Blu-ray won the format war, but it's doomed to the same fate as its former arch-rival.
lol it seems like everyone wants blu ray to die meanwhile blu ray is still on the rise. It keeps giving movie industry growth and all the supporters are getting rich from it. In 2012 there mayb be a new format that denounces blu ray but i think blu ray will still hold its own for a while after that. I like to keep my movies i don't like to rent them. I have over 30 blu ray movies at 50GB each thats 1.5TB and i am still collecting movies. Until i can get a hardrive like that for real cheap am sticking to blu ray
but the better tec blu-ray wont? article is an epic fail
Sounds like a bitter HD-DVD owner wrote this article.
That with their time machine they would use it for something more worthy like stopping hitler or something. But no they go to the year 2012 to see that's when Blu-Ray becomes obsolete... Wait a minute they don't have a time machine.
I see the author of this article went FULL RETARD and it will cost him just like it cost my costar Tug Speedman in the epic flop simple jack.
I think by 2012 it is still seemingly impossible to download a full HD movie or game in a matter of hours. If there will be, I bet I couldn't afford such a package from an ISP. Above all, I maybe one of the last people in the world who'd still prefer physical copies of games/movies with all those fancy sleeves and cases, over copies stored in my hard drive. Much more, I couldn't see how showing off the latter (as a personal collection) to someone would be better than the former.
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And by 2012 Sony and other companys will have brought in an fortune on the blueray so then didn't it serve it's purpose? I don't understand the meaning of articles like this, are they trying to get people worried that blueray will stop selling or are they just stating the obvious?
There are definitely MUCH BETTER reasonings we can imagine at the moment than those listed...
There will be at least 3 disc formats competing in the next format war. Blu-Ray, SVOD, and HVD. All with discs from 100 GB to at least 1 TB. Unlimited capabilities with these big discs. There is a new Blu-Ray format coming soon with up to 1 TB discs and compatible with Blu-Ray discs as well. http://www.theregister.co.u...
That's all I got to say...
but i love blu-ray and buy lots of films i think that it wont die but they need to bring the price down for there films.ps if you own a hd tv or are buying one you got to have a blu-ray player as the picture will blow you away
What's even better? Tech Radar UK also has an article about which is the best tv to pick, and number one is: Pioneer Kuro PDP-LX6090 for "only" £4200 ($7500 U.S). http://www.techradar.com/ne... So on one side, you should buy a $7500 HDTV, but then you have a stupid moron telling you that a $29 dvd player is the only thing you need to watch movie on it! And as usual, no matter how stupid a story is, it always get posted on N4G as the news of the century!
blue ray will be in its glory and will continue plus 5 years after that!!
These are the days we should be saving these articles. So in 5 years you can show it to the author and say what were you thinking? Unless my cable company drops it's prices(yeah right) I won't being doing DD in my near future. DVD is good enough? Not for the games of the future.
blu ray is already dead think about it there is about 1 blu ray disc sold for every 5 blu ray player that have been sold.
Alot of people think EARTH will be too. Just sayin........
The author just hasn't got over purchasing the HD add-on for his 360, still spitting bullets over HD DVDs death!
Hi megatron08 Your statement is so STUPID i bet you were one of the accountants at ENRON! Rob
"* Where am I? > * News > * News by technology > * Video >* HD DVD" lol. What kind of site is that ? They have a section for a DEAD format but they don't have one for Blu-Ray ? I guess they bought lots of HD-DVD players and movies and they are still crying due to the loss of HD-DVD. Pathetic losers..
LOL techradar has been on a roll with the blu ray and ps3 hate... took me a week to find the transformers blu ray release due to it being sold out online and in retail stores.. LOL this holiday also brings Iron Man and (gasp) Batman: Dark Knight on blu ray LOL with the push for HDTV's for the feb. 09 HD Broadcast....... and ps3 being pushed as the best blu ray player... lets not forget other classics being hits this year (clockwork orange and nightmare before christmas on blu ray) techradar falls further and further below the radar when it comes to credibility..
Correct me if I'm wrong.
You're right. It has nothing to do with HD.
Everything on that list is lame..and takes time...only good point in that list is the samsung claim ...and i really don't get why they said that
Why lame? Rob Mead (the writer of this article) seems to have made pretty valid arguments for each of the five reasons he puts forward. Rob also used to edit T3 a while back, so does know what he is talking about... I think he's made a very strong case here predicting the end of Blu-ray by 2012. As an aside - it seems the reason people here immediately claim any argument to be 'lame' has more to do with their own fanboy allegiance, rather than actually reading a submitted news piece or article and basing their argument on solid fact, considered reasoning or correctly-sourced argument and opinion from any relevant authorities.
