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RE: Downloads are "better, faster, cheaper".

I understand what you are saying Tony.

This is the reason 'in a nutshell' why industrial lossless music downloads [ie Sony Records, BMG et.al.] are not common place...note this is 5+ years old. My business instructor explained, as with all things time=money. Servers on the industrial scale needs to be able to make X-amount of profit/time period. Downloading lossless music has not yet been able to prove itself profitable enough to replace the hardcopy CD in terms of profit/time and demand for product. For small companies who servers do not download 24/7/365 individual sales of lossless data can tern enough profit to justify sales.

Still, imo CD'players aren't going anywhere soon. There is just too much legacy product around.

Dynobots Audio
Music is the Bridge between Heaven and Earth - 音楽は天国と地球のかけ橋

Edits: 06/19/12

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