Blu-ray's Victory Could be Short-Lived, Analysts Warn
Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:39 AM
If any of this is ever worked out, we'll be many, many years down the road with HD (Blu-ray) discs well entrenched. So, at that point, how are you going to sell a downloaded version of a movie to someone who already has the 1080 HD version on disc??
Too many "researchers" are asking the wrong questions, and jumping to wrong conclusions.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 05:50 AM
It won't work for long.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:25 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:36 AM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:37 PM
Oh well, yall have fun with this and missing out on the DVD extras/Deleted scenes.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:48 PM
So until we have cheap 10 Terabyte hard drives available we need HD movies on a disc of some kind. I think most consumers will agree with me that we don't care if that disc is an HD DVD, Blu-ray or even something else.
We simply what a format that doesn't change and will do the job.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 07:17 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:06 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:44 PM
To paraphrase a comment - it's the image guys! Newer movies (and even cable TV) now aimed at the HD market is recorded with high image cameras. This improved image when put on DVD's and played on a standard DVD player attached to an HD TV looks great. We can use the standard DVD players already in the house (counting computers, I only have 7).
For example, watching re-runs of good old CSI on my Sharp Aquos TV hooked to DirecTV HD receiver, the older episodes look like they did on the old tube TV, but the newer episodes (2006, 7 & 8) are great. And that's only at 720.
Besides after the rootkit episode and another last year, I don't trust Sony.
Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:28 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 07:07 AM
Posted 28 February 2008 - 05:22 PM
I hate downloading content since it fills up my hard drive (computer or PS3) and takes too long. A HD movie might take an hour or more and it tends to slow my email / Internet.
It could hurt rentals but to say it will hurt Blu-Ray is like saying HD downloads will put movie theatres out of business.
Blockbuster/Netflix/Amazon/ext. make money if they send out a DVD, Blu-Ray or HD Download. They will still rent/sell DVD's to those without fast internet connections or the computer to download/play the movies.
I buy Blu-Ray to play on my TV. I also get it for all the extras like deleted scenes, commentary, games, internet links, photo albums, etc.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:03 AM
My wimpy satellite connection limits me to 200MB a day! (Except from 3AM to 6AM Eastern when it doesn't count, but my download speed only allows a max of 450MB in that three hour window). There are still a lot of people out there who are still on dial up. Those in metropolitan areas sometimes forget about those of us in the boonies with no DSL and no Cable. It will be a long time before movie downloading will replace discs.
I still order Service Packs on Disc.
I still think the main competition for Blue-Ray is the standard DVD discs and players. We have them, they work, and the movies look much better on HD TV's than on a standard TV. Granted not as good as it would if it were a Blue Ray disc, but with standard DVD we don't have the connection hassles. I will be interested to see what happens with the prices for the discs. Right now they are reasonable, but with the demise of HD DVD, who knows. And then there is the trust factor with Sony after the root-kit fiasco.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:23 AM
I'd appreciate if you can show me how to order SP1 on disc for Vista (coming up) .
Thanks.(Have a good Friday)
(BTW. Should I turn off Auto/Update,so I can update by the disc ? If I could have the disc.) Since U know, It might take LONGGGGGGGGGGTIME.
Posted 29 February 2008 - 07:35 AM
Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:18 AM