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Topic: FYI: DVD vs. Download
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Aug 27, 2013 01:22PM)
Just got a Download of one of Daryl's Essentials in Magic DVD.

If you buy the Hard Copy DVD it will have Menu's.

If you buy and Download, you will not have a Menu.

I'm guessing all the other offerings are the same.

If anyone wants to chime in on this, I would like
to read what you have to say.

Also, this information is not provided before you buy.
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Aug 27, 2013 01:23PM)
Also Daryl's Essentials in Magic DVD's are great, just

like all his other stuff.
Message: Posted by: MagicBrain (Aug 27, 2013 05:16PM)
+++ Downloads are great because you can have it almost the moment you buy them. Sometimes they are cheaper but not always. I bought some downloads dvd and Penguin Live lectures. I like the live lectures for what it is.

--- Downloads are not so great because you do not have menues and I don't get a 'physical' dvd. For me I find it difficult to browse through them when I want to learn a particular tricks.

Overall, for lectures it is interesting but for picking and for the practicing/learning I don't like downloads. I still prefer the combination of a book with a dvd. I don't know why this concept is not used more often. So for me : I prefer a book, then a book/dvd. Downloads on occasion.

Message: Posted by: Salby (Aug 31, 2013 08:28AM)
Downloads are portable VHS tapes.

If you like those features (or lack of) but in HD quality, then go for it.

I much prefer DVD's.
Message: Posted by: Robert P. (Sep 3, 2013 09:24AM)
I like DVDs and then I end up ripping them with Handbrake so I can watch them on my tablet. I do love Penguin's lecture downloads, the only downside is that they are pretty long (not that it is a bad thing) but depending on the software it will start the playback from the beginning each time you watch it and it takes a bit to find out where you are. First world problems and all that.

Book/DVD is a great combo.