I only buy a CD if I really like the album, or if I like moderately well but love the artwork. U2 and Simple Minds, for example, I wouldn't think twice about buying the CD. Enigma is one where I buy them also for the artwork - their album art is awesome.
DVDs, what isn't available on Netflix that I really like, I'll buy it on DVD.
A lot of my entertainment is digital, though; and in recent months I've liquidated a lot of my hard-copy music on eBay..
I still buy cds every now and then because it is easier to play them in my car. As for dvds as long as the digital stuff has drm on them I will not toach them and that goes double for apple drm because they limit all playing to only apple devices.
I much rather watch movies on my tv than my computer. The screen, sound system and sitting are by far much better than at my computer
I don't buy digital music or movies. We've had too many examples so far of a company changing the model, and your music library is no longer available. Or oops, we weren't licensed to sell that... Etc.
I want physical media. That I can then convert into a digital format for easier transport, with the originals safely stored.
I bought a song or two online just to test the process, but having to wonder if I will be able to play the music in 5 years because it was in X format, no thanks.
With a decent version of the source on hand, I can put it into any new format that rolls along.
I sometimes buy a CD. Only when I am in FYE and cant resist a good band. But most of the time I just buy it off iTunes if I can't resist.
As for movies, I have only bought one off iTunes. Only because I was bored; and it took forever, so I could have went without it. But I will always buy the actual DVD. Mainly because hard drives seem to fail...wouldnt want to lose my copy now would I
I only have a few music CDs but I prefer DVD's over downloaded versions. With a DVD you can just put it in any DVD player and off you go. With DD you have to have a more expensive streamer device attached, a network etc... Nah. I'm sticking with DVD for the foreseeable future.
Though all my PC games now are bought on Steam and music is all from iTunes or ripping CDs from my relatives.
i still buy CDs occasionally - i'm just really picky about who I buy and where I buy them from.
movies - not so much - a matter of hardly any time, and I don't want my kids to be putting something inappropriate by accident (even though i'm usually around - a movie like 300 (the last movie I bought) might traumatize them enough.
the kids will save their money and buy a movie every once in a while.
For the last 5 or so years my general rule has been to buy CDs if they were cheaper than the digital downloads (the vast majority of my music is entire albums instead of singles). I used to use iTunes a lot but that's changed since they now seem more expensive than just about everywhere else.
I have an old emusic account which gives me an amazing rate and I use Amazon for my more mainstream music and for individual singles.
I'd download movies too if it wasn't for the insane DRM. I want to burn the things to a DVD for back up and so I can watch them on a normal TV.
I buy all my music digitally, but if I get the actual cd if it's an album I really like. Most of the times they are albums I have to have imported from another country. I'm currently waiting for my copy of "Anjunabeats volume 7" to get shipped to me.
My movies, I never buy digital movies, they seem too tied in with DRM. I prefer the BluRay and DVD. If I can't find it on BluRay, I stick to DVD. My BR collection is really building up though, there is a great second-hand shop called Graywhale nearby and they always have awesome deals. I'll end up getting like 5 BR movies and only pay about 80.00 USD for them.
For certain bands, I'll buy the CD without any hesitation. I usually buy DVDs, but I'm trying to hold off on things I know will be/have been released on Blu-Ray, as I would just end up buying it twice.