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BluRay = already obsolete

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Football_Bat, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Are you ready for terabyte disks?

  2. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    The link to the story is more informative: http://blogs.zdnet.com/storage/?p=313

    Five years from now (maybe sooner), this technology will be as cheap as DVDs are now.
  3. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Good thing I only paid $39 for my new DVD player.
  4. Question: How will this affect the quality of porn?
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It will be a 3D, sensorround experience. Much like making love to your inflatable doll.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about that ... The unit costs $18,000 right now and the disks are $180. DVD players started at what, just over a grand and it took them almost 10 years to get down to $50? The DVDs themselves started at $22-$30. You're talking about a long way for those disks to come down to be marketable to average people.

    And I'm a bit surprised not to have seen the product in action. You tell me you've got holograms, I want to see some damn holograms, not just some 60-year-old woman telling me about them.

    Blu-ray isn't dead just yet.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Once most of the country gets some form of broadband, doesn't that pretty much kill the disc? I can get movies on my iPod and HD movies on my Xbox. At some point, isn't download the dominant media for this sort of thing? With flash drives to transport between non-wirelessly connected hardware the only other physical storage unit?
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    You must've missed this thread:
    The tubes are filling up.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This is all why I'm not upgrading anything for the next decade... I came really close to getting a Blu-Ray player last year, but didn't because the discs are so expensive...

    The quality is amazing, but it's not like regular DVDs are bad at all... It's not like the jump from VHS to DVD.

    I have no problem keeping my regular DVD player. These days, you can just download everything off iTunes and Amazon anyway...
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Good point, Mizzou. The leap from VHS to DVD was tremendous and when you added in special features and chapter skipping, etc., it was an easy choice to upgrade.

    BluRay discs need to come down to DVD cost before it's worth it (though they will soon, I believe).

    I'm going to probably buy a PS3 soon, in part because of the BluRay player, but I wouldn't buy a standalone player right now.
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