Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Big (Blu-ray)
The Americans: The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
Uncle Buck (Blu-ray)
Hugo (Blu-ray)
Gatchaman: Complete Collection + OVAs (Blu-ray)
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
Animal House (Blu-ray)
The Simpsons: The Sixteenth Season (Blu-ray)
Grave of the Fireflies (Blu-ray)
Seven (Blu-ray)
Grease (Blu-ray)
Godzilla (Blu-ray)
The Forbidden Kingdom (Blu-ray)
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
Of Human Bondage (Blu-ray)
Far and Away (Blu-ray)
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
Spider-Man / Spider-Man 2 / Spider-Man 3 (Blu-ray)
Old 05-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
Jezza Jezza is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
Jezza's Avatar
Apr 2010
United Kingdom
Arrow What will happen after Blu-ray?

I know this has been brought up on many occasions, but I thought I should start a new thread just to revive the question again.

So, what will happen after Blu-ray? I think that BD will be last last fully physical format that we will see simply because everything is going digital now, and discs are slowly becoming out-dated.
What I believe will happen is that movies/TV shows/games will be downloaded onto a hard-drive that is connected to the television or built-in. But to actually be able to buy the movie, TV show or game, you would have to purchase a driver's license sized card from a retailer* that can be then slotted into the hard-drive which will alow you to download the product you want, and once you have downloaded it you throw the card away as you then have the movie, TV show or game you want.

*I think the idea of some sort of card would be done mainly do make sure that studios had someone to do buissness with, but at the same time keeping the downloading idea possible.

But what do you think? In perhaps about 15 years time when the sad possiblity of Blu-ray will have died out, what will takes its place?

Last edited by Jezza; 05-08-2010 at 08:08 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
Taat Taat is offline
Special Member
Taat's Avatar
Jan 2010

It will just go to downloadable content in about ten years
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
Blu-Benny Blu-Benny is online now
Michael Bay's #1 Fan
Blu-Benny's Avatar
Aug 2008
Wisconsin PSNetwork: Blu-Benny

the world will end.
Blu-Benny’s 7.2 HT @ a Glance:
Display: Panasonic TC-P50U2 • Receiver: Onkyo TX-NR818 • Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic DMP-BD65 • Gaming: PS3 Slim 160 gb • Center Channel: JBL LC2 • Fronts: JBL L890 • Mid’s & Rears: JBL L810 • Subs: SVS SB-2000

"Oh look, I've been impaled!!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #4
Rob71 Rob71 is offline
Blu-ray Knight
Rob71's Avatar
Aug 2007

Originally Posted by Clone Trooper View Post
But what do you think/ In perhaps about 10 years time when the sad possiblity of Blu-ray will have died out, what will takes its place?
I doubt Blu-ray will be dead in 10 years. CD has been called dead for the last 5 years or so, but still outperforms downloadable content. I really don't see physical media dieing out any time soon.
Now the real pain begins, Danny-boy.

My Theater/Media Room.................................................. ............My Media Wall Cabinet(How To/DIY)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #5
P@t_Mtl P@t_Mtl is offline
Blu-ray Duke
P@t_Mtl's Avatar
Sep 2008
Send a message via Yahoo to P@t_Mtl

Originally Posted by Clone Trooper View Post

But what do you think? In perhaps about 10 years time when the sad possiblity of Blu-ray will have died out, what will takes its place?
CD as been around for almost 30 years, DVD is entering it's 14 year and it's still in used even with Blu-ray slowly taking over. I think Blu-ray will still be around in 10 years time
My avatar will Wait Until Dark for a Roman Holiday since this world as War & Peace
and it would be fun to actually have Breakfast At Tiffany's with My Fair Lady
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #6
oppopioneer oppopioneer is offline
Special Member
oppopioneer's Avatar
Mar 2010

There are many improvements to come, technology will always improve as long as the human mind lets it.

Future advancements to come:

Disc space =

GE holographic disc =

Super High Vision Ultra Digital in 4k and 8k =

22.2 surround sound =
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:00 AM   #7
Grand Bob Grand Bob is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
Grand Bob's Avatar
Oct 2007
Seattle Area

Blu-ray will more than likely be the last physical format, and will probably be around a long time, perhaps 20 years or more.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:48 AM   #8
FlipperWasIrish FlipperWasIrish is offline
Senior Member
Jun 2008

I believe Blu-ray will be around for at least 20 years. Yes, it may be replaced as the premier format for delivering movies to home by the next technology "break-thru" in 5-10 years.. But just as DVD co-exists with Blu-ray, so will Blu-ray co-exist with what comes after it. Technology improves and that is a constant reality in the industry.

CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray will all survive my lifetime and probably the next generation or two as well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:51 AM   #9
Blu-ray Fanatic Blu-ray Fanatic is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
Blu-ray Fanatic's Avatar
Aug 2007
San Antonio

After blu-ray, the end of the world will come
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:52 AM   #10
Clark Kent Clark Kent is offline
Blu-ray Count
Clark Kent's Avatar
Oct 2007

There will likely be one more physical format before the entire system is digital distribution.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 04:11 AM   #11
Mr. Al Mr. Al is offline
Senior Member
Mr. Al's Avatar
Jan 2008
Alberta, Canada

DVD and Blu-ray are it for me. I leave the digital format for the next generation.
PS3 (Bought Jan 1, 2008)
Criterions on Blu: 108
HD-DVD: 14
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 04:51 AM   #12
joenostalgia23 joenostalgia23 is online now
Power Member
joenostalgia23's Avatar
Mar 2009
Monrovia, CA

I'm thinking that BD will last for a very long time(DVD too). Probably 10-20 years. The day BD dies, the world will be completely digital download.

Blu-ray can deliver 1080p(which is extremely close to a 2K theatrical presentation), lossless audio, online connectivity and even 3D cinema. There isn't really much else to ask for.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 05:11 AM   #13
koontz1973 koontz1973 is offline
Blu-ray Guru
koontz1973's Avatar
Mar 2009
Insane Alylum for the over achievers.

Until the whole world gets fast reliable internet, physical media will be here. Even then, most people will want to have a physical copy to display. Digital downloads have not stopped DVD's or CD's. Digital downloads have not even stopped records getting and increase in share over the last ten years. No matter how much companies may want downloads, it will stay a minority in sales for at least another 20+ years, unless they discount them heavily over discs.

Blu ray has the space to showcase movies at there best. What is better than the best.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 05:14 AM   #14
cvm cvm is offline
Blu-ray Knight
cvm's Avatar
Dec 2007

Originally Posted by Blu-Benny View Post
the world will end.
Enough said.
Blind Buy Count: 213
PSN ID: cvm0305

Sometimes we hear of people who are “very” honest, “mostly” honest, or even “a little” honest.
Should we even use modifiers with the word honest? I don’t believe so. There are no degrees of honesty. Either we are honest or we aren't.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 05:52 AM   #15
Chindogu Chindogu is offline
Chindogu's Avatar
Jun 2009
Vancouver, BC

Blu-ray will probably be around for quite sometime, as others have stated. If there is another physical format, which is most likely unless Internet bandwidth radically increases soon (and that's another debate), I think it will be a Solid State Drive tech.

Disc based formats just seem like they've run their course. Too many moving parts and limitations. Once space size and speed increases, as price lowers of course, Solid State just seem like the logical choice, IMO.

Last edited by Chindogu; 05-09-2010 at 05:54 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 07:38 AM   #16
markbr markbr is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
markbr's Avatar
Feb 2008

Originally Posted by cvm View Post
Enough said.
Well said LOL ! The world would end !
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 08:55 AM   #17
serpheus serpheus is offline
Senior Member
serpheus's Avatar
Mar 2010
Rep of Ireland

HD-DVD will make one hell of a comeback

Jack Burton
: When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
NYorker NYorker is offline
Expert Member
Sep 2009
Send a message via Yahoo to NYorker

How about blu-er ray?
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #19
steve1971 steve1971 is offline
Blu-ray Guru
steve1971's Avatar
Feb 2008
Saint Paul Minnesota.

I dont think we have anything to fear. Blu ray will be around for a long while but I am sure that something better will come down the pike. It always does! But Blu ray will be around for a long time.
Sony Bravia KDL-55W900A LED/3D TV.
Sony BDP S5100 3D Blu ray Player.
Pioneer HTP-071 Surround Sound System.
Xfinity HD.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2010, 03:25 PM   #20
oppopioneer oppopioneer is offline
Special Member
oppopioneer's Avatar
Mar 2010

When you guys say: "Bluray will be around for a long time." do you mean the physical dimensions of the CD/DVD/BD disc or bluray in it's current 1080p/24 PQ?

The next advancement will most likely be disc's in the same size and dimensions but that can hold more space like the links I posted above about Pioneer's 500gb disc and GE's holographic disc that can load 50+ movies on one disc.

MPEG-4 AVC will advance to MPEG-6 AVC.

And a higher bit rate of 192khz/32 bit will be the next step for audio recording.

There won't be an original out of left field revolutionary concept, but a evolutionary incremental advancement in technology and design. That's how it's always been, little improvements at a time, that seems how the electronics industry and auto industry prefers it, each year or every few years they release a new model that is a little better or offers more options than the previous one.

Last edited by oppopioneer; 05-09-2010 at 03:32 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Blu-ray > Blu-ray Technology and Future Technology

Similar Threads
thread Forum Thread Starter Replies Last Post
What happen to season 5 of Grey's Anatomy on BLU-RAY? Blu-ray Movies - North America HDTV1080P 2 07-24-2011 04:12 AM
Blu-ray Champions? When did this happen? Feedback Forum Johnny Vinyl 59 06-18-2009 03:39 AM
It Could Happen To You hits blu-ray 5/5/09 Blu-ray Movies - North America twilightfan 6 02-09-2009 08:49 PM
Could what happen to the Sega Saturn happen to PS3? PS3 MotionBlurr 41 10-28-2007 08:21 PM
What has to happen before HD DVD fanboys say that Blu-ray has won? General Chat blu-rayfan101 50 09-27-2007 07:10 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:17 AM.