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Topic # 25868 4-Sep-2008 13:10
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FYI.

"One Samsung executive says Blu-ray will be wildly popular for the next five years, but will eventually be replaced by something bigger and better."

 

http://www.electronichouse.com/article/samsung_exec_blu_ray_will_be_gone_in_5_years/

 

 

 





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  Reply # 162095 4-Sep-2008 13:33
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Blu-Ray won an ultimately meaningless battle. Nobody cares about a piece of plastic any more when internet downloads and potentially flash based products are the future.

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  Reply # 162099 4-Sep-2008 13:42
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How many years ago was 2Mbps the fastest business internet connection (within reason)... not many.

What is it now... 100Mbps (again... within reasonable reach).

Soon.... Gbit internet connections.

Okay, so we dont get those speeds to the vast majority of homes, but its on the increase...

Yes... Blu Ray coming out on top is like winning Gold in the Special Olympics (need I finish that quote...?).

I will probably skip Blu Ray altogether...




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  Reply # 162100 4-Sep-2008 13:43
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Nobody cares about Blu-Ray?!? I guess I must be Nobody then..


Personally I'm glad that DVD got an upgrade. It's called progress, just like the next thing to come after it.





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  Reply # 162128 4-Sep-2008 14:37
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Wow, that Samsung exec is some kinda psychic! I mean, predicting that a current technology will be replaced with a better technology later? Who'd have imagined that could happen!




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  Reply # 162136 4-Sep-2008 15:04
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NZtechfreak: Wow, that Samsung exec is some kinda psychic! I mean, predicting that a current technology will be replaced with a better technology later? Who'd have imagined that could happen!

Well said...people tend to get so tribal about these things.

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  Reply # 162139 4-Sep-2008 15:19
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Quidam:

Nobody cares about Blu-Ray?!? I guess I must be Nobody then..


Personally I'm glad that DVD got an upgrade. It's called progress, just like the next thing to come after it.



The reality is that sales of both HD-DVD and now Blu-Ray by itself certainly did not meet the markets expectations. Many people seem happy with DVD quality and don't see the need for a new upgraded player.

Anybody who's really into their home theatre realises how superior HD material is but many people just don't care. These same people will probably watch TV in fat-o-vision since they want 4:3 material to fill their whole screen and probably watched analogue TV with lines and ghosting and were perfectly happy.

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  Reply # 162141 4-Sep-2008 15:23
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Quidam:

Nobody cares about Blu-Ray?!? I guess I must be Nobody then..


Personally I'm glad that DVD got an upgrade. It's called progress, just like the next thing to come after it.



I'm with you, Bluray is excellent and is the best thing out there at the moment so I'm all for it. When the next big thing comes along ( five years is along time to be stuck with the old DVD's ) then I'll buy that, till then I'm not missing out at all - my PS3 does it all and then some for me.

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  Reply # 162148 4-Sep-2008 15:39
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clevedon:
Quidam:

Nobody cares about Blu-Ray?!? I guess I must be Nobody then..


Personally I'm glad that DVD got an upgrade. It's called progress, just like the next thing to come after it.



I'm with you, Bluray is excellent and is the best thing out there at the moment so I'm all for it. When the next big thing comes along ( five years is along time to be stuck with the old DVD's ) then I'll buy that, till then I'm not missing out at all - my PS3 does it all and then some for me.

The content - i.e. "HD" is what counts. I'd much rather have mine over the internet, or DVB-x. Carting discs around is so archaic.

I think on that note, (the HD), we are probably all on the same page.

It just comes down to how the individual prefers that it gets delivered I suppose.

Last time I was in the video store (we rent a DVD maybe once every 2 or 3 months), they had about 8 Blu Ray titles, and we don't buy discs.




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  Reply # 162151 4-Sep-2008 15:52
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clevedon:
Quidam:

Nobody cares about Blu-Ray?!? I guess I must be Nobody then..


Personally I'm glad that DVD got an upgrade. It's called progress, just like the next thing to come after it.



