Originally Posted by MaximusEx
Not usually an Apple fan, but this is a good step, we don't need CDs, DVDs or Blu-rays anymore. Good job
Really, how to suppose we replace them? Before you suggest internet steaming, have you ever tried to stream blue-ray quality content via a 1.5Mb/s internet connection? I have, it didn't go well.
I really can't see the issue with discs. Perhaps CD's have had their day, what with Portable MP3 players that can connect to Hi-Fi systems and cars via Bluetooth, but DVD and Blu-Ray content remains too taxing for most internet connections to handle. Also, flash drives and HDD alike are not yet at the stage where we can effectively store our entire libraries of media upon them, not without a considerable investment in the storage systems themselves.
My family has a collection of dozens of DVD's and Blu-Rays. We have a PS3 into which the discs are put when we wish to watch a film and it just works
. No waiting, no loading and most importantly no messages such as: "It appears your BTHomeHub cannot connect to broadband right now".
EDIT: Looking at a copy of "Bourne: Ultimatum" currently in my computer, It appears to be 2GB above my monthly download cap of 40GB. Though, saying this, It would most likely take me more than a month to download it anyway, so I guess this would be a non-issue.Edited by Warweo - 10/29/12 at 8:18am