a lot of these old ones might need a bit of work doing to them, but they will work just fine if they're cleaned properly and certain parts replaced.
Music - mostly physical, and mostly vinyl, not much streaming (sound quality sucks), so for home it's vinyl, and in the car is an ipod with CD rips.1
TV/movies - a mix; some streaming, some discs, but these days more and more streaming from torrenting websites than physical - and I'm assuming less physical down the line as well.
Videogames - this generation, I've gone all digital. It's so much more convenient, and unlike music, there's literally no difference quality - you don't even save hard-drive space, as everything from a disc is dumped into the hard-drive anyways. Only thing is not being able to sell back games for $, but I never got much cash for them in the first place.
Books - some physical books (I don't have an e-reader), and some audible books, not many though.
Comics - I gave up floppies long ago, and I don't do digital comics, all I buy now are the big hard-cover collections, so all physical there, though not much overall.