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  07 July 2013
Probably them developing a way to distribute 4K movies, which (a) don't look all that different from blurays/upscaled blurays and (b) won't matter much b/c most people won't have a TV large enough to see what difference there is. Bluray is all that I need for my movie ownership (hate the cloud) especially for fully restored movies like Ben Hur and Night of The Hunter.
 
  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by Artbot: I have no idea who this idea serves. Media companies would love for everything to be "in the cloud" so they can control all your content. Streaming content is like a flood that no amount of bitching and moaning from studios will be able to stop. The DVD purchasing market is a dead industry (look up the sales numbers yourself). They can't possibly expect people to buy another disk player so they can buy the Star Wars series all over again?



Yea they are in for a surprise if they think people will buy new players for this. It might have worked if the PS4 and Xbox 1 had these new players and were blu ray compatible but since they are not it is dead on arrival if they release it next year or two.
 
  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by Boone: ....But if it requires a new player then they might as well quit while they are ahead......


Quit while they are behind is more like it, in my opinion. Discs are old news now, just look at all the DVD/CD stores closing down.
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  07 July 2013
I think 4k will slow creep into the world through video games first...I think the next playstation said something about 4k...

It is crazy the caliber of movies that I know for a fact were done in 2k...so...I don't know when there will be a 4k production explosion...at the moment I feel like a found footage film with a red might be a break out for 4k...or porn?
 
  07 July 2013
For me its just about the cost. Yes, I do like the quality of HD video but unfortunately my days of keeping up with the latest and greatest was many years ago. You should see the collection of s-video and component connectors I have. But now, nope, not gonna shell out a few thousand every few years for a new format that needs another copy of Star Wars. The bummer is DVDs have almost no special features anymore. That's all reserved for BlueRay.

I would love to see video sold on flash drives but ain't no way they would go for that. That would basically put them back in the video tape era of easy easy copying except its a copy that would never degrade and is almost indestructible.

Nah, can't give consumers something great like that.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by WyattHarris: For me its just about the cost. Yes, I do like the quality of HD video but unfortunately my days of keeping up with the latest and greatest was many years ago. You should see the collection of s-video and component connectors I have. But now, nope, not gonna shell out a few thousand every few years for a new format that needs another copy of Star Wars. The bummer is DVDs have almost no special features anymore. That's all reserved for BlueRay.

I would love to see video sold on flash drives but ain't no way they would go for that. That would basically put them back in the video tape era of easy easy copying except its a copy that would never degrade and is almost indestructible.

Nah, can't give consumers something great like that.


God that annoyed me when they started removing features from the DVD editions. The hassle we have to go through just to get a good gag-reel now...unbelievable.
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  07 July 2013
Originally Posted by Dillster: Quit while they are behind is more like it, in my opinion. Discs are old news now, just look at all the DVD/CD stores closing down.


They have indeed taken a big hit. Glad to see HMV are slimming down on their "tech-centres" and going back to basics, as it were.

Actually, even though optical discs are "old news"...I always remember when "Interactive CD-Rom" first took the PC world by storm. God, to own a CD, look at it in the light...it truly was a thing of beauty...

...bah, they are now reduced to mere coffee coasters and dog frisbees!
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  07 July 2013
this reminds me of all the comments that bluray got when it was close to release...


Anyway im sure they/we will find some use for it, if they havent already.

Having 300gb discs available sounds nice to me.
 
  08 August 2013
A new format 300Gb disc? Absolutely pointless. Pioneer managed to cram 400Gb onto a Blu-ray back in 2008 and are currently looking into making 1Tb Blu-rays.

Sounds like Sony trying to push another pointless format.
 
  08 August 2013
the whole 4k thing is just like 3d, they need you to have a reason to buy a new tv. welcome to the PC market

By the time they would get anything to market, the market will be owned by netflix and the like. Everything is going to stream. And if you dont have any internet connection good enough to stream 1080p (or even 4k at some point) im guessing you dont own a 4k tv either.

And the point about special features in dvds and blu rays, its all garbage. Thats one thing i miss about VHS, when you put the movie in, it just played the damned thing. AMAZING!
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  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by TheIvIaxx: And the point about special features in dvds and blu rays, its all garbage. Thats one thing i miss about VHS, when you put the movie in, it just played the damned thing. AMAZING!


Except if it wasn't rewound. Forgot that bit didn't ya?!

I think your take on special features is a pretty personal opinion...
And i think the only DVDs with the 'hassle' of special features are the one with the release date in the glory days of DVD.
The latest and the 'budget' releases are all 'no frills' these days.
 
  08 August 2013
Hehe, except when the rewind would pop the tape off the spindle. Then you have to take it apart and fasten it back together depending on if the tape ripped or the chuck fell out. Good ol' days.

Redbox rental DVDs are right up your alley then. Absolute 0 special features. I dig all the behind the scenes though and they still spin up faster than the later VHS which had several trailers piled in the front.

Well that was fun.
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  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by WyattHarris: Redbox rental DVDs are right up your alley then. Absolute 0 special features. I dig all the behind the scenes though and they still spin up faster than the later VHS which had several trailers piled in the front.

Well that was fun.


Speaking of that, I rented a Blu-ray from redbox the other night. And it had commercials on it before the movie, like just some random commercial for a Mr. Clean mop or something. Is this normal? I couldn't believe it. I also had to watch the stupid Universal logo animation 3 times before the movie even played, it took like 5 minutes just to get the movie to start.

There's a funny blog post or something comparing what you have to do before the movie starts on vhs vs blu-ray somewhere.
 
  08 August 2013
Originally Posted by Lagavulin16: There's a funny blog post or something comparing what you have to do before the movie starts on vhs vs blu-ray somewhere.


You don't need to sit through all that crap. There are various ways to bypass it. Try one of these:

Quote: The easiest way to skip (or fast forward) all the ads, warnings and trailers from the DVD movies is this – just press the Stop button on the DVD remote followed by the Menu button and it will take you straight to the main menu from where you can play the movie. If the classic trick for skipping ads on DVD doesn’t work, try these options:



Trick One – For DVD Players

When the first trailer on the DVD starts playing on your screen, press the STOP button of your DVD remote twice followed by the PLAY button. That’s STOP – > STOP – > PLAY and it should take you directly to the movie skipping all the trailers and ads.

Trick Two – For DVD Players

If the above trick doesn’t work for your DVD, try a different sequence. Instead of pressing the STOP button on your DVD remote twice, press it three times followed by PLAY and it should skip all the trailers and previews. To repeat, the sequence becomes STOP – > STOP – > STOP – > PLAY.

Also see: Take a Screen Capture of DVD Movies

Trick Three – For Laptops and Desktops

If you are watching the DVD movie on your laptop computer where you don’t have an external remote to skip the ads, try Rick Brodia’s suggestion. Insert the DVD into the computer and when the first splash screen appears, hit the Stop button.
I popped in a DVD and fired up Windows Media Player. When the first splash screen appeared, I clicked the player’s Stop button. Then I clicked Play, and the disc skipped ahead to the previews. I repeated the process — Stop, then Play — and it advanced to the FBI warning. I did it a third time and presto: I landed right on the movie’s menu screen.

You won’t just save time by skipping trailers but it will also save you some battery life if you are watching the DVD movie on a laptop while on the move.

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  08 August 2013
Im so glad i did not enter the BR freenzy... got fed up with DVDs getting half price 6 months after I got them and to be honest I probably saw the same movie twice in very rare occasions, life is to short to keep watching the same over and over so collecting Movies is a thing of the past for me.
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