House Of Cards Headed To DVD – So Much For Netflix Exclusive

41rz2SnB0hLThe marketing rhetoric would have you believe that House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and the new Arrested Development are all Netflix exclusive. This is the future of TV, we were told, but if we want to get in on it, we have to subscribe.

But now Netflix is now looking just like any old cable broadcaster, with the show’s producers MRC allowing their series to go to Sony DVD and Blu-ray a few months after first broadcast – or whatever we’d call it now. Streaming, I suppose.

Hi Def Digest have the DVD and Blu-ray release of House of Cards pegged to June. That’s less than five months after the grand unveiling.

If Arrested Development follows the same pattern you’ll be able to stream it in June, purchase it somewhere around Hallowe’en.

It’s also worth noting, I think, that the compression on a Blu-ray is to be somewhat lighter than via Netflix. You might have to look at both versions side by side to really see the difference a lot of the time, but I do know plenty of people that this will matter to.

I do love Netflix and use the service more or less daily. If all of the “exclusives” start heading to disc, though, that does take the shine off of their “cutting edge,” just a little.

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