Serio;4576106Blue Ray has mostly replaced DVD now. I haven't see a normal DVD player in shops for months now. Always $700(price of a Blue Ray player here).
Not in the shops near my house. And the only people i know who own a Blueray player are the ones who bought a PS3, and of perhaps a dozen people i know who own PS3 i know of only 1 who went to buy a Blueray film.
I just think people arent all that swung by it yet, the percieved improvements over dvd are very few and far between as far as the average consumer goes. The cost is incredibly high to be able to watch something in a higher reolution, and though i am sure blueray will eventually rule the world, personally i cant see it happening any time soon.
I didn't make it!
Well of course DVD's will be replaced by Blu-Rays, just as they had replaced VCRs. And then Blu-Rays will be replaced by something even bigger and better. My money would be on flash memory. As it is developed and made cheaper you will see several hundred gig flash drives being sold for the price a 4 gig one costs now. It'll get there eventually.
Flash memory could efficiently replace DVDs & UMDs as a portable standard definition format. If they could ever develop some kind of standard for doing so.
Imagine replacing all your DVDs with SD cards. Now imagine your grand parents doing so. Now image the High Definition freaks doing so.
By the time Blu-Ray winds down, I actually expect some form of Streaming Media to become mainstream. Instead of having to own just a hundred of your favorite videos, you could have instant access to your choice of any movie ever made.
Afterburner;4577047Well of course DVD's will be replaced by Blu-Rays, just as they had replaced VCRs. And then Blu-Rays will be replaced by something even bigger and better. My money would be on flash memory. As it is developed and made cheaper you will see several hundred gig flash drives being sold for the price a 4 gig one costs now. It'll get there eventually.
your probably right
The USB thing has started, though incredibly expensive ATM.
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if it does happen, it will be a long time from now, because even for rich countries blu-ray is still expensive, think about other countries in which not everyone even has a dvd let alone blu-ray. so for now it's all down to money
Legolas*;4575840that they will some day replace DvD with blue ray like they did to the VCR ?
You're thinking too much in terms of the hardware as far as timeline, but yes, it will happen, just not as soon as you think. When the rental stores are stocking mostly Blu-ray discs, that's when the transition will be much more in hand. Currently even in my local Blockbuster the supply of BD is so low with so few titles the BD new releases are rented immediately and there's only about 10' of wall space devoted to it. I can now rent BD on my Total Access Pass, but even if I had BD hardware I wouldn't bother with it because new titles I've not seen are never in stock.
A person wanting to build a home theater system or HTPC and can afford to buy BD movies can easily get caught up thinking most people engage in the BD format in that way. A new technology is always first promoted to those whom want to shell out the bucks to buy the movies, but many can't afford to. That's why you don't see the transition take hold until rental stores have a lot to offer in the discs of the new format.
>Omen<;4580027You're thinking too much in terms of the hardware as far as timeline, but yes, it will happen, just not as soon as you think.