Are Blu-ray & DVD Formats Dead?

Are Blu-ray and DVD Formats Dead?

  • Yes. Streaming is taking over.

    Votes: 12 19.0%
  • No. People will always want Physical Media too.

    Votes: 37 58.7%
  • Can't we all Coexist and sing Kumbaya?

    Votes: 14 22.2%

  • Total voters
    63
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Spartan
I have almost all of those platforms and the content is minuscule.
Wrong.
If someone gave you ten million dollars you’d say you got screwed.
There is a lot of content out there. We’ve covered this before. You don’t have an Atmos system so I doubt you’re looking for content. And iirc your display is 1080 so on some services it won’t allow you to unlock the Atmos content. Like Vudu and Netflix. It’s stupid for sure, but
STOP SAYING THERE’S NO CONTENT!!!!! Just stop.
 
William Lemmerhirt

William Lemmerhirt

Audioholic Spartan
So how do you make it more impactful or you just can't?
Well l Ime MV is about all ya can do. Some titles are still pretty good like on Atv and you can hardly tell, but some are horrible like on dish network. VUDU has been pretty good IME and Netflix mostly too.
 
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sterling shoote

Audioholic General
The proclaimed death of DVD, BD, UBD, and SACD is perception of reality from those who do not have interest in these mediums and thus believe that other consumers have the same mindset. What media is supported by electronics manufacturers is certainly based on sales and opportunity for sales. Covid 19 is for sure doing one thing, it's killing theaters and movie producers so streaming seems to be how entertainment will be reaching us; but, it will need to come to us with Hollywood financing coming from some place other than China.
 
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snakeeyes

Audioholic Ninja
Isn't it more that the metadata will work with different speaker setups whether 2 or 4 (or even 6?)
Well Netflix and everyone except Vudu are giving out only 5.1.4. Vudu being the only one using 7.1.4.

The Dolby Digital Plus doing Atmos is capable of 7.1.4 if the services use it.

Anyhow the AVR can upmix using DSU or NeuralX to upmix 5.1.4 content to 7.1.4. It’s just something I noticed as a difference between streaming services.
 
panteragstk

panteragstk

Audioholic Ninja
I have almost all of those platforms and the content is minuscule.
Yeah, you should be aware that if you don't have an Atmos setup, a lot of those services don't have the Atmos tag so you have no idea how much content there actually is.
 
MR.MAGOO

MR.MAGOO

Audioholic General
"Dial M For Murder" (Alfred Hitchcock), has been re-released, re-mastered, for 3D blu-ray not long ago, so that medium refuses to 'die'. And in the early part of the 21st century the UCLA film and television archive schools re-mastered the 14 film collection of Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce) movies on DVD.
 

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