DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

blue ray discs replacing dvd?

Old 01-03-03, 03:52 PM
  #1  
Cool New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 23
blue ray discs replacing dvd?

will blue ray discs replace dvd? (or should I say when?) I've heard they will be in a cartridge and won't be backwards compatible with dvd. all this new stuff sounds great but it kinda sucks when you already have a ton of dvd's. players could show up as soon as 3 years from now.

Chris
mrchri5 is offline  
Old 01-06-03, 06:31 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 12,201
Such is the life cycle of technology.
Brian Shannon is offline  
Old 01-06-03, 11:28 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 2,644
I wouldn't worry about it too much. Even if HD-DVD isn't backward compatible, I'm sure companies will produce DVD/HD-DVD combo players.

When HD-DVD shows up in 2006 it will probably be a niche product for several years. DVD took about 3-4 years to become real popular and it had an incredible adoption rate. 6 years later my video store still has more VHS than DVD. HD-DVD will probably have a slower adoption rate because the average consumer won't see enough of a benefit to upgrade (especially when the players debut at high prices). VHS to DVD had huge improvements in audio quality and video quality, the additions of extras to many releases, and promise of a shiny disc that lasts forever. DVD to HD-DVD will have improvements in video quality and possibly audio quality that the average consumer will probably not care about.
skar is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.