Technological innovations...

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Technological innovations...

Postby Simon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:07 pm

Just thought about this... When the DVD was introduced, it seemed like a giant leap in overall quality and usability of movies. No more rewinding and forwarding, better picture quality, sound was an amazing improvement (introduction of 5.1 sound as well) as was the option to have movies in dubbed and original version (I paid a lot of money for imported VHS cassettes in the original version) Hardly anyone would have thought that this could be improved. But then, aren't we always short-sighted about technology?
Now the BluRay is pretty much standard, even though the leap from DVD to BluRay was/is not nearly as impressive as the one from VHS to DVD. Further, to enjoy the quality offered by a BluRay, it had to be accompanied by a quite expensive update of your hardware: HD television set, expensive Dolby souround receiver, expensive speakers (7 or even more plus subwoofer).
Basically, I have two questions for the lot of you: A) do you think the BluRay as a medium for movies (and HD audio surround mixes of albums) will be replaced by a new medium in the near future? Or will probably everything being accessed via a cloud, so no more physical carriers of information?
The second question is more general: Are you very interested in such changes? do you always buy the latest iPhone or tablet PC or hardware that comes out? Do you feel it improves your life, or is it just something to pass the time?
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Re: Technological innovations...

Postby Zappanalé » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:27 pm

The successor to blu ray is already in development. It's said to hold over a terabyte of data, compared to a blu ray discs' 4.7gb-25gb depending on what type it is. There's also some types of blu ray disc that gold 128gb which is enough porn to last a lifetime.

Let's face it, the idea that blu ray would be the last medium to be used to hold video was never going to last.
 
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Re: Technological innovations...

Postby Simon » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:34 pm

Zappanalé wrote:The successor to blu ray is already in development. It's said to hold over a terabyte of data, compared to a blu ray discs' 4.7gb-25gb depending on what type it is. There's also some types of blu ray disc that gold 128gb which is enough porn to last a lifetime.

Let's face it, the idea that blu ray would be the last medium to be used to hold video was never going to last.


Yeah, I heard something about the new medium as well. Amazing... However, just more storage gives what added value? 3D possibly, but I 'm not interested in that. I can hardly hear the difference between CD aund SACD sound quality, so even better quality in that section doesn't improve the medium.
And yeah, that was my initial idea: The average customer always seems to think that this will be the status quo forever... thing is: what possible gimmicks can make movies even more spectacular? features stimulating the olfactory senses? Smoke? Vibrating couches? Holograms? Emergency Medical Holographic programme?
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Re: Technological innovations...

Postby Elessar » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:18 am

I resisted blu-ray for about five years, and then realised that my PS3 actually plays blu-ray so got myself an HD TV about a year ago and took the plunge.

Blu-ray is awesome.
 
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