Is Blu-ray at death's door? Innovative 1TB optical disc could be the future of physical media

podknocker

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I'd like to see a high capacity disc. Having boxsets, or 'every film with Tom Cruise collection', would be great. Having every episode of 'Game of Thrones', in 4k, with highest sound quality, on 1 disc, would be fantastic. Put the disc in and play. Just press pause, when you need to eat and sleep etc.
 

Bloke

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I would love to see this happen. But streaming is being pushed for a multitude of reasons - of which convenience is only one aspect - so I imagine there will be some resistance to this being standardised.
 
I would love to see this happen. But streaming is being pushed for a multitude of reasons - of which convenience is only one aspect - so I imagine there will be some resistance to this being standardised.
Having been (uncharacteristically) mucked about by my internet connection last night, it'll be a cold day in Hell when I abandon physical media!
 

F8lee

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One question I have is how long will these new disks last - are they archival?

We know there is a life span to home-burned DVDs etc. - the oxides eventually fail - and if this tech uses 8+ layers (perhaps with different colors of light for each to keep them separate?) then knowing they wont become coasters after 5 years would be comforting - particularly given the amount of data that would be lost in such a failure.
 

F8lee

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I only scanned the piece - does it mention R/RW capability? I didn't think it did.
Good point, but if not then who really cares if it holds a brontobyte? I mean, sure, some folks (including commenters here) would like to see collections of movies or whatever on one disk (though the real utility of that is elusive to my mind) but as a read-only medium would seem to be relatively undifferentiated from what is available today - again, other than saving 4 Blue-Ray's worth of shelf space when all 5 movies are on one disk.
 

toymotor

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I'm interested but greed always determines price. Why reduce prices when they can control the market. Flash media is now a commodity and so will this be.
 

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