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Old 05-08-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 05-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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It will just go to downloadable content in about ten years
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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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.
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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
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:02 AM   #6
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There are many improvements to come, technology will always improve as long as the human mind lets it.

Future advancements to come:

Disc space =

http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/content/pr...GB_Bluray.html

http://www.electronista.com/articles....optical.disc/

GE holographic disc =

http://www.gereports.com/ge-unveils-...-breakthrough/

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/...a-single-disc/

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4320p

http://www.nhk.or.jp/digital/en/superhivision/

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http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english...090422/169150/
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:00 AM   #7
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Blu-ray will more than likely be the last physical format, and will probably be around a long time, perhaps 20 years or more.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:48 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:51 AM   #9
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After blu-ray, the end of the world will come
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:52 AM   #10
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There will likely be one more physical format before the entire system is digital distribution.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:11 AM   #11
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DVD and Blu-ray are it for me. I leave the digital format for the next generation.
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:51 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:11 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:52 AM   #15
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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.

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Old 05-09-2010, 08:55 AM   #17
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HD-DVD will make one hell of a comeback

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Old 05-09-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
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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.
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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.

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