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#1 13 years ago

So next year could see the battle between the next-gen movie discs commencing. Blu-ray seems to already have a good head-start as more Hollywood studios are supporting it, compared to HD-DVD and HVD. Still, none of them are out yet so it remains to be seen.




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#2 13 years ago

Not really news but the blue-ray discs make the dvds look like a joke when it comes to amount of space that can be stored on it.




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#3 13 years ago

Is there a point to this thread?

I'll try: if the indutry doesn't get a clue (and soon), Blu-Ray and HD-DVD are both going to end up where DVD-A and SACD are: in the trash. Consumers on the whole don't give a rip what format their movies are on unless they can't watch their favourite film on their current player. Moreover, most aren't going to give any more of a rip if either format does have the potential to look or sound better; it simply is not important.

You'd think Sony would have learned their lesson by now: first Betamax, then the minidisc and SACD. Now this. How very unimpressive.




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#4 13 years ago

Yeah, Sony should stop trying to innovate. The first time I've said that, really. Since the Walkman, they haven't really achieved anything radical. Their new TVs have some sort of new technology, but a hundred other companies have something similar under another name.

People are happy with the DVD - look how long the CD lasted before it was replaced. I don't know why this is such a high priority right now; space isn't really an issue for movies now and new developments in storage and compression techniques should ensure DVD's survival for at least the near future. After that, the so-called 'Terabyte Disc' should be ready - currently being developed in Aberdeen University, Scotland. It should bring about multiple-terabyte hard drives and disc medium.




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#5 13 years ago

But the CD has'nt been replaced yet, yes their are MP3 players but i know a lot of people who still use CD's. I don't think they will ever go 'extinct' !




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#6 13 years ago

holographic discs are another the next thing i was reading about

100 Gb soon and over 1 terabyte in a couple of years, could be the end of hard drives once the prices get sensible

http://www.inphase-technologies.com/technology/

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,39020351,2107853,00.htm

http://www.dvdreview.com/news/viewnews.asp?id=7963


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#7 13 years ago

M!tchholographic discs are another the next thing i was reading about

100 Gb soon and over 1 terabyte in a couple of years, could be the end of hard drives once the prices get sensible

http://www.inphase-technologies.com/technology/

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,39020351,2107853,00.htm

http://www.dvdreview.com/news/viewnews.asp?id=7963

But with bigger Disc sizes there will be bigger Hard Drive sizes... and faster ones!




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#8 13 years ago

as c38368 said people are unlikely to change just for the hell of it, cd's are fine for music and dvd's for movies. the thing with mp3's are that they are not a physical touchable object, some people like to look at a cd or dvd cover before or when they buy.

as for bigger hard drives i would rather have a group of smaller ones and keep the data shared between them, i dont think i will want a 500 gb hard drive . the companies that sell prebuilt pc's like them as big numbers are selling point for them to push onto unknowledgable customers


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#9 13 years ago

Well, iPod are attempting a Video iPod, so people can watch the music instead of listen to it. That might be an alternative to CD cases and covers.

CDs have been replaced as a storage medium now. When something starts becoming a standard on all new computers, it's usually considered a replacement for the older technology. Not many computers don't ship with a DVD drive now.




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#10 13 years ago

Personally I would love if Sony, and MS offered steam like services where I can just download games on to my console. Same goes with movies. In these days of high capcacity storage, and super fast connection I am surprised that I still have to rely on a disk to store my media. Just my 2cents




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