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The Future Of DVD's?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jeremy Scott, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. Jeremy Scott

    Jeremy Scott Well-Known Member

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    How many more years do you think dvd's will be around for?
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Mmm. You don't have a crystal ball yourself?

    OK:
    It will be between 10 and 15 years. At the very least.
    And by then other formats will be around, but players will still be downward compatible. And special equipment will make sure the "old" DVDs are displayed in the best manner then available.

    There! My view.

    Cees
     
  3. Sean Campbell

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    The discs themselves, if well looked after, will last a very long time ( but those snapper cases won't! ). Chances are that any future home formats will be backwardly compatable, the same way that many DVD players can also play VCDs. Don't worry, your collection is safe for at least the next two decades [​IMG]
     
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    If you look at the life cycle of CD's I would say that DVD will be around for a total of 25-30 years at the very least. Cd's have been around for about 20+ years and I do not see them not being available in the next 5-10 years. The cd or dvd format may eventually be eclipsed by a competing format but that is years and years away. i'd be interested in some numbers on CD sales versus SACD or DVD audio if anyone knows a good resource.

    Chet
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    As long as people buy them.
     
  6. Cees Alons

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    I would say that the plastic "snapping" part is the weak link in the snapper cases. The cardboard should hold up fine as long as you don't set your drinks on them.
     
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    DVD is the new VHS. VHS was with us for what, 20+ years? I think DVD will be around for a long time.
     
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    I disagree Charlie. I like my DVD's and think that you are a meanie.
     
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    I disagree with Charlie also.
     
  14. MarkHastings

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    I'll add my name to the list of "I disagree with Charlie".
     
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    DVD picture and sound quality suits me fine until I see HD-DVD. (I'm skipping the DVHS craze for reasons which are my own.)
     
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  19. Cees Alons

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    I disagree with Charlie too. One day they will undoubtedly start putting some sort of High Def content on DVDs, and they will change the laser some way or another (like they changed the needle when shellack became vinyl), but DVD will not be obsolete soon.
    It was intended from the start to be one of the future digital storage media.

    Cees
     
  20. Jay Sylvester

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    I have to agree with Charlie. I can't wait for DVD to die. It's a great format for the masses, but once you've seen HD on a large display, you realize the shortcomings of DVD.

     

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