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These are all articles in the past 12 months.

https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/home-entertainment-spending-2017-1202658638/

https://www.denofgeek.com/uk/dvd-bluray/blu-ray/48151/falling-dvd-blu-ray-sales-and-an-era-passing

https://www.mediaplaynews.com/dvd-blu-ray-disc-player-ownership-continues-to-decline/

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/02/blu-ray-movies-are-not-long-for-this-world/

https://www.businessinsider.com/more-money-on-streaming-services-than-dvd-blu-ray-charts-2018-1



https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180222005696/en/Global-Blu-ray-Media-Players-Market-Forecast-2023

https://www.technewsworld.com/story/84819.html

Will the decline of Blu-Ray & DVD result in no 8K resolution standard for Blu-Ray by 2026?

The only Blu-ray movie I have is Spiderman 3 that came bundled with the Sony 40GB PlayStation 3 in April 2008.

I have not had the inclination to get 4K Blu-Ray player since the first movies started selling in March 2016.

If one was present in the PlayStation 5 in 2020, then good. If not then, good as well.

I just stream the 4K movies instead.
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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2018 at 02:12 PM »
As soon as internet connections worldwide catch up to the bandwidth needed for compressed 4k, you can kiss optical media goodbye.

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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 2018 at 02:18 PM »
As soon as internet connections worldwide catch up to the bandwidth needed for compressed 4k, you can kiss optical media goodbye.
yup. this will be true for both audio and video. I hope spotify will soon introduce HiFi subscription.
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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2018 at 03:45 PM »
Steve Jobs was correct in beginning the phase out of the optical disc drive back in 2008 with the last updated Mac with it was removed in 2016.

I am thinking that the Microsoft & Sony may remove it from their video consoles as early as 2020 or as late as 2026.

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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2018 at 08:34 PM »
Ang malungkot lang, hindi ja makikita ng fans yung special features included sa dvd

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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #6 on: Dec 01, 2018 at 09:26 AM »
Ang malungkot lang, hindi ja makikita ng fans yung special features included sa dvd

Pwede pa rin.  If you purchase the movie in iTunes, kasama special features.


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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #7 on: Dec 01, 2018 at 09:52 AM »
May kinalaman din siguro rarbg lol


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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #8 on: Dec 01, 2018 at 10:04 AM »
For casual viewers, streaming maybe good enough.
One downside of streaming now is that there are very few providers (Netflix is one) who offer lossless audio (Dolby Atmos, dtsX, Dolby TrueHD and dtsHD MA) which HT enthusiasts prefer.
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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #9 on: Dec 01, 2018 at 11:29 PM »
Does amazon prime phil offers dolby atmos sound?

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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 2018 at 11:10 AM »
For casual viewers, streaming maybe good enough.
One downside of streaming now is that there are very few providers (Netflix is one) who offer lossless audio (Dolby Atmos, dtsX, Dolby TrueHD and dtsHD MA) which HT enthusiasts prefer.
selling point really is convenience.
nothing beats watching or listening want you want at that time you want it.
and you are able to play and manipulate it without even going near your system. that is cool...

quality-wise, for both sound and vision, it still needs some work to do and most of which are actually uncontrollable such as internet speed stability, for example.

i am one of those who decided quality trade-off with convenience and happy that i have done it. i am now currently trying to make the best out of this decision.
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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #11 on: Dec 13, 2018 at 12:01 AM »
Wired says otherwise:

https://www.wired.com/story/blu-ray-resurgence-collectors/

Whether you agree with the article or not, one thing is clear: Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO NOW/GO, et al, will always have gaps in their respective streaming collections.

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Re: Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry
« Reply #12 on: Dec 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM »
I have a dedicated home theater with a Blu-ray player and honestly, I don’t use it anymore. I’m happy with the comfort and convenience that streaming offers.

My audio set up also is gathering dust (vinyl and cd), as I’m so happy with my Go+Play and Marshall speakers. It must be my age haha.

But for those “talking piece/yabang” moments with visitors, I use my set up.


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