None of those reasons where convincing. Blu Ray will be around past 2012. I expect there will be a larger capacity BD on the market by then too. As a consumer of the BD's I expect at that time BD's will be cheaper. BD Burners will be affordable too. I got plans to purchase all kinds of BD games and eventually movies though I usually at this time just get dvd since they are so cheap.
Those weren't valid arguments, they were bias arguments. Everything he said was relative. Blu-Ray is here, It's doing well, and it's being supported. It's is not relative. Now, I can under stand if you resent the big BR for beating out the format you decided to back, but it is what it is, get over it. BR is the future and it has loads of potential, get used to it. It's here it stay.
To me it sounds like he´s the fanboy that got his feelings hurt when hd-dvd died. 1. Hd movie download will take longer than 4 years to reach the mass market, if he would have said 2020 i could have agreed with him. 2. It´s not like youre forced to use bd-live, it´s a feature who´s great for some and some wont care. 3. Samsung thinks bluray is finished? what kind of argument is that, they are still the second largest bluray makers. 4. Sony doesnt think bluray is finished, otherwise they wouldnt have put the bluray in the ps3. 5. Isnt vhs good enough? There you have 5 counter arguments i came up with in 1 minute. If the person who wrote this article would have written any counter arguments to what he has written, he wouldnt seem as the big fanboy that he seems to be.
I don't know about that Bazookajoe. Whether ps3 boys like it or not. There are alot more people watching movies using Netflix, Xbox Live, and PSN than there are people watching blu-ray movies using a blu-ray player.
and i get EVERY movie i can i the blu-ray format. and downloading a movie may be good for renting, but for movies i own......i want a physical disc.
If a late adopter buys a player in 2010 are they going to throw it away in 2 years? of course not! How many people have a blu-ray player and a DVD player. If HD movies go beyond capacity, they will have upconverting blu-ray players for years.
I actually think Blu-ray will become the new DVD by then, and again, a new format or two will emerge that are better but won't match Blu-ray sales. Just my prediction.
Your probably right. Anyone who brings a new format out is going to have a tough time since BD's will have the base and be able to undercut its competition.
Then why would Blu-ray manage to destroy DVD if the next better format can't destroy Blu-ray? DVD has enormous user base at the moment. Blu-ray won't catch that, not even 2012. Blu-ray players has to come equally cheap and common before anything bad happens to DVDs. Before that happens, there's more than one new and better format.
"Blu-ray players has to come equally cheap and common before anything bad happens to DVDs. " Seriously, this sounds exactly like the same folks that said DVD will never replace VHS because DVD is too expensive. Well guess what, prices drop. You seriously cannot think that in 5 years BR players and BDs will be the same price as today? The prices will drop, and people will convert. It's that simple. If BD is dying, then the conversion trend should be pointing downwards. But it's not, it's growing and always growing. What's so hard to understand here? Anybody will simple common sense and Logic knows this.
Where did I say the price would be the same for next 5 years? Don't assume sh!t like that. I was talking about next format doing the same thing to Blu-ray what BR is doing to DVD... but in BR's case there will be new and better formats faster. DVD has lived long, but BR won't get the same time. What ever you say, there will be new and better formats already BEFORE 2012.
Theres already dvd at a low price point and Blu ray at a higher price point with a larger capacity. No room for a 3rd Disc format as we witnessed with the death of HD-DVD. Whos going to back this supposed format and for what reason? Its possible another format could pop up sometime but not likely it would fit in. Time is really the only thing that "destroys" a format once its rooted into the market. Higher capacity alternatives are adopted by the masses as time goes on. BD's are simply here as the next higher capacity medium. Another format will eventually come along and outdue BD's but not in the time frame alot are wishing. Blu Ray is not going to destroy dvd. Blu Ray players are backwards compatible and are capable of playing dvd's as well. Its just a matter of CD, DVD, or BD. You wont use a BD for something that does not require that large capacity so DVD will still be used. Its not like When DVD came along and ousted VHS since the players play both DVD and BD.
she something there? 2012? end of blu ray? not really again
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm , no they didn't.
