Illegal downloads are completely free, but they bring a great deal of trouble with them, in the form of potential legal problems and viruses. Stores like Blockbuster need to take notice of this growing trend, but they are not in any danger of being replaced immediately by downloadable movies.
The advantages of downloadable movies start with the convenience factor. Today's world is very fast-paced, leaving very little time to do things like go to the video store. The video store is also a very crowded place on weekends. This leads to a great deal of hassle for anyone who is attempting to rent a movie, as there are constant line-ups and there is no guarantee that the movie that the customer wants will be in stock. This can lead to a wasted trip to the video store or the customer travelling around to various video stores in an attempt to find the desired movie. Downloadable movies take this hassle away from the equation, as they allow for the customer to download any movie at any time. Another key feature of downloading movies is that it gives the customer the option to buy it later on. For example, if a customer chooses to rent a movie, he or she can pay an additional fee to have the movie unlocked permanently, as the original version that is downloaded will have a time limit. ...Show more