TV21_Dalek wrote:Do you remember Betamax, DVD?
That was meant to be the next step forward in home video... it died out.
Laser discs died out, Video 2000 too.
I think DVD will be around for a long time yet. The fact that you can still get your albums on plastic as well as CD shows that some things are timeless.
BD may very well be the weapon of choice for companies in the future, but I think we'll still be getting plenty of DVD releases for the next few years.
I'm certainly not buying a THIRD set of Star Trek TOS - first VHS, then remastered DVD... buying the series on BD is not going to happen. I'll buy a few DVD players and store them for when the others die.
And TED, I apologise for saying you were talking rubbish - should have said mince
The UK has the knack of taking one step forward two steps back sometimes.
I was one of the lucky ones that bought the BSB Squarial back in 1990. Digital broadcasting with options to view your own camera angles and replay, and new programming in drama and the arts. It may not sound much by today's standards but this was revolutionary broadcasting.. 21 years ago!
The pictures were crystal clear and had no weather interference spotting. Then Sky bought them out (to become BSkyB) and offered £100 crappy receivers as a replacement for the £350 digital ones! Gone were the new programming and just filled up with cheap american imports. It took Sky and terrestrial TV another 14 years to come up to the digital standard of BSB.