Posted March 17 2004 - 05:25 AM
| I think the fact that some people are eager to talk about future high-res audio formats is an indicator as to just how stagnant DVD-A and SACD are. Not very encouraging. |
On the contrary...I started this thread because I see that an opportunity exists to unify three formats into one high capacity system...
1. Data storage.
2. Hidef video.
3. Hirez music (or redbook as well) plus extra features.
That may be a way to salvage to-date investments in MLP and DSD.
***Think of the marketing advantages and economies of scale (and lower consumer costs!) from doing all 3 at once.****
You might have Dell, HP, Epson, etc. pressing the Data applications, Sony/Philips, Warner?, and hundreds of labels pressing the music improvement, and every major studio pressing the video format advantages.
Everyone wins by getting the early adopters to re-purchase their movie collection, encourage more hi-def/digital TV sales, and create a "step-up" product for the serious music fan. And it can all be done without alienating the current audiophile base by preserving Super Audio and DVDA playback at least in the high end world!
Having the studios on board would make it more likely that surround sound demos like the ones in German cinemas would be used as previews to build excitement.
Better to have one massive promotion creating a new big pie that everyone gets a slice of.
Also, the good news is that BluRay is said to be backward compatible with both existing DVDs and redbook CDs.
The future is bright.