Since the proliferation of the Internet, the way that film aficionados watch movies at home has undergone a total overhaul. Sure, nothing beats the experience of sitting down in a movie theater, complete with popcorn and movie tickets – but home video viewing is still one of the most popular pastimes.
An Evolution of the Way that People Watch Movies
To have an idea about the changes that the way people access movies has evolved over the years, take a look at the following key dates:
1950’s – the Kodak 8 mm film became popular in the United States. The film can be viewed using projector equipment which became easily accessible to home owners back then. The downside is that these types of portable movie projectors did not have sound. This lasted well until the 1960’s.
1970’s – Color film and projectors with sound already existed, but their popularity weaned when the more practical home video system became popular.
1980’s – High quality home video systems in the form of laserdiscs became a hit.
1990’s up to 2000 – After laserdiscs, Video Compact Discs or VCD’s and Digital Video Discs or DVD’s became popular. Currently, High Definition or HD video technology, as well as Blu Ray discs are the preferred home entertainment options.
So How did Downloading Movies Over the Internet Come About?
Now that you have an idea about the evolution of the home entertainment system – what does this have to do with downloading movies online? Basically, since more and more people are unable to live without their personal computers or laptop computers, the need to have a ‘modern storage’ device for films has increased.
When you have a collection VCD or DVD movies – they actually take up precious space and they are sometimes inconvenient to carry. This is the reason why storing movie files on computers have become common practice. Instead of ‘burning’ your DVD movie from this portable storage device onto your computer – it is better and a lot easier if you will just download it from the Internet.