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This article has some good points, and unless sony can REALLY get brd much closer to dvd in price, it's going to be a no win situation...right now, studios are trying to get more profits out of home video market, so sony would have to eat the loss in profitability...it already cost more to product a PS3 game over 360 game based on disc cost...but 2012 is a LONG ways away.

http://www.techradar.com/news/video/hd-dvd/5-reasons-why-blu-ray-could-be-dead-by-2012-464705



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No, people dont have good enough internet.



masterb8tr said:
No, people dont have good enough internet.

LOL...so you can afford an expensive brd, but have bad internet?  BTW, people are working on compression algorithms to really reduce the bandwidth requirements, for the transport,  and then decompress and reformat the data...plus flash media format, where it's straight from usb 2.0...plus...etc etc etc...tech isn't static, which brd assumes.

 



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^lol at you, blu ray will be around 2012 i'll take a bet on that.

In order to do hd movie streaming or even worse hd movie downloads people would need fiber not cable, and to give fiber to everyone is simply not possible within 2012 and not with the bad economy these days. I should also mention that hd on tv is not on the same level as; hd on blu ray since the data is compressed. Now i have fiber 50mbit and if i were to download a 50 gig movie it would take me 8 hours to download a movie, that is of course if i reached max download speed all the time.

Another problem is the price of the hard drives. If i had 1TB i could only store 20 movies, meaning i would have to buy a new one, each time it fills up. Hard drives would need to be improved as well(this is happening though)

But alot of people dont even know how to download and those who do ,already know how to download for free. I see no reason to why i should pay for hd movie when i could get it for free, without even risking getting caught. In norway and alot of european countries its illegal to track the ip unless its a very serious crime. Downloading is not considered a serious crime.



I'm sorry, but you clearly don't know what you are talking about. The cost of the physical media is tiny compared to the retail cost. It is literally a few pence (or cents or whatever) per disc.

You also clearly don't understand the problem with internet. It's a not about the consumer being able to afford it, it's about the infrastructure being incapable of handling the demand. Currently, only a small percentage of people download regularly, and already more and more ISPs are imposing bandwidth limitations. Compression will help, but it certainly won't help enough for DD to become dominant anytime soon.

People were saying 10 years ago that DD would destroy physical music sales, but despite the success of services like iTunes, CD album sales are up from 10 years ago, even in the US (which, unlike many countries, has already experienced widespread broadband adoption). For the record, DD currently only makes up something like 10% of album sales (which have always been the industries biggest earner).

There are so many flaws in the articles thinking, yet we see the exact same thing pop up month after month from tech writers with a tenuous grasp of reality.



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No way. Everyone would need a 30-100 mbps connection which isn't going to happen. Either the ISPs would have to start investing a lot (I don't expect it) or the government would have to give gigantic subsidies (the MPAA would oppose).



PS4 won't use Blu-Ray. Name two Sony consoles that use the same media format. That's right! You can't!!


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d21lewis said:
PS4 won't use Blu-Ray. Name two Sony consoles that use the same media format. That's right! You can't!!


Now, you owe me five bucks. That was the deal.

 

psp and ps3 both accept memory stick pro duo :)



Buy-Ray will be around in 2012 and well beyond, that's been as good as certain and pretty much guaranteed since the PS3 launched.

The internet experience will improve further, as well as the Blu-Ray movie experience will advance including optional updates over the internet. I look at this far less extreme than many (like only one having the potential to becoming successful), IMO there's a market for both approaches.

Retailers want to sell games and movies on disc media (of course big corps would love to cut out the middle man though combined with super cheap/easy delivery), most consumers seem to prefer to have their high profile movies and games stored on disc media (maybe with optional install, scratch protection is welcome, nice cover, etc). There are IMO however great opportunities for budget content delivery over the internet.



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