The Blu-ray Disc Association said on Thursday that it aimed to replace DVD's within 3 years.
more posts that aren't really game related, but I'll comment on it anyhow... blu ray should not think that they can oust DVD, even in 3 years, Dvd will be around for at least another 10 years because people with large collections are not too eager to replace them all with 40 dollar discs. I know that the price will drop but to say that there will only be blu-ray is a bit pompous
Each format lasts about 10 years...in 3 years, that would put DVD's right up to the line. I agree with you, I am not replacing my whole DVD collection, but from now on, if I had a PS3 or a Blu-Ray player, I would be buying Blu-Ray discs. DVD WILL get phased out...I don't know about 3 years, but it will NOT still be kicking 10 years from now. That's almost guaranteed.
true, 10 years from now it will be a memory... i just think 3 years is a little presumptive... and if you have either High def drive then you are probably buying movies for it. the next year will be interesting to see which format starts to edge out the other.
sony and the bluray federation should hope that the ps3 starts moving more than 250,000 worldwide per month or things might stop being so rosy...however, the european launch should help
that being said, I have an hd-dvd drive and I'm really enjoying it, but I'll probably get a standalone bluray player when the hit 200 dollars (I have the 360 hd-dvd drive since it was only 200 bucks)
you are correct this has nothing to do with gaming
that is why it is in the indusrty section !!!!
I still buy VHS. :P
The way I'm thinking about Blu-Ray is that I have absolutely no intention to replace my current DVD collection, but any new releases now I'd probably get the BD.
I'm replacing Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and a few of the other really important movies in my collection. The rest of them will stay on regular DVD. My problem is that I can see the artifacting on normal DVDs now on my TV, its so annoying :)
I've only bought two normal DVDs since I got my PS3 in November and they were both from SD TV shows. The other 12 movies I've purchased have all been Blu-Ray.
Lord of the Rings was Universal and done by Peter Jackson... I doubt it comes out on Bluray. I expect some sort of big thing like they did with king kong and the Hd-dvd drive...
star wars is fox so that will definitely be bluray
Harry potter is warner, so it will probably be both...
Just didn't want you to expect to get Lotr on Bluray
Ummm, King Kong was a Universal release, yes, but LotR is a Warner release (New Line is a subsidiary of Warner), and they've been pretty clear about their support for both formats.
alright lil, you're right it is warner... but if you do a search for it, it does not have bluray listings, but does have hd-dvd listings. I imagine that even though its warner, Peter Jackson has some control over where it ends up and since wingnut studios is so closely tied to microsoft I'd imagine he convince them to only put it on one format...
but time will tell ;-)
I wouldn't think that you would have to replace anything. It is still a disc format. It's not like switching from casset to disc. As long as it is still a disc based format you should be able to keep all your old movies.
why do people keep saying blu ray is 40 bucks apparently u never bought one they are 25 bucks at ebgames......
some are around 25, but the new releases are all about 40 dollars. At target and best buy (where I do most of my dvd shopping) the hd-dvds are on average 10 dollars less, coming in at between 20-30 dollars while the blurays are around 30-40... but there are exceptions
Plus, when I worked at EB games, our selection of bluray's was about 6 movies.. not quite as deep a selection as I like to choose from.
I've bought several Blu-Ray movies, each one within a week of release. Most I've bought at Walmart and a couple at Best Buy, and not one of them has been over $30...If you want to know the movies: The Prestige, Flyboys, Enemy of the State, Covenant, and Running with Scissors...
Here in Canada, Blu-Ray movies usually average no more than CN$30...which amounts to about US$1.67. ;)
The prices are usually only a few bucks more than normal DVD's and seem to often be less expensive than HD-DVD's.
See for yourselves:
I'm downloading all my movies on HD to my PC then viewing them on my TV. Things will even be easier once the new Apple I-TV box comes out soon. I put my money on downloading over disc formats.
When your harddrive fails and you lose all your movies, I'll be enjoying my nonvolatile medium :) Your going to have to back these up somehow anyway. May as well get the nice packaging with it.
Despite the decent codecs out there, which do a pretty good job at shrinking content size down substantially, it's still no comparison to the crispness, clarity, and colour saturation, and uncompressed sound quality of HD-DVD and/or Blu-Ray...which is after all, the actual intention of the disc-based formats, and sort of defeats the purpose by choosing otherwise. If you don't mind the losiness, then knock yourself out and download to your heart's content...but if you choose that route, you may as well stick to buying ridiculously-affordable DVD's and pick up an upscaling DVD player. At least you'll have a hard copy for when that hard drive DOES crash.
Then again, perhaps online services will offer full 30-gig versions of movies. And hey, if you start downloading today, maybe you'll get to watch the movie by Christmas '07. :)
digital distribution will be around for a longer time, and it will greatly slow the progression to blueray.
Does this kinda coincide with when they plan to eliminate analog over the air signals? more people will definitely have HDTV's by then (sometime in 2009)
Disc format is here to stay with broadband speeds still averaging 2mbs digital distribution is way off to become a standard and waiting for downloads is annoying
so digital distribution is not all great, mass market are slow to embrace new formats
Digital Distribution requires higher bandwidth, than is currently available anywhere in the USA, in order to be feasible. The move to digital distribution hasn't occurred yet, and likely won't happen for at least another 5 years or so, at least in the United States. Until such time as that occurs, digital distribution will have relatively no impact upon the sales of any physical media. In fact, the exact reverse of what you propose Xi is by far more likely. Blu-Ray will likely significantly impede the progression to digital distribution; or possibly HD-DVD if they ever pull their act together, though quite frankly has to be very disturbing for Toshiba that, even with a 6 month market advantage, Blu-Ray has taken the lead in player sales as well as movie sales...
I don't get all of this stuff. >.< DVDs are working just great... and the only reason anyone would buy a Blu-Ray disk or an HD-DVD is because of their high-def television... Which many people will still not even own in 3 years. So how can this company make such a bold faced false statement?
Ok I'm done..
The mast belief behind the mass market is that there is no need to upgrade to another fomat as in all reality the only benifit is a clearer picture. There is no jump in technology like there was between VHS and DVD.
People are already getting accustomed to downloading such as with Digital Cable and Satalite services offering movies on demand to consumers. Downloading is just the next step of the puzzle as it was for music. That is why all the major companies like Apple, MicroSoft, Sony, etc.... are trying to establish the groundwork now so it can be ready for mass market use in like three years.
So reluctance to get away from DVD's and Downloading becoming mass market = Not a good sign for Next Generation formats.
Well in Japan you can get up to 30mb i think, they use VSDAL i think its called and VSDAL2. This allows them to get faster speeds, it will come here in the UK and the rest of the world when they can sort out alot of stuff.
in 5 years it will be like in the music market. Everybody stores his DVD's on big Harddrives and downloads new movies in HD.
Not gonna happen... It will take longer, if at all. Technology is moving too fast; there are other options on the horizon which may make blu-ray and hd-dvd formats moot.
Searching the bargain bins for DVD's because DVD players are down to $35 it is hard to fight cheap. Look at the Wii.
consumer friendly with very cheap prices and a huge library. Unless there is a dramatic change in Blue Ray prices, I can't DVD dying for many more years to come. Though I can see how the industry would want to see a change as I assume they can't be happy with the rampant piracy that is going on with DVD's.
so the only real barriers are prices of the players and HDTVs. Me, I'm holding out on quite a few titles until I get my hands on a PS3 (trying to fix normal finances first). Hopefully it won't be too long before they release the entire Matrix Series on Blu-ray. (or Fight Club for that matter)
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