Let's continue onward with this debate.
The first con about digital is probably the most frequent negative of all time: the download! While some digital distributors like Netflix has instant download, others require you to sit there and wait "patiently" while the movie (or game (which is truer in most cases)) downloads, and from my experience, will drive you NUTS!!! Even with a good connection, expect to wait several hours for your purchase to download.
Another con about digital download is that once you purchase the product, there's no return! I know this kind of sucks, but at least the company where you downloaded from should give you the option of returning the product and giving you either an exchange of equal (or lesser) value, or return the charge back to your card. I believe that all digital distributors should have at least a 30 day guarantee if you're not satisfied with your product (speaking of returns, one pro I missed about discs is that you can exchange or another. I apologize for not mentioning this sooner!)
A third con about digital download is that the download you're doing could contain malware or some other type of program that installs a product without your knowledge (this is somewhat true also about PC games as well. SecuROM, I'm looking at you). Movies don't have this problem (at least...not yet).
Well, this should give you an idea about the cons of digital download. Check back for the conclusion, and see which is better.
Ken Kriho is an upcoming videographer. He will write anything (except for non-fiction and children's literature). Ken is also a graduate with a degree in Art from UWEC.