Originally Posted by jlanzy
That is plain sad that individuals who stream or download don't appreciate and demand the improvement that lossless soundtracks have over lossy.
IMO, lossless audio’s main appeal will be to folks who purchase (and rent) Blu-ray disc. For most of us it is a event to sit and watch a movie. For most other folks watching is a casual event. Saw a survey recently that said 80%
of TV watchers were doing something else (texting, surfing, etc.) while the show was on. I bet that group could care less about lossless audio and is why I believe lossless audio is a nonstarter for streaming and downloading services. The demand is simply not there and the providers are not going to pony up the additional fees lossless audio licensing would entail.
Just curious, I have Amazon Prime, Netflix and Vudu and the video from these services do not
match the quality from Blu-ray (and DVD in many cases ) so why would you think they should provide lossless audio?Edited by Wendell R. Breland - 1/7/13 at 3:14pm