...(Hmm i better not say!!!) ;-D
People like owning hard copies of movies and games where they get the boxart and instruction manuals(games). There is still a large market for CDs and they've been around since 1983. The blu-ray market will be around for at least 10 more years if not longer.
STFU Blu-ray Haters. What Flash drives? DLC?? F*&& U.. this crap is getting GAY. Go watch your Low-rez DVD;s on your XBOX and P!ss OFF.
"Despite the fact that Blu-ray movies are expected to hit to 12 million sales in Europe this year, they still account for just two per cent of video sales in countries like the UK. Even by 2012 DVD will still have the edge - and that's according to the Blu-ray Disc Association's own over-enthusiastic predictions [PDF link]." Done. No need to discuss about it anymore. TWO PER CENT OF VIDEO SALES Even by 2012 the DVD will still be on top. At that time the digital downloads and other formats have arrived. Its was a good sales driver for the PS3 for those that are horny for the newest format but it seems it won't reach its maturity ever.
I didn't disagree with you but, more people are upgrading to HD every day. Blu-ray is the only HD format disc right now. What is the point in having a HDTV with nothing to use with it? Do the math. People will eventually upgrade. Sony just needs to market it more.
There has been other options besideds BD. YOur only argument and point can be that it is the best HD available. Nobody is claiming otherwise. Do you not see how many options consumers have that they didn't 8 years ago? Just because someone gets an HD television does't mean they are going to buy BR. I got friends and have seen customers who just want the display and nothing else. People are not going to splurge to get BD simply because. Hello gas prices? The economy? Even when before both of those were an issues, people still weren't going out to get even HD over sat or cable before BR and HD-DVD came on the scene.
Only said it was the only HD disc format available right now. I know a lot of people who would rather own a disc than watch something off of cable. It's the sense of owning something physical. But yeah, like you said, for a long time people will not upgrade. But I think people eventually will when prices come down. I personally prefer digital downloads, as long as my hard drive doesn't erase, I'm fine. I only own 5 Blu-ray movies, but I can see through my opinion and see why people would want Blu-ray in the future. Not trying to argue, just stating what I think about it.
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I think about all those whining losers and it does 2 things: 1- brings a smile on my face 2- makes me buy another bluray Thank you themart and all of you hddvd-loving-oh-sh!t-now-it's- digital-downloads wonderful losers :)
"becose by 2012 deegeetal downloodz will taik ovar omgwtfbbq!" Hahaha stupid 12 year olds. Hey kiddies, nothing will change. Blu Ray will shiat on your face. Cant go around it. Owned. mbooiga: Idiot. Thats irrelevant. It doesnt matter WHAT YOU think about your DVD player. The fact is Blu Ray is supported by every studio in the world now and its backed by the PS3. That alone makes it a success. Having an install base of 65 million plus Blu Ray players around the world by 2012 and selling over 100 million copies a year means that no matter what happens Blu Ray is a success and will stay. By then you can still keep that inferior DVD player if you want. Some people still have VHS for crying out loud but its not going to CHANGE ANYTHING about the reality that Blu Ray is here to stay. And if you are stupid enough like those VHS dudes still clinging on ancient and inferior technology, than by all means do it. Meanwhile I know I will be watching in the highest quality on the highest storage format.
Obvously people are going around it. They still have DVD and the option for Downloaded movies, Sat, and Cable. Good amount of people are satisfied with DVD movies and HD on Sat and Cable. A trend is changing. Yet the only thing you can do is call people idiots and blah blah blah. I have a PS3 but I don't need to tell you that. The FACT is not everyone cares for BR or cared for HD-DVD or even cared for DVD. Some poeple will buy a HDTV and watch local channels without an off-air HD antenna. majority still don't care about Hi Def. That is a fact. Sure people are buy but fewer are buying everything they need at one time. Over time they buy. But beyone your fanboy rants it is hard to try and see all sides of things. You circle jerk about the quality of BD. No one is disputing that. Now all of a sudden you have a crystal ball about 2012 too. At least the article he had put some statements to his top 5. You are just spewing as if you are the next Cleo.
Circle jerk. Haha. Hilarious. Bubbles, mboojigga
Blu ray was a bust. The worst part was dragging the Playstation 3 down with it. I just hope now Sony has some deep pockets and can afford all the losses they will get on the PS3. They're gonna have to cut the price of the PS3 again this year. Are you kidding me!!! XBOX 360 starts at $199 and PS3 at $399. That's double the amount!! if Sony is crazy enough to not already have a price cut planned, they will go in emergency mode again after the next couple of NPD's. That's some crazy sh*t. People paying double for a machine that plays the same games?? Who doesn't want $200 free dollars?? Raise your hand..