I'm with you, Bluray is excellent and is the best thing out there at the moment so I'm all for it. When the next big thing comes along ( five years is along time to be stuck with the old DVD's ) then I'll buy that, till then I'm not missing out at all - my PS3 does it all and then some for me.

The content - i.e. "HD" is what counts. I'd much rather have mine over the internet, or DVB-x. Carting discs around is so archaic.

I think on that note, (the HD), we are probably all on the same page.

It just comes down to how the individual prefers that it gets delivered I suppose.

Last time I was in the video store (we rent a DVD maybe once every 2 or 3 months), they had about 8 Blu Ray titles, and we don't buy discs.


DVD Unlimited, Movieshack, Fatso - all delivered to your address with return envelope, select your titles online they arrive the next day - easy as. Includes Bluray ( about 350 titles now approx ), DVD and console games, have them for as long as you like, no late return fees, don't even have to leave the house and battle the trafffic, no carting around discs here.

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clevedon:
DVD Unlimited, Movieshack, Fatso - all delivered to your address with return envelope, select your titles online they arrive the next day - easy as. Includes Bluray ( about 350 titles now approx ), DVD and console games, have them for as long as you like, no late return fees, don't even have to leave the house and battle the trafffic, no carting around discs here.


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Nety:
clevedon:
DVD Unlimited, Movieshack, Fatso - all delivered to your address with return envelope, select your titles online they arrive the next day - easy as. Includes Bluray ( about 350 titles now approx ), DVD and console games, have them for as long as you like, no late return fees, don't even have to leave the house and battle the trafffic, no carting around discs here.


And now all owned by Sky... Money mouth


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  Reply # 162226 4-Sep-2008 18:59
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sbiddle: 
Anybody who's really into their home theatre realises how superior HD material is but many people just don't care. These same people will probably watch TV in fat-o-vision since they want 4:3 material to fill their whole screen and probably watched analogue TV with lines and ghosting and were perfectly happy.

 

You've seen my mother  in law watching TV??   That's what she does.  Hasn't a clue how to drive the HD box..





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tonyhughes:
The content - i.e. "HD" is what counts. I'd much rather have mine over the internet, or DVB-x. Carting discs around is so archaic.

I think on that note, (the HD), we are probably all on the same page.

.

The bigest problem with  no media is what happens in say 10 years when you want to go and watch old movie again.  Gone from hard disk and most likley not available on line anymore so you screwed.  





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sbiddle:
The reality is that sales of both HD-DVD and now Blu-Ray by itself certainly did not meet the markets expectations. Many people seem happy with DVD quality and don't see the need for a new upgraded player.

Anybody who's really into their home theatre realises how superior HD material is but many people just don't care. These same people will probably watch TV in fat-o-vision since they want 4:3 material to fill their whole screen and probably watched analogue TV with lines and ghosting and were perfectly happy.


Yes -The move from VHS to DVD was a much greater step forward than the move from DVD to Blu-Ray.

But quite frankly, I believe it to be a sensible evolutionary step.  We are not ready to deliver that sort of top-notch video and audio over the internet, and won't be for quite some time to come (IMHO).

I really don't get the "no love for Blu-Ray" thing.

Blu-Ray has had a slow start, but Hi Def TV's have really taken off.  As the mainstream starts to pick up on the fact that these TV's were designed to be matched with a Blu-Ray player (rather than a DVD player) and prices start to drop, then I think that the next 2-3 years actually look very bright for Blu-Ray.





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Quidam:
Blu-Ray has had a slow start, but Hi Def TV's have really taken off.  As the mainstream starts to pick up on the fact that these TV's were designed to be matched with a Blu-Ray player (rather than a DVD player) and prices start to drop, then I think that the next 2-3 years actually look very bright for Blu-Ray.


Chicken and Egg; Maybe?

NZ is late to the HD broardcast HD party so what was the point of a HDTV unless you where into home thearte. As people become used to the difference between SD and HD then, maybe, they will apreciate the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray.

Also the fact that many of the early HD TV's do not compare favourably with current models can not be discounted with reference to many peoples experience's with high defination.

Blu-Ray today, another format tomorrow. I think it is called evolution.

Hopefully progress as well.

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