Because they're ridiculously expensive pieces of kit for limited quality. May as well make the old one last instead of jumping on the crappy digital kit for sale currently.
I was all against buying a DVD player. It was bought for me. I just find them unbearable to watch. Maybe I've got to buy some super expensive DVD player or something but I just find most DVD players less watchable than old SVHS-PAL. Digital noise really annoys me. I rarely watch movies at home because of that. If I watch anything it's usually the news and the occasional BBC2 comedy once they've moved it from BBC3 which is digital only and I hate the low bandwidth digital services we have here not that I can get them here at home anyway yet - 2011 IIRC unless I stick a satellite dish on the house.
Quite a few times. That's where I prefer to watch them. I don't want my lounge looking like a hi-fi shop / multimedia geek wet dream. I worked out it was cheaper, and much more fun, to go out to the pictures every so often instead of spending thousands on a TV setup I'd hate the look of and hate the low res content on.
It's like not owning a car either. I worked out it was cheaper to hire one when I needed it or use public transport, bikes and taxis.
Exactly. That's why current TV setups are shit or way more expensive than I'm happy to pay for, only to have it superceded in a few years with something that is more tolerable for the limited time I'm prepared to surrender to TV. We're getting there with 1080p sets and BluRay/HDDVD but it's still too rich for me and nobody seems to do 1080p sets smaller than a small van yet. Instead you seem to have to have some blinged up mega-set that takes up a wall of your house. I'm just not into that kind of ridiculous status symbol.