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Old 12-11-2009, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Is Blu-Ray catching on?

Anyone have the numbers on Blu-ray sales? Is this tech going to stick around or go the way of the mini disc and hd-dvd?

They're priced low enough that im considering picking one up but i dont want to waste my money.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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How far back did the data loss go?
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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it'll never "catch on" as long as they charge $30 for a new release.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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seeing as HD DVD no longer exists, I'd think it's going to be around for a little while, until they come out with solid state movies, or BluRay or better quality bandwidth over the net.

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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it'll never "catch on" as long as they charge $30 for a new release.
Netflix baby. The only BD that I own is Band of Brothers, I do plan on buying District 9, though.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:22 AM   #7
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it'll never "catch on" as long as they charge $30 for a new release.
Jesus, I've never paid 30 bucks for a new release. Hell, I just paid 15.99 for the new terminator on blu, and 17.99 for the 3 disc of star trek on blu.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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It might finally in 2010, but people will still by DVDs, or rent them instead of buying. I own the Matrix on blu-ray, wasn't really blown away by it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:26 AM   #9
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Blu-Ray player prices nearly dropped 50% over the last 6 months. Netflix charges $3/month more for Blu-Ray discs. It's just now gaining momentum.

Streaming HD video over the internet is going to be the next big thing, but only if you live where you can get FIOS type service (ie: a handful of big cities) and even then the content will be better on Blu-Ray.

Mini discs were really only a failure in the US.. they did well in other markets (Europe & Asia).

HD-DVD went out because they lost all of their support to Blu-Ray. Unless a dramatically better storage medium than blue laser optical discs comes out in the next year, we've got at least 5-7 more years of Blu-Ray being THE standard.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #10
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Blu-Ray player prices nearly dropped 50% over the last 6 months. Netflix charges $3/month more for Blu-Ray discs. It's just now gaining momentum.

Streaming HD video over the internet is going to be the next big thing, but only if you live where you can get FIOS type service (ie: a handful of big cities) and even then the content will be better on Blu-Ray.

Mini discs were really only a failure in the US.. they did well in other markets (Europe & Asia).

HD-DVD went out because they lost all of their support to Blu-Ray. Unless a dramatically better storage medium than blue laser optical discs comes out in the next year, we've got at least 5-7 more years of Blu-Ray being THE standard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_Versatile_Disc

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Old 12-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #11
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I have a BD player, so it must be catching on.


I think the TV used also has something to do with how good BD looks.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:30 AM   #12
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Unless a dramatically better storage medium than blue laser optical discs comes out in the next year, we've got at least 5-7 more years of Blu-Ray being THE standard.
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And by that time my money is on downloadable content. Blu-ray will be the last (popular) physical medium for movies. At least it should be the last.
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Old 12-11-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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lol @ the moron who said BRD are 30 bucks. I got Star Trek when it came out on sale for the same price they were selling the regular dvd.

1080p plus a kick ass surround sound make spending even double the price of regular dvd's worth it even if it WAS that expensive, but honestly its not.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:07 AM   #14
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Blu-ray discs MSRP used to be $30, and places were charging it, until they realized that a lot of people are replacing movies they already own, so paying that much when they can only get $5 for their DVD is silly.

And using a movie which is on sale as your point of price is a bit silly
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:09 AM   #15
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I don't think Blu-ray is going to be nearly as big as DVD was, but it'll do a lot better than mini disk, etc.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:18 AM   #16
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I have a BD player, so it must be catching on.


I think the TV used also has something to do with how good BD looks.
^^^ This. Just got it this month. I swore I would get a PS3 when I finally broke down and got a BR player, but I ended up getting this $150 Sony BR player I'm happy with.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:19 AM   #17
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I have a BD player and will be getting a second one. Anything I can rent on BD, I do. A big "must" for me is a player that does streaming video, IE, netflix, as well. Problem is half of them cost an arm and a leg! (that do streaming wirelessly, anyway)
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:24 AM   #18
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Hey guys, need some help.

Right now i am using my 5.25" floppy disk drive, and I don't have any issues with it. I was looking into the 3.5" drives as they seem to be the new 'thing'. My question is, how long will they be around? Is this a transition medium?

Thanks OT
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #19
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Blu-ray discs MSRP used to be $30, and places were charging it, until they realized that a lot of people are replacing movies they already own, so paying that much when they can only get $5 for their DVD is silly.

And using a movie which is on sale as your point of price is a bit silly
some places still charge around $30 for bd movies if they can get away with it (get away = people are dumb enough to shell out that kind of coin).
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #20
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huge visual difference between blu ray and regular dvd in my opinion... it helps to have the right gear, too. the movie "earth" was astounding; total eye-candy.

blu-ray discs are more expensive, but don't they come with an extra copy in dvd format?
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:26 AM   #21
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Hey guys, need some help.

Right now i am using my 5.25" floppy disk drive, and I don't have any issues with it. I was looking into the 3.5" drives as they seem to be the new 'thing'. My question is, how long will they be around? Is this a transition medium?

Thanks OT
the 8" floppy disc is the new wave, get with it.
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Most of the new movies I guy are Blue Ray unless it's something where it wouldn't make much of a difference. You can find new releases for a good deal everywhere and if you keep an eye on Amazon.com they always have Blue Ray specials!
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Hey guys, need some help.

Right now i am using my 5.25" floppy disk drive, and I don't have any issues with it. I was looking into the 3.5" drives as they seem to be the new 'thing'. My question is, how long will they be around? Is this a transition medium?

Thanks OT
My question is what are these things called hard drives? I heard you can fit 10 5.25" disks on them.

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:32 AM   #24
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My question is what are these things called hard drives? I heard you can fit 10 5.25" disks on them.

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I think the TV used also has something to do with how good BD looks.
While this is true the quality of the disc matters more IMHO.

Some of the blu-ray transfers simply aren't any better than DVD.

That said, my main BD set is a 51" Hitachi CRT rear-projection. Looks great, ancient technology or not.
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