Originally Posted by cssnms
How many of you see streaming video content as the wave of the future and otherwise the extinction of DVD's much in the way the DVD made the VHS extinct?
Streaming content and the quality thereof has improved dramatically since Netflix and or Amazon first introduced it. I remember a time one could not even stream HD movies, now you can stream 1080p movies. I am of the belief that inside 10 years BDP will be more-or-less obsolete - sorry elec turd.
Certainly, the improvements in the quality of streamed content make it comparable - almost - to BD. But see my post above; it's still by no means perfect for most people. So it will take some time, but eventually, yes, streaming content will make discs close to obsolete. For that to happen, however, the content providers, ISPs, and AV equipment makers will have to make it easy to deliver equivalent or better quality, on a consistent basis and at a price point that makes it too compelling to resist for the majority of the populations in developed countries.
There will always be exceptions however - people without high speed Internet access, or without the equipment - that will help BD and DVD continue to exist for quite some time. And there will no doubt be continued improvements to disc or other local media formats as well. And the prices to acquire that technology will contine to drop over time. But 10 years for any technology is a long time in this day and age, so I tend to agree with you.