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Blue ray disk future
« on: January 19, 2016, 08:30:35 PM »
Hello, just to know what do you think about this. I'm pondering to buy a xbox or a ps4 to work, also, as a blue ray player. Is it a good idea using them as a br player or it would be better let this work to a br player?

In other hand. How would be the br disk live? Ie there're flash card that has much more capacity than a br and are much more smaller. As long as I know br disk has not the capacity to 4k tvs. Are br disk ahead to dissapear? PS Vita already work with flash cards, which are smaler. Really I don't know why market yet don't focus to flash cards instead to br.

What do you think?
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 11:27:53 PM »
Sounds like what you are asking is more in the vain of a shake out..not unlike the Beta VS VCR or the cassette VS the 8-track back in the day. BR will most likely be taken over by new technology. Hard call,because the trend dos not always go the way that makes sense.

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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 11:54:47 PM »
I bought a PS3 years ago, mainly for the blue ray player and for the streaming support (stream from a NAS upstairs to the DLNA media server on the PS3 downstairs)

It is expensive to buy just for the blue ray player, however one thing it did notice and was quite happy with, was the PS3 did always have the latest support via software upgrades for the latest blu ray player changes. Some stand alone players firmware can be updated, some cant, some only to certain levels - like when the 3d support came out, the PS3 got an update and it then supported that, i noticed at the time a lot of stand alone players couldnt be updated - meaning having to rebuy another one. I was never interested in the 3d bit anyhow, but was quite impressed that the PS3 always had the latest development support for whatever new features that the blue ray people decided to release.

Anyhow ended up getting a media server WD LiveTV box to handle the streaming part as i stopped buying blu rays and had most of the films i wanted in file format, gave the PS3 to my brother so his kids to use it for movies/games.

New 4k blu rays are starting to be released, and obviously that means an update to firmware to support this. I would imagine the PS4 will continue to get updated to handle this.

Depends on what you need. If you dont have a collection of blu ray discs already and are thinking of getting them and a player, i would say that maybe PS4, although expensive, will probably allways have the latest support. Some stand alone players might also, might have to check manufactures websites/forums to see what other users are saying/asking.

I havnt bought a dvd or blu ray in over 3 years now, most of the stuff is streaming/downloadable - hence me having a NAS box to store files and media server for downstairs. Also now that i think of it, 2x bricks and mortar retails stores closed in the town where i live that did sell dvds/blu ray discs, the last one closed last week, and a third (the last in the town) is due to close a chain of stores in next couple of months (they rent dvd/blu ray and sell them). So the reality is that in my town at least very soon there will be nowhere to purchase a dvd/blu ray, if i so desired to do so. Looks like the future will be online content.

Hopefully that gives you some info to help you make your decision.
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 12:11:43 AM »
Sounds like what you are asking is more in the vain of a shake out..not unlike the Beta VS VCR or the cassette VS the 8-track back in the day. BR will most likely be taken over by new technology. Hard call,because the trend dos not always go the way that makes sense.
It's possible. But the fact is that 4k technology will be between us soon, and higher capacities will be needed, in fact, it seems that there are already new blue ray disk to support 4k. It's a matter of time, I guess. If I'm not wrong, there are already higher resolutions to 4k that could substitute the own 4k (8k), thus new brd format will be needed? Well, I suppose that it all could be supported by flash disks.

Let's say that we want to buy a pack of a serie that you are fond. Instead of many disks you can buy only one flash disk in a reduced size.

Nevertheless, I have heard many times that the final technology only comes to the public after many years, meanwhile manufacturers produce several intermediate technology, whose sole function is to afford the final product. Ie, we consume/buy many useless products because there are already a final product in mind.

Well, just to evaluate the opinion of people. Thank you.
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 12:14:26 AM »
I am in much the same situation, the last video shop closed a month or so ago and I have nowhere to hire videos but when Netflix first started here in OZ I subscribed the first day and they do manage a bit of useful stuff. I pay for high res but not 4k as I don't have the playback capacity but most of it looks pretty good anyway. I wanted to see the season 5 of Game Of Thrones and found a decent method from Google Play, 27$ AU for the full season streaming it which was half the price of buying it when it gets released here in February and you can re-watch it if you want to.

I have never had a blue ray player and now have little reason to bother, if I need to write a CD or DVD, its mainly for bootable disks for a computer to do repairs.
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2016, 12:23:25 AM »
> fearless
I have a wii and brd player and several brd films. I start considering to buy a PS4 that sustitute the brd player and for my kids. It's just that it is a big amount of money just for play/watch movies (though I saw an offer fo €250). There are many movies on the net, but their quality many times is not good. In my town is hard to find a place to rent movies as before, but in big supermarkets you can buy them, at least till now.

Thank you. Hopefully I won't have to make my decision till the end of the school season :)
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 12:26:43 AM »
the season 5 of Game Of Thrones
Ah, I am also waiting to it :t
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Re: Blue ray disk future
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2016, 03:52:58 AM »
My daughter got me a PS3,and I do like it for games. I did not really like the idea of being connected on line with it,and I mainly keep the connection off while I play games(old school paranoia about being connected) I really play a LOT of ps1 games and ps3,butr it will not play PS2 games,but I have a PS2 for that. I do like the wireless controller on the PS3 though. I have played BR disks,but found after a bit my eyes shifted,and at first it was cool,but after time it looked like regular because your eyes can only process so much and does the blinders thing.