Absolutely and it’s not close!
dynamics are the most obvious thing you lose…and the bass never hits quite right streaming. Now, streaming is convenient and I still stream regularly. But I always check out reviews of the discs on sites like hidef digest or another similar site. If a particular movie gets the “reference quality atmos track” nod, I’m buying that movie. Case in point I recently bought Deepwater Horizon. Solely for the sound; I’d never seen it before and it certainly wasn’t on my radar. Well, as far as an immersive, hard hitting ass shaking bass fest with flawless use of the overheads go, there isn’t much better.
so I check eBay or wait on sales and pick up movies that I know will deliver the sonic goods (even if they’re not “good” movies like the new mortal kombat). You can often find them for around $10 which isn’t much more than apple will charge to rent them. so if you think you’ll watch said movie more than once, it’s a no-brainer.
bottom line is my 4K disc collection has grown to about 75 movies, most of which are dumb popcorn action movies because that’s where the sonic goods usually are and having a system that delivers the goods makes a good “dumb”movie a joy to experience. Doesn’t hurt that I finally have the screen that does the same (83” Sony oled).