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Now, home entertainment has a new idea: high-definition video. By increasing the number of pixels in an image, HD encoding can deliver a sharper picture. Because high-definition images pack more visual data, HD movies require more storage space than DVDs can provide. So, naturally, we've now got two new encoding formats: the Toshiba-backed HD-DVD and Sony's Blu-ray. The movie studios and electronics manufacturers think - wrongly - these new high-def formats will extend the market for home-entertainment media indefinitely. Both formats will fail, not because consumers are wary of a format war in which they could back the losing team, a la Betamax. Universal players that support both flavors of HD should appear early next year. No, the new formats are doomed because shiny little discs will soon be history
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Wow, that's true.

Everything will be Memory Cards soon.
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No facts behind their statements... just hopes.... I believe it to a degree, but Blu-ray and HD DVD will not "die"...
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No facts behind their statements... just hopes.... I believe it to a degree, but Blu-ray and HD DVD will not "die"...
I wouldn't say immediately but maybe after... 5 years?
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With how cheap flash memory is becoming these days, I have been waiting for movies to start being sold on them. 1 Gig for 20 bucks on newegg, 2 years from now that will be 10 gigs probably. I can't wait for the day when disks arent used anymore, no more worrying about scratches.
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I just got my HD-DVD player last night. Watched Apollo 13 and Batman Begins, ****. It's not just the image, but the sound is also significantly expanded in dynamic range. I don't know who's going to win, but Netflix is now shipping HD-DVD's...so that is the format I'm going to watch.

Wow.
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post #7 of 28
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With how cheap flash memory is becoming these days, I have been waiting for movies to start being sold on them. 1 Gig for 20 bucks on newegg, 2 years from now that will be 10 gigs probably. I can't wait for the day when disks arent used anymore, no more worrying about scratches.
We need true broadband to our homes. I mean 100Mb/sec or better. Then we could just download that stuff on demand. That would be awesome.
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No facts behind their statements... just hopes.... I believe it to a degree, but Blu-ray and HD DVD will not "die"...
I think they will, this is definitely the last optical disc format for movies. The same arguments were made long ago about digital music eventually killing off the CD format, and sure enough, CD sales are stagnant or declining while digital distribution (via iTunes and such) are increasing rapidly.
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I think they will, this is definitely the last optical disc format for movies. The same arguments were made long ago about digital music eventually killing off the CD format, and sure enough, CD sales are stagnant or declining while digital distribution (via iTunes and such) are increasing rapidly.

Like I said in the previous post...when broadband to the home reaches 100Mb/sec or greater...yeah, movie hard copies will become a thing of the past.
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I think they will, this is definitely the last optical disc format for movies. The same arguments were made long ago about digital music eventually killing off the CD format, and sure enough, CD sales are stagnant or declining while digital distribution (via iTunes and such) are increasing rapidly.

You also have to remember that this audio they are replacing there CD's with is over compressed and sounds crappy. The same will happen with digital videos. I mean realy would you rather D/L a movie that is 8 gig or one that is 20?
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