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Will Xbox One accelerate blu-ray adoption?

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thismeintiel said:
ironmanDX said:
thismeintiel said:

Lol is right.  Both of you and sth88 have incredible slective reading.  So much so, that you didn't even bother reading the very next sentenct.  Let me quote it for you in bold, just so you both don't miss it this time. 

"Of course, I expect that number to be incredibly low."

If it's so low, why mention it? Other factors, far bigger factors are to be considered.

 

Just don't see the need to constantly turn eveything into a Sony VS MS thing. I didn't get a Blu-Ray till the Xbox One because my DVD player has a great upscaller and the refresh rate makes DVD's look nearly as good as Blu-Ray.

 

I still haven't purchased a single Blu-Ray disk either. Just seems like you're trying to rock the boat.

Lol, because the OP asked a question and I answered it in a post.  That's how threads work.  Do keep up. 


That's the answer I get?

 

Selective reading indeed.



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d21lewis said:
I don't know. For the most part, everybody I know downloads what they want to see. There was a time when we cared about bonus features and stuff but I think that time is quickly passing. Physical media is dying. I used to only buy DC Comics movies on Blu Ray but I don't even do that anymore.

I think the interest in bonus features will stay the same. It has been there with Laserdisc box set editions, gone mainstream with dvd and blu-ray, and will probably stay with disc versions. I guess it will be a VHS next to Laserdisc situation again in the future. HD bare bones streaming for the masses, 4K blu-ray + blu-ray + digital copy with extras for the collector. Apart from lossless sound and sometimes the extended edition, I doubt more features will make it to streaming. (Maybe some studio will try bonus features as micro transactions...)

I guess more people watched the bonus features because they were on the disc anyway, but I doubt the amount of people checking the extras before buying has changed much. Physical movie media won't die, it will become a niche market. Hopefully at CD level and not all the way down to vinyl records level. (which also still gets new releases)



Something funny to share.

A friend with a ps3 has this collection of "blue ray movies".

I personally don't even buy dvd's, I streamline everything I watch, but I recently got a xbox one and for the hex of it I wanted to try a blue ray movie out.

SO I went over to his apartment and as I went through his collection, I noticed it was a bunch of DVD disk. I asked "aren't these DVD's" he said no and without warning began his demonstration. he loaded up avatar in his ps3 and started pointing at shit like the water and saying, "see how clear that is? DVD;s can't do that.

I took the avatar disc home with the intent on teasing it in my 360. It did not work, I then put it in the xbox one and then it worked.

So I guess bootleggers are burning blu ray coding on DVD disc (it wasn't even a double lear). I won't bother telling him his "blu ray" collection is no better than a DVD collection, his fan blindness is too strong to hear that.

So......blu ray fans can't even tell the difference between the products, I think I will remain a non supporter of the physical disc market.



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Kind of off topic, but does anyone offer a service where you can pay to download blu ray quality movies and store them on a media player? I would totally pay for that over risking shit quality and viruses on torrent sites. I really can't be bothered with discs anymore.



Locknuts said:
Kind of off topic, but does anyone offer a service where you can pay to download blu ray quality movies and store them on a media player? I would totally pay for that over risking shit quality and viruses on torrent sites. I really can't be bothered with discs anymore.

get a mac, handles torrents like a champ. I've never had trouble, I know windows based computers will explode in no time though.



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Locknuts said:
Kind of off topic, but does anyone offer a service where you can pay to download blu ray quality movies and store them on a media player? I would totally pay for that over risking shit quality and viruses on torrent sites. I really can't be bothered with discs anymore.

Yes Kaleidoscope offers full quality blu-ray downloads, for example Man of Steel, $16.99 for a 78Gb download https://store.kaleidescape.com/movies/details/19027960

The catch: You need their hardware to download it to.
http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/cinema-one/

You can also buy a disc vault from them, allowing you to store upto 320 blu-ray discs and copy to a server. The catch: The discs remain in the vault literally...
http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/premiere/disc-vaults/dv700/



There is no thing as a bluray adoption rate it is simply one more option for consumers. It will certainly never be what dvd was in terms of dominance and it will without question be a very small piece of the media market with streaming being the true successor to dvd.



Blu-Ray may be catching DVD but I still got the The Hobbit Extended Edition on DVD because it retains the packaging from the LOTR set.



SvennoJ said:
Locknuts said:
Kind of off topic, but does anyone offer a service where you can pay to download blu ray quality movies and store them on a media player? I would totally pay for that over risking shit quality and viruses on torrent sites. I really can't be bothered with discs anymore.

Yes Kaleidoscope offers full quality blu-ray downloads, for example Man of Steel, $16.99 for a 78Gb download https://store.kaleidescape.com/movies/details/19027960

The catch: You need their hardware to download it to.
http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/cinema-one/

You can also buy a disc vault from them, allowing you to store upto 320 blu-ray discs and copy to a server. The catch: The discs remain in the vault literally...
http://www.kaleidescape.com/products/premiere/disc-vaults/dv700/

Thanks, that's pretty close to what I'm after. Won't be buying any new hardware for the privelage though.



Yes it will contribute, particularly in USA.