Originally Posted by jerrycomo
I'd like to know why the Blu-ray version has been discontinued?
I see Amazon still sells the regular 10$ dvd version. Even though it's not Blu-ray, it will deliver the same calibrated results, yes? Even on newer 4K tvs, yes?
This was a best seller for Disney consistently placing in the top 10 titles in their back catalog and often placing in the Top 5. It was also the #1
slot on Amazon in Special Interest on a regular basis and always in the top 5 or 10 in that category. However, there was an end date and a limited quantity manufactured in my agreement with Disney.
I am considering a 4K disc but since these cost at least a small fortune to produce. The problem is, there are not enough 4K Players or interest parties to support the investment. We have to sell a few hundred thousand discs to break even.
In addition, considering Disney WOW took over Two (2) years of full time, very hard work to produce, I am not sure I am ready to take that on again. Not yet anyway.
The biggest obstacle for me is that most people do not understand, nor do they appreciate, the incredible amount of time, money and effort that goes in to producing a disc of this quality. This is especially true when Disney is a partner. Disney protects their brand diligently, as they should and as do I, so the checks, due diligence and standards are very strict indeed. We have to get everything reviewed and approved by multiple department heads every step of the way.
Also, the armchair critics who are not really familiar with the technical aspects and details and sling random comments with no facts or thought behind them make this endeavor less desirable for me to take on. I have been a member if AVS for years and stopped posting due to all misinformation being promoted by passionate members who truly believe they know what they are talking about, but often do not. I cringe when I say this because while it is true, but I will get flaming posts due to this comment. Of course, this is not true of all members, just the angry trolls.
I have produced over Fourteen (14) Calibration Discs to date and they keep getting better every time. I try my best to create calibration discs that will satisfy a broad audience. I do listen to the audience on a variety of Forums and take their comments in to consideration. Yes, angry trolls included...
It is almost impossible to satisfy everyone but I really do try.
Once I see enough of a market for it, I will produce a killer 4K disc. Maybe someone can start a Poll that states how many people will but a 4K disc. Something like this:
Would you buy a 4K Calibration Disc that is backward compatible with current HD Standards and if so which of these versions would you most likely purchase.
* Yes, a simple disc for Consumers for a lower cost - ($39.95 MSRP)
* Yes, a more advanced disc for Consumers, Home Theater Enthusiasts for a moderate cost - ($59.95)
* Yes, a highly advanced disc for Consumers, Home Theater Enthusiasts and Professional Calibrators for a higher cost - ($79.95)
* No, I would not be interested in nor would I purchase a 4K Calibration Disc
If I think there is enough interest, I will produce a new 4K disc.
Hopefully, someone can post this poll.