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Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:21:46 AM »
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Sony thinks Blu-ray is too small and is working on a new technology

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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 10:29:13 AM »
Figures.. I haven't bought a lot of blu rays anyway ::)


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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2013, 10:40:50 AM »
Figures.. I haven't bought a lot of blu rays anyway ::)

Figures. I totally have. I don't think I can survive another medium jump :-\


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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2013, 10:51:37 AM »
I don't see how it's possible to do another transition to a new physical medium.  There's no way that the next phase will be anything other than download or streaming.


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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013, 10:53:14 AM »
depends on how the pricing of bandwidth goes.
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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013, 11:09:25 AM »
As long as they keep backwards compatibility, like they did with DVD's when they introduced blu-ray...  One of the issues people had switching to DVD (which was why that was one of the hardest medium introductions to pull off) was that you couldn't play your VHS tapes on (most) DVD players (and the dual ones that could broke a lot).  With blu ray players, first they are decently inexpensive.. and secondly you can play DVDs on them still, so you don't HAVE to switch the medium... A new player will allow you to cross collect.
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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013, 11:16:32 AM »
As long as they keep backwards compatibility, like they did with DVD's when they introduced blu-ray...  One of the issues people had switching to DVD (which was why that was one of the hardest medium introductions to pull off) was that you couldn't play your VHS tapes on (most) DVD players (and the dual ones that could broke a lot).  With blu ray players, first they are decently inexpensive.. and secondly you can play DVDs on them still, so you don't HAVE to switch the medium... A new player will allow you to cross collect.

Very true. And my Blu-rays generally look good enough that I'm not concerned about missing some better transfer (really, we're reaching a plateau in terms of how good most movies can conceivably look on home release). Really, it'll just be a matter of this new format catching on to the point where new releases come out primarily on it. And since we're still at a point where new movies are released on normal DVD still, I think it will be many, many years before that's a true concern.

Still, there are times when I'm be alright with technology just freezing for a while (in terms of progress). Seems like things move too fast for me to keep up as it is.


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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 11:18:45 AM »
I think I'd be okay with a "blu2" sort of thing. Plays on a bu ray player already, just holds more space.... Like when CD's went up from 72 to 80 minutes or whatever that was. CD players still played them, they just held more.  Or dual layer DVD's.
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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 11:22:36 AM »
Still, there are times when I'm be alright with technology just freezing for a while (in terms of progress). Seems like things move too fast for me to keep up as it is.

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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 11:42:40 AM »
Yes, Netflix comes and goes.  I'm talking about buying stuff and always having access.  Something like amazon or ultraviolet.


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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2013, 04:40:03 PM »
I am pretty sure these will be more for the professional side of things rather than for the market.
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Re: Sony developing Blu-Ray successor
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2013, 05:20:26 PM »
I think it was Rita Rudner who said she wasn't upgrading to more technology until she got a written promise that they wouldn't invent anything else.  I'm paraphrasing here.

I thought of this when I got my Blu Ray player.  Put it off for so long, but finally gave in.

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