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Old 08-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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Having seen the trailer of avatar the other day, and reading about how game changing the 3d production values are likely to be, the thought has run across my mind as to how this will affect bluray. Will avatar mark a decisive shift to 3d cinema? Will demands for 3d home entertainment render a 50gb storage format obsolete? Will bluray be able to handle such media?
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:09 PM   #2
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Having seen the trailer of avatar the other day, and reading about how game changing the 3d production values are likely to be, the thought has run across my mind as to how this will affect bluray. Will avatar mark a decisive shift to 3d cinema? Will demands for 3d home entertainment render a 50gb storage format obsolete? Will bluray be able to handle such media?
Let the movie come out and live up to 1/100th % of the utterly idiotic hype that it is being fluffed with and then we will see.
I was underwhelmed with the trailer, I am still underwhelmed after sitting through the theatrical presentation.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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Why would one movie do all that? Blu-ray can handle 3D, just not that well. Blu-ray isn't limited to 50 GB anyway, it will eventually get to 250 GB, maybe even 500 GB.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:12 PM   #4
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Like I stated in another thread (gonna start being endless I imagine), this will probably be the most hotly contested BD that's come out in a while. When it does come out next year.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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Having seen the trailer of avatar the other day, and reading about how game changing the 3d production values are likely to be, the thought has run across my mind as to how this will affect bluray. Will avatar mark a decisive shift to 3d cinema? Will demands for 3d home entertainment render a 50gb storage format obsolete? Will bluray be able to handle such media?
Aren't they already 3D movies on blu. Moreover Blu-ray is capable of over 500Gb. Pioneer developed a 400Gb Bd compatible with current players/drive.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/02/p...rms-compatibi/

Furthermore, Pioneer is working on capacity of 500Gb and above.
http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/pr...GB_Bluray.html
http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/05/p...disc-feasible/
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
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Having seen the trailer of avatar the other day, and reading about how game changing the 3d production values are likely to be, the thought has run across my mind as to how this will affect bluray. Will avatar mark a decisive shift to 3d cinema? Will demands for 3d home entertainment render a 50gb storage format obsolete? Will bluray be able to handle such media?
Should really make no difference in my opinion...Just like "How will the Dark Knight affect Blu-ray" or "How will Watchmen affect Blu-ray"...just a highly anticipated movie with cutting edge effects..
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If anything, Avatar will boost blu-ray sales if it's as good as people think it will be but it would take something a lot more groundbreaking to change the view of blu-ray and its technology that much.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:38 PM   #8
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I don't think it will have any more of an impact (Especially in sales) than TF2 or Ironman 2 (Next Year). I wasn't too impressed by the trailer as it looks like they took the technology behind Beowulf and made it a little better for this movie. Just my opinion though...
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If anything, Avatar will boost blu-ray sales if it's as good as people think it will be but it would take something a lot more groundbreaking to change the view of blu-ray and its technology that much.
I agree with this. I don't think this movie will affect blu-ray in any way, never mind negatively. Then again though, you never know, but the movie looks great so far and I'm very very eager to see this.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:50 PM   #11
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It won't. Blu-ray will continue. Eventually there will ne 3D displays that a few people will get, but theaters have always done things to stay in the fight. I would absolutely hate it if people stopped going to the theater. I love it. The theatrical 3D will be better than the home versions and will not impact Blu-ray other than to sell a lot of them when Avatar is released on the format.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:50 PM   #12
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So I just watched the trailer, I wasn't too impressed. It just looks like Pocahontas in the future. For a script that he's been tweaking for over a decade, I'm not very impressed with the premise of the story.

The visuals do look nice though and I'm sure I'll check it out in theaters.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #13
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It wont beat 'titanic' $$.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:27 PM   #14
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It wont beat 'titanic' $$.
probably not, because chicks, for the most part are not into sci-fi flicks. Titanic was a love story about humans, not about humanoids or avatars. That and Celine is not doing the theme song either!
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Should really make no difference in my opinion...Just like "How will the Dark Knight affect Blu-ray" or "How will Watchmen affect Blu-ray"...just a highly anticipated movie with cutting edge effects..
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It wont beat 'titanic' $$.
I doubt it will beat much of anything. The trailer was not impressive to me at all. lol.
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I thought the trailer looked highly entertaining, and the IMAX screening really built on that momentum for me (and my wife loved it too). The creatures and environment are very colourful and creative, the action sequences are fresh and exciting, and the CG is a visual smorgasbord. I haven't seen enough to make any conclusions about the quality of the story, but it looks like a winner at this point.

However, all things considered, I don't see any evidence that this will be a game changing movie, and it certainly won't have any more impact for BD than any other Blockbuster. The CG incrementally improves upon what we have seen before, and doesn’t seem to be quantum leap forward.

IMO the thing that will change BD going forward is when the new 3D tech hits the format. For those indiscriminate individuals who can't see the difference between DVD and BD, non-anaglyph BD 3D at home will be a feature DVD can’t compete with, and should make the difference for some. Mind you, those late adapters are also likely to be late to the 3D game, so I see it as feature that will continue the BD steamroller in a slow and steady progression toward home entertainment dominance.
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I'll wait to see if it lives up to the hype before judging how it will affect Blu-ray. But from what I've seen of the first trailer, I might not even bother seeing it in theaters.
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It's over-hyped enough. We'll see what happens but it's not going to affect Blu-ray..except probably sell a lot of copies. If it's a hit, that is.
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I heard James Cameron on a radio station here in Phoenix a few days ago and he mentioned how he liked blu ray quite a bit. Seemed pretty enthusiastic bout it too.

I heard that the budget of Avatar was 200 million plus. It better be DAMN GOOD or could end up being a bigger fail than Waterworld.
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