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Re: The next successful successor to DVD as a medium for video will be:

by TedPride (Priest)
on Jan 22, 2006 at 23:07 UTC ( #524849=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The next successful successor to DVD as a medium for video will be:

People like having their movies in some sort of physical form. I think that while the number of movies you can put on a disc may change, the basic medium (a small, flat, round disc that you put in a drive) is not likely to change any time soon. Streaming is all very well for watching your weekly TV show, but when you're buying a whole season of the same TV show, you want it on DVD. That way you can play it anywhere, not just on a computer that has a high speed connection and the proper software installed.

I don't forsee DVD being replaced.

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Re^2: The next successful successor to DVD as a medium for video will be:
by eric256 (Parson) on Jan 27, 2006 at 20:43 UTC

    /me wonders if you forsaw Records being replaced? Cassette Disks? VHS? etc.

    If we could all forsee the future that would be pretty boring, but i think we can all agree DVD isn't the perfect format. Things will always get faster, better, cheaper, etc.


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