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DVD and Blu-Ray Obsolete?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by TheMaster, Jan 6, 2009.

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Will streaming video from the Internet put DVD/Blue-Ray out of business?

Poll closed Mar 7, 2009.
  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. No

    47 vote(s)
    81.0%
  1. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:05 AM
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    TheMaster

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    Streaming video from the Internet and other means of direct digital delivery are going to put optical formats out of business entirely over the next few years.

    ROGER KAY,
    U.S consultant, predicting that the increasing availability of HD movies and TV programs online will make DVD and Blu-ray video discs obsolete
     
  2. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:07 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I wouldn't doubt that at all. The future is all about digital media. Remember when people bought CD's?

    Of course, one day the internet will take us over. :D
     
  3. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:23 AM
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    coppert

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    and we have Al Gore to thank for that! ;)
     
  4. Jan 6, 2009 at 5:24 AM
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    Delmarva

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    lol... I'm still waiting for him to fix global warming with the money he made from the internet.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    harshest

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    I say no, have you ever downloaded an HD movie. Even the best encoded movies at 720p are about 4-5 gigs. Getting them on DVD or BluRay is much more convenient with services like NetFlix. IMO
     
  6. Jan 6, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    It would require to much HD storage to backup your library, DVD and blu ray will stay for a while unless a new storage idea comes out. I can see movies being sold on usb drives.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    You guys got to look at the quote harder - "over the next few years." I'm pretty confident that in the next few years HD content will easier to download. Terrabyte HDs are available now for a somewhat descent price and I could see them coming down as newer technology becomes available.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    It'll be here for many years to come.... and maybe different variations of quality & storage capabilities.

    There will always be a 'need' to put data/movies/whatever on 'something' and carry it with you.

    Besides that - a vast quantity of people can only afford to be several steps behind the biggest & latest technology advancements. It'll be a VERY long time before people can afford to get away from DVD's, Blue-ray, or some other data carrying media.
     
  9. Jan 6, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Absolutely, but not in the next few years. With the current trends of watching TV on the net, downloading movies, music, netflix streaming, etc... the technology will reach most people out there. Yeah, you can still go into a truck stop in west texas and buy a VHS, just like DVDs and blueray will be around for many more years.

    All you nay sayers should prepare to get rid of your desktop PCs too. Eventually, everyone will do their computing from a client PC over the net.
     
  10. Jan 6, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    I couldnt see this happening any time soon. Remember BluRay hasnt been around that long. Maybe in a decade....maybe.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    Hey Bob! Make this poll public so I can mock all the disbelievers!
     
  12. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    No. People like physically owning things. Having it on the self. I know I do. It's not the same to sit in front of a harddrive thinking, 'What do I feel like watching, I think I'm in a mood for a comedy...'
     
  13. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    Maybe with books this is true, but it's not like you going to hold the disc and watch a movie. I'd much rather have a Netflix style of movie watching. You rate movies and they provide suggestions for you. Also, I'm tired of digging through stacks of DVDs to find the one I want. I may own the DVD, but it would probably be easier for me to find it on the net.
     
  14. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    Also, many ISPs are considering caps on bandwidth. For most users, this isn't a big deal. But, stream a few HD movies off the net and you're getting close.

    The infrastructure will eventually catch up to the demand, but until then, the discs will probably be preferable...
     
  15. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    It will just be like cd's, gone in a few years and everyone will be making their own stuff!
     
  16. Jan 6, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    yeah, because they're running out of bandwidth, but as soon as they discontinue analog cable, there will be plenty of new room available on a cable line.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    That is because the technology is in its infancy. Give it some time. Look how long it took music cd's, from then till now. 1982 was when the 1st music CD was released.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:37 PM
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    Why is everyone saying the CD is dead? There's millions of them at Wally Mart. I just bought one last week.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Wally mart by me had a half of a row of all the different music together. They have for the most part done away with music CD's. I'm sure it varies by location. Some areas may still purchase CD's.

    When was the last time anyone purchased a music CD?

    It was 2-3 years ago for me.

    They were offering prepaid downloads for purchase.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    what happens when your hard drive crashes?
     
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