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Are dvd’s here to stay?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Jimmy, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Jimmy

    Jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Up to nine years after DVD players were made VHS tapes were still made. We’re going on 16 years after Blu-rays came out that were still making DVDs. I prefer digital but often Blu-ray’s are a lot cheaper. If they do stay they should probably sell em dirt cheap seeing their poor quality. They’re still going for big dollars. Strange.
     
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  2. beenherebeforeagain

    beenherebeforeagain Rogue Animist
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    well, they are pressing vinyl LPs again...
     
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  3. SomeRandom

    SomeRandom Still learning to be wise
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    Well yeah. But more in a collector sort of isn’t it cool/gimmicky to have these old fashioned things, sort of way
     
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  4. fantome profane

    fantome profane Keep safe, and keep your neighbours safe.
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    What’s a DVD?
     
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    Brickjectivity ✔ a-OK RF member .99/lb
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    A DVD player is cheaper and often has features that blue ray players will charge more for or will not have at all. For example you might find a DVD player that will play lots of types of music files but only blue ray players that play specific types. Want to record? Its easier to find a DVD recording machine and cheaper.

    Also the quality of blue ray isn't that much different, not if your monitor is only so big or only has so much dynamic range (that is the range of black and grays it can play).

    Blue rays can produce higher quality but require a higher quality monitor to take advantage of that. A recent film (I think Clash of the Titans) came out on blue ray and required a lot of dynamic range. I played it on a nice color flat screen, LED. This was not a terrible screen, but I could not see 1/4 of the film. It was just...dark. Terrible. I stopped watching. Why watch if you can't see anything?
     
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  6. F1fan

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    I'm waiting for 8 track tapes to make a comeback.
     
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  7. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    Eventually new DVDs will cease to be made, at least for normal film releases. A 4k TV is very cheap now (you can get a new, decent one for about $250) and multiple videogame consoles have 4k drives now, and major ones have had Blu-ray drives for years. Many over the air TV channels broadcast in 720 or 1080 resolution. So if you have an HD TV, it doesn't make sense to stick to an inferior medium like DVD, unless the film hasn't been released to Blu-ray yet (and all Blu-ray and 4k players can play DVDs and CDs). It's not like DVD has charm factor, like even VHS does.

    Vinyl was mentioned, but that's a niche medium for collectors and hipsters.
     
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  8. SomeRandom

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    Sorry couldn’t resist lol
     
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    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Yea really. Everything seems to be going digital.

    So much for physical media. *sigh*
     
  11. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    That will never die out as discs are superior to streaming. A disc will consistently give the best picture, compared to streaming, which depends on the strength of your Internet connection.

    Also, there will always be people who want a physical media version of music or film.
     
  12. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Think before you speak....so stay silent.

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    I looking forward to a digital Gramophone player o_O
     
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    Vinyl won’t die because sound is a product of natural vibration, which is why putting the stylus in the groove gives you a quality of natural sound that can’t be reproduced digitally.
     
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    Indeed they do. And the more organic the whole recording and transmission process, the better the timbre of the sound.
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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