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New Sound & Vision article on disc players getting thin on the ground

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Posted on April 20, 2019 at 09:16:53
mbnx01
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It says its a trend that bears watching.

There's also a comprehensive list of who is making 4 and 2k blu ray players.





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What's a disc player?, posted on April 21, 2019 at 17:19:09
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It's almost that bad, but it is a dead end technology. The net has pretty much doomed it. I've got a couple of older Oppos that I have on hand (and plan to keep) in case I need one, although I couldn't tell you the last time we played a disc.

 

When people own thousands of dollars worth of blu rays and dvd's, posted on April 22, 2019 at 08:02:57
mbnx01
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It's hardly 'dead'.




'A lie is halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on'. -Mark Twain

 

RE: When people own thousands of dollars worth of blu rays and dvd's, posted on April 22, 2019 at 11:09:30
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Maybe not dead, but it's sure starting to smell funny.

 

That may be..., posted on April 23, 2019 at 13:38:11
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But Blu-Ray has noticeably better PQ and SQ.
Jack

 

RE: That may be..., posted on April 23, 2019 at 21:07:18
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"But Blu-Ray has noticeably better PQ and SQ"

Certainly true compared to our so-called Hi-Def Comcast cableTV. PQ from over the air HDTV and Blu-Ray are much better. But since I'm not a videophile I don't really mind.

We still have two cheapie Sony Blu-Ray players for those rare occasions when we want to pop-in a DVD or Blu-Ray.



 

RE: That may be..., posted on April 24, 2019 at 04:43:11
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For casual watching, we tend to stream, if it's available. For something I expect to be visually stunning, and/or have a high rewatchable factor, I buy the disc.
Jack

 

RE: That may be..., posted on April 24, 2019 at 06:31:32
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I don't disagree with you about PQ and especially SQ on blu discs, but as I said, the disc as a format is in its twilight-time. It is a dead end technology. For those with sizable collections it only makes sense to keep a player, but the time is coming when the disc will be irrelevant as a format.

 

cd's - another 'dead', 'twilight' format, posted on April 27, 2019 at 06:49:08
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'The rumors of my death have been exaggerated'. - Compact disc.




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RE: cd's - another 'dead', 'twilight' format, posted on May 7, 2019 at 04:56:53
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I live in Hong Kong where space is at a hige premium - there are dozens of places selling CD and Bluray discs and shock - vinyl. In big shopping malls no less. And CD Vinyl are both still big in Japan and China.

Basically every pop release is still released on CD and Vinyl (mostly) - So dead is something I am not seeing in evidence.

Pioneer just released an over $1,100 USD Bluray player - so the stuff is out there. There are dozens of dedicated CD transports being made by all sorts of companies from Cambridge Audio, Woo Audio, Pro-Ject, AND Metronome, Audio Note, CEC at the higher end. - it goes on and on.

Several were recently posted (some by me) on this Steve Hoffman thread.

 

RE: cd's - another 'dead', 'twilight' format, posted on September 4, 2019 at 14:56:08
avsBuddy
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Disk media is dead in 'Merica, cause we're lazy!

(Disclaimer: I still like physical disks, but thinking about exploring HiDef DSD downloads for music. For movies at this time 4k BluRay continue to provide better quality over downloaded or streamed content)

 

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