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Old 01-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Watching films and series in HD on Blu-ray (and for this matter also HD-DVD) is pretty damn enjoyable, but I was wondering if BD will at some point become obsolete?

I know that once there's better tech the inferior will phase out, but people invested on Blu-ray and companies too so it's a shame to discontinue it.

50 GB discs should be more than enough for HD films and series.

P.S.: DVD is still alive, a couple more years and then that's it, I suppose.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Watching films and series in HD on Blu-ray (and for this matter also HD-DVD) is pretty damn enjoyable, but I was wondering if BD will at some point become obsolete?

I know that once there's better tech the inferior will phase out, but people invested on Blu-ray and companies too so it's a shame to discontinue it.

50 GB discs should be more than enough for HD films and series.

P.S.: DVD is still alive, a couple more years and then that's it, I suppose.
of course it's gonna be replaced, that's the way of technology. something newer, and better comes along and the old is kicked to the curb.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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Watching films and series in HD on Blu-ray (and for this matter also HD-DVD) is pretty damn enjoyable, but I was wondering if BD will at some point become obsolete?

I know that once there's better tech the inferior will phase out, but people invested on Blu-ray and companies too so it's a shame to discontinue it.

50 GB discs should be more than enough for HD films and series.

P.S.: DVD is still alive, a couple more years and then that's it, I suppose.
Blu-ray will be the last physical format we will see.. down the road we will see blu-ray 4k and digital of course
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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Logically, how many movies can you own digitally with the amount of hard drive space available now? Especially 4k format, not sure how much space that will take but if I had to guess based on the size of the image and the clarity I'd say about 30 Terabytes or so. Based on the fact that a 2 minute trailer of Spider-Man in 4k takes up 500GB. Thats my guess, maybe more. Sounds ridiculous at this point but who knows. Im happy with blu-ray. I love my HT setup, I can't see myself buying all my movies again...but then again I probably said the same thing about DVD.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM   #5
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Blu-ray will be the last physical format we will see.. down the road we will see blu-ray 4k and digital of course
that's still debatable. IMO electronic sell through is going NOWHERE. I can see the rental market relying heavily on digital distribution, but sell through. not gonna happen. digital sell through's profit has been stale the last several years (and that doesn't even take into effect all the ISPs REALLY cracking down on bandwidth)
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Disc media is here to stay. For many, many more years.

Relax and collect your favorite films

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that's still debatable. IMO electronic sell through is going NOWHERE. I can see the rental market relying heavily on digital distribution, but sell through. not gonna happen. digital sell through's profit has been stale the last several years (and that doesn't even take into effect all the ISPs REALLY cracking down on bandwidth)
ehh digital is never taking over... ever
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:53 PM   #8
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Disc media is here to stay. For many, many more years.

Relax and collect your favorite films

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My sentiments exactly. There's a place in the market for digital streaming services and all, but people like to buy and own physical copies. They probably always will, too.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:21 AM   #9
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Since I have lazy eye and, as such, cannot get the full effect of 3D movies, I'm inclined to think that 2D Blu-rays will be the definitive format for my movie viewing experience for a long long time. This is why I recently jumped aboard at long last.

I'm hard-pressed to think of how the movies in my collection will ever look noticeably better to my eyes than they do right now.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:01 AM   #10
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that's still debatable. IMO electronic sell through is going NOWHERE. I can see the rental market relying heavily on digital distribution, but sell through. not gonna happen. digital sell through's profit has been stale the last several years (and that doesn't even take into effect all the ISPs REALLY cracking down on bandwidth)
agree with this and even at that, look at Netflix, it still has a lot of disk members, kiosks are still appearing in new places. digital is safe for rental and doing better than EST, but I don't see disk rental disappearing in any foreseeable future
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:26 AM   #11
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How else am I going to get 1080p video and lossless audio? People say streaming is the future of home video and they're probably right. However, the technology just doesn't exist to stream 4.5MB/s (BD bitrate) effectively. When 4K becomes standard we will all need terabit internet connections. The bandwidth data numbers of 4K video are scary. No currently internet connection could handle it. You think your awesome 100 megabit college internet connection could work? Think again. A compressed 4K video signal is roughly 2 gigabits/second. You streaming nerds have a lot of work ahead of you if you like high quality video. Physical media is the way to go for video/audiophiles. BD will be a legitimate medium as long as they add more layers.

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Old 01-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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im sure that it wouldnt make any difference to the eye..... we wont be able to tell the difference between 1080p and anything higher.. our vision is just not good enough...
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:50 AM   #13
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im sure that it wouldnt make any difference to the eye..... we wont be able to tell the difference between 1080p and anything higher.. our vision is just not good enough...
wrong. I can already tell the diff between 1080p and 4K material. demoed it and it's obvious
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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wrong. I can already tell the diff between 1080p and 4K material. demoed it and it's obvious
I'm inclined to agree with clarky on this point although maybe your referring to demo's of 4K in the cinema were 4K belongs. Your eye can not differentiate between 1080p and 4K on your home 32" ( I will post the link were I have read this later. ).
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I'm inclined to agree with clarky on this point although maybe your referring to demo's of 4K in the cinema were 4K belongs. Your eye can not differentiate between 1080p and 4K on your home 32" ( I will post the link were I have read this later. ).
So what, you're saying that the majority of consumers who own HDtv's own 32" panels?
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Haha. Jesus some people enjoy a good show off about there home cinema. I was just generalising I for one have 37" . but I would say the majority of us have between 28" and 50" by which my point is based. I never once said everyone had 32" ( even thou you read it somewhere ).
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I'm not saying 4K won't replace BR because it will but I'm just saying that there's no need to upgrade. .

And when you get your 4k system running. I expect an invite. . Haha.
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I'm inclined to agree with clarky on this point although maybe your referring to demo's of 4K in the cinema were 4K belongs. Your eye can not differentiate between 1080p and 4K on your home 32" ( I will post the link were I have read this later. ).
I was demoing on a 55 inch TV (which is now the average HDTV size that consumers buy) and at 55 inches it was still VERY noticeable
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55 inch TV (which is now the average HDTV size that consumers buy)
That has to be one of the most ridiculous comment I have ever read. Honestly why have you made that statistic up???
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That has to be one of the most ridiculous comment I have ever read. Honestly why have you made that statistic up???
Most data I've seen says the most popular screen size is still around 32". With prices always dropping, I guess it will slowly increase

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