All electronics share the same doomed fate...whoa, poetic. And I guess now you know I didn't read the article. Whoa dude, now people are gonna think I'm crazy too.
Whats crazy is the amount of times so many people have to send those 360's back to MS in Coffins. 2 times I sent mine in. Got a different one back everytime. Thats crazy. You know what I like Scratch resistant coating on BD's. I tell you whats crazy. I had this Game Crazy (a store that sells ...games...like crazy) employee trying to sell me game guard for SCIV on PS3. Its like insurance for if your disc scratches. I said nah im cool. Saying its got the scratch resist. He tried to say something about if it gets one scratch its over.....I laughed so hard. Never had a scratch on a BD yet.... Now on the other hand I had 2 360's that actually ate discs. Thats the Craziest sh1t I ever saw a console do. Blowing on NES cartridges is the only thing that comes remotely close. Well that and RRoD.
........ LMAO! LightningPS3 are you ok buddy?
But more PS3s than 360s have been sold for both 2007 AND 2008. Sony's shakin' in their boots.
How can Sony announce any plans for aprice cut when the console is still selling? If they announce plans people will not but the console. Also i believe Sony are gonna reduce the 80gb one when the 160gb one comes out as the 160gb will be Sonys 'Elite' and the 80gb Sonys 'Pro' Stop being so negative and enjoy games...its sad to be honest Also i guarante ALL future console will have Blu Ray as statndard..get over it!! Just an observation.
For that extra $200 you get an 80GB hard drive and a blu-ray player? sounds like good value to me
I guess you often leave this kind´s of comments...
Sony is not very smart. I cant believe people are buying the PS3 for the very few exclusive that they have not to mention the fact the graphics look no better than the 360. The reason for this is that developers have a set goal when making platform games for both these systems therefor neither company would allow ones game to look overly better than the others it all comes down to exclusives and Sonys lack there of.
"People paying double for a machine that plays the same games??" Whoa, I had no idea! Guess I'll see you guys in Gears of War 2 on PSN! Also let's get together and play some LittleBigPlanet on Live. Can't wait! :) Seriously man, c'mon now. Don't go saying ridiculous things like that. Many people buy consoles for the games they want and both Sony and Microsoft have games exclusive to them that will draw people in. I don't care which side you're on... just please leave out these absurd statements that they 'play the same games'. Yeah, you probably meant that to justify the price of the PS3 it should make the 360 look like an NES or something... but you're paying for extra features just like you have to pay for the extra features that Live offers. Yes, yes... Live's optional. So is buying a PS3. But people will pay for something they see value in. It's the reason people pay for Live and it's the reason people buy PS3's or even 360's or Wii's. You seem very concerned for Sony though. I don't even know how many times you've mentioned they need a pricecut now (when we haven't even seen the amount of impact the 360 pricecut has had yet) but maybe you should email Sony and let them know your thoughts, because it seems you need to calm yourself somehow. Take some NyQuil and call me in the morning. Just use your nearest game console... I'm sure it's a phone too.
Yeah Sony's going to the broke house now aren't they? There's a couple small things that Sony owns that will keep them from being bankrupt. It's called Sony Corp. Which consists of TVs, Computers, Cameras, Music Studios, Movie Studios, Game consoles, etc. Yeah poooooorrrr Sony... And like DJ said, they are shaking in their boots when their $500 MGS4 bundles are selling out, and people buying their $400 40gb consoles. Lightning360, give it up already.
I think your brain got fried like your 360 in that strike.
"People paying double for a machine that plays the same games?? " That has to be the dumbest thing you've ever said, considering you were praising motorstorm 2 a couple of hours ago.
I'm happy with my DVD player thankyou very much
Of course you are, just like your grandfather is still happy with VHS, and your great grandfather is still happy with film reels. Blu ray disc is just like DVD, only with much better picture and sound quality. You fail for wanting to stick to a last gen format.
DVD will gradually loose support since its incredibly easy to pirate them
Maybe he is happy with dvd. Just because you're not doesn't mean everyone does or has to subscribe to your way of thinking. I'm happy with dl .mkv 720p hd films and don't see the need for blu-ray until someone decides to finish it. Its a personal choice, thats his and you have yours. let him be. I mean what is this the BD nazi?