Originally Posted by KeithTalent
Once North America can reach the bandwidth that somewhere like Japan enjoys (and higher), I would think downloadable HD (superHD, or whatever) media will become the norm.
Storage is really a non-issue price-wise if you look at normal hard drives (SSDs are not there yet, but will be) where you can get drives for pennies per GB, so bandwidth seems to be the great limiter here, (acceptance by the average consumer could be a factor as well, though less so with each passing day). Give it another 10 years and it should be the norm, but until then enjoy your Blu-rays.
I agree. Our current internet system is not comparable in speed compare to
some Asian and European countries. I just got into BD and so far I love it.
I like Audio capability of BD just as much as Video quality. I wonder about
audio quality and options on downloading. After BD, I am no longer satisfied
with plain Dolby Digital 5.1.
What is scary is most people accept MP3 as a quality Audio! I know some
people say MP3 can sound decent, but in most situations they are not
superb quality to me. I love DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD, but if downloading
won't provide them, that would bother me. However, general public may
Sometimes, new technology isn't necessarily a better technology.