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Films How long till blu ray is mainstream

Discussion in 'General' started by Thatguy119, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. Thatguy119

    Thatguy119 Member

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    It would not be from them, thats just a link to show the product.
     
  2. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Pure digital distribution depends on bandwith, and that's still a huge issue in large parts of europe...
     
  4. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    So Im walking around Wal-Mart getting stuff for my trip and wandered into the Electronics dept. Magnavox BluRay player $128 and a whole section of new BluRay movies for $12 each. DVD movies - $15 to $19

    Just sayin
     
  5. MacWalka

    MacWalka New Member

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    I think Blu-Ray will become the next mainstream media. I don't think people will upgrade their DVD collection unless they have films they really love. I still have a load of old VHS that I never bought on DVD and still have a video player too.

    I just think that digital distribution will take people too long to get a new film en masse. Especially in the UK, we don't have a great internet infrastructure. If everyone who has a computer and currently watches DVDs had to start downloading films off the internet, it would take some major upgrades to make that viable without it taking longer to download a movie than it does to watch it.

    Not to mention the gift factor. I know people on here buy Steam purchases and iTunes purchases as gifts but I think the general population (me included) prefer to give people physical gifts for Christmas, birthdays etc.

    Once Blue-Ray drops in price for players and films, we will see it become mainstream. Afterall DVDs were really expensive when they first came out.
     

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