Whilst I have no idea about players, I think the number of discs selling is probably still on he increase. Still small though!less and less players, and physical discs are being bought
Whilst I have no idea about players, I think the number of discs selling is probably still on he increase. Still small though!
EDIT: Can't quickly find anything with disc numbers, but the proportion of discs sold in UHD is increasing - but the market is in decline overall:
UHD Blu-ray takes a growing share of a shrinking disc market - FlatpanelsHD
The chart is really rather useless without actual numbers, but if anything it suggests that it's DVD that's in decline - the 4k share has doubled over that period - I doubt that the market overall has halved (though that's a complete guess), so it would suggest that 4k is actually still on the up - albeit from a lowly starting point.
I have about a dozen or so 4K Blu-ray discs, I cherish them because they offer better video and sound quality than 4K streaming (i.e. Netflix). I think like vinyl's it will be niche but it will always be around because they can charge ridiculous prices and people will buy on the basis we tend to cherish things that are in physical format.Silly I'm asking this as I only have a HD TV (yes I need to upgrade) but will the film and TV studios ever release films and TV shows on another physical format or is 4k blu-ray going to be the last? If it is the last, will you miss physical media? I think we are coming to the end of physical media for new films and TV show releases. I will miss all the extras they put on the physical disk which you don't get to see when you stream a film or TV program. I wonder how film lovers who buy all their films on on physical media feel about the end of films on physical media if that is indeed coming.
Two follow-on observations:I look at bluray.com and Film Stories every now and then to see what's on the release schedules in 4k, and it's hard to fathom what's going on.
I have to say I agree. None of my sprogs play CDs or have much interest physical film media.I don't know anyone in their twenties who gives a stuff about physical media