In that case I am a strong believer that, like SACD discs, bluray if very far from done.Yeah, I thought about posting the full link so peeps could see what they were clicking on 😊:
Disney has made a huge change in Australia as it announced it will stop selling DVDs and Blu-ray discs Down Under in August.www.dailymail.co.uk
I'm with you on this and I'm sure many enthusiasts are.Many believe the quality you're getting from said physical media is far better than they can currently get from downloading or streaming and still are not ready to junk their players.
The whole point of AV systems is you can decide which format you playback from.
I don't believe streaming gives you options of this nature.
I think I understand what you are saying but if someone only has a DVD collection then the fact manufacturers are still producing cheap DVD players must surely be of value to them. However cheap they are not going to be able to produce a decent Universal Disc player, and most of them are not that Universal, that will better a cheap DVD only device.Manufacturers have been their own worst any for some time now. Just as DVD discs should’ve been discontinued around 2010, so should DVD players. Bluray players play DVDs, so why not just discontinue DVD players and sell Bluray players as universal players, which they are? If you continue offering DVDs and DVD only players, people will still buy them.
Same with UHD. You can now get a UHD player for around £100, so Bluray only players should’ve been discontinued. With discs, we used to get Blurays with the DVD included - so why offer the DVD only? Especially as prices weren’t much different? As I say, DVD discs should be discontinued, and if you remove the inflated price of UHD discs, a UHD/Bluray combo should be the only option available, so if someone who has a Bluray player buys a film, they may be tempted to buy a UHD player, given they own both the Bluray and UHD copy. Just as pre-UHD, Blu-ray Discs with the DVD should’ve been the only option available, so people would have been buying the DVD, but they also would’ve had the Blu-ray Disc as well, an incentive to upgrade their player. The used DVD market is plentiful.
This would also have helped sales figures of HD formats, which DVD still dominates.
I think you miss my point. I only mention “universal” to mean a player that wasn’t just a single format, not in the sense that people like us think of universal players. The individual with a DVD collection will already have a DVD player, but things move on. If ever they find themselves needing to buy another player, if the only option is to buy a Bluray/DVD player, that’s what they’ll buy. If the physical media they were buying consisted of a DVD and a Bluray disc, then the new DVD/Bluray player they just purchased has also upgraded those films in their collection, as they can now play the Bluray disc of the films they’ve purchased.I think I understand what you are saying but if someone only has a DVD collection then the fact manufacturers are still producing cheap DVD players must surely be of value to them. However cheap they are not going to be able to produce a decent Universal Disc player, and most of them are not that Universal, that will better a cheap DVD only device.
If you need a Universal Disc player then you buy one, if you only have DVDs as media then economics say you don't....
One studio, one country.The writing is on the wall
I mean't the video content. I didn't word that properly. As someone else mentioned. The 4k content gets scaled down for streaming. My isp doesn't throttle anything but that may go on over here, lol. I actually work for an isp and we are very hated around these parts, but the competition is here now. For basically forever we did have a monopoly in our territories but due to widespread government grants and general "need" for high speed internet the competition has arrived... even in the most remote and desolate areas of "Merica"Maybe in 'Merica where you have little competition and your ISPs regularly top the polls of most hated companies in the country...