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64% of Brits prefer CDs to digital music

Consumers not ready to give up old media

Nearly two thirds of Brits (64 percent) prefer music on physical media, such as CDs, to digital files, says HP.

Research by the computer giant also revealed that 68 percent of Brits prefer photographic prints to digital images, while three quarters would rather have a DVD than a movie stored on their PC.

Furthermore, a massive 95 percent said they prefered books to electronic books used on digital readers such as the Amazon Kindle.

64 percent of Brits prefer CDs to a digital music collection

HP said that 86 percent of Brits have some form of digital media, with 16- to 24-year-olds and 25- to 34-year-olds the most likely to own digital media.

However, 39 percent of people ni these ages groups are still purchasing CDs and DVDs, while nearly three quarters (73 percent) said they could never see a time when they would have only digital media.

"In this technologically driven age it is easy to get carried away and think that everybody is embracing digital and leaving physical behind," says Shaun Hobbs from HP.

"We're not yet ready to give up the old ways of purchasing media. Britons are on an evolutionary journey with media still being bought on multiple formats and enjoyed using a variety of devices."

When it comes to the security of their digital media collection, 71 percent said they were not concerned as they had never lost their media library.

Furthermore, more than a quarter (27 percent) said digital media collection was worth less than £50.

See also: More than 16 million albums were downloaded in 2